The blog

After 13 years as a local news staff photographer, with a healthy little freelance business on the side, I have now launched into the world of the full-time freelancer. This blog will document the highs and lows of my photographic way of life as I talk about work, cameras, lunch, and anything else that I encounter along the way to capturing that ‘decisive moment’. Watch out for posts on my personal projects as well,with pinhole cameras, photograms, infrared photography, and the wonders of 1950’s era cameras.

A tabletop studio set up to make paper negatives of a miniature cactus in my Hasselblad. View through the finder.

Paper Negatives

I got distracted from Project Ceramic Pinhole this week. For some reason I got a bee in my bonnet about […]

Cactus and skulls, a tabletop still life for my Ceramic Pinhole Camera.

Cactus And Skulls

I tried again with my Ceramic Pinhole Camera, but only under artificial lighting conditions. I tried to make an image […]

I made a pinhole lens to fit the Ceramic Pinhole Camera!

Pinholes R Us

After a short delay I managed to actually make a pinhole lens for my Project Ceramic Pinhole Camera. It seems […]

Bellcommon Tunnel, M25 Essex stretch. Olympus 35RC.

Beats A Trip Hands Down

So, that Olympus 35RC. In several words – I absolutely loved it! It was everything that I had hoped. And […]

Ceramic Pinhole Mark I Awaiting the pinhole.

Ceramic Pinhole Mark I

The second firing was a success! Apart from the base that the ceramic pinhole was stood on for the duration […]

The glaze has dried and Ceramic Pinhole Mk I is in the kiln.

Paint It (Matt) Black

So I have slapped the glaze on Ceramic Pinhole Mk I, and as promised, the interior is a nice matt […]

Ceramic Pinhole Bisque Fired And ready for glaze.

Don’t Glaze Over Just Yet

So I was back at the ceramic studio where my Potter Wife works yesterday. The ceramic pinhole camera came out […]

This is a 75cl bottle of Prosecco.

How Big Is Yours?

Do you know how much that bottle of Prosecco weighs? ^? I can tell you that a bag of sugar […]