I’m not a great fan of social media – I much prefer personal, human, face-to-face communication. So my usage of the various platforms tends to be sporadic and limited – something I realise is hindering me from making the most of what social media has to offer, but something I...

In another life, when I was living in Australia, I did a Permaculture Design Course – learning all about Permaculture and its application. It was a great experience, and I went on to stay with David Holmgren – the co-founder of the movement, and his family at their small-holding, Melliodora. For...

During my exploration of food waste in my Food Is… project, I started documenting the activities of The Gleaning Network – an organisation that mobilises volunteers to visit farms where edible food is being left to rot. The volunteers – gleaners - come from the area local to the farm, and...

The DSLR videography market is relatively new, with Nikon being the first to include the ability to capture video in a DSLR in its D90, back in 2008. This means there aren’t many established manufacturers of the various products necessary to allow a DSLR to function effectively in a range of...

Since September 2013 I have been exploring a personal project around the topic of food waste. The fact that food is being wasted has become big news recently, with some new statistic in the newspaper almost daily. The same is true of the measures that are being implemented to tackle...

December saw the launch of the first ever Documentary Photography Review podcast - a project that aims to interview documentary photographers from across the globe - to discuss their evolution and experiences as a photographer, as well as a recent body of work and sources of inspiration. The key...

I have been very quiet in the way of blog posts for some time now - not having posted at all in 2013. Well there's a good reason for that, which is Documentary Photography Review - a group/organisation/platform I've set up to help support those who wish to explore documentary photography. I have...

It's been about 8 months since I last went to a darkroom, and it was so great to get back into the art of printing from black and white negatives. This time I went to Chats Palace, which is a lot smaller and more basic compared to Photofusion, but ultimately at...


The Refugee Council plays a vital role in providing support for asylum seekers and refugees who come to the UK, and provides a wide range of services - from free support to families and individuals in their own language, to lobbying and campaigning for positive change to current policies.

I've always been drawn towards black and white images, and have wanted to have access to a darkroom to experiment in for a very long time, and to explore yet another element of the art of photography. So before the festive season began, I finally went on a course to...

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