“You have fish and chips…we have this” “I suppose so, yes” “This is better though!” The man in front of me looked awkwardly at the trays of frites with mayonnaise balanced in his hands, “Mmmm……….Okay……….” The Belgian laughed out loud and continued to tuck into his tray of hot, thin crispy frites and scooped up a huge dollop of mayo. “Better with beer!” Frites and mayo, the snack of choice in Belgium was becoming our go to snack whilst roaming […]
I’ve got an itch for buying prints, not photographs but aquatints. I like the way they can reproduce a scene with an absolute minimum amount of information, but still impress the feeling of being there. I like the smudges, the washes of monochrome, the imperfections, and the missing bits, the two-dimensional flatness, and the three dimensional imperfections of the paper. It’s rougher, rawer and more tactile; less is more. Photography often falls into the more information is better camp, from […]
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Apologies for the break and apologies for the pretentious title, it should really say “in amongst the crap that you forgot you shot, because there’s nothing physical to tell you when you’ve taken enough photos, unlike a roll of film”. Or something along those lines. We’ve been away again working up North, so I took the opportunity and sent my leica away for a service- there’s nothing really wrong with it, other than I get every frame line […]
Enfys- the Welsh name for a rainbow. I like the name and it seems fitting considering we see rainbows appearing over the Welsh coast from here in Ilfracombe. It’s a good time of year for seeing them; the winter sun is low in the Southern sky, whilst squalls blow in from the Irish Sea up the Bristol Channel and past us. I find them hard to photograph without it looking unnatural. Supersaturated colours don’t look right to me and […]
I guess everything has it’s flipside, the not so good with the good, the downs and the ups. It could be a lot worse I know that. We’re lucky, we have our health and we are doing what we want, where we want. We don’t overindulge too much, and we try to keep balanced with most things. Bloody seagulls: I’d just cleaned the windows, settled down to watch the sea and boom! Classy though, arts and craft shit.