Here we continue the ill-fated, and resurrected journey of watching each of the British Film Institute’s 100 best films of the 20th Century. Starting at 100 and working my way to Orson Welles’ The Third Man at number 1 through… Read More »BFI 100 – 99: Carry On Up The Khyber (1968)
Several years ago, I began the – as yet, at least – ill-fated journey of watching each of the British Film Institute’s 100 best films of the 20th Century. Starting with The Killing Fields at 100 and working my way… Read More »BFI 100 – 100: The Killing Fields (1984)
Taking the leap into street photography can be an unnerving one, particularly if you have the shy, introverted core shared by many of our kind. Nevertheless, it’s not impossible. The key is to be out there, camera in hand, at… Read More »5 Assignments For Street Photography Beginners
Last month, I prefixed my first Christmas in Scotland since 2019 with 3 ferocious nights of live music. Two of my all-time favourite Scottish bands, Idlewild and Mogwai, were playing over 3 successive nights. Idlewild were belatedly celebrating the 20th… Read More »Idlewild and Mogwai. December 2022
Though largely forgotten about now – even by members of the group themselves – my first band in Poland, the Post-rock effort, the Frozen North had an exciting first year. Recording, radio, TV, wee festivals, TEDxWarsaw, and other bits and… Read More »Marain (a tribute to Penderecki)
Understanding what street photography is brings us, rather helpfully, to the question of why we make street photography. The words of Garry Winogrand are an appropriate place to start in answering this question: “I photograph to find out what something… Read More »Why do we make street photography?