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......

A finger, a trigger, a shoe. A death..

Image Burhan Ozbilici—AP   Grant Scott has a very thoughtful piece on his site The United Nations of Photography titled 'The Single......

Dirt under your fingernails.

A tweet caught my eye today, by @maylavelle   It made me stop and think. I replied "Yes it does". I don't know about anyone else, but......

Black bodies, moral choices & the editorial process..

You may (or may not) have seen the images in the New York Times this week of the intercepted migrant boat off the Libyan coast. If you did, like me, you may have been......

Pines and pleasure.

Smithills Estate Woods, Woodland Trust property, near Bolton. England. @John......

Wind, rain & pain.

The Scottish Highlands are surprisingly big. And also, in very many ways, rather small.  I had this underlined for me last week as I undertook yet another bimble around in my ancient Land Rover......

The Power & The Glory.

Ben Nevis from Spean Bridge, near Fort William © John MacPherson   "There's......

“Fat slags…” and shinty sticks.

This will, eventually, be a mild rant. Funny how events from the present can recall, vividly, events from the past. It happened to me a few days ago, in England. But first the past...   [caption id="attachment_39116"......

“Dear Dad”.

  On Father's Day amidst the celebrations that a few of you may be enjoying, take some time out to watch ...

“Who controls photography…..and how to liberate it”.

"I am uncomfortable watching an interrogation that is misguided if related to some elusive standard of photojournalism. The supposed ethos at Magnum was cooperative effort: from each according to his ability, to each......

The Hands of My Father.

What's in a picture? You know the debate - "A picture is worth a thousand words" says one pundit "it's a universal language...". Another will tell you "we're now in a post-photography world" and because......

The Price of Free, The Value of Me.

Milked for all we're worth. That's the creative......

The Promise of Tomorrow.

  "Suicide is painless" That's what the song says.  I don't know for sure, because its not something I've tried. What I DO know is......

‘Swarm’? ‘Jungle’ ? The Ethics of Photography in Calais.

‘Saifullah’s tent’ © Rob Pinney       ...

The picture not made. The words spoken..

"Perhaps it is that that I could not photograph, my own guilt that I could not look at and record, reflected back at me in his tear-flooded face. It is the photograph of that,......

Seeing the wood and the trees.

A few days before Christmas, an email pinged into my inbox: "Not sure if you'll manage this John, REALLY last minute stuff with a tight deadline, 26th January in fact, but could you photograph a......

Highland Road Trip.

Took a few days off last week and drove my son William (7) and nephew Adam (23, who is hitch-hiking around from his home in Norway) on a short trip around the west coast......

Portfolio Reviews Review: A Review.

Grant Scott at The United Nations of Photography has just published a review of the process of providing Portfolio Reviews, so Duckrabbit has decided to review it. In the spirit of the piece......

Double Take.

I'm intrigued by double exposures. I've written about Daniella Zalcman's very moving work with indigenous Canadians here. I really like her fascinating double-exposure approach to this project, and there's a reason......