“Listen to the trees…”.

Mixed broadleaf woodland at Jock’s Gill, near Carluke, Clyde Valley, Scotland  "...some of the best advice I ever had."  said Ben (duckrabbit)......

Love & Loss on a Northern Isle.

It started in the wee hours, a distant keening that came and went as the wind gusting in off the Atlantic hustled around our van. It was in the notquitedark, an hour or so......

On The Inside Looking In.

What's the value of a story? To the reader it might simply be 'entertaining'. To the teller however it might be priceless - particularly if its a carefully nurtured cultural tale, woven around local......

A post photography world.

I like making images that do something. Something that goes beyond their simply being 'nice' or 'colourful' but which instead makes something explode in the viewer's head, makes them go "Oh!" and challenges them......

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

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

My Mate Travis.

"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..." ...

Life’s a Beach, and Then You Try.

Beach © John MacPherson "Thats a lovely dog" said the lone man on the beach. The only other person out on this......

Women photograph. Everything..

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......

Under pressure.

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......

The American Dream.

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......

Small Town Inertia.

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:...

Lowkey – Ghosts of Grenfell.

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......

Lowkey – Ghosts of Grenfell.

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......

A fond farewell.

 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......

From Lesotho to Lewis: observations on Vintage Patronising Crap.

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......

A week like no other..

 I've just had a memorable week.My mum died, and we buried her.That's the short version.The long version?Well, permit me the indulgence to weave a tale that......

Beyond The Frame.

Photographs are intriguing things. They show you stuff. You can look at a photo and see everything in it. And sometimes when 'the story in......

Skye’s The Limit.

Need a wee break from all that Brexit nonsense? This might be for you. Untaxing, easy on the eye and no unforeseen problems.I took a few days off last week and went to......

Islamic Fun………...

It's fairly common these days for the word 'Islamic' to be followed by that second word ''Fun...' but continuing with the additional ...'damentalism' tacked on the end, usually on the front of a newspaper, and......

“I Have a Name” (…and now I have a face too).

 Every now and again you cross paths with a stranger, and from that collision of orbits something unexpected occurs.It happened to me some......