Author Archive

He wouldn’t harm a fly

by

. I am perfectly willing to share the room with a fly, as long as he is patrolling that portion of the room I don’t occupy. But if he starts that smart-ass fly… Continue reading

A place of tranquility

by

. “No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” . The Buddha was lost In a second hand store Until found And… Continue reading

Horizontal in the Fourth Dimension

by

. “Literature and butterflies are the two sweetest passions known to man.” – Vladimir Nabokov   Whilst discussing life with Jennifer She pointed out that my passions usually came in twos That a… Continue reading

A selfie to celebrate

by

. Work got the better of me So much photography That is good, right? That is why we are here Not metaphysically perhaps But from a company standpoint So I am happy Thank… Continue reading

In the mood for grrr

by

. I might look calm It is my way But beneath A scream My mood Black as night Starless Moonless Angry at the world At you At me Raging But this will pass… Continue reading

Good morning

by

. Moods They are funny things Take mornings Please do You can have them I have never been a morning person But recently I have grown to like them Love even But still… Continue reading

IN CONSIDERATION OF COLOUR

by

. Colour It is in our mood In our bruises In our passion In our thoughts When we’re sad When we’re happy Bright Gloomy We define ourselves by colour Or the absence thereof What… Continue reading

Enjoy the moment

by

. I have a passion for moments Because what is photography If not the briefest of moments 250th of a second   Is enough To capture something A tiny glass creature hides Made of… Continue reading

The truth is stranger than fiction

by

. “But please remember: this is only a work of fiction. The truth, as always, will be far stranger.” – Arthur C. Clarke . I have a passion for the unusual The ridiculous The strange And… Continue reading

All by Myself…

by

…Just wanna be (to drastically paraphrase) All by Myself. . . A passion for solitude Alone With the sounds of the ocean A smile in the mind Because Hell Is other people And sand… Continue reading

A Passion Play

by

. . “Life is more fun if you play games.”  ― Roald Dahl, My Uncle Oswald . I love to play You could call it a passion Because no matter what age you are Finding… Continue reading

A Passion for… Play

by

. “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” – Proverb . We live in a stressful world Where everything is demanded now No time to stop The phone rings Email dings… Continue reading

Order! Order!

by

. I have a passion for order It is in my nature As a Virgo I demand it To feel safe in a world Charged with disorderly conduct Surround myself with right angles Everything… Continue reading

The detail is in the devil

by

. I decided to build a scale model of the Targa Florio road race. One that worked. So you could race the cars. In 1/32nd scale. Naturally I wanted authenticity. The track is… Continue reading

A passion for balance

by

. “Darkness always had its part to play. Without it, how would we know when we walked in the light? It’s only when its ambitions become too grandiose that it must be opposed,… Continue reading

The Harmonious Confluence

by

. . What is passion? If not an urge That if not sated Will lead to death Literal or figurative This Passion is for food A harmonious confluence This photograph could not have… Continue reading

The art of rubbish

by

. . I found these paintings in the garden. Under a tree. Someone bought them because they were art. Someone threw them away because they weren’t. So when does art become rubbish? And… Continue reading

What time is it?

by

. . “What time issssss it?”, asked the snake. “You have a watch.”, I replied “I know but I can’t ssssssee it, on account of it being on my head.” “Well this is… Continue reading

Let me take your dirt…

by

. . “Hungry licked her spoon and then pointed it at me. ‘Aren’t you forgetting the dishes?’ she asked. ‘Absolutely not,’ I said. ‘I’ll remember the dishes as long as I live. See… Continue reading

Dreaming of the small things

by

. . I love wine And skull rings So why not have a skull ring to open wine In my dreams Perhaps Photography allows dreams to become a reality Big dreams Or small ones… Continue reading

This Monkey’s Gone to Heaven

by

. . “the creature in the sky got sucked in a hole now there’s a hole in the sky and the ground’s not cold and if the ground’s not cold everything is gonna… Continue reading

Freakshow

by

. . Roll up, roll up. Come see the freak. Or just different. You. Freakishly watching me. So yeah. Spin those tables baby. .   “The color of one’s creed, neckties, eyes, thoughts,… Continue reading

Here’s to you, Lemmy

by

. “You know I’m born to lose, and gambling’s for fools, But that’s the way I like it baby, I don’t wanna live for ever….” – Motörhead, Ace of Spades . I was around… Continue reading

VROOM! VROOM!

by

. . “I had no idea what I was going to do with the toy car, other than drive it around with my fingers, making vroom vroom sounds…” – Jennifer Day I had a very clear idea… Continue reading

Won’t someone please wind me up

by

. . There is a hole Just below my ear For a key Please someone wind me up Kickstart my brain Does this sound insane To you Well times of readjustment Require drastic measures You… Continue reading

Space, the final frontier.

