WordPress Gutenberg is a step backwards for long standing blogsSeptember 3rd, 2018
For the past few weeks I’ve been playing with Gutenberg on a test platform I built on my Mac. I figured it would be a low risk way of trying out the latest iteration of the ever popular site management software. To be blunt, I’m disappointed enough to start thinking about migrating away. Much is […]
The humble map still has a placeAugust 29th, 2018
For all our technology and smartphones and satellite navigation, there are times when a piece of paper does the job perfectly. Provided you can remember how to read a map. As this lady demonstrated in Yokohama, Japan.
Does the iPad Pro cut it as a laptop replacement?August 28th, 2018
Apple makes a big play in their advertising how “your next computer will be an iPad”. They point to all the funky things you can do with it (Apple Pencil sold separately), how it syncs to the cloud and you can get the Office suite for it. For the past couple of months I’ve been […]
Making a choiceAugust 22nd, 2018
A market stall in Central London gets a lot of attention. But will people buy anything? This image has had a light treatment. After applying a black and white filter I cut it back to eighty-five per cent opacity. That allows some of the stronger colours to leak through. It’s an interesting effect, one […]
A tree in the sunAugust 15th, 2018
Completed on Affinity Photo on the iPad. The iPad Pro and Apple Pencil is an excellent combination for my illustration hobby.
Remaining in the EU is now pure fantasyAugust 7th, 2018
It is inevitable the UK will leave the EU in March 2019. There is no hope of our being able to remain in the European Union as full members beyond this date. Talk of Brexit being cancelled or reversed is little more than wishful thinking that completely ignores the political dogma that has become attached […]
Deciding whether to press “Go”August 5th, 2018
Looking at the budgets and projections I made for next year has been an interesting exercise. My budgets were always on the conservative side, giving me more wiggle room than I might have required. With a lot of uncertainty about the move overseas now gone, I’ve started to mull over whether to press the “live” […]
Sam : a portraitAugust 3rd, 2018
Captured on a shoot a long time ago. Sam was a great model. I lost touch with her, which is a shame. I hope whatever she’s doing now she’s happy.
Raven: a glamour shoot from Paradise FieldsAugust 1st, 2018
From a long time ago! I worked with Raven on a series of street shots. It was a huge laugh and we decided to shoot again. Paradise Fields in Harrow was our destination. After donning a metallic catsuit and showing what an awesome superhero she would make, we went for something a little more “classic”. […]
Leaving an old friend behindJuly 27th, 2018
Five and a bit years ago I walked into a Victorian terraced cottage in Gammons Lane, Watford. It was being rented out and the current tenant was sat on the sofa playing xbox games and completely oblivious to this random person walking round. The rooms were cluttered, the garden a mess, the bathroom had mould. […]
In days of old there was a book called A-to-ZJuly 26th, 2018
One day I will sit my grandchild on my knee and tell them tales of days of old. He will look at me with amazed expression as I explain how we used a book to navigate around London. Without fear of blackspot, low battery warnings or software crashes, we could walk for hours with our […]
Is it really an affordable mortgage?July 24th, 2018
Two ladies were chatting on the table next to me in Costa. The summary of their conversation was one had managed to secure a mortgage on a flat. She was excited (as you would be) but as the conversation unfurled it was revealed she and her partner were “only just” able to afford to repayments […]