I believe that South African golfer Gary Player is credited as the origin of the quote “The more I practice, the luckier I get.” Street/candid photography isn’t my forte but I do try on occasion and luck was definitely with me here. This is 100% not posed or staged, the guy came down the steps,… Continue reading Life Imitates Art
The setting sun peeked out from between the usual layers of Manchester greys, briefly lighting up our leaden skies with incredible colours. For once I had a camera to hand so found a place to stop the car, a means to steady the camera and rattled off 3-4 frames before it was gone, back to… Continue reading A Brief Moment In Time
A large (and rather unflattering) sculpture of Archimedes resides under a railway viaduct near the University of Manchester. Whether intended as a stylistic representation of his ‘Eureka’ moment or he’s just in ‘manual jacuzzi’ mode is unclear.
There’s an entire industry based around the idea that we can change and improve our lives through the power of suggestion. Self-styled gurus peddle books, write advertorials and appear on TV telling us how self-hypnosis and the power of positive thought can help us to improve all aspects of our existence. Of course actual evidence… Continue reading The Power of Suggestion
Parents, teach your children to be brave, stand their ground, square up to those bigger than them if needed and maybe even stare down wild beasts. Also teach them that if they’re going to do such damned stupid things, at least wear the proper protective gear.
How often do you wish you could just free roam, shake off your earthbound body and simply observe the world, unnoticed? Would you embrace the opportunity or would you refuse, bound by the same fear of falling that you already experience every single day? Featured as Aminus3.com spotlight image, 29th September 2014.
Certain aspects of photography continue to elude me on a regular basis despite being at it for a fair while now and I’m not talking about making money from it – that will likely always elude me! The technical points of image making remain fairly well ‘baked in’ so even when I take a break… Continue reading Blegh!
The world is full of hidden delights – signs, artefacts, messages, treasures. Deliberately lost, accidentally found. You might see them one day, if only you put down that damned smartphone and look, really look, at your surroundings. Shot as seen on the Castlefield canal towpath and almost enough to make me fetch a spade.
Robert Capa is quoted as saying “If your photographs aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.” Well, I almost clocked a spinning wheel in the face shooting this at the 2012 Parklife Festival, so if it isn’t good enough there’s little else I could do.
Every weekend as sunset approaches the Printworks in Manchester is filled with half-dressed shuffling halfwits high on hairspray and fake tan. In some ways it’s a great facility, serving as a holding pen for those whose idea of a good time in a city as vibrant as Manchester is to get plastered in lowest common… Continue reading Nice Day For A Fright Wedding