Emma

And the winner of the golden envelope is . .

I have some golden envelopes full of zines. You get three randomly picked issues of Fanzine Ynfytyn, printed on white paper rather than coloured, for £1.50 + postage. They're available in my shop. Last week I had a little competition to win one. I had a few more entries than I was expecting, which was nice. The winner is Jillian from Canada. Thank you to everyone else who took the time to enter as well.... Read More...

Palma de Mallorca in monochrome

Here's some black and white photos I took in Palma de Mallorca in the summer, and developed the other day. There's no real reason for me to return there. I had one lovely trip there, and one horrible one, so that balances out. I can't say much for the quality of the company, but Mallorca is a beautiful place (minus Magaluf of course). I took these on Ilford HP5 with my Pentax ME Super (my favourite camera). I also had a roll of 50s style Efke film, but something happened to it, either moisture or humidity. When I opened it in the dark bag and tried to load it onto the reel, the cartridge was all full of goo, and the emulsion came off in a big clammy mess onto my hands. The film was unloadable, and unrescuable, so I'll never know what was on it.... Read More...

Golden envelope full of zines

I have some golden envelopes full of zines. They're not quite as good as a ticket to Willy Wonka's factory, but what is? You get three randomly picked issues of Fanzine Ynfytyn, printed on white paper rather than coloured, for £1.50 + postage. They're available in my shop.  I've got one to give away. Just email me the answer to the question below. My favourite answer submitted by Monday the 28th of January wins. Your information won't be kept or sold, and I'll only email the winner back. Question: What is your favourite Roald Dahl book, and why?... Read More...

The world is not my oyster

Here are the other photos from Whistable. I took more of the boats, seashore etc with my wide-angle lens on film, and I haven't had it developed yet. I much prefer my film SLR to my digital one (70s Pentax cameras just feel so nice to use), but I'm too broke lately to use much film, and I still have 5 rolls sitting around that need developing. I didn't eat any oysters while I was there, because I'm vegetarian, but I did have a really great mascarpone, truffle and rosemary pizza.... Read More...

Rooflines

These are from some photos I took in Whitstable a few weeks ago, a pretty oyster fishing town in Kent (and sometimes *too* popular with the daahn from londons for the taste of the locals). The roofline of the school took my fancy.... Read More...
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Books of 2012

I started using Goodreads this year to keep track of my reading. Here's my list of books. It looks like a lot, but over a year it's only just over 1 a week, which isn't that good going, seeing as I'm a fast reader (more visual than auditory).... Read More...

Sketching

I've had the bug that's been going around over Christmas, albeit not badly, but I haven't really done as much work/creative stuff as I'd like. Here's some sketches I did this afternoon. I didn't really plan what I was drawing, I just started making some lines and went from there. Mostly I just wanted to try out the white marker.... Read More...