Go Hawks!


It’s official. The Seattle Seahawks are the creme de la creme of the NFL. Their latest 34-7 annihilation of the New Orleans Saints on Monday night gave the Seahawks a mighty 11-1 record and look unstoppable as the season heads toward the homestretch. The Hawks also extended their home winning stretch to 14 games, becoming the first team to clinch a berth in the playoffs and are just two wins away from snatching the all-crucial home-field advantage come the postseason.


Leica M6 Classic & 50mm Summicron
B+W Yellow Filter
Ilford Delta 100
HC-110 (Dil. H – 8:30 minutes)


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