by

. . We have moved to a new home. A home for us, and a home for the business. With space. So much space. A photographic studio that is perfect for our work. Up… Continue reading

An ornate thing in an ornate place

by

. . We have moved in to a new house. With a fabulous photographic studio. And a barn. That is full of wonderful junk. We could tidy the barn. Except that it is… Continue reading

Grrrrrr!

by

. . It’s not Halloween yet. Is it? No it isn’t. But there’s no reason to time stamp the post. So it’s Halloween? It will be when someone reads this. And not when… Continue reading

Bloody phone!

by

. . I need my mobile. To connect to our clients. When email simply won’t suffice. But when it will. I can remain silent. The ringing of the phone. Disorientating. Hide! Or answer. Bloody… Continue reading

Self portrait of the true artist

by

. . Me? No. I’m not that arrogant. Let the camera step in to the spotlight. The true artist revealed. I point. The camera captures. The lens sees. Things I do not see.… Continue reading

Music fills the halls of SDDP towers

by

I spent my formative years listening to vinyl. At the age of eighteen, in 1983, I abandoned vinyl for CD and have spent the last 32 years of my life slowly lowering the… Continue reading

The art of Rage Quitting

by

. . I love playing video games. Being transported to new worlds. Meeting new characters. And chopping off their heads with a massive sword. Who doesn’t? But I also love to be challenged… Continue reading

While my guitar gently weeps

by

. . I look at you all see the love there that’s sleeping While my guitar gently weeps I look at the floor and I see it needs sweeping Still my guitar gently… Continue reading

Serenity now

by

. . When we first chose the Torch as our next Objectivity challenge my mind went back to the games we used to play as kids. Shining a torch under our chins in… Continue reading

Hammer Blow

by

Drum roll please….. For the latest in our Objectivity Challenge we are shooting a hammer. Well, that’s right in my wheelhouse thought I. This has ‘High Speed Photography’ written all over it. I… Continue reading

Not quite Hammer Time

by

I know, I know, I nag myself but I’ve been busy the past few days and it is not quite Hammer Time yet. Plus, Jennifer’s images were so awesome that I have to raise… Continue reading

Smoke gets in my eyes.

by

. They, said some day you’ll find All who love are blind When you heart’s on fire You must realise Smoke gets in your eyes . . The matchstick. I smoke to think… Continue reading

A Tasty Rose

by

. . I had a ‘nutty’ idea for our next ‘Objectivity’ challenge. I would turn a jar of Nutella in to a living sculpture. I love the rose motif. You know that already.… Continue reading

Don’t look back in anger….

by

. . …. It’s likely to give you a stiff neck. . Rachael: Do you like our owl?  Deckard: It’s artificial?  Rachael: Of course it is.  Deckard: Must be expensive.  Rachael: Very. –… Continue reading

Whodunnit

by

. . When Jennifer suggested the Shoe for the latest in our Objectivity Challenge my mind went to romance, to drinking champagne out of a wedding slipper, to Cinderella. But then I read the… Continue reading

Watching the Detectives

by

. . First up in our object challenge is the magnifying glass and what are you going to do with a magnifying glass if not look through it. At the camera lens. Through… Continue reading

He says: Z is for Zen

by

. “Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It is a way of entering into the quiet that is already there – buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every… Continue reading

He says: Y is for Youthful

by

. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. – 1 Corinthians… Continue reading

He says: X is for Xanthic

by

. . We live in a beautiful part of the world surrounded by fertile fields and during the Spring those fields turn xanthic. What is xanthic? It means yellowish, like for example, a field… Continue reading

He says: W is for Wonderland

by

. . “Mad Hatter: “Why is a raven like a writing-desk?” “Have you guessed the riddle yet?” the Hatter said, turning to Alice again. “No, I give it up,” Alice replied: “What’s the… Continue reading

The Drowsy Bee

by

. . Today I found a drowsy bee. It was having trouble walking and even more trouble flying. So I popped it up on to the table and gave it a big helping of… Continue reading

He says: V is for Vinyl

by

. “People don’t appreciate music any more. They don’t adore it. They don’t buy vinyl and just love it. They love their laptops like their best friend, but they don’t love a record… Continue reading

He says: U is for Ultraviolet

by

. . No camera tricks, no fancy photoshop effects. Just a picture of my hand covered in Ultraviolet paint and shot under a blacklight whilst wearing a white t-shirt. U is for Ultraviolet.… Continue reading

He says: T is for Time…

by

…Which is ironic really because I have suddenly become very busy with new projects and time might be on Mick Jagger’s side but it is not on my side. . “Time is a created thing. To say… Continue reading

He says: S is for Sunlight

by

. “I am alive, and drunk on sunlight.” – George R.R. Martin, A Storm of Swords . I don’t shoot with sunlight much. At least not the one that occasionally glows in the sky. My… Continue reading