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 […]
What follows is really some very random thoughts that are an extension to series 3 episode 4 of Photo Chat Vlog. I said in that episode that I didn’t have a favorite picture of the three that I discussed, but on reflection I only realized long after I had finished the recording and put the […]
Erfaring. Opplevde. Opplev erfaringer Du kan ikke oppleves uten erfaring Men hvilken bruk er erfaring uten nye opplevelser Å vite at du er erfaren?
Round about now, 4 years ago, regardless of the difference in time, I was descending from the Tongariro Alpine Crossing in New Zealand and knew nothing of so many of the things that make up my life right now. On a cold, rainy afternoon where it seems as though nothing ever happens, this is a […]
2009 was a significant year for me in many ways, but it was ten years ago today at about this time in the afternoon (4.30pm) on the 12th of March that my dad flew away and left the earth after a short bout of pneumonia and a much longer struggle with dementia. I never knew either […]
For a while now I’ve been making videos for a channel called Photo Chat Vlog on YouTube. You will have seen posts about these here on the blog if you are a regular visitor, and since the videos are mostly scripted, I thought I’d experiment with adapting the script so that it can be read […]
With some spare-room-reconfiguration this weekend briefly revealing my very early 70’s HH IC100, I thought I’d make a quick recording of Harry, my electrified acoustic guitar being strummed through the 100 watt weapon of mass destruction that is the HH IC100 guitar amplifier. For those of you familiar with the HH IC100, it’s on the […]
Hello 2019. In the dark, on a Saturday night driving back from the cinema which is 17 miles away, when 1531 kHz is playing Take That, tune to 531 kHz medium wave (that would be AM, or ondes moyennnes). Their house music mix touches on ’89/’90 and sounds boomy and bassy heading home, bringing back […]
Film-wise that is. It seems I shot the following films this year Agfa Vista “Poundland” x3 CVS colour film Lomography Purple x2 Ferrania P80 Konica VX400bw x2 Konica VX200 Truprint 110 Kodak Portra 160 Kodak BW400CN x2 Ilford XP2 Kodak Ektar 100 In the following cameras Olympus MjuII Canon Epoca Ricoh R1 Olympus OM10 Canon […]
Hear the exciting story of the Facebook Colour Film Photography Group Travelling Camera, which I was part of recently! Even see footage of me taking a photo! Wow!
Desperate days always fade Days desperate for contact and company never last Just like any other days People come and go Old people once desired Are replaced with new people, newly desired Daydreaming inside a building Just like the ones I daydream of from the outside Which knock me sideways with awe When I visit […]
After last week’s post I had evidence of what the garden clay slips looked like once they had been bisque fired, so I spent some time between classes decorating a selection of clay buttons with combinations of the different slips. I started making buttons in the classes earlier in the year after I had a […]
Well, yes, the world’s most unpopular YouTube channel is back for a new season of episodes, starting with this tale of my trip to the solar eclipse in Tennessee last year. Why not boost the viewing stats for this and spend 11 minutes listening to me explain three pictures from that trip?
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 […]
I’ve been studying ceramics for the last two years at evening classes at my local art school. It’s a really fun, social activity and I have made some nice friends doing it (as well as a lot of wonky pots). However, my interest in ceramics goes back a long, long way. I grew up in […]