Book Review: Memory by Bernadette Mayer

Memory by Bernadette Mayer. My rating: 4 of 5 stars. I’m a big fan of photobooks, and already have way too many in my collection, including books by Stephen Shore, William Eggleston, Alec Soth, Linda McCartney, Martin Parr, Raymon Depardon, David Bailey, and many others. I wasn’t familiar with Bernadette Mayer’s work until recently, but as soon as I discovered the concept behind Memory, I … Continue reading Book Review: Memory by Bernadette Mayer

Dad was an Artist (So was Mum)

When my dad passed away, me and my siblings inherited a collection of thousands of family photographs. One of my older brothers took charge of them and spent a long time scanning prints, before sharing them online for the rest of us to enjoy. I often look through them, and frequently come across images that seem to transcend the everyday family snapshot. The featured image … Continue reading Dad was an Artist (So was Mum)

Hike to Hindley Head Abandoned Farmhouse, Gisburn Forest

I used to love walking when I was in my teens and twenties. Then I married a woman who was a real townie, and my long walks in the countryside petered out. Instead, I found myself making trips to other towns and cities, adopting her lifestyle and enjoying eating and drinking in all the different restaurants and cafes on offer. There’s nothing wrong with a … Continue reading Hike to Hindley Head Abandoned Farmhouse, Gisburn Forest