I still like hanging around dumps https://www.instagram.com/p/CAnCTqnHLiL/ I spent the morning of the Spring Bank Holiday walking around a piece of wasteland in Marshside, Southport. It's known as the Old Sand Works, and there really isn't much there apart from what you see in the pictures. Having said that, I still found enough to keep … Continue reading The Old Sand Works
Man does not live by photography alone. To-date, apart from the odd wobble, this blog has been mostly about photography. There's nothing wrong with having a dedicated blog, and everyone says you should focus and specialise, but I can't help feel that practice is limiting. Maybe my own life is reaching one of those turning … Continue reading Getting Back on Path
I really hope I'm wrong, but I have a sad feeling that 2020 is going to be Flickr's last year. I've been a 'Pro' (paying) member of the photo-sharing site since 2006. The early years I remember the earlier years of Flickr very well. For me, it went through a Golden Age which ran from … Continue reading Will 2020 be The Last Year of Flickr?
2009 was a year of quiet introspection for me. Working away from home in Shropshire, I had many long evenings to fill, alone with my camera. Every evening I would upload my images onto Flickr, and I have some wonderful memories of sharing those pictures and receiving inspiring comments from people around the world. It … Continue reading Shropshire Diary – Photobook
I recently came into possession of a copy of Susan Sontag's On Photography, and was delighted to see it contained hand-written notes made in pencil by a previous owner. It has that wonderful musty 'old book' smell, and I'm finding it fascinating to go through, picking up on some of the notes and highlights. The … Continue reading Notes from Susan Sontag On Photography