December saw the end of 2019 – and the decade of the 2010s come to a close. My photography suffered a little (again!) as a major project I was working on took a bit too much of my time. Let’s hope January gets me out and about a bit more.
Meanwhile, enjoy a few highlights from the month…
Fun fact: If you see one you’re legally obliged to cough and proclaim, “Princess Anne had one, you know.”
Days are getting longer again
Winter started with the solstice on 22nd December. With it comes the gradual lengthening of the days. This was shot mid-morning on the 23rd. I’m looking forward to the sun reaching higher above the horizon.
Surrealism makes a return
I started experimenting with my photography again after rediscovering one of my old books on surrealism. More will come over the coming weeks. For now enjoy this slightly disturbing portrait.
A street scene painstakingly set out in miniature. It depicts Osaka around 1930 and is part of the exceptional “Osaka Living Museum“.
A retail display
An old Citreon van finds a new lease of life as a retail display in La Collina, Japan. La Collina is renown across the country for its Baumkuchen cakes, and attracts large crowds to its quirky factory in Shiga. The site is worth a visit for its madcap style, but if you don’t want to wait in a queue for an hour to buy a cake, pop into the nearby town where their shop will happily serve you the same thing for less wait.
I had a little fun with Lego about half a decade ago. The images resurfaced during a clear out, so they got an bit of an airing on Twitter.
The UK’s “Economically Inactive” 8.5 million people
Forget “sales”: UK retail needs something better.
The annual pension review: turning bland into engaging
The student cookery book: a design case study
How do Insurance Brokers use content and social marketing?
The photographs of January
Stock photography: what’s available free and for a fee?