The digital cycle – Discovery to recovery

<a name=””> Two things struck me at the 24th International Festival of Photojournalism this year. The Visa Pour L’Image is the annual forum where photojournalists from around the world meet, it’s held in Perpignan, France. Of the exhibitions, two in particular have stayed in consciousness. The first entitled “Fearless Genius” by Doug Menuez was a collectionContinue reading “The digital cycle – Discovery to recovery”

Balancing the scoop

<a name=””>  Today’s technological society keeps us hyped up on status updates, likes, tweets, tips, tricks, and positive re-enforcement techniques. Really though, all that represents is sprinkles on the cone of an ice-cream. Sprinkles add a bit of flavour and interest to the real substance below and the supporting structure of the cone beneath. TheContinue reading “Balancing the scoop”

Simple questions like: Glass or Plastic?

<a name=””>  Simple questions, simple answers. Neat, very neat, very quick. A simple question such as: When buying a soft drink, is it better to buy one contained in a glass bottle or one in plastic? Maybe your first thought is the aesthetic. Glass is more tactile, perhaps it will stay cooler for longer, evenContinue reading “Simple questions like: Glass or Plastic?”

The lens through which we ‘see’

<a name=””>  How do we see? Not through our eyes, but our mind? How do you see things in the environment from the context of your experience. How does this differ from the way I see the same experience whilst being there with you? Locals securing photos of a visitor. Top Station, near Munnar, IndiaContinue reading “The lens through which we ‘see’”

Mindfulness: Hocus Pocus or Renewed Focus?

Way back on the 1st February this year, I despatched this prediction via Twitter, meaning that mindfulness is set to become mainstream during 2012. I stand by it. So what is mindfulness? My favourite description is this from Ruth Baer: “The non-judgmental observation of the ongoing stream of internal and external stimuli as they arise.”[1] <aContinue reading “Mindfulness: Hocus Pocus or Renewed Focus?”

Is your behaviour eroding your personal ecosystem?

“Do not feed or handle wildlife.” What if inadvertently you’d adopted a new behaviour that resulted in you becoming a little less wild, or that you lost an important behaviour that dulled you forever? You’d be sad, wouldn’t you? Keeping them a little bit wild Why do we need to keep wildlife wild? Is itContinue reading “Is your behaviour eroding your personal ecosystem?”

Bicycle Project: Part 2 – Custom Steel, Italy

Following on from Part 1 of the project story, Part 2 is the real guts of the project. Inspiration now qualified, like any change or project development there’s a critical point where ideas must turn into action, Part 2 is all about action. Three questions arose to prompt clear action: Who will prepare the frame?Continue reading “Bicycle Project: Part 2 – Custom Steel, Italy”