Everything is stupid

Ill natured (From 2012 way before the current global pandemic...) I have developed a feeling of impermanence, like I am living in a bubble and it is ready to burst. I want this feeling to change. For the last two and a half years in recovery I have spent a…

Clocked

Eight day wind-up I have a clock recovered from the cockpit of a USAF plane. Possibly an F4 Phantom. Possibly a U2 spy plane. Probably something more mundane though... It is a Wakmann Lemania A-13A USAF 17 jewel aircraft clock plus 1 hour timer, made in Switzerland by Breitling to…

Found on a bench

March 10, 2014 Here two hearts and souls met and were forever entwined And with the deftest and lightest catch of her heart, She saves him from oblivion, And takes him to heaven…

Deja-vu or total recall?

I've seen so many film sequences of people going to emergency theatre. The camera must be on the bed facing upwards at about 70 degrees. All that is visible is the overhead lights of the corridors, lifts and rooms as we speed through them to the operating theatre. But this…

A1 - The Great North Road

I used to buy a lot of photography books. They take up shelves and shelves of space and the last time we moved four years ago, all the books went into boxes and stayed there out of sight (and therefore sort of out of mind) until last year when we…

Swing High

St Alfege playground 2009 Rolleiflex 3.5F from the 1960s. HP5 developed with Rodinal. Scanned with Epson Perfection V700. Click on the image for more.…

Massive conditioning

I've used many film cameras but the Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta IV 6x6 from 1956(ish) was one of my favourites for walking around with. It was compact with a front door that unfolded the bellows. The lens was a 75mm 3.5 coated Tessar, incredibly crisp. I really regret…

GRrrrrr - no, not really

I've been using Ricoh GR cameras since 2001. I got my hands on the GR1v when it was released and never looked back. It was a 35mm film camera, specs here. And it was a jewel. Since then I've used iterations of the GR as it went from film to…