Tag: Photography

The Treachery of Photography

The Treachery of Photography

Just a bit of fun this morning. Obviously this is not really a pipe.

It's actually binary-coded data representing a digitised bitmapped image encoded to 8-bit depth in 3 colour channels representing red, green and blue. The data also includes metadata representing things such as what camera was used, where …


Don McCullin

Two nights ago I watched a documentary about war photographer Don McCullin and am still haunted by the images. The film, simply called McCullin, was shown on the BBC as part of a series called Imagine... which previously featured the photographer Vivian Maier. The McCullin documentary was made by Jacqui …


Kodachrome Red

Kodachrome red

Whenever I look at old slides I’m always struck by that vibrant ‘Kodachrome’ red. Here’s a bit a of photoshop fun with one of my dad’s old photos to bring out that red colour.


Japanese Lady

Japanese Coffee Cup

Today’s old photo is not that old. This is a photograph taken through the base of an old Japanese tea cup I inherited from my parents. I love the craftsmanship that produces such a delicate and subtle image just by varying the thickness of the porcelain.

This little set …


Gangster Squad - Nuneaton

Joe ‘The Barber’ Battaglia becomes a made man during a meeting with Frank ‘The Bull‘ Scotto

In today’s old photo Joe ‘The Barber’ Battaglia becomes a made man during a meeting with Frank ‘The Bull’ Scotto.


Malta 1919

No funny comments about this weekend’s old photo which is actually a couple of photos from someone early and late in their life.

Emily Vella April 1919

These photos are both of my wife’s lovely grandmother and both were taken in Malta.

Emily Vella


A child possessed

Today old photo show a possessed child while his cousins look on.

Today’s old photograph shows a child suffering from possession. One cousin looks on somewhat bemused, while the other pretends nothing is happening.


Girls on the beach

Teresa always demonstrated great flexibility and was a hit with the boys!

Today’s old photograph shows one of the most famous post-war exotic dancers from North West England on holiday with some of her friends.


Dress up as ladies!

Times were hard and the only pleasure we could afford was to dress up as ladies!

Times were hard and the only pleasure we could afford was to dress up as ladies!


I ♥ Film

Looking over the photos that I consider to my best over the last few years I was struck by just how many were shot with film.

There are 27 photos I've rated with five stars in Adobe Lightroom or Aperture over the last 10 years.¹ Of these 15 were …

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