Let the Clay Lead the Way – Part Two

So, with classes starting again this autumn, the ceramics research continues. As you will have seen if you read my first post about ceramics, there was clay under the ground where I grew up in Lincolnshire. Well, there was also clay under the ground where my parents lived in Oxford, and there is clay under […]

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Slow photography

I was reading up recently about slow food, and how it’s an alternative to fast food. As Wikipedia says “At its heart is the aim to promote local foods and traditional gastronomy and food production. Conversely this means an opposition to fast food, industrial food production and globalisation“. I recently reflected on my most popular […]

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Photo Chat Vlog Season 1 Episode 10 – Konica C35, San Francisco and why I #believeinfilm

So the camera I talk about in this photo chat vlog is the Konica c35, and as you can see from this picture it’s a small rangefinder type camera which means you’ve got manual focusing but you’ve also got automatic shutter and exposure. I’m really fond of this camera. Mine cost me four pounds from […]

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It’s yesterday once more

Or, at least, a year ago. Time is noticeably flying by faster as I get older and older. I took this photo in New York a year ago today on the Staten Island Ferry. It’s a good way to see the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan Skyline, and it’s free. This was taken with […]

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Instagram, yes Instagram

I’ve had a private Instagram account for a while for family stuff, but set one up for my film photography last year, only to find that getting the pictures up there was almost impossible without a dedicated phone, and switching accounts was a massive faff. However, thanks to some other technical jiggery-pokery I can now manage […]

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Technique

I have an odd relationship with photographic technique. I don’t eschew it but it doesn’t reign me in. Some years ago I used to work with an ex-physics teacher who saw the camera as a piece of precision equipment, and he would only take photos accordingly. Now he took some great photos, but he could see […]

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Clasping the days around the ease on her mind

The body is resurrected (upon the ill weary and lawful faults of my iron clad wandering fingers) by a little unconfided literary verse, awaiting corruption. But waiting to make occasions over the noisy keys as the sea died made looking for her ways akin to the links of chains that we commit to the deep […]

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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 […]

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After 2001

The following text accompanied my artwork which was part of the show “Oh Brother, Where’s Thou Art?” at the Ultimate Picture Palace, Oxford, taking place between the 12th and 20th of May 2012. “After 2001” has been produced for The 2012 Artweeks Exhibition “Oh Brother, Where’s Thou Art?” at the Ultimate Picture Palace in East […]

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Artweeks!

I’m taking part in Oxford’s Artweeks festival this year in a group show called “Oh Brother Where’s Thou Art?”. Since we’re showing at The Ultimate Picture Palace in East Oxford we’re going under the name of The Ultimate Picture Palace Artists and some of us are doing work inspired by film and cinema. All the […]

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