Lost Aberdeen

Featured image: A traffic warden watches suspiciously as a Volkswagen Golf reverses out of an illegal parking space. This image, from approximately 1984, was shot in Aberdeen city centre. The soup kitchen is long gone. Replaced - last time I looked - by an expensive designer candle shop. Ships tied up in Aberdeen Harbour. You … Continue reading Lost Aberdeen

How I got here

I'm a good photographer. Really. But I'm a better storyteller. And while photo sharing websites - Flickr, Instagram, Facebook - do a great job of showcasing individual images, they're not nearly as good at telling stories.  I started taking photos in 1983. The camera was a Zenit E. A very basic camera, not particularly aspirational, … Continue reading How I got here

Beckton Gas Works on Kodak Tri-X

Beckton, East London, 1988. The old gas works - long since abandoned - were lying derelict and unloved. Stanley Kubrick has just finished filming Full Metal Jacket. Today, the gas works are long gone. Drive past, and you'd never even know they were there.  Film: Kodak Tri-XCamera: Zenit ELens: Helios 44 58mm f2