According to the Celestial Emporium of Benevolent Knowledge, the ancient Chinese encyclopædia, all animals can be described as belonging to one of the following 14 categories:

  • Those that belong to the emperor
  • Embalmed ones
  • Those that are trained
  • Suckling pigs
  • Mermaids (or Sirens)
  • Fabulous ones
  • Stray dogs
  • Those that are included in this classification
  • Those that tremble as if they were mad
  • Innumerable ones
  • Those drawn with a very fine camel hair brush
  • Et cetera
  • Those that have just broken the flower vase
  • Those that, at a distance, resemble flies

Fortunately, my categorisation of blog posts is equally as logical and elaborate. So to limit this list of posts to a single category, please hover your mouse over the word “blog” at the right-hand side of the menu above and wait for the drop-down menu with different categories to appear.

Dance and sexy fashion

Pictures from a great photoshoot themed around dance and movement, with a sprinkle of sexy fashion thrown in, with Courtney.

Book review: Hockney on Art

A collection of conversations between David Hockney and Paul Joyce spanning nearly 20 years from 1982 to 1999. As well as many insightful discussions about art in general, there are large parts of the book dedicated to Hockney’s famous photo montages that he calls “joiners”.

Lewis and Harris Summer Holiday

Holiday pictures from the Isle of Lewis and Harris in the Outer Hebrides. May contain beautiful beaches, impressive mountains, still waters, friendly sheep and bag pipe players.

The Ongoing Moment

Geoff Dyer’s The Ongoing Moment is a fascinating, interesting and fun overview of important photographers and themes in American photography, focusing mainly on their pre-colour photography. A good read that will form the basis for further exploration of many of the individuals discussed.

CRUK 2018 night in Romford

Friday 6th April 2018 arrived after months of anticipation. It was the Friday of Mark and Jenni's charity ball, this time held at the RUSCC club in Romford. I was fortunate enough to be there with the camera, capturing a few shots during the setup and evening. You've...

Plane spotting in Manchester

Rather than sit in an airport hotel and get bored, I spent the evening plane spotting. The hoped-for plane-against-dramatic-sunset picture didn’t materialise, but it was a good evening nonetheless.

Exploring Color Photography

There is nothing wrong with Exploring Color Photography, and there is a lot of things right about it. It just feels like Robert Hirsch has taken a general photography manual and added the word color [sic] to every other heading, just like a house-owner looking to make a quick sale will get the decorator in to give all the walls a quick lick of magnolia. On the plus side, the book is lavishly illustrated with a large selection of beautiful (color) photographs.


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