Times as a freelance anything are incredibly difficult at the minute, finding consistent work is challenging, and keeping your nostrils above water is the best you can hope for during a pandemic. That being said, when I do get work I do my best to enjoy it. I could half-ass it and get some easy … Continue reading I Had a Good Day at Work
If anybody asks, it wasn't me, I wasn't there. I actually lent my camera to a friend who then lent it to another friend before I got the camera back and saw these pictures. I don't know anybody here. I didn't get fed amazing vegan goat curry and vegan fried chicken. The police didn't arrive … Continue reading I Didn’t Shoot an Illegal Party During Lockdown
Google's Picasa was first released in 2002 as a quick way to catalog and edit your photo's en-mass. In 2015 Google released their last update and have since replaced it with the now ubiquitous Google Photos. It works just like Adobe's Lightroom without all of the bells and whistles for editing and instead just gives … Continue reading I’m Still Using Google’s Discontinued Picasa in 2020
Walking around Manchester at 5am Sunday morning I figured I'd do something unusually productive and take some pictures using my Minolta camera with Kodak ISO 400 film. I started taking pictures of objects and buildings before I noticed a few lifeless bodies lying around Piccadilly Gardens. The only people around that weren't finishing their night … Continue reading Where do you wake up?
If you have seen me since I returned back from Thailand I have probably shown you my work from the Vegetarian Festival in Phuket. I have been sat on these images for a long time, not knowing what to do with them. If I'm honest I wanted their debut to be in the physical form … Continue reading Vegetarian Festival Face Piercings Phuket
Lockdown like everybody else, has me itching to do something creative. I spotted a young girl called Maddie yet to start university interested in having some shots done on Facebook so too some time out between finishing work and heading home to take some shots in Manchesters Spinningfields. When shooting (with no equipment except my … Continue reading Twenty Minute Shoot with Maddie Nicolau
Today I atteneded the Black Lives Matter protest in Manchester Piccadilly. I wrote on some cardboard to "Denounce Trump" expecting this protest to be in solidarity with our old friends over the atlantic but it was much more than that. I heard personal stories of friends and relatives who had died in the hands of … Continue reading Black Lives Matter in MCR
Recently I have taken to buying and selling old video games. I have done farely well from a profit standpoint but it's not something I could make a living off without having 1000s of games in my inventory (I have around 200-400 at one time). I realised I had been collecting PS2 games and rarely … Continue reading I just discovered the scratch and sniff PS1 disc that still smells good.
Moving into Salford was an exciting time for me last year, not just because I was hoping to re-live being burgled twice like I did the first time I lived in this burough. But because I was moving in with a talented, business-owning artist. I love the creative process as much as the other guy … Continue reading Product Photography with Misshandled Design
I have recently been looking through my thousands of unpublished images and realised how much I have learned these past few years. The pictures below were taken with a new (to me) D300. Marketed as a professional grade cropped-sensor camera when it was released in 2007 I was excited to get to grips with a … Continue reading Trying and failing to use a new professional camera
Below is a short photo-story from a clash between anti-islamic facists and anti-facist protesters across from Flinders Street Train Station in Melbourne. These pictures are from 2015. I'm fairly sure at the time I didn't understand the concept of shooting RAW and these pictures are straight from the camera unedited. This is the kind of … Continue reading Lost Pictures: Racist Protest in Melbourne
Anybody who has seen me since I visited Malta will know that I utterly fell in love with the place. So much so that I planned on moving there with Jess as soon as the opportunity arrose. Speaking with so expats in Malta I learned that it's a bit of a tax haven and that … Continue reading Pasta and Cats – Three Days in Malta
I've recently had a serious craving to create something in my photography. I have been working in a white studio with amateur models for over a year now. As much as I can enjoy my work in the studio, I have developed a series of poses depending on the demographic and run through them like … Continue reading Late Night Karaoke at K2 with Helena Smythe
Walking around just outside of Velletta, there's a small park in Floriena that has a make-shift shanty town just for cats. We came across it when an old gentleman was feeding the small horde of felines. If this same idea was implemented in the UK it'd cost a hundred thousand pounds to install and 16 … Continue reading There’s a community ran “Cat Cafe” for stray cats in Malta where the cats are the customers, not the furniture.
An old friend invited me to their hallowed eve house party and I couldn't say no. Despite having been out on the Thursday following a Refused/Thrice gig followed by Satans Hollow (The best place in Manchester for Halloween, lets face it) and thinking that I could turn it up to 11 and do it harder … Continue reading Halloween is for Adults