Sunday, February 26, 2017

Rear View Mirror

I've always liked the rear view as a means of portraying people, somehow it captures the candid moments better. Greg and Popsie caught in conversation, and no doubt it went something like .. "What's in the bag for a picnic Miranda?"
"I dunno"
"hope we eat it soon, my arm is falling off"
"Wish I'd brought my scooter"
"Yeah that would be more fun than walking in the forest!"

Saturday, February 25, 2017


I am listening to Von Freeman, and his son Chico, play with Dewey Redman and his son Josh play an arrangement of In a Sentimental Mood for saxophone choir - seems the fitting backdrop to editing a picture of Lewi looking for inspiration in the long grass at Shatterford

Living in a land down under

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

On the Way Up

Either you are on the way up, or you are on the way down. It's a bit like life.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Flag Waving

So when I asked the kids what they would like to do for a group photo, universally they chimed "Flag!"

It looks easy enough, but for those that have tried holding themselves perdendicularly, one above the other, simultaneously... I can assure you, it's not!

Miranda had a good go too!

Sunday, February 19, 2017


Led astray by Miranda, it's nice when he's there to support some of the more mad activities we get into. It was nice and sunny to be fair, especially on the beach!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

The Power of Three

There are times for sure when the abrasive qualities of three diminish the potential for peaceful co-existence. Today we had co-operation and we nearly had the cheerleader shot as well, maybe now they can see the potential we'll get the genuine article next time.

Friday, February 17, 2017


My Dad and I somewhere around 1972 captured on transparency film, which has not fared too well. The image though shines through. Thanks to my brother Christian for his dilligence in hunting down and scanning these gems.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Doubly revisited

You'll beforgiven for not knowing that the above was one of our childhood toys "the zoo", in fact I think it's faior to say they were "our toys"

And I mean "all of them"

The military truck was mine, an especial favourite, which came back from Paris I think with my Dad as a gift.

We played endlessly with the plastic animals, and zoo  which naturally was made by my Dad.

Below is a rediscovery of a diorama that Lewis used to spend his time making back in the day -I originally posted this pic in Novemeber 2007.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017


Time was I couldn't take a sneaky picture of Lewis without him getting self conscious. Now I get asked if I can supply him with photos for him to post on social media!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Mind the Gap

 Now then I don't think it's quite half a century but the gap is not far off, between these two. The above a dormant negative rediscovered by Christian, and the photograph below which came as a result of my setting Lewis Brown a brief when we were out taking photos together!

We were in the forest somewhere near Denny Wood and I noticed he was not taking many images so I laid down the challenge. I wanted three portraits of myself within thirty minutes. He had to arrange the subject and background, no limitations.

And yes Mum, I am wearing my hat!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Holding back the years

Another golden oldie, taken I think at Alison Cross' wedding to David Michielson. I am wearing my pale blue Daniel Hechter suit, and am shooting 8mm film in a movie camera. Grampy looking fabulously smart. My Mum, Shish and Christian complete the lineup.


One of those extraordinary finds, made by my brother Christian at Penyrallt. He's been scanning bundles of old negatives, so that we can make sense of what we have tucked away.

This one shows me at about 8 years old at a guess, montaged with a bush. As Chris noted when he sent this to me, is it any wonder I turned out like I did?


One of those images that will only mean anything to my family...

Thursday, February 09, 2017


Can I help you she shouts out? Yes pleas a cup of tea and a nice slice of cake!

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

The Old Folk's Home

Photograph of what I still think of as Home. It's a long way away I know but so many mental images for me are based around this visual grouping.

Staring out of the living room window towards the future...?

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Higher on up...

A few years apart now, but re-enacted this when we were walking a week or so ago. No surprises the pack is split...