Being Beside the Seaside

There's a lifetime of work in photographing the seaside and people enjoying it. I love the from-a-distance shots. Don't know why. I'm probably ripping off a famous photographer without realising but I like it.

Another Floral Explosion

I don't usually take photos of flowers but look at the colours on this. Ridiculous.

Employed to Serve at Sticky Mike's Frog Bar

I enjoy taking photos at gigs but I like using the light that's there to take photos of anything. I will never understand why so many venues back-light but don't front-light. But it does make for some decent photos.

The problem with a lack of front-light is it means photographers bring their big fucking flashes and stick them right in people's faces, right at the front; blinding performance and audience members alike. Because they simply must have their shot for Instagram.

I realise there may be some perceived hypocrisy here but I never use flash and I try to stay out of the way so my conscience is clear.

A Lunch Date

Tabitha and I will occasionally go out to lunch together at the weekend. She seems to get really excited about it (I am guilty of spoiling her a little, and doing things her mum may not approve of like going to the pier) and it's one of my favourite things to do. As she gets older, she's becoming more and more fun to spend time with. She talks about things I wouldn't expect, which makes conversation very interesting.

I guess what I'm trying to say is: if you have trouble making friends, have a child and then train them to like you?

It's Dry

It hasn't rained here for weeks. Everything's looking really dry and dead, and the rolling hills have all gone brown. I wanted to go and get some photos of it all looking sad but it was too early in the day so I ended up with these instead. I like these photos but they don't really illustrate my point.