Tuesday, August 30, 2016

So, this is the lovely Barbara, here in the Toots' sunny conservatory.

I think I may be off Lewis at the moment, off to the southern isles for work and all that. One has to earn a crust you know.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Little prairie

I was out on the prairie the other morning, lugging a heavy camera around and snapping here and there. Here actually. Just round the corner from here as it happens. The print [on Kentmere Select vc] makes it look dry and crisp - but it's not, trust me.

Mr Toots is feeling better you'll be pleased to know, He's been suffering from double pneumonia or man-flue or something. Proper knocked him about and he had do nothing for a few days. I'm sure we'll be back sloshing chemicals around in his palatial darkroom soon.

Thursday, August 25, 2016


This Ken.
Do you know Ken?
I  do. Nice nice man too.

Moni thinks he's nice too. And so she should as the two as getting hitched soon. I wonder if The Shed, in which Ken is the drummer boy, is playing the party afterwards. I hope so!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016


You may have seen this image before of the Tweed Ride but this is the lith print on Slavich Unibrom. Unibrom is a truly wonderful lith paper - from Russia with love.

Until recently, the waether has been playing well. Sun and calm conditions tempted us out on the old tub Freyja but there was too little wind really. Still, nice bobbing about a bit.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016


All lithed up. A crop of a 35mm Polypan-f neg printed onto some old Bergger Prestige paper. Not sure who made this paper but it liths up wonderfully. Mind you, I had a nice subject.

Sorry about the scan but have not mastered that either.

The Olympics have finished now so just the Vuelta to keep up to date on. I might even get another darkroom sesh in this week.