Thoughts on inology

A year.

It’s been over a year since this blog was updated. Not because i’ve not been taking pictures, rather the opposite. I’ve been continuing to learn and develop the skills necessary to utilise the wet plate collodion process and complimentary antiquarian printing processes in my work. I think i’m now at a point where i am […]


It’s in my DNA

It's in my DNA

The last iPhone stuff I did at beginning and middle of 2012 was some of my best work i think and I’m sure it was because I’d mastered my tools and was following my own vision.


Wet Plate Collodion process part 2

Wet Plate Collodion process part 2

There are many, many processes in the world of Wet Plate Collodion photography and at every stage there are potential disasters lying in wait. It’s the exact opposite of iPhoneography but just like iPhoneography it is a means to an end. Great images, great art.


New Project: PreFilm

New Project: PreFilm

Sometime ago I saw a video about a photographic process called wet plate collodion. It was invented in the 1850’s before there was film. I thought the images I was seeing from this process were fantastic. So, of course,


P1XELS 2.0

P1XELS 2.0

  Back when I started taking photos on my iPhone I was searching the internet for like minded folk, people who appeared to appreciate and share my joy of making images with my iPhone. During this search I came across pixelsatanexhibition.com Knox Bronson, the creator of the website, had made a curated online gallery. It […]


to the future: coming up

to the future: coming up

  So nearing the end of the year I am starting to think about plans and projects for the future. Some strange serendipitous stuff has happened these last few days.   My wife bought me a couple of books for Christmas. One a book of images by Helmut Newton and the other Annie Leibovitz latest […]


It’s that time of year

It's that time of year

So another year over, a new one to begin (paraphrasing here)…… I had big plans for this year. Taylor Wessing portrait prize, Royal Academy Summer show…..other varied photo projects…but as my fellow countryman said, “The best laid schemes of mice and men / Go oft awry” This time last year my wife and I were […]


iPhone 4 v iPhone4s camera

iPhone 4 v iPhone4s camera

When apple introduced the orignal iphone the camera hardware was obviously not a high priority. That has changed. The photographic capabilities of the iphone have actually proved to be much more important than Apple originally envisaged and with every new iteration of the phone they’ve increased the performance of the camera. Or rather they have […]


are all graffiti artists unable to spell?

are all graffiti artists unable to spell?

It’s a question I’ve asked myself a few times over the years. I am not the most literate person in the world but it does make me laugh to see some of the miss-spellings. Now, the most common places to see this are in non-native english speaking countries. Weirdly in Paris you get lots of […]


Chris Jordan,

Chris Jordan,

I’ve talked about Creative Live and Chase Jarvis a few times in posts on here. As well as the creative live stuff Chase Jarvis also does Chase Jarvis Live events where he invites in folk he admires to chat for an hour or two. This week he had a guy in called Chris Jordan. I’d […]


Research can be educational as well as fun

Research can be educational as well as fun

I’ve been doing a lot of background research in to my next photo project. It’s been fascinating. I’ve mentioned it before but my idea was to do a series of photo-shoots in the style of Playboy centrefolds from each decade it’s been published, starting with the 50’s. I’ll detail why I have chosen to pursue […]


What’s going on…

What's going on...

I’ve been meaning to write a few blog posts and add some daily photo’s but just haven’t got round to it. Part of it has to do with time but I think that part of it has to do with that, fear of failure, thing I worry about. During my  Apple talk I spoke about […]


Revisting

Revisting

I’ve been having to go back to rework some old images for a new project I’m working on. Details of which will follow in future post within next 10 days I hope. Revisiting old images can be quite refreshing and I think a year has been good for me as I much prefer this to […]


iPHONE or iLFORD

iPHONE or iLFORD

On my last photo outing, documented here I took along the camera that got me back to photograpy, my Kiev medium format. That camera along with three lenses was gifted to me by a dying relative a few years ago. I gave up trying to use it after several rolls of over or underexposed film, […]


Ongoing Projects and a Fear of Failure

Ongoing Projects and a Fear of Failure

I have lots of ideas…not all great and I don’t like to do things badly. Embarrassing myself is not high on my agenda. This has in the past caused me problems, this gap between what I want to achieve and what I can achieve, the creative gap as Chase Jarvis calls it. My photographer friends […]


Make time to shoot

Make time to shoot

I mention in my book about how my work takes me all over the UK and sometimes further afield. Like most folk I work during daylight hours but unfortunately for me I also have to work a lot at weekends. Working for myself it also means I tend to work whenever I can and rarely […]


Photography, Photographs, are they the same?

Photography, Photographs, are they the same?

I, like many readers of blogs, read a lot of blogs. My main ones are unsurprisingly about photography or photographers. One of these constant resources is that of Zack Arias . I like Zacks blog. He is constantly striving to be better at what he does and his passion is self evident in his work […]


iNOLOGY:

iNOLOGY:

Pictures, regardless of how they are created and recreated, are intended to be looked at. This brings to the forefront not the technology of imaging, which of course is important, but rather what we might call the eyenology (seeing). – Henri Cartier-Bresson So for Cartier-Bresson photography was all about being able to see.  You know […]