Another Stream of Consciousness

Following on from this one, and probably due to the interminable state of lockdown and my reduced expectations for my photography, here’s another stream of recent photographic consciousness. Always take a camera with you, even to the supermarket. A camera gives you a license to see. As a photographer you

Lockdown Blues

Like many photographers I’m sure, I found 2020 to be something of a barren wasteland when it came to creativity, making images and finding (portrait) work. I probably took as many images in the whole year as I would have in a single week previously and my writing about photography

How Ilford Black and White Film is Made

To any photographer who started out in black and white film photography the name Ilford Photo will always have a special place in their hearts. Ilford is a British black and white film, papers and chemicals company and has been manufacturing at various sites in the UK since 1879. It

Billingham AVEA 5 End Pocket Review

I currently own three Billingham bags. A well worn Hadley Pro, a Hadley Small and, most recently, an Airline Stowaway. Why then, do I need to add another of their amazing bags to my ‘arsenal’ you may ask? Setting aside the fact that I love the quality, functionality and all

It is Not Forever!

Well that was quite a year. Like many people my photography has taken something of a backseat this year and those times I have ventured out I find many of the images I have captured very much represent the mood of the times: emptiness, loneliness, people having to make do.

Oh Oly :-(

Last week Olympus announced, what has been rumoured for a few months now (and even longer ago), that they are selling their camera division to Japan Industrial Partners (JIP). Olympus has been losing money on its cameras for three years and also took a reputation hit from an accounting scandal

Billingham Airline Stowaway Camera Bag Review

I am a huge fan of M Billingham & Co camera bags. Billingham is a family business based in the Black Country area of the West Midlands, not far from where I live. I love the fact that a local company makes such great quality products that seem to last

Photoessay: CoronaVirus Diary

The word ‘unprecedented’ is being used a lot at the moment and there is no doubt that we are living not just in unprecedented times but unknown and unpredictable ones as well. Each day brings new warnings such as: “the next two weeks are critical”, “it’s going to get worse before

End of the Affair

I started this blog exactly 7 years ago on this very day with a post called Start of the Affair. In that post I related how I had fallen in love with the, then, revolutionary new micro four-thirds camera from Olympus, the OM-D E-M5. This not only rekindled my interest

In Conversation – Birmingham, March 2020

Just what the title says. Some observational photography of people in conversation, either together or via their phones (or in one case “at” me). All taken in one afternoon whilst walking around Birmingham city centre with Fujifilm X-T3 or X100F cameras.

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