Polaroid People of Antigua

Blue.   Vorn.   Mr Papaya.   The beautiful boy who showed us his garden – ginger, oregano, basil, pineapples, bananas. Thank you to the warm, bright-eyed people of Antigua who left a little sweetness in my heart to take onwards with me. Camera: SLR680 Film: The Impossible Project Colour 600 with Gold and Silver […]

Caribbean Black and White

In all that Caribbean exotic colour it went against logic to take any black and white Polaroid film. Very glad I did. Wish I’d played with a lot more. There’s always the next time…             Antigua, 27 March – 5 April 2014 The Impossible Project Black and White 600 Film. […]

Rumi: Two types of intelligence

There are two kinds of intelligence: one acquired, as a child in school memorizes facts and concepts from books and from what the teacher says, collecting information from the traditional sciences as well as from the new sciences. With such intelligence you rise in the world. You get ranked ahead or behind others in regard […]

All hail Walter Mitty’s imagination

Go see The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller) is a negative asset manager at Life Magazine. Filing the last edition of the magazine before it moves online Walter is sent the front cover negative from longtime Life photographer, Sean O’Connell. Only it is missing. And so begins Walter’s worldwide adventure to locate it. […]

Stonehenge – The Impossible Project

On Monday this week I got up before the crack of dawn and travelled down to Stonehenge for an early morning venture in to the inner stone circle. Wonderful experience. Take the opportunity if it comes your way. The stones are so profoundly masculine. The structure they form so serene, graceful and feminine. Whatever the purpose, […]

Cornish Waves

My Polaroid camera has this magical ability to lead me to the beautiful people and places. Right from our first encounter which was mixed in with the streets of San Francisco, a generous photographer and a bright sky bike ride across Golden Gate Park from Ocean Beach to deliver his films for developing to a […]

McCullin

McCullin, the high quality documentary about the photo journalist Don McCullin known for his black and white images of war and human suffering, stays with you long after it ends. Born in to the poverty and street violence of Finsbury Park in the 1930’s, McCullin was friends with a gang accused of murdering a policeman. […]