Street Photography with a Hasselblad: China in the 1980s and early 1990s

Although more usually associated with scenic and portrait photography, a Hasselblad set proved a very effective tool for capturing images of China in the 80s and 90s.

Photography in Illness: The therapeutic advantages of an absorbing project

Gerald Phillipson, faced with an unwelcome diagnosis, set out to ease the experience by means of his project, Photography in Illness...

Manplan Project: The state of Britain at the end of the Swinging Sixties

The Manplan project, which was to become one of the highlights of my career as a photographer, came to me in 1969 from a...

Newberry Springs, California: Sightseeing in a suburb slowly being swallowed by sand

Newberry Springs is a small town on the edge of California's Mojave Desert. It is known as the location where the English language German film, Bagdad Cafe, by Percy Adlon was shot. Its abandoned homes, buried under sand, illustrate the power of nature to reclaim its own territory.

Sentinel Steam Waggon: Nothing quite like it for warming the blood

Steam, steam, glorious steam: Mike takes a nostalgic trip back to 1931 when a meets a wonderful Sentinel Steam Waggon...

Rangefinder Photography: A beginner jumps in at the deep end

Rangefinder photography remains a niche in today's world of mirrorless cameras and high-tech electronic viewfinders. Nevertheless, it has a devoted following. I decided to investigate and find out why.

Bombay Beach at the Salton Sea

California is home to some of the world’s most spectacular areas of natural beauty. Cruising the Pacific coastline, strolling through Redwood forests, or hiking...

Music on the March: all the way from from Sousa to slapstick

If walking while chewing gum constitutes a minimal test of physical and mental coordination, surely walking while playing music defines the opposite end of...

Gardens of English stately homes: changing styles through the ages

The architecture of English stately homes has evolved over time, reflecting the prevailing fashion during the period in which they were built. The same is true of their gardens. Chris Rodgers takes us on a journey through time, with spectacular photographs of beautiful examples of both homes and gardens.

The Doors: rainbow colours under a cloudless sky

Choice of front door color allows homeowners to personalize their home and express something about themselves. But, how many take full advantage of the full spectrum of colors available to them? Our photographic explorer went to find out.

The Leica Q2 Goes to Brunch: in search of the ultimate Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benedict is a popular item on brunch menus. But, why stick with the traditional version when there are so many interesting, delicious and photogenic versions to explore? Let's indulge in some tasty food photography.

Digital Zooming Part I: Purist and pragmatist perspectives on the Leica Q2

Love it or hate it, digital zooming is an integral feature of the Leica Q-series cameras. Are you a purist, who views cropping photos...

The Leica Q2 Goes Wine Tasting: A weekend of photography in the Sonoma Valley

Recently I visited one of California’s marquee wine-growing regions: the Sonoma Valley. Based on previous experience, I was sure the business of wine production...

Queen’s right trusty insects buzz allegiance to King Charles III as a new keeper...

Mourning of The Queen's Bees as they gather round to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III and prepare for the task of supplying honey to the royal breakfast table...

Shifting Gears: Photography meets poetry in a pantoum

Buckle your seatbelts and stow your tray tables; it’s time to shift gears and read another photo poem. Photography + Poetry = Photopoetry People who interweave...