Real Photogravure Letter Card Of Gloucester, 1938
Mar22

Real Photogravure Letter Card Of Gloucester, 1938

I’m always on the look out for old things related to photography so it was with extreme joy that I found a miniature treasure trove of items in a number of charity shops yesterday. In addition to some old naval photos and postcards and someone’s photo album featuring pictures from the 1940s in South Africa (I’ll scan and upload those at some point in the future) I also found a photogravure letter card dated September...

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Architectural Photography By Weronika Dudka
Mar15

Architectural Photography By Weronika Dudka

Weronika Dudka is a Leicester-based design student who has discovered a fondness for photographing brutalist and modernist buildings. Understandably so, as I’ve got a similar love for those particular architectural styles which more often than not meets with much shaking of the head when I express it. There’s a beauty in the geometry, symmetry, and repetition that’s hard to get across to people who can’t see...

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Ode To Hubble Space Telescope
Mar14

Ode To Hubble Space Telescope

The European Space Agency are currently running a competition to celebrate 25 years of astronomical photography from the Hubble Space Telescope. The Ode to Hubble competition is for those creative people who want to produce a video in honour of the orbiting scientific marvel and it just so happens that a friend of mine has submitted an entry. Shown below, it’s a short animation complete with original music and I’ve made...

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Portsmouth, Alien Invasion – Air Corps
Mar14

Portsmouth, Alien Invasion – Air Corps

The defence of Portsmouth during the alien invasion by the Squirmy Munge wasn’t simply limited to the home or street patrols; the island city had itself a small but well-prepared, well-cared-for, and very effective air force operating out of the area that would naturally become Portsmouth Airport after the war. Linda Matheson was probably the most well-known of the Portsmouth Air Corps pilots. Her tenacity and bravery in air...

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FriendFeed Is Dead
Mar09

FriendFeed Is Dead

Nothing lasts forever, and so it is with FriendFeed which has been the place I’ve visited most and liked the most on the internet for a great many years now. It was the best social network with the best social networking tools and there’s been nothing even remotely close to it in terms of friendliness or usability since its arrival. And that’s the worst part of it; nothing else has come close at all. I saw...

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