Gloucester Cathedral : a rescued RAW imageOctober 15th, 2018
This is an image I thought I’d lost. The original was horrifically overexposed, so much so it was close to being white. The original, overexposed image. I always shoot RAW where the camera allows, and it’s RAW files that I edit with in the main. A RAW file is a useful thing as it captures […]
The tourists in St PetersburgOctober 10th, 2018
I was trying to capture a photo of Peter The Great. It didn’t quite work out. A group of Chinese Tourists decided they weren’t going to remove themselves from the frame. Instead of getting stressed about it, I decided they would be the focus instead. So thanks for being a part of this shot.
A personal perspective on designOctober 9th, 2018
Ask ten designers what design is and you’ll probably get ten different responses. There are dictionary definitions, ones worked up by heroes of graphic and industrial design, memes that flood the internet. Ultimately the answer to “what is design” is a personal one that reflects the approach the designer takes and their underlying philosophy. This […]
There’s good Ramen in LondonSeptember 26th, 2018
Kanada-Ya has a reputation as a great place for Ramen in London. So good there’s regularly a queue outside.
We do we need the approval of strangers?September 25th, 2018
Why do we crave validation from people we do not know and become so upset when they do not provide it? With endless postings of selfies and tweets that include such banality we constantly demand other people’s attention. But when it isn’t forthcoming we become agitated and somehow our sense of self worth declines. The […]
Contemplation in KobeSeptember 19th, 2018
Sitting by the sea in Kobe, contemplating the world drifting past. A moment later I realised there was more than one person involved.
Love you (but do they love us on instagram?)September 12th, 2018
They shot some fun pics. And as they clenched, she checked her phone. I wonder if they’d got any likes on their Instagram post.
I used to photograph bandsSeptember 11th, 2018
A decade ago I photographed bands. It was a simple arrangement: in return for a couple of hours of their time I’d shoot a bunch of photos and work up about a dozen for them to use as they wanted. No money was changing hands and the only rule was they had to be unsigned. […]
Farewell, my Brutalist experimentSeptember 8th, 2018
A couple of months ago I decided to experiment with this site. I was bored of the endless designs that riffed on a theme and wanted to try something different. The result was a brash attempt at Brutalism, stripping out everything that added no value and creating something that was focused on the content. It […]