The “immigration crisis” : how will history judge us?
The idea of describing Europe’s “immigration crisis” in those terms doesn’t sit well with me. It implies people are paying thousands of Euros and risking life and limb to cross borders and seas are doing it purely for some economic gain. Yet we know these people are moving away from areas being destroyed by war, […]
Support your local designer
Sometimes designers come across as a bunch of prima donnas asking for high fees for little value. The mainstream press will occasionally lambast the latest “logo redesign”, while MPs will question the value of creating brand identities (then complain when Government efforts to promote something fail).
Yet design is one of our greatest exports. British designers, regardless of discipline, can be found throughout the world shaping the products we use, the brands we interact with and even the societies we live in. We should be more mindful of this, more proud and a lot more supportive.
Portraits of black model Jennifer Nadi taken during an early stage in my photography career.
Keeping it backed up : my own humble approach
Keeping backups of all the photographs we've taken requires a lot of disk space. Thankfully there are cloud options that make life easier.
Grace – Southbank lightbox
An improvised shot of Grace taken in London. A recently painted stairwell in Southbank proved to be a useful lightbox. Lesson: keep your eyes open!
Fire your creativity with these 3 easy steps
If your creative juices are stuck, try this simple exercise. All you need is a photograph and Lego, and who doesn't like playing with plastic bricks?
Why street art is vital to our urban environment
Street art is an important and misunderstood part of our urban landscape. Rather than vilify and prosecute, perhaps we should celebrate and nurture
Don’t be a spammer when you promote your book
Build a solid marketing to engage with the audience for your book will be more effective than firing messages ad hoc into Social Media forums.
Worst self-published author promotion ever?
To promote your self-published book you need advertising. This how-to article breaks down a poor example to give you tips on what to do right.
Can we please all have Sunday off?
The UK Government is planning on removing restrictions around Sunday trading. I am not a fan. Bring back Sunday closing. Why, you ask. Some religious reason around the Sabbath (other religious holidays are available)? No, because then we’d have one day of the week where everyone in the family could get together. We’d have one […]
Reflections on another US mass shooting
Once again I find myself immersed in a world where a group of Americans in a school have been shot dead by a lone gunman. Again I have watched Obama standing before his people, his anger barely contained, as he has questioned how a society he presides over has allowed this to happen. And once […]