Contemplation in Kobe
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?)
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 unsigned bands
A decade ago I photographed unsigned 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 to use as they wanted. No money was changing hands and the only rule was they had to be unsigned. I […]
Farewell, my Brutalist experiment
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 […]
The gathering in London
A gathering of tourists in London appeared to form spontaneously around a memorial in the centre of London. As pleasant a post as it may be, this is technically a roundabout on a busy taxi route.
WordPress Gutenberg is a step backwards for long standing blogs
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 place
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?
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 choice
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 sun
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 fantasy
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 […]