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Trans Pride Panel

Trans Pride Panel at Waterstones

For the book lovers amongst you, Waterstones are running an event at their Piccadilly branch in London, celebrating the amazing voices of Trans authors and illustrators. Authors include: Jamie Raines, Kenny Ethan Jones, Charlie Craggs, Laura Kate Dale, Lewis Hancox and Ben Pechey. Illustrators include: Theo Parish, Sophie Labelle, Fox Fisher and Ocean Grove. The […]

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Gone Cycling

Well, I think I’ve finally done it. Retired. When I say retired I still have a 2 day p/t job, but it’s a case of turn up, do work, go home and forget about it. The important thing is it’ll leave me with time to re-engage in my photography, as opposed to just reading about

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2023 round up

2023 Round Up

Another year nearly over and a feeling that progress has been made, at least since June and my last post. I won’t regurgitate what happened in the first six months – life’s too short, as they say. Once I’d moved on to working a 2 day week (Sat & Sun) I’ve used Mon. to Fri.

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Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue

Two reasons for the choice of this post title 1.) It’s been six months since my last one and 2.) It’s a catchup on my mental health status – anxiety and depression. The “blues”, get it? Whatever. A little history Back in 2011 I was assessed by Lincolnshire Mental Health Services prior to a referral

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Lucie & Aline Portait

Lucie and Aline, 2016

I took this photograph at Meadowhall Shopping Centre – Lucie (my daughter) and Aline were trying on sunglasses and in a frivolous act I caught their attention and grabbed the shot. It looks to me as though they both realised the slight absurdity of the moment and played to the camera. For me, it has

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RIP 2022

RIP 2022

In all honesty I will be glad to see the back of 2022. At the back end of 2021 it all looked very promising. I’d gone full-time with my employer in the November, getting rid of another part-time job in the process to simplify life and put a few more shekels in my pocket. And

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Girl on Girl Book Review

Girl on Girl: Art and Photography in the Age of the Female Gaze

Girl on Girl is a contemporary look at women photographing women – the female gaze. Author, Charlotte Jansen, is a former editor-at-large at Elephant magazine, and has written two books on photography: Girl on Girl (2017) and Photography Now (2021). She also presents the Dior Talks podcast. Girl on Girl is a richly diverse take

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