Japan is hiding a cashless society of its own
The cashless society seems to be passing the Japanese by. Despite a reputation as a technology loving nation that adopts and discards gadgets on a weekly basis, the vast majority of consumer payments still use notes and coins. Where contactless and chip-and-pin terminals are available, they’re usually ignored in favour of large wads of notes. […]
Digital advertising continues to grow in 2018
Digital advertising spend in the UK appears to be maintaining its strong growth. The Advertising Association is predicting 2018 will see a 6.3% increase over 2017, with £11.4bn being spent. Growth in Internet advertising is slowing though, with spend rising 13.3% on last year’s 14.3%. More worrying is growth in mobile spending has fallen by […]
The thoughtful father of Tavistock Court
He held his child close as the people of London bustled around him. Not once did he seem phased by them. All that mattered was his baby. I wondered what he was thinking.
An SEO bubble is stopping great content from being found
Every day I spend at least an hour reading articles, blog posts and commentaries. As I read I absorb the content. I reflect on it and ask whether it’s something I think others would find interesting. If the answer is yes, the chances are you’ll see it on my Twitter or LinkedIn timeline. In recent […]
Nikki in the wild
A portrait of Nikki. The sun was setting. It was a beautiful moment.
Selene Nelson: inappropriate behaviour for a freelance writer?
The joke William Sitwell made about Selene Nelson’s vegan recipe pitch was clearly inappropriate. Whether he deserved to be forced to resign for causing upset is open for debate and one that will no doubt rumble on. For the time being at least his conduct will be the focus of discussions. My attention has turned […]
Experimenting with grid layouts
As part of my quest to improve my graphic design skills, I’ve been reading a book called “Designing Grid Layouts”. It’s a decent book which does pretty much what it says on the cover. So I figured I’d put the skills to the test. Not a great start, but it’ll do for now.
Preparing for a shot
A group of tourists were mesmerised by the presentation in this church in Tallinn. One of their number slipped away. There was something more interesting to photograph.
Pause for contemplation
A spa town on the other side of Rokk0-san in Kobe. It was a beautiful town to enjoy after the excitement of the city. This couple seemed captivated by the menu at this noodle restaurant.
Gloucester Cathedral : a rescued RAW image
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 Petersburg
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 design
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 […]