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.

ADVISORY: Performances contain graphic content and nudity (FK vs. KT and STRANGE LOOP)

When I’m trying to explain to people why I like live art performance, or why they should try it, I usually refer to Frances Kay whose show Sorry – the … Continue reading

October 22, 2017 · Leave a comment


[Unedited version] A selfie is a self-portrait photograph. We all know this. The word has entered our popular culture – and possibly every culture’s popular culture – to become as … Continue reading

October 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Photography exhibition: Tim Foster – All Roads Lead to Wigan Pier (at Turnpike, Leigh Library)

Photography exhibition: Tim Foster All Roads Lead to Wigan Pier Turnpike, Leigh Library   Documentary photography is technically difficult. But while logistics, organisation, composition and aesthetics are the sole and … Continue reading

October 12, 2017 · 2 Comments

Edinbugh Fringe 2017 show recommendations

After months of research I came up with some shows to see at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival. What you’re about to read here is the list of shows I’ve … Continue reading

August 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Documentaries watch list (new, because I watched a whole load of documentaries)

Eight documentaries which come highly recommended by me. This is part two of a documentaries list I made – you can read the first one here. I think Zero Days … Continue reading

July 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Performance: Katie and Pip

Over the past two years I’ve photographed theatre group Tin Can People as they have developed their show Katie and Pip. It’s about a girl and her dog. Actually, it’s … Continue reading

July 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Edinburgh Fringe 2017: preview/review

[Un-edited blog] This blog is about performance art and stand-up comedy – focused on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (more commonly known as Edinburgh Fringe). It lists my favourite shows from … Continue reading

June 16, 2017 · Leave a comment