Ways of nature

October was a relatively quiet month for me in photographic terms. The large format gear did not see the light of day on account of inconvenient times for low tide and singularly inclement weather. Far too much wind and rain. A week ago Monday I was up and out before sunrise, much more civilised this […]

Have I cured myself?

Hot from the the run down to Cornwall and back I was eager to get out with the Ebony as a High had settled over the East. Previously I had reported the sighting of a Kingfisher as I made some large format work on 25th August and as a result had spent several hours getting […]

The Greening

I was out and about at 0430 last Sunday in my quest to capture both the ultra low tide on the Stour and the rapidly disappearing industrial complex at Cattawade. Now that I know the site will be a railway depot servicing new Swiss trains for Greater Anglia there is no time to waste. Everyone […]

Punch drunk on Kodak

I’ve pushed myself of late to get the large format cameras out to make images outside of my normal seasonal window. It is fair to say that finding my desired high pressure windows with little wind has been a struggle but the sheer excitement of making the images using old equipment and the despatch of […]

Our dependency on others

I often wonder at the constant motion our world is forever in, not only the rotating aspect of the planet or the cyclical phase of the moon and stars but of those people who work tirelessly through the night to ensure our expectations are met. That could be anyone from the emergency services through to […]

Short-listings and heroes

Phew! What a week this has been. Monday afternoon was a treat but Tuesday was a planned gallery day. Three ‘old codger’ photographers trained it into the smoke and headed for the Photographers Gallery for two exhibitions  ‘Made you look: Dandyism and Black Masculinity’ and ‘Terence Donovan: Speed of Light’., then it was off to […]

Colour, tricycles and the passage of time

As is often my want when out on the bike first thing on a dry morning (I don’t do wet), I change my route on a whim. This morning I decided to check out the entrance to the British Sugar site at Sproughton, a happy hunting ground for Edgelands images. I chanced upon this new […]

Bad news and good news

Let’s face it, the news has been up and down and left and right since last Friday. I had a sense of foreboding before going to bed last Thursday night and to be frank the result knocked me off beam for several days. Sunday morning’s shoot of guerilla yarn-bombing of a street in Ipswich lifted […]

Light is everything

In this game, light is all. In natural surroundings the only way to capture it is to be out there when it happens. Studio work can be quite attractive at times especially when conditions outside are grim but when the subject is outside then it is a question of grin and bear it. The last […]


Kodak Alaris

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