The days in December have been dark, and wet. We haven’t had the inconvenience of ice and snow, and for this our commuting selves are grateful, but the absence of sunlight, of any kind of light, can get to you after a while, and leave you staring at the sky, and at the hour by […]
Perhaps it always only ever takes but a moment – Just the fraction of a moment for something to catch your eye: some movement in the trees, some fragment of poetry, some kindness in a stranger’s smile, some chord in a song, some way the light falls – And there it is again, that reminder, […]
Returning to the heart of photography – noticing the natural world
The start of a journey of discovery with film photography
Being alone is, for me, a necessary condition for slow, deliberate photography.
It’s a moment that passes in the blink of an eye, one click of a button, but what else is going on in the taking of a photograph?
Photography in the landscape by seeing what the earth wants to show you, listening to what the earth might be saying. A walk by the lagoons in Bathgate, and some poetic inspiration from William Stafford.
Returning to a core creative practice during a time of change. The gift of macro photography.
Getting intimate with a landscape. Reflections, plus photographs from a winter walk in the Lowther hills.
Photography doesn’t need to be fleeting, mindless. It is perfectly possible to take photographs in a way that doesn’t make you more likely to forget, but rather: more likely to remember.