Calke Abbey

A rare Sunday free and so we jumped in the car and headed for Calke Abbey.

It’s a National Trust property in South Derbyshire and calls itself the unstately stately home. It was my second visit, but I’m still yet to go inside. There’s enough fun to be had exploring the gardens, old sheds and boiler houses and the stables. Continue reading

Something New?

Last weekend, I was in my usual Sunday night funk, fed-up that I’d not taken advantage of the weekend and a bit of daylight to get out and take some pictures.
It was about 9pm before I decided to get off my arse and have a wander around the village with a Holga, a cheapo flashgun and a roll of Kodak Tri-X. Continue reading

Nighttime Adventures in Neopan

A while back, I wrote about putting together my first ‘zine. It was a collection of the photographs that Wojtek, Pavel and I had shown as part of our No Constructive Conclusions shows. While it contained six pictures from each of us, the others had given me free reign to design, produce and distribute this printed version.

I loved the whole experience, especially the buzz of people getting in touch and asking for copies. The first run of 25 went in a couple of days and I now have only a couple left from a further order of 20. They went out across the UK, Europe and to the USA.

Feedback was great. People liked the work, but also the format and quality of the zine itself. It even got a really nice write-up from James Cockroft that you can see here. I had quite a few questions on the process from people interested in putting their own work out in physical form. Continue reading