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 […]
There’s good Ramen in London
Kanada-Ya has a reputation as a great place for Ramen in London. So good there’s regularly a queue outside.
Why do we need the approval of strangers?
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 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 […]