Photos in print

Almost two years ago I wrote a blog post about publishing my first Zine – Capturing Preston in 2019.

In the last few days, I have completed my fourth Capturing Preston Zine, covering 2021. That was the last full year I spent living in Preston before moving to West Yorkshire. The other Zines I have produced cover the years 2018 and 2020.

I decided to create the Zines with 52 pages, one photo per page using good quality paper and with Matt laminate covers. This wasn’t a commercial venture so each Zine had a small print run, just enough for me and a few to give away.

It’s really nice to see photos in print rather than on a screen. Here are a few pics from my 2021 Zine. It was a year impacted by Covid which was fascinating in its own way for photography but I can’t help thinking that many of the photos have a sombre mood which reflected the way people were feeling.


A website re-vamp

This is my first blog post in quite a while. The thing is, I’ve neglected my website and haven’t updated it in a very long time.

So, today I decided on a refresh. I randomly picked a new ‘theme’ from the WordPress site and applied it to my existing site. It soon became clear that I didn’t really know what I was doing and any skills I’d picked up when I originally set up the site were long gone.

The first step was to delete the old pages and come up with something new, though I have kept my old blog posts for the time being at least. To get me started I’ve created two ‘Portfolio’ galleries featuring Street Photography from Haworth and another with a few black and white portraits.

I suspect things will continue to change as I work out what to do but for now the bare bones of a revamped website are live – I think!

Street Photography - Haworth
Black and White Portrait