Photoing the man playing a flaming tuba

So today I was up to my neck doing other things. Well no not really, I just forgot about doing this, until it was bed time. So, here are some photos of people photoing a man playing a tuba with flames coming out of it: Photoed by me, under Blackfriars Bridge (the one with a … Continue reading Photoing the man playing a flaming tuba

Twelve 2015 photos

I spent a lot of today doing an elaborate Samizdata posting with twelve photos in it, and now I am doing the same here. Most of these ones are just of the I Just Like It sort. Whether I have the time and energy left after posting the photos to say something about them remains … Continue reading Twelve 2015 photos

Food memories from the outer suburbs

Photographs are, as all the world has recently been learning, except those whose business – paid or unpaid – it is to complain about what all the world has recently been learning, a wonderful aid to memory. And many of the happiest memories of our extraordinarily comfortable and frequently very happy times involve food. So … Continue reading Food memories from the outer suburbs

The text of my talk for Christian Michel last night on the impact of digital photography

As I said in the previous post, my talk about digital photography at Christian Michel’s last night went well, in the sense of me feeling it went well, and it seeming to be well received. I occasionally put my sheets of paper down and extemporised upon some point I was making, but mostly, this was … Continue reading The text of my talk for Christian Michel last night on the impact of digital photography

One for the “You Are Here” collection

Nowadays, cameras can tell you exactly where you were when you took a photo, as well as exactly when you took it. But I can’t be doing with all that. I prefer taking photos like this one as I do my out-and-abouting, that say, as this one does, “You Are Here”: And that one says … Continue reading One for the “You Are Here” collection

Lunch in Paris

I’m back home now, but yes, earlier today I had lunch in Paris. I don’t normally do food photoing, but I reckon this one came out pretty well: This photo was an afterthought, but that helped because I photoed the food while it was being eaten rather than before we started, which worked out better, … Continue reading Lunch in Paris

Danish cows entertained by cellists

Further to this earlier posting about the musical tastes of cows, incoming from Cousin David, in the form of a photo of cows being entertained by cellists: But where was this happening? Image googling soon answered that, which was also where I found this other photo, which I particularly like: Denmark. About once a week, … Continue reading Danish cows entertained by cellists

Shop window creatures

In the same shop that I found this bloke in a tiger jacket, I also encountered these smaller creatures: I could go all ironic and have a big old sneer at these little trinkets, but the truth is I entirely get it. Cute animals are … cute. I don’t buy things like this, if only … Continue reading Shop window creatures

A ball point pen for eight pence!

Here are two more photos photoed with my Samsung Galaxy Something mobile phone: I came upon these pens while seeking something else, as you do. I then took these photos because what I was seeing reminded me of a conversation I recently had with Michael Jennings about why the cameras in things like my Samsung … Continue reading A ball point pen for eight pence!

New robot ship

My thanks to Facebook and Actual Friend Tim Evans for alerting me to this: It’s Britain’s First Robot Ship. The coolness of that fake-photo is a big reason for this posting, but not the only reason. I am actually interested in robotised transport. For some bizarre reason I found I was able to read the … Continue reading New robot ship