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Art – #HPStreetArt tour #ReinventingMemories

August 23, 2016

The other week I was invited to participate in an Alternative Street Art tour of Shoreditch and the East End. The idea was to go around the East side of London, learn a few things about the history of places, look and photograph some street art and then have a go at printing our amazing pics on the new smallest all-in-one printer.

And that my friends, is exactly what we did. Doug from Alternative London was our street art guru for the day and after meeting up at Shoreditch High Street station, took us around to our first stop, Brick Lane. On the way we managed to see a few bits here and there, as there’s always art everywhere, be it in the shape of stickers, paste-ups or graffiti, and all the mixed media pieces in between.

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#lightscameracurrys – A photo workshop with #photocoachuk

June 29, 2015

A couple of weeks ago I attended yet another great event organised by Joe Blogs, this time a photography workshop sponsored by Currys and Canon. The idea was for us to step out of our comfort zone and start shooting in manual.

I definitely needed something like this, as I feel that I have yet to explore all the possibilities of my Canon 600D and sometimes it’s difficult to find the time to read a manual or watch all the tutorials. I had used a point and shoot for year and years and only got a proper DSLR a couple of years ago. It was an old Canon Rebel XT I got second hand and even though it had its limitations (it’s around 10 years old), it was great to start practising. Now I have a much better and more modern camera that eliminates some of the issues the older one created, so it’s about time I learn how to make the most of it. Being a kinestetic learner (I know this because I took a test at work, you know, important stuff) I learn better by doing and a workshop was the perfect way to go about it – having the chance to experiment and ask questions as we go is great! Paul Hames was there to be our teacher and photo mentor and we all had a great time (and hopefully will start taking better photos). We had a few pointers and technical advice given and then were set free in the city, to go out and explore with our cameras.


What were my main takeaways from this? There were a few more technical bits that I wrote down but I feel these are the main ideas anyone needs to remember to be a better photographer, regardless of skill level and equipment:

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Upcycle with Currys

April 3, 2015

Last weekend I was invited by Joe Blogs to attend another great event, that promised to be not only fun but to also get the creative juices flowing. This was organised in conjunction with Currys and we would be upcycling a washing machine drum. If you ever wondered what happens to the washing machines they take away when you buy a new one, now you know – they end up in blogger’s workshops. When I was in school back in the 90s, I had the idea of using the washing machine drum as a lamp but never really did it, so it only took me some 20 years to actually do something. Also it seems like other people had the same idea – great minds think alike and all that!

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The best of 2014, according to yours truly.

December 30, 2014
bukowski and crowley copy

It’s hard to do a “best of” list, there’s always too many things that I love and take pleasure in. Books, films and TV series, there’s been quite a few this year (as every other year, really). Because sometimes I have a scatter brain and so many changes happened this year (moving to London, etc), I’m focusing mainly on things that I’ve seen in the last 6 months. Everything else I saw before is a bit fuzzy, I must say. So, without further ado, here are my favourites.

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