The Long Lens blog: Photography with added snaps

The photography site for sore eyes. With extra writing because I'm also a writer.

PERFORMANCE: How (Not) To Live In Suburbia, part of Owning Your Walrus Symposium at UCLan

Owning Your Walrus. You know you’re going to experience something different when the symposium has a title seemingly advocating a new line of business for pet shops. This walrus, however, … Continue reading

December 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Top 10 best tips for being brilliant (for artists, writers, photographers and creatives)

[First draft of Top 10 best tips for artists. This may be be edited/added to/refined] File new call-outs, commissions and competitions by deadline date How many times have you missed … Continue reading

November 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Examples of great blogs

Here is a short list of blogs which I think are quite good – for their content, photography and design: http://www.notyourninetofive.com http://www.fleetstreetfox.com/ http://www.theannaedit.com/ http://www.greatcurryrecipes.net/# http://inrng.com/ http://www.conservativehome.com/ http://www.amodelrecommends.com http://www.coolsmartphone.com/ Headline analyser: … Continue reading

November 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Images of Preston’s Harris Musuem and Art Gallery

I took some images inside the Harris Musuem & Art Gallery (Preston) to be used in a film I’m making to be part of its Heritage Lottery Fund bid. These … Continue reading

November 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

16000:3 by Natalie Ramus (from Emergency, Word of Warning)

Natalie Ramus is one of those artists you see and go: Wow, I never knew anything could be done like that. I saw Natalie do a three-hour installation piece called … Continue reading

October 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Ticking Boxes an art installation at Preston’s Harris Museum by Martin Hamblen

A man whose work often revolves around words, Matin Hamblen is something of an enigma in northern England. A working artist who produces thought-provoking installations wrapped up in playful presentation, … Continue reading

October 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

The self-doubt of artists

(unedited version) Do you suffer from the debilitating and terminal disease called self-doubt? Yep, me too. It is an aggressive cancer which constantly attempts to redefine who I am as … Continue reading

October 21, 2016 · 1 Comment