Jen treated me to a wonderful weekend break in South Devon for my birthday. We stayed in Dawlish then visited Exeter (and the Royal Albert Memorial Museum) and Montacute House in Somerset on the way back.
13th August, 2023
1st August, 2023
3rd July, 2023
From the archive 006: Mother (affectionately known as Moomin)
19th June, 2023
19th June, 2023
8th June, 2023
18th May, 2023
Lately I’ve been experimenting with lino & coloured inks. The inspiration for this piece came from the work of Michael Craig Martin & Gary Hume.
Avon Valley Path
18th May, 2023
Jen & I took a walk along (part of) the Avon Valley footpath. As we sadly found out, much of it was flooded and impossible to navigate by foot.
Catch me outside
8th April, 2023
Yesterday I tried wakeboarding at the New Forest Water Park. As someone with pretty awful balance I thought it would be much harder than it was but in the end I wasn’t so bad. I had a really fun time.
Photo Credit: Nicole Cook
2nd April, 2023
Everything looks so visually appealing this time of year, bathed in this light. Rarely does the photo capture the experience, but raises questions nonetheless.
29th March, 2023
I wanted to make this pork & pineapple hotpot one last time before Spring. When the Sun’s still low this time of year the light catches the edge of my bowl like this, which makes for some interesting textures & colours.
15th March, 2023
22nd February, 2023
19th February, 2023
26th January, 2023
7th January, 2023
Gardeners know all the dirt
26th December, 2022
18th December, 2022
From the archive 005: The Blue Man
16th December, 2022
24th November, 2022
I’m a big fan of Christopher Anderson’s books. I have all of his recent Stanley Barker releases (Cop, Approximate Joy, Pia, Son) and now Marion.
Photographing from a truly privileged perspective, in a letter to his wife, the subject, he writes “The fact that they [the pictures] exist as photographs is really beside the point. The camera always seemed like an excuse to enjoy the simple pleasure of looking at you… secondary to the experience itself.”
22nd October, 2022
14th October, 2022
David S Pumpkins
13th October, 2022
Better “oh well” than “what if?”,
To the see the open day roar and the night sky dim,
To feel her shiver as you touch her skin,
To risk it all on such terrible odds,
On this day we have no Gods.
9th October, 2022
Today I ran the Bournemouth Supersonic 10k. I was quite pleased to get a sub 1 hour time of 56:44. Had a little in the tank for the last ~2km.
8th October, 2022
I can't draw horses yet
27th September, 2022
24th September, 2022
If there’s a road that leads to the past,
Will I have to forget what I’ve learned?
If I’m to start again on some unfamiliar plateau,
Can I at least plant a flower for my untold sorrow?
Can I at least pack up my solitary friend,
And tell him we’ll meet again before the end?
I can't believe it's August already
2nd August, 2022
Memories they can’t be boughten,
They can’t be won at carnivals for free,
Well it took me years to get those souvenirs,
And I don’t know how they slipped away from me
John Prine, Souvenirs
27th July, 2022
From the archive: 004
10th July, 2022
The music stopped with a flutter of her eyelids,
But nobody on the dancefloor minded,
She spoke in song; We told our truths in dance,
And I was a fool for ever thinking I stood a chance.
From the archive: 003
3rd July, 2022
Life is long if you know how to use it,
Even if most of us forget to before we lose it,
Average of me today and yesterday,
Isn’t who I am tomorrow,
I’ve got all this time to play with,
And not as much time to borrow.
From the archive: 002
1st July, 2022
Converted using filmlab, a library I’m working on.
From the archive: 001
30th June, 2022
Queen’s Park, circa 2010
29th June, 2022
Fit for a tomato plant
28th June, 2022
Found a stick for Ellie’s tomato plant.
I really enjoyed the slow pace of this walk, searching for the right one.
27th June, 2022
Orange & Black
26th June, 2022
20th June, 2022
Train Platform Graffiti
19th June, 2022
17th June, 2022
16th June, 2022
13th June, 2022
Pea Fritters & Eggs
11th June, 2022
10th June, 2022
2nd June, 2022
29th May, 2022
Gochujang Fried Rice
27th May, 2022
This goes well with everything, but especially two day old rice. Fried some peppers, an egg with soy sauce then broke it all up with the rice and a tablespoon of Gochujang and sprinkled with sesame seeds. Gave it a nice sweet, spicy flavour with a sticky texture. Looked even tastier in this light.
14th May, 2022
23rd April, 2022
16th April, 2022
I'm currently listening to:
Anyone Can Play Guitar - Radiohead