The Long Lens blog: Photography with added snaps, art and culture

The photography site for sore eyes. Featuring: Art, photography, performance and theatre. With extra writing because I'm also a writer.

Monthly Archives: August, 2012

Outsiders at London Design Festival with Interactive Newsprint

This pioneering technology, used for the first time with any form of photography, is part of the Interactive Newsprint project, led by the University of Central Lancashire in Preston. I’ve … Continue reading

August 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Marlboro Nights, Come To Where The Smoking Was (looking back at the ban on smoking in public)

My six-week exhibition at The Continetal in Preston has just come to an end. Marlboro Nights the exhibition marked the fifth anniversary of the ban on smoking in public in … Continue reading

August 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Blackburn Coffin Parade 2012 (the one which used to be held in Bamber Bridge)

The coffin parade held in Bamber Bridge whenever Blackburn Rovers or Preston North End are relegated or promoted did not take place this year. Problems in Bamber Bridge to do … Continue reading

August 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Preston Guild 2012 First Proclamation

Preston Guild is held once every 20 years. It’s the only Guild celebration in the country.  The Guild was first started in 1179 by local traders, craftsmen and merchants. Known … Continue reading

August 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Twitter and the Changing Face of Society (or Now We Know What You Really Think You Vile Pigs)

Estimates vary from five per to twenty, but whatever the percentage it is a fact that a significant portion of the population are a bunch of tw@ts.  Everyone has always … Continue reading

August 14, 2012 · Leave a comment