A house where you lived once.

A house where you lived once. Somewhere, despite everyone else who lived in it before or after you, inside it and outside it are fragments of your existence there. A handprint on a wall, buried beneath paint and wallpaper. A dent in the woodwork from crashing a toy car. Atoms of carbon dioxide exhaled from […]

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Vehicle Derek

Years ago I was in a hardcore punk band called Vehicle Derek. Recently I’ve put a few recordings of us on YouTube for posterity and nostalgia. There was no other band like us in our hometown of Boston, Lincolnshire at the time and whilst we divided opinions musically we were certainly unforgettable. Apart from stunning […]

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New Zealand

I spent three weeks in New Zealand in March and April this year. Lizzy and I went on a massive road trip across both islands, starting in Christchurch on the South Island and ending up in Auckland on the North Island. The whole thing is documented pictorially on my Flickr stream and I could write […]

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Beach revelations

I recently went to New Zealand for adventures with my friend Lizzy. A big itinerary was planned and we visited lots of places and saw many things. But some interesting unplanned things happened on the trip as well. The photos which make up this collage were taken on the deck of a cafe at hot […]

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Firefly Amplifier (and Flying V guitar)

A few years back my brother built me this little valve (tube if you live across the Atlantic) amplifier, based on the Firefly circuit. I say based as I don’t know exactly how he did it, but I know it has an extra valve in it for a boost circuit, which is what I am […]

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Bottletops

I like to collect bottletops – specifically plastic soft drink tops (or caps if you are in the Americas). The reason why is going to be described some other time; this is merely a service announcement that I have set up a new page for my collection here – http://bottletoppr.tumblr.com. This will replace my Flickr […]

Category: Art
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Quoting Bono

Artists chase the zeitgeist like dogs chase cars… often we don’t really want to catch up to the speeding wheels, we just want to bark at them.

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There is no Head…

2014 saw me revisit the LP “Tales of Ordinary Madness” by the late 1980’s Bristol band, Head. Head were often in the weekly UK music press in that era, but like so many bands that it was easy to read about, I never actually really listened to them at the time (I was mostly into […]

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It’s worth remembering that photography…

…is an artform that relies on industry. In all the discussions and arguments about film vs. digital, these-cool-retro-cameras, this lens vs. that lens, this film vs. that film and, really, just about anything that anyone can argue over regarding photography, we owe just about it all to industry. For most of us*, whether it’s a […]

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Musical coincidence

This morning, on the bus to work, a song came on my music player on “random”. This evening, on the way home and passing the same place, the same song came on. A small moment of randomity for a foggy evening. The song in question incidentally was “Abacab” by Genesis.

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More photography exposure

It’s been an interesting week for my hobby of photography. First of all I got featured on “Explore” on Flickr, which is a very popular page on their site. This was the image… …and it is a cyanotype of a cassette. The cyanotype process is an early form of light sensitive paper that you can […]

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I’m from Barcelona

I took this photo a few years ago walking through the foyer of the building I work in. I was using an old Kodak Sterling II medium format camera and some old 400TX film that was expired. The Sterling II only takes 620 film and so I had to modify the 400TX 120-sized roll. I […]

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Olá! ¡Hola! Hello!

Bem-vindos visitantes da América do Sul. Eu não sei por que meu blog é tão popular com todos vocês, mas quando eu verificar as estatísticas, então às vezes eu acho que você está visitando este site mais do que as pessoas do meu próprio país. Talvez seja a palavra Zogue que é como o nome […]

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Flickr: finding images not in groups

Flickr has been one of my most-visited websites for nearly the last ten years, and rarely a day goes by if I am near the internet that I don’t check it out. I love the ability to share my photos with the world and to also see the work of others. Things have changed a […]

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Gig review: Steve Lawson, Andy Edwards and Jem Godfrey

King’s Norton Tower of Song, August 10th 2014 I had a very interesting evening last night at the Tower of Song in Kings Norton, Birmingham watching Steve Lawson, Andy Edwards and Jem Godfrey improvising. The TOS is a compact and bijou venue for starters; as it was my first trip I was thinking it would […]

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