Matt Brown reports that the awesome Grant Museum of Zoology is to close on July 1st. The Grant Museum is a hidden gem. It’s tiny, and shoved away somewhere deep within the labyrinths of UCL, between Totenham Court Road and Gower Street, near Goodge St tube. There are no signs. […]
A quick review of this week’s Law In Action on Radio 4, which looked at photography and the law — particularly jobsworth office managers who think it’s their job to harass people, and other police initiatives that lack any credible evidence-base. Read it at cotch dot net.
This past week, I’ve used a week off to prepare enough blog posts to keep me going through the weeks when I don’t have time to write, and also to prepare for getting a serious hardcore science blog going again. I’ve been writing from a barn on the side of […]
Today is the tenth birthday of London’s Millennium Bridge, a much loved modern Thames crossing, and a symbol of London’s improving centre and riverside environments. Find out more about the structure in this celebratory photo essay at cotch dot net.
It is reassuring to know that a City can not sue me for libel, even under English law, because I said some not very nice things about the nasty, brutish and racist city of Cincinnati today. It’s OK though — I have the pictures to back those words up. Read […]
A short early-morning photo-walk around Bristol’s Floating Harbour — an account of how I first came to be spending my time taking photographs — is available to read at cotch dot net.
This time not about elections but about geology: the great shifting slopes of Mam Tor in the Derbyshire Peak District; a desolate scene of man’s abandoned attempt to tame the difficult landscape. Read it at cotch dot net.
May Day is a day of traditions, a day of marching with banners and dancing around the May Pole, dressing up as trees and casting adrift flower boats. It’s a day of looking silly and causing a disturbance. A day of village fêtes, called off when it rains. Continue reading […]
A pair of weekend mini-photo essays on spring walks around the skyscrapers and scruffy pubs of south and east London. Part 1, here, part 2, here.
Continuing the weekly weekend mini photo essay strand, here is the latest, on Portland Bill.
Prompted by a PR puff piece about a publicity stunt petition by parochial nimbys, I compiled a photo-essay on the desolate ruins of Battersea Power Station. Read it here.
In the house where I grew up, on the side of a kitchen cupboard above the kitchen sink, is a small wide yellowed print on a bent and battered cobweb covered card, faded with the light of five thousand sunrises and dappled from the condensation of countless boiled kettles. Continue […]
I just spent ten minutes adding flickr video support to cotch dot net so that I could post this short item on the philosophy of moving photographs.
Originally posted at cotch dot net. Spam mail. I don’t mean your regular crap. Professional spam mail from the professional spammers: PR. Somebody put me on a list and now all kinds of companies and individuals are paying all kinds of PR agencies lots of money so that the PR […]
The first post on the new photography-oriented cotch dot net is up. It’s a quick review of the police stop-and-search policy, in place across London as a counter-terrorism measure, and in particular the decision to consider photography to be a suspicious activity worth stopping. Of course, it takes the skeptical […]