12 Jun 2017

Mission to Destiny

Mission to Destiny

A long time ago, I got Paul Darrow — Avon from Blake’s 7 — to sign a lovely big publicity still from the series. The photo features Avon, Blake (Gareth Thomas) and Vila (Michael Keating.) A couple of years after I got Paul’s autograph, I asked Gareth Thomas to add his own, at the Nexus 2000 convention in Bristol. […]

13 Feb 2017

Pedal to the Metal

Pedal to the Metal

Igor’s posts about putting together a guitar pedal kit inspired me to buy myself one for my birthday. I chose the Britannia pedal, a Vox AC30 simulation circuit from runoffgroove.com. I found that Jed’s Peds, a UK supplier, were selling a Britannia kit including a PCB and pre-drilled box, which was very handy. I’m pretty […]

31 Dec 2016

Favourite Photo of the Month, 2016

Favourite Photo of the Month, 2016

As with many of us, I’m sure, I didn’t find 2016 the best year ever. I did still try to make an effort to take photos, though — recently reinforcing that by starting a 365 project. Here’s my traditional annual roundup — one photo for each month of the year. Not necessarily my best photo, but the one that conveys the month […]

1 Dec 2016

Everyday Carry

Everyday Carry

Today I was very glad of the little photo-a-day project I’ve been doing. If I hadn’t been making sure to take a photo every day, I probably wouldn’t have bothered taking the little Fujifilm X100T out with me when I nipped1 up to Clifton Village to buy bread. Here’s one of the photos from my bread-buying […]

23 Oct 2016

Photo Project: Cafe Signs

Photo Project: Cafe Signs

Back in June 2011, I posted the first picture to my Cafe Signs blog. Back then the blog was called Cafe Typography. I was just starting to learn a bit about the web and type design, and the writing on cafe signs had started to interest me. It turned out to be one of those hobbies that stuck. The blog […]