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Day At The Races

Most of my posts just lately have been about photography and the Extinction Rebellion. It probably says something about the schizophrenic nature of my hobby that this week I’m shooting a topic that’s about as far from that as you can get.  Tonfannau circuit is in the middle of nowhere, on the southern borders of … Continue reading Day At The Races

Captured On Film Pt 2 : Film Photography and XR52 Bristol.

You might have read my last post, where after a few weeks I’m developing the film from the Extinction Rebellion Protest. Well this week we’ll look at something a little more recent: The XR52 Protests in Bristol on the first of June, which I’ve been developing this week. Almost exactly a month ago, Extinction Rebellion … Continue reading Captured On Film Pt 2 : Film Photography and XR52 Bristol.

Captured On Film Pt 1 : Film Photography and The Extinction Rebellion.

It’s been a crowded few weeks at the school of art where I’m working on my MA. The end of the semester has blown past, the exhibitions have been mounted, the exams and assessments have come and gone. And now the undergraduates are gone for the summer, leaving the postgrads and staff to raise the … Continue reading Captured On Film Pt 1 : Film Photography and The Extinction Rebellion.

XR 3: When Rebellion Breaks Out In Your Backyard

It’s a bizzarre thing, that after traveling hundreds of miles to shoot the pictures of the last two XR protests I covered, the third should be breaking out in my backyard. Nevertheless it was so. When I took a look around online for the next protest or march or action for what’s now becoming a … Continue reading XR 3: When Rebellion Breaks Out In Your Backyard

Extinction Rebellion – Bristol (XR52). Protest Photography and Fast Fashion.

When I ran across Extinction Rebellion, in Parliament Square at Easter I’d never heard of them. The encounter was pure chance. Then I spent four days taking pictures, came home and wrote it up. This time I found the event on their website, and was on a train at five thirty in the morning to … Continue reading Extinction Rebellion – Bristol (XR52). Protest Photography and Fast Fashion.

Exhibitions And The Fine Art Of Curation Anxiety.

There’s an interesting assortment of reactions and gut instinct that kick in as we get toward exhibition time (2 weeks away and change).  First there’s the collision of art with reality. Being a photographer (read alchemist) my work occupies a nether world of megabytes and 35mm film until I perform the rituals to turn it … Continue reading Exhibitions And The Fine Art Of Curation Anxiety.

Meeting Your Heroes – Photo Exhibitions

If you’ve read my last entry - and if you haven’t, then please do - you’ll know that I recently decamped from the provinces to dear old Mother London for a week’s worth of culture and immersion in the photographic arts. It’s something I’ve wanted to do ever since I discovered that one of my … Continue reading Meeting Your Heroes – Photo Exhibitions

Extinction Rebellion – Four Days Of Photographing Urban Protest

Day one. 15/4/19 Until around noon on Monday I couldn’t have told you there was a protest.  I was in London to see a few exhibitions and do a little street photography, and I’d headed to Parliament Square to see if there was anyone waving a Brexit sign.  Parliament Square, 15/04/2019 There wasn’t - not … Continue reading Extinction Rebellion – Four Days Of Photographing Urban Protest

Street Photography Is The Poor Man’s Psychotherapy.

I’ve written about street photography before - about my photographic first love, the times we’ve had together and the stars and city lights under which I’ve carried it on.  The charm of it is simple. While you might go to a football match to take sports pictures, or to a a studio to take portraits, … Continue reading Street Photography Is The Poor Man’s Psychotherapy.

Broaden Your Portfolio – Academia, Work / Life and being a Jack Of All Trades in a specialist age.

  The people I most admire - both in my personal life, and of the people whose life stories I’ve come across - are the ones who fit the term renaissance man. People who’ve applied themselves to many things and gotten good at them, or who while known mostly for one thing did not let … Continue reading Broaden Your Portfolio – Academia, Work / Life and being a Jack Of All Trades in a specialist age.