VE Day Remembered: I Witness, 20 Years On

Len Heath - British Expeditionary Force 1939-40, D-Day Veteran This week sees the VE Day 75th anniversary and celebrations are planned to mark the end of fighting in Europe (the war continued in the Pacific for another 3 months). This has led me to look again about a project that undertook 20 years ago, exhibited [...]

Photography in Lockdown: Photographing Birds

Like many a frustrated photographer I have been looking for ways to exercise my creative urges whilst observing the very important guidelines to stay at home and maintain social distancing. In my previous post 'Photography In Lockdown: Motivations & Limitations' I suggested that one possible outlet might be to attempt photographing the birds that  come [...]

Photography in Lockdown: Motivations & Limitations

What extraordinary times we find ourselves in. The the threat from the global covid-19 pandemic is a serious concern for all of us and it doesn't look like the 'lockdown' is going to be lifted for some time. The photography business like many areas of the economy is effectively on on indefinite hold and teaching [...]

Sarah – Artificial Insemination Technician

Sarah is an artificial insemination technician. An unlikely profession perhaps for someone living in the suburbs of a large costal city, which might make you wonder how this came to be. First off, this is not Sarah's only link with agriculture. In fact she has extensive experience of working with dairy cattle having  spent many [...]

Less is More – Leica M & Leica Q

Leica is not like other brands. Most manufacturers boast about the sophistication of their technology and the latest features that help you take pictures with greater proficiency. Bragging rights come from more autofocus points, the number of frames per second, the sophistication of the in-camera processing. Not Leica. Here the emphasis is on simplicity and [...]

Soth and Cameron at the Science Museum

Earlier this month I visited the Science Museum, London, primarily to see the Alec Soth (pronounced as in 'both', I believe) exhibition, 'Gathered Leaves'. This is the award winning American photographer's first major UK show and brings together a decade of work covering four projects. The exhibition opens with 'Sleeping by the Mississippi', a series [...]

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