Ffestiniog log

nice covers: Snowdonia logs from Merseyside YHA

A set of walking guides for Snowdonia published by Merseyside YHA in the 1940’s. Love the cover illustrations > The Snowdon log, 1948, illustration by Frank Wolstenholme. The Berwyn log, 1947, illustration by Frank Wolstenholme. The Conway Valley log, 1949, illustration by Dennis Ives The FFestiniog Log, 1947, illustration by John Craigie. The Idwal log, […]

mum and small kids building a sandcastle

archive : classic beach picture

This is a picture from my Dad’s carefully curated slide collection, my favourite from the ‘Us’ set. My mum, my sister, and myself on a Scottish beach, in the middle of the last century. I’m observing from the outside – I’ve no memory of this. I took the photo with a camera looking through the […]

red roof and rain

water : over the hill and back

A short drive over a hill, and back again. Made exciting and dramatic by the amount of water pouring out of the sky, pouring off the cliffs, saturating the air, misting up windscreen and lenses alike. Very enclosing, a bit suffocating, and just wet (especially for the cows). Click an image and follow as a […]

Rock Nook banner

Rock Nook – banners

Rock Nook banners is a small arty project drawing on the obvious association of cloth and mills, decaying buildings slowly losing their substance, structure, grids of windows, and ways of getting photos onto fabric. The project started as an exercise for learning how to do screen-printing with photos, and developed through the idea of build-your-own-mill […]