Write Your Own Story
Write Your Own Story
By: jbhthescots@mac.com, Categories: Words & Images, 1 comment

Writing, as the late, great Scottish journalist Cliff Hanley remarked, is better than working.  What other job can you justify with the excuse that while you may not look as if you’re doing anything productive you are engaged in “research”?


But for almost 20 years now, the day job has been writing – or, as I like to put it: “filling white space every day for The Scotsman newspaper.”  So with that in mind, and with an always-loaded camera to hand, I’ve opted to move away from social media sites to take things a bit further by creating this blog that will see a fusion of words and film – analogue, of course.  The film, that is, not the wordy-parts…been too many years now since I used to bash out words (not to mention going through Tippex by the gallon) on a trusty old typewriter like the one photographed here.


Nikon FM2 & Nikon 50mm1.4 Ai-S

B+W Circular Polariser

Ilford HP5+ (400)

HC-110 (Dil. H – 1:63@10 minutes)

Plustek 7600i & Vuescan



1 Comment

  • Welcome to the real world. Now, which pill did I take? No, seriously, your font is so gray as to be almost illegible. My own favourite for screen reading is a bold font in deep yellow on dark red, but of course understand that that is not everybody's cup of tea. Decades ago, IBM worked out that, on paper, deep blue on white is the most legible. Screens are different. Enjoy!