Photography has been around for a long time now and a lot of cool things have been invented or discovered as side-effects of photography. There are many websites about the history of photography which will give a complete picture (excuse the pun) but I wanted to pick out my favourite innovation of each decade since […]Read more "Photographic innovations"
Inspired by a recent conversation with a colleague about the way cameras are priced, I decided to look up the original retail value of some of my cameras and correct for inflation, to see how they compare to today. I’ve attempted to make a note to describe the camera’s position in the market line-up at […]Read more "Camera pricing"
Earlier this week in a charity shop in central Bristol, I discovered a parish magazine from my church, St Mary’s, Fishponds, dating from October 1947. I decided to scan it in and reproduce it here for anyone who is interested – look at the images below or download the PDF version. I think it’s fascinating – partly […]Read more "St Mary’s Church, Fishponds"
I decided to set a tricky Photo Challenge this week – recreating a famous photo. For my own entry, I decided immediately that it should be in black and white. Rather than imitating a fine art photograph, I tried to think of famous documentary or news-related photos. Probably due to the fact that I saw […]Read more "Recreating a famous photograph"
This week’s Photo Challenge theme is the past. Take a photo that has a connection with the past. It could be something that reawakens a memory for you, or invites you to reminisce. It could be an old item, or an ancient place. Perhaps a person. I decided to recreate a self-portrait of my Grandad […]Read more "The past"
I recently inherited a box of slides from my late grandfather. To my delight, I found that they include photographs he took in Korea in 1955 that paint a unique picture of post-war civilian life.I was so fascinated that I built a website to showcase them: http://www.memoriesofkorea.comRead more "Memories of Korea"