Net Benefits

Net Benefits

No, I haven’t decided to start providing financial advice but I have been looking at lots of whiteboards, plans and proposals lately. The benefit is that pays for gear, books and the occasional workshop… It just doesn’t provide time.


Looking and listening this week



Rescue dogs have a range of issues to resolve and needs to be met and it will take a while for that to happen so the focus has been on working out how to make this work. Everything else gets back seat for the time being so apologies if the posts are a little lower in quality and frequency (and for all the dog photos).

I did have time for one folio. Tim Walker is a portriatist who makes his own rules

Listening to Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats

The project update for December 2014

The project update for December 2014

Less than a week before this project reboots for 2015 and things are starting to come together. To be honest I’m anxious about the next six months as my time and focus are still in a 3 way tug of war with work and finishing my studies in late May. Then there is Christmas with family and the New year.

I’m also concerned about waiting for the right time and place to work and not making anything. I don’t want to produce work that I’m not satisfied with either but getting the time and freedom to engage with and unpack subjects is difficult and I have to work within those limitations. To do that I went with a range of general subjects that I can use for single images or grow longer term projects around.  Here they are;

  • Locus – Places
  • Naturae – Nature
  • Populus – People, Faces
  • Mechanae – Machines
  • Singula res – Details
  • Relictus – Abandoned
  • Tactio – Touch, Texture

I chose to go with Latin titles for something different but that may change before the week is out. Besides, my Latin is shaky at best and those terms may have other less appropriate meanings. If you happen to be a Latin scholar and wish to advise please leave some hints in the comments!


By any means…

By any means…

I don’t have a lot of time right now but I don’t think you need a lot of time to create.

We must use time creatively—and forever realise that the time is always hope to do great things.

Martin Luther King

I have been using the “in-between” times, the on the way to or from somewhere for a meeting or lunch to make images like the one above. My phone has become my camera of choice for the moment and while it has limitations, I really don’t mind so much.

Here are some images from the last two weeks.

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