Reaching the crossroads of the journey in life

Honours Degree finished and although I do have a greater appreciation, however, at 53 what difference does this give me in life. It’s been a fantastic part of my journey in life, so I am ready to embrace a life more creative… what all that means I cannot grasp at the moment, I am relying…

Images in Context Experiment

I was asked at a recent exhibition what my thinking was behind the images I make… Sometime I grab something and think and at other times I look at something and drift off… we ALL do this! The latter approach is reflective and makes for the most interesting, this is one such image from this…

Threats to photography

I’m one of the photographers that thinks the use of photography to highlight everyday life is to the benefit of everyone. My dissertation was on the use of Street Photography as a tool for future historians to contextualise life in days gone by. In this case Street Photography is one of the best outlets for…

Passing the time at the window – part 1

Every now and again as I watched people going about their day, someone would stare at me, or just stare at the window, with me behind it. Here are the best ones… no smiled today – shame! … OK, mid morning in the rain but it was a Friday!

Passing the time at the window – part 2

I have been so slammed for time in the last week! I managed to get to my Cafe for a some relaxation, a coffee and a bacon butty due to a meeting getting called off. As I watched people walking by I couldn’t help but think about their “story”, it was raining but few use…

Rain and Wind

I can’t remember it being anything but raining or windy, even for a Scot this is getting beyond a joke… this shot is from Helensburgh, a coastal town in Scotland that had a visit from the sea the day before… like all visitors at this time of year, it brought gifts! wider shot:

The Power of Women

  St Vincent’s Hospice is a Hospice in Renfrewshire Scotland… they have an annual Ladies Lunch in the City every December. I’ve covered this for a few year and they are amazing without men, a sort of a respite afternoon from the trials and tribulations of menkind and the roles they play and they relish…

The Selfie… an Academic Approach

I have seen, with great amusement, the debate about photography and the selfie. Selfie isn’t proper photography! Proper photography… After 50 years of roaming this earth and many years behind the camera, 5 years in academic pursuit, through photography to the creative processes of a BA Hons in Digital Art, let me give you the…

I’m truly sorry – ‘Dissertation Blues’ posting – 12 images

I’m trying to write my dissertation… it is in my planner… “Dissertation – all day Sunday” This is my Facebook entry: My brain is metaphorically dying… I have written 2000+ words of total shite, AGAIN! I have submitted my First Day at Uni – 400 word competition in the Guardian. I have written two sets…