Thursday, 21 July 2011


“Who is more responsible than a gull who finds and follows meaning, a higher purpose for life? For a thousand years we have scrabbled after fish heads, but now we have a reason to live – to learn, to discover, to be free!"

What he had once hoped for the Flock, he now gained for himself alone; he learned to fly, and was not sorry for the price that he had paid.

Jonathan Seagull discovered that boredom and fear and anger are the reasons that gull’s life is so short and with these gone from his thought, he lived a long fine life indeed.

The same rule holds for us now, of course: we choose our next world through what we learn in this one. Learn nothing , and the next is the same as this one, all the same limitations and lead weights to overcome”

Friday, 8 July 2011

Roid Week is coming...

If you like Polaroids and you use Flickr, then you probably already know about Roid Week.

It's the most gloriously indulgent orgy of all things instant and it will probably drag me out of my entirely unplanned semi Flickr retirement hiatus thing. Some of my old Roid Week entries are in this Flickr set, but cos i'm shit at tagging I don't think i've found them all...

The feeding frenzy begins on the 11th and it's easy to get lost in the melee, but if you can keep up, or even just drop in, it's a chance to see just how beautiful this form of photography can be. Polaroid is certainly not dead, and with the continual evolution of The Impossible Project our early blind hope is being replaced with a kind of blissful assuredness over the future of our favourite medium.

It's curated by Cate and Gardengal. So give them some thanks.