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Reinventing The Conference

Thinking Digital 2012

Thinking Digital does the conference model really well. It’s a humane accessible version of TED. Small enough to be friendly, big enough to attract the innovators looking for and sharing new ideas. The Do Lectures do something amazing between a campfire chat and an intimate mini festival. It’s still the most amazing ticketed event I’ve […]

Captain Moses Lelesit – He died doing what he loved best

Moses Lelesit

A friend in Kenya emailed me today and told me of a plane crash. Writing about the death of a pilot I’ve flown with once is bad enough. But now to write about another so soon. Well, I don’t know what to think. Statistically flying is meant to be pretty safe. The chance of an […]

Audiences Norway 2011

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The Y-Cam Bullet IP Camera

I got sent the Y-Cam Bullet last year and then when I moved home it found itself into a box, only to be re-discovered last week. Cables, adapters, wall/ceiling mount, power lead, optional sun visor etc, all  come in the box. I had already purchased a Y-cam S in black over 2 years ago (the older […]

Royal Wedding Street Party

While visiting friends in the village of Belton, Leicestershire, I experienced a street party … I took photos on my FujiFilm X100. It’s super discreet and having the fixed lens makes you work that little bit harder to get in close while all the time allowing you to really get to know the focal length. […]

Politics In The Social Media Playground

We may never know the Impact social media had in shaping our new rather bewildering government. Maybe it reached a lethargic non-voting population and changed their minds. Perhaps it taught the party campaigners to engage with more mobile tools in order to rally their troops. Maybe all it did was introduce other channels of communication […]

Makoto – A New Kind Of Photographic Agency

My friend Phil wrote to me from Kirkuk, he’s researching this story on the Arab-Kurd situation. It’s slow going, but he summarises it all with one sentence. No one wants to compromise, there’s a low level war already underway and things could get more dangerous in a year or two. All sort of grim. For […]

A Fist With The Thumb Tucked In

This little stone fist is over three thousand years old. Maybe more. It was loose in the bottom of a large box of Egyptian artefacts that I was asked to photograph for a museum. I was fascinated by it because at the time the logo for my Documentally Podcast was a fist. The fist I […]

Beaver Wax

I’ve been in a few bands over the years. Some never left the bedroom recording studios they were born in. One hit the decks of the late great John Peel and others toured the UK bars and Uni’s brushing dangerously with the possibility of becoming something. I was just trawling through an old photo folder […]

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