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A different take on my John Lennon post…


A couple of days ago, I posted an article here about the music and message of John Lennon. To me, I suppose, the Beatles were part and parcel of my youth…wherever me and my friends went, to whichever bar or … Continue reading

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Politics not my style…but this is ridiculous…(addendum to my earlier post)


…”What we are envisioning is something limited. It is something proportional. It will degrade Assad’s capabilities. “At the same time we have a broader strategy that will allow us to upgrade the capabilities of the opposition.” Speech given by Pres. Obama … Continue reading

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Nothing to do with cameras, but….


….the major power players are at the moment coming close to deciding upon taking military action against Syria now…. After the laughable antics during the Iraqi “weapons of mass destruction” hoo-haa, they are now asking us to accept another war. … Continue reading

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War? What is it good for?


“Only the dead have seen the end of war” Plato  

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Voila! A camera with built-in darkroom!


We hear a lot about Afghanistan these days, and most of it is about war, hatred, Islam this or Islam that, soldiers dying on both sides, while civilians carry on suffering as they have done since time immemorial. At one … Continue reading

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Don McCullin..photographer and human being extraordinaire


“I saw 800 children dropping down dead in front of me. That turned me away from the gung-ho image of the war photographer”. So says Don McCullin, a British photographer whose name many people have never even heard of, but … 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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See what I mean….?


Hot on the heels of the post I did yesterday here about the relentless march of technology, I heard today about something altogether more frightening. Nothing to do with photography but it shows you what can happen if technology is … Continue reading

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Don McCullin; the man, his views and vices


Ever since the first series of posts on this blog about UK photographers, where I included a short article about Don McCullin, theer has been consistent demand for more about the man. With a chap like Don, there is so … Continue reading

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Don McCullin? Who in the name is that?


Don McCullin. The name is synonomous with wars, death, deprivation, poverty, you name it. In fact any and probably all of the affected areas in the world, have seen Don come and go. But, for those who don’t know, who … Continue reading

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