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John Macpherson

Money, guns, thoughts, prayers, money, news, thoughts.

John Macpherson

Presented without comment. All screengrabs taken off twitter in the last hour.                                              

My Mate Travis

John Macpherson

“He’s my mate, I mean what else can you do if not something for your mate? So I got him this so he can walk with me, and he loves the beach…”     I’d spotted the dog’s owner hauling the giant German Shepherd from the back of his van beside the beach. The dog…

Life’s a Beach, and Then You Try

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  “Thats a lovely dog” said the lone man on the beach. The only other person out on this stormy day. “She’s very friendly!” I could just hear his voice above the whistling westerly wind that scoured the beach, peppering my legs with loose sand that, once mobile, windrippled along, aggregating in dips and hollows…

Women photograph. Everything.

John Macpherson

Women photograph? Yes. Why? Why not. How? Easily. Eh? Because they’re everywhere. And they’re good. And if they don’t photograph, we all lose out. So what have they been doing? This:   Take a deep breath and….   More, yes even more…     So there you go. Good eh! And what does one of…

Under pressure

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The front door opened and she walked in slowly. So very painfully slowly. Glacial would perhaps best describe her gait. She wore a rough white woollen wrap over a loose-fitting comfortable track suit. Loose-fitting, not by choice, but by having become so unbelievably frail that even the slimmest-fitting clothing would hang loose upon her. Faces…

The American Dream

John Macpherson

There’s lots of images. Too many. Too many deaths. Too many injuries. This image by David Becker stopped me for many reasons. (one of a series of striking & thoughtful images here). It’s not the worst image you can find, but it’s one that I thought deeply affecting. Their ‘cowboy’ look, her boots, their hats. At…

Small Town Inertia

John Macpherson

Photography: Investment. Money. Influence. Power. Insight. Yes, all those things are here in an article in The Guardian entitled How Photography Became the Hottest New Investment Choice: Dropping thousands of £’s on a photo is only for a few very wealthy collectors. What about the rest of us? Well how about instead of investing in a…

Lowkey – Ghosts of Grenfell

John Macpherson

Not just a great piece of music, but great video production too. This just ‘works’ – powerful and moving. But this is more than just music and images…its about absence and what we fill that space with…and also guilt, responsibility, and perhaps ultimately accountability.  

A fond farewell

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  I was certain William’s loud wail of protest had reached the ears of the vet in the room above. I could tell by her face when I went upstairs a few moments later she had indeed heard it all. I’d just explained to William what ‘going to sleep’ means when a vet visits to…

From Lesotho to Lewis: observations on Vintage Patronising Crap

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When I was in my early teens, around 1976, I took a wander through a few countries in Southern Africa. “You should visit Lesotho” someone suggested. “Great countryside and the Basotho people are really colourful with their blankets and horses” said another. So I hitchhiked into Lesotho and got a lift with a young Chinese guy…