Don McCullin on equipment

The photographic equipment I take on an assignment is my head and my eyes and my heart. I could take the poorest equipment and I would still take the same photographs. They might not be as sharp, but they would certainly say the same thing. (Wall notes at Tate Britain retrospective, 2019)


Assignment 2 – further thoughts (and some reflection on demotivation)

I see that my previous posting on Assignment 2 was made in July 2018, some six months ago, which does nothing for my intended average progress of two months per Part of this module. Partly, this is due to outside events; I am trying to retire from my 'day job' but the remaining open files... Continue Reading →


Place is more difficult to define, because there are so many meanings (my COED, 5th edition, gives 13 sets of meanings for the noun and 7 for the verb) from which we have to select those that are relevant to the present discourse. These are my selections: From COED: 'Particular part of space; part of... Continue Reading →


It is always nice to get an understanding of our basic terms before starting a new course. Identity is one that seems to have had some subtle shifts over the years. According to my COED (5th edition, 1964 vintage) the meaning is 'Absolute sameness; individuality, personality' as well as some mathematical meanings which are not... Continue Reading →

About me

With the start of a new course comes a new blog and the sensation of staring once more at the electronic equivalent of a blank sheet of paper. Once again, the first post will be a brief introduction. I am a 62 year old building surveyor in the process of a phased retirement, which should... Continue Reading →

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