Overnight in Bratislava

I'm working in Austria for the next few weeks. I've been visiting for the last ten years to run school workshops. You spend a week in a local school running drama, creative writing, and sometimes art or cookery classes as an English immersion programme. Every week you're at a different school. I normally take my DSLR, and sort out the photos afterwards, but I couldn't find what I'd done with the charger. My phone has a very decent camera though, so I'm going to use that and post them as I go. I've become increasingly frustrated with the way the FB and Instagram algorithms decide what people see and in what order. Everything's jumbled up and got no context or order, and it makes seeing travel photos particularly frustrating. So they're just going here, where they stay in chronological order and in context.... Read More...

2020 Calendar

I've made an A5 calendar of my illustrations - the calendar itself is £7, and the artwork is also available as prints of various sizes. UK postage is free, and international postage is automatically calculated by weight.... Read More...

Versailles Xpro- Summer of 2005

I've recently scanned around 60 old rolls of film, which I'll gradually post. These are some photos of the palace of Versailles taken on some extremely expired slide film. At the time I worked in a photo lab, and ended up with a huge bag of all the expired film from the shop for about £20, and also got free development as a perk. Half-melted and degraded Kodak slide film + Olympus XA2 camera, cross-processed as C41.... Read More...

2019 in Books

Every year I take part in the Good Reads challenge. My target this year was 52 books. I completed it with one for luck- 53 books this year. As I read each book I took a photo for instagram and gave a brief opinion- I’ve copied and pasted them all here. I've separated them into categories, but left them in the order read within the categories.... Read More...

Magic Stories From Around the World (1986)

Here is another scan of a vintage book I have had since I was a child. This is a collection of myths and legends from around the world. It was originally Czech and translated to English, and has a large selection of central European stories less known in the UK, along with stories from places like the high Arctic and Polynesia. There are also lovely illustrations by three prominent Czech illustrators.... Read More...

The Ghost Stories of M.R. James

Around this time of year on the Solstice there are two things I like to do as a personal tradition- go for a walk to Botany Bay around sunset and read the ghost stories of M.R. James. Includes full text of Whistle My Lad, and links to read the stories and watch the 1970s films for free.... Read More...