Old dogs and new tricks

A fellow nomadic photographer chum remarked on Monday that he wanted trade in his RB for a Fuji GW670, also known as the Texas Leica. Well, yesterday I spent a hectic 8 hours scanning negatives for Year 3 students at UCS. I’m very impressed with the work submitted for scanning  and I’m looking forward to […]

Where did February go?

‘strewth, I cannot believe we are in March already. Today is grim, just like so many days so far this winter, grim, wet and windy, not a good day for dogs, but a good day to check over gear inside and ruminate at the announcement of the passing of yet another great product – Fuji […]

Today the egg-timer sands began to run again

Regular readers of this blog will know that I have been trying to put together a successful Grants for the Arts application. My first attempt was rejected in late October and today I submitted my second attempt for funding to shoot the extended Edgelands project, so 6 weeks from now I should know the second […]

Autumn. I think it is here

  It seems like aeons ago that we were in Harrogate, but it is only a week since we got back. An elongated summer has helped the paint dry quickly this week and my mind is turning towards re-starting the Edgelands shoot. Just a few too many leaves on the trees at present for my […]

Yorkshireman made environment

Apart from the forces of nature, most of this island presents itself as adapted by mankind to suit its needs of the times. I studied the aspects of our intervention and shaping of the landscape for my degree but on a short trip up to North Yorkshire to the spawning grounds of the great industrial […]


Over the long weekend in Harrogate, I took off to explore the Valley Gardens and the thick woodland towards the upper reaches of this jewel of a green lung right in the middle of the town. Mrs O was not at her best and had decided to stay indoors knitting. She does not like scary […]

I had forgotten…….

I had forgotten How beautiful North Yorkshire is at this time of year How much I like Fat Rascals and Curd Tarts and Mrs O does not How dysfunctional the service can be at Bettys (Harrogate) How the service can be at Bettys when done properly as on Sunday night How the Pump Street bakery […]

Recovered daffodils

The demonstration yesterday was a resounding success with money being donated to the Lux Locus Degree Show following my interactive teaching session at UCS. Another  unique image from Polaroid type film – second generation!    

Bleaching Polaroid type instant film

Tomorrow, I shall be demonstrating the recovery of negatives from Fuji 100C – Polaroid type instant film – to fellow students at UCS. All I need is a handful of saved Fuji 100C ‘chemistry part’ of the instant film sandwich , a bottle of bleach ,masking tape, latex gloves, sheet of glass and a fitch […]

Daft idea trying to shoot large format in this weather

I am shooting medium and large format images for my degree project. I am so glad that I got off to a good start back in the early autumn as just lately it has been a washout although nothing like the trauma suffered by people in the West Country and now the Thames Valley.   […]