Saturday, March 6, 2021

How I came to be born in Camelot

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I always assumed I had been born in Wigan, a south Lancashire town slap bang between Liverpool and Manchester. The town is noted for...

Eric Kim on failure and street photography

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Street photography is all about failure. The failure to have the courage to take that one shot. The failure to capture “the decisive moment.”...

Wet weeks put damper on photography

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The past few weeks in London have been a tough time for street photography. I've lost count of the times the...

Hooverphilia: An unnatural obsession with vacuum cleaners

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When I reviewed Dyson's battery-powered DC59 earlier this month I was only joking about being obsessed. In fact, now the Dyson seems to do...

Smaller cameras, bigger lenses in bokeh quest

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Writing for THEME, Japan-based photographer and author Karel van Wolferen wonders why lenses get bigger as cameras get smaller:  ...

Virgin’s Fair Usage Policy: A whiff of something rotten

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I used to think that Virgin Media's cable broadband service was the bee's knees. Until, that is, I came across the company's brand new...

Are you still alive, that is the question

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Last week I took a sabbatical. I was up north visiting friends and family. I spent so much time chatting and walking that I...

Who needs €500 bills except criminals and tax dodgers?

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Interesting that Australia is questioning the future of the...

Google’s search bar is the new command line

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Shawn Blanc refers back to an eight-year-old assertion by John Gruber that Google’s search bar had become the new command line. He is right...

Patent Wars: Sick to the back teeth of this nonsense

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Am I the only one who is sick to the back teeth of all this patent fueding that seems to be dominating the world...