BLOG coming soon, when I can get my head around it - stories relating to some of the pictures on this site, stories from my years as a jobbing lighting-cameraman, some travel tales, etc. I will try to make it a regular series, but bear in mind I come from an older generation of media operatives: there were no mobile phones until the latter years of my travels, no Facebook, Instagram or any of the other instant messaging systems - so if I had a story to tell, I generally had to wait until I got back to tell it.
As a result, I’ve probably forgotten more stories than I remember. These jottings, then, for the most part, emanate from a different world, in a less ‘global’ era and an entirely different social milieu. I was at home in a world that used cameras and film equipment that is now in museums, when the very idea of making a film with a hand-held telephone was laughable.
Nonetheless, it was fun, and I hope to be able to make it an entertaining, and occasionally - who knows? - instructive, series. I have an ulterior motive, of course - these notes will help me remember what I’d been up to when I can no longer rely on my own brain to remind me.
I hope to be up and running by the end of April, so please come back and add your comments to my scratchings.