Gimping

My normal workflow is to take the picture using black and white 35mm, develop it and then scan it.  I edit it using Photoshop which normally involves not much more than brightness and contrast adjustment and then some cropping and reducing the file size for use on the blog.  It's been called 'semi-digital photography' and … Continue reading Gimping

The Road to Nowhere

This road goes nowhere, literally.   It has roundabouts, white lines, signs and street lights but all of its side roads lead to grass banks.  It is main road built in the hope of some sort of economic boom but now a home to motorcycle lessons and dog walkers instead.

Lomography

These shots were taken with a Lomo LC-A. The Lomo Kompakt Automat is a fixed lens, 35 mm film, compact camera introduced in 1984. In 2005, production of the original Lomo LC-A was discontinued. Its replacement, the LC-A+, was introduced in 2006 and production moved to China. Some of these Chinese models are passed off … Continue reading Lomography

The Three Laws of Robotics and Why Isaac Asimov Annoys Me

This is Titan the Robot.  According to Isaac Asimov, Titan may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm must obey any orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law must protect its own existence as long as … Continue reading The Three Laws of Robotics and Why Isaac Asimov Annoys Me

Film Isn’t Dead, It’s Just Selective

  There is a scene in the movie 'Spinal Tap' where the band's manager gets questioned about why they are booked into smaller venues than the last tour.  Has the band gotten less popular?  No, he says, more selective.  That's also true of photographic film, 35mm in particular. Film has moved back from the mass … Continue reading Film Isn’t Dead, It’s Just Selective

Domestic Violence for Children

Domestic Violence for Children

This is a Punch and Judy Man - sometimes referred to as The Professor.  A Punch and Judy show is a one man performance in a booth, often by the seaside, with glove puppets.  One man works the puppets, does the voices and makes the sound effects. It's been a bastion of entertainment in for … Continue reading Domestic Violence for Children

The Sunset

Tower blocks huddle together to watch the sun go down.