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Talking of spy cameras…


Hi guys! I posted a bit of information regarding so-called spy cameras yesterday, which in some cases, were actually used for espionage purposes at one time, and who knows, perhaps they may still be in use today, as the focus … Continue reading

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Another attempt at movie making!


As you may know, I have been trying to make inroads into getting together my very own moving picture collection, but, alas, so far, I have only been able to knock up very amateurish conglomeration of still photos coupled with … Continue reading

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How to take imperfect shots like Daido Moriyama!


Sometimes I look at all the emails I receive from readers and have a little chuckle to myself. And especially when those emails are from newcomers to film. They complain of shots that are out of focus, blurred, grainy and … Continue reading

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A funky, nostalgic week….!


As I mentioned earlier today, this week is going to be full of nostalgia…stuff that takes me back to my youth and yours I hope, too! There will be photos, adverts, written articles, perhaps even some music from those heady … Continue reading

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Something totally different this week…


Suddenly this weekend, what with a somewhat simmering dispute at home that just doesn’t want to go away, and just general unhappiness that sets in at times like that, I felt a pang of nostalgia…..a search for the times gone … Continue reading

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An unknown photo genius…..


Once in a while, you come across something, quite by chance, that really surprises you. It could be an old book in an equally old bookstore, an old camera in an antique shop, or as in this case, a box … Continue reading

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Risque photographer? Think again…


“Well, I am an English photographer, based primarily in London and I create ever so slightly strange photos and short films involving women in palpably erotic situations. “…. so says Marc Blackie, a photographer and film maker. Looking at some … Continue reading

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A new journal is born….


I love writing. Well…let me qualify that…I love writing when the ideas keep flowing; when i have to sit in my study all alone, no telephone, no cellphone, no TV, no internet….just light pouring through the one window, the shrubs … Continue reading

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Which box camera took those shots?


That’s the question many readers have asked me, after reading my recent article about some photos I took with a box camera. Those shots were taken with a camera so simple, so unfailingly simple, the mind boggles how on earth … Continue reading

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Later this week…more about photographer Don McCullin


Of all the war photographers that have made their names at times of conflict and war, Don McCullin stands clear of them all. A photograph is a photograph people will say, but in Don’s case, it’s not just his photos … Continue reading

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