Today, I was in Manchester. So much of what I saw this afternoon was ordinary people, living their ordinary lives. I hope I’ve captured just a little that quintessentially British mood of ‘keep calm and carry on’. Yet at the same time, so much was strange and seemed horribly out of place. The armed police; the touching tributes; the quiet, respectful mood in St Anne’s … Continue reading Manchester: peaceful, defiant, a united city.
Our city, our community, suffered a hideous atrocity committed by those who seek to divide us and to scare us. They will not succeed. Manchester is stronger. Continue reading Manchester #WeStandTogether
One of the most important TV series ever produced; tackling issues head-on and, hopefully, saving lives. Continue reading 13 Reasons Why: a massive strike against the stigma of suidice and mental ill health.
Anne is a Lesbian. She’s in her 60’s, and it was a privilege to talk with her recently about her experiences; both growing older in the LGBT community and some of the things she and other gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans people had to live through in decades past. The piece that I, and my colleagues, recorded with Anne will be broadcast on Gaydio tonight; … Continue reading Being Old and LGBT; with Gaydio.
Either a macro photograph of a dandelion or some sort of space flower, what do you think? I took this yesterday (Tuesday) while out for a little – 12km – stroll around the Rivington and Anglezarke reservoirs. One of my favourite places in the world, and on a day as sunny and wonderful as yesterday, a fantastic place to spend a day. A couple of other … Continue reading Dandelions from space
For most of us, the place we feel safest is in our family. There can be few family groups that do more to protect their young than the meerkats. I took this photo a few months ago at Chester Zoo. If you look closely, you can just make out the youngster the family is shielding in the centre of the huddle. Via Photo Challenge: Security Continue reading Meerkat Family Values | weekly photos
One of my passions in photography is for the little things. There are a million details in everyday life that we usually walk by but which in reality are stunningly beautiful if we take a moment to appreciate them. Continue reading Into the details | weekly photos 1st April 2017
Throughout the #Brexit debate, I’ve tried to be objective in the face of myths, and stick to verified facts when confronted by barefaced liars. But I will not be called a ‘traitor’. I am a European citizen first and foremost, and removing that from me is stripping away part of my identity. It’s barbaric. Continue reading #Brexit: depriving me of my European citizenship is an act of barbarity unworthy of our United Kingdom.
This week, a gallery of photos from my collection; all with a green(ish) tinge. Different cameras, lenses, and locations; but hopefully all something to enjoy. M Via Photo Challenge: It IS Easy Being Green! Continue reading It’s a green, green world | weekly photo 26th March 2017
In 2012, CNN named it one of “Europe’s most Bizarre buildings,” and to be fair, it does look more than a little like it might have been dropped in from space. The Atomium, a collection of stainless steel balls in the structure of an iron atom, was built in Brussels for the 1958 Expo. It now houses a museum, restaurant, and space for local schoolchildren … Continue reading Old Iron Balls | Weekly Photo 18th March 2017