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Point & Shoot No.1 – Lubitel 166U

Point & Shoot No.1 – Lubitel 166U

I’ve been thinking a lot about cameras recently. I have a small collection that I always describe as ‘instamatic’, yet a quick google search reveals that it was Kodak that trademarked the name for their easy loading 126 film cartridge camera which was launched in […]

Round and around and back home again

Round and around and back home again

Many years ago when I was studying for a BTEC in General Art and Design (and it was very general) we had to do a module in photography. To me black and white photography seemed mystical and strange, involving cameras I had never used or […]

Bright sun, no cloud

Bright sun, no cloud

It can seem a rare thing in the UK, a bright sunny day complete with clear blue sky. I live in a city by the sea where a heavy, cold fog sometimes drifts in when the water is warmer than the land. Standing outside looking […]

Like it. Comment. Instagram

Like it. Comment. Instagram

Some years ago my husband took ownership of a Ford Escort Mark IV. We loved the Mark IV. We named him Gary Blue. The paintwork was a lovely metallic azure shade that sparkled a little in the sunlight; the interior sported cloth seats and exuded […]

Every picture

Every picture

Someone, somewhere once said that “every picture tells a story”. So here I am looking at a picture and thinking of a story. The picture is an early family photograph from the 1800s – a woman seated, a man seated next to her. Three children […]

Sophie’s World

Sophie’s World

Recently I’ve been thinking about the way that visual art is often accompanied by writing. With large exhibitions the art of famous artists’ is almost always preceded by wall text and an extensive catalogue describing the various creative points in the artist’s career with biographical […]

The Human Condition

The Human Condition

Every week or so, I volunteer a few hours of my time at a place called The Keep. For those reading this from elsewhere in the UK or the world for that matter, The Keep houses the public records for East Sussex and Brighton & […]