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 […]

Representing the UK – on Qik

I really  shouldn’t do video before getting dressed in the morning. I wonder if @Minimentally will thank me in years to come. I know @Dogumentally doesn’t care. Thanks to @Kosso for pointing out this video. I’d recorded it last year i think and completely forgot about it. Qik is a live streaming video app for your mobile phone.

2008 a journey with friends

The Documentally podcast in it’s iTunes form started in 2006, i started video blogging and using twitter in 2007 but it was 2008 that felt like social media really took off for me. Maybe because I felt like I was no longer just a photographer. My ability to take photos and document things was now […]

Politics and Social Media.

Do politicians really understand how to use social media? Those of us versed in these new ways of online communication know that any political figure who can truly and completely adopt social media methods would have a formidable secret weapon in their arsenal. A weapon that would have to be adopted across all the battling […]

The Manchester Digital Development Agency

This week I was asked to go along to the Manchester Digital Development Agency and talk at an event called AmbITion, an Arts Council project that’s helping arts organisations in the East and North West regions of England make better use of technology. It was a quality day, well organised in a great venue. Whenever […]

PICNIC'08 – A meeting of creative minds.

“From 24 to 26 September 2008, thousands of creative minds from all over the world will come together in Amsterdam for the third PICNIC. …” So how does one particular creative mind get to this kind of event on a budget? It looks huge, expensive dripping with free bars and full colour laser projection backdrops. […]

Less is more: The 12 second blog killer

I am finding it easier and easier to just click record and speak my thoughts into some form or video blogging application. It all began with Seesmic and now in addition (especially when wanting to cross post and use multimedia) I also use Phreadz. For live streaming (in my opinion), there is still only Qik. […]

Protect Your Content – Stream It Live!

After the UK Home Secretary’s recent statement green-lighting the harassment of photographers in public places, could it already be too late for us to reverse the attitudes of certain members of the law enforcement agencies and the general public? At the bottom of this post are a few links to tales of photographic woe and […]

A moment with Tony Benn

Today whilst passing through London and before descending into the tube, I just happened to pop outside Euston train station and spotted Tony Benn sat on a bench lighting his pipe. I was on the way down to Southampton to pick up a car and although I have no idea what made me pop outside […]


I do it every day. Come rain or shine. It is at the moment my only form of exercise. My dog is a Coltriever and needs three good walks a day. She has a wee and a pooh on all occasions and I sometimes wish my metabolism was that fast. I am lucky where I live to have loads of intersecting […]