Tuesday, 8 October 2013

A Year in the Vernacular - Autumn 2012

Following on from my previous post, here is the next instalment of my last year (and a bit) of life taken through the lenses of others.

This time it's Autumn 2012 - Including some Halloween style fun with Fleur, mucking about on a Natuzzi sofa in the middle of a vintage shop, Marla's first ride on a steam train and the birth of my son Bertie!

Friday, 27 September 2013

A Year in the Vernacular - Summer 2012

As a photographer is very rare that I get in front of the camera (in fact it's only happened a few times, but more on that in another post), so the only pictures I ever see of myself are taken by others and are most often snapshots of days out or more increasingly through social media such as Instagram.

In photography parlance we call this the Vernacular: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vernacular_photography.

So I thought I'd share with you, over a series of posts, my last year (and a bit) of life taken through the lenses of others.

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Goodbye Friend Connect. Hello Bloglovin'!

Well it seems that Google Reader has finally been taken offline which means that Google's Friend Connect widget is also dead, all in the name of forcing people to use their pointless and semi-redundant Google+. *sigh*

So, following everyone else in the vintage community it seems, i've switched over to Bloglovin'

Annoyingly in order to 'claim' my blog as my own I have to put up this post with the following link embedded in it:

Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

...and then you'll be a Jitterbug!

or "A love letter to Swing".

About 9 years ago I decided that I wanted to learn to partner dance.

Looking around at the time It was clear to me that a large part of the scene was based around social dancing and dance weekenders, and I honestly think if you want to truly embrace a culture from the past then you need to embrace as many aspects of it as possible - back in the 40s everyone knew how to dance and it was a large part of socialising and the social scene.

Growing up in the 80s and 90s, partner dancing just didn't exist any more. Yes there were the odd occasions at a school dance when you had to embarrass yourself by nervously grabbing an available girl and slow dancing at the end of the night, but that was it, and let's face it, it was never a 'proper' dance, just slow stepping around whilst trying not to press yourself too close to the girl in question!

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