During my lockdown experience at home in Banbury, I’ve been thinking about how my hobby of film photography has been theraputic as well as motivating for the long strange wait we’ve all had to experience. For a long time I’ve been a slow photographer. That is, my approach to taking photos on film is very […]
There was some chat on Facebook the other evening about Lomography Purple film and why it is rated between 100 – 400 ASA rather than being fixed (it has no DX code for example). The way I always see it is the chemists in the labs of the film companies work hard and are usually […]
Back when I lived in East Oxford and could ride my bike to work I developed a special game to play on my commute. It was called Totality. It actually began in about 1986 back in Boston, Lincolnshire when one of my brothers came home once from his girlfriend’s house and told me that he […]
Because my last video on the Fuji TW-3 was quite popular, I made another video to show you a bit more about the camera, including how to load a film into it and how to protect it from light-leaks too. I chose one of my films from my fantastic stash of 24 exposure films. I […]
I wrote an article back in 2003 about listening to the radio which was posted on a long-gone radio-related email list. Since I found it recently, I’ve published it on here, but back in its proper place date-wise. I’m daft like that.
In season 3, episode 9 of Photo Chat Vlog I spoke about using a Yashica Samurai half-frame camera with expired film, and in this episode I wanted to follow up with some other half-frame experiments with my Fuji TW3. Now this is an interesting camera because first of all it’s a Fuji camera. Now normally […]
I think it was in season 3, episode 7 of Photo Chat Vlog when I got to the end of the video that I said that there wasn’t a loaded film camera in my life at that time, and that was July this year, 2019. But I can tell you I was quite busy shooting […]
Feestelike groete! تحية موسمية! Mövsümün salamları! Прывітанне сезона! Поздрави за сезона! ঋতু এর শুভেচ্ছা! Praznik! Salutacions de la temporada Mga Pagbati sa Panahon! Sezónní pozdravy! Cyfarchion y Tymor! Julehilsner! Die Grüße der Jahreszeit! Εποχιακοι ΧΑΙΡΕΤΙΣΜΟΙ! ¡Felices Fiestas! Hooaja tervitused! Denboraldiaren Agurra! سلام فصل! Kauden tervehdys! Salutations de la saison! Beannachtaí an tSéasúir! Saúdos da tempada! […]
Made for my magazine, “Veeb” sometime in 1994.
My friend sent me this video of Imogen Heap demonstrating her musical gloves This is a good video and definitely worth watching all the way through. However, I remember Marillion doing something similar many years earlier, and so I looked that up on YouTube and sent that clip back to him for discussion. My mate […]
…Which probably won’t mean anything to anyone else in this particular clustering. The Ladybird books factory Crazy by Icehouse Auf Wiedersehen Pet Walking home down Robin Hood’s Walk A Walk In The Black Forest Wytham Woods in autumn ’95 Cherry boiled sweets As I put this post together it seemed silly to just list these […]
I wanted to check in and do a little update on some of my photography activity, because we’re getting over halfway through the year now and though you haven’t seen much here, lots has been going on. I’ve been shooting quite a lot of film, and I started off the year digging out an old […]
At 10p per roll, Swizzels Wine Gummies were a favourite of mine. Reminiscent of corner shop sweeties of yore, they were an almost-guilt-free lunchtime treat and just the thing to brighten a bleak mid-day hour out of the office. Earlier in the year I noticed they were missing from my regular near-work-supermarket, and figured it […]
It would seem the last few videos on Photo Chat Vlog that have been a bit more philosophical have not been quite so popular, so let’s see if we can get some of our mojo back with some hard talk about pure camera facts. A couple of years ago I did an A and B […]
Somewhat random perhaps for this blog, but having climbed Ben Nevis twice I figured I’d share my top tips as someone who is basically a walker rather than a climber. “Ben Nev” is a challenge and not for the faint hearted, but it is a heck of a climb and one you should tick off […]