31 Dec 2023

Favourite Photo of the Month, 2023

Favourite Photo of the Month, 2023

2023 has been a bit of a strange year. The recent months haven’t been much fun, and I’ve done very little photography. For October, in fact, I only had one photo uploaded to Flickr to choose from, though after digging through the few other snaps I’d taken that were sitting in my Lightroom catalogue I […]

7 May 2023

Making an Infrared Remote Interface for the Pioneer PD-Z83M

Making an Infrared Remote Interface for the Pioneer PD-Z83M

I made a little black box over the Bank Holiday break. I’ve had a Pioneer PD-Z83M multi-changer CD player since I was a kid, and it was how I listened to a lot of the music of my formative years. I remember listening to Fields of the Nephilim’s sprawling masterpiece Elizium on it at university, […]

28 Dec 2022

Favourite Photo of the Month 2022

Favourite Photo of the Month 2022

Well, it looks like I’ve been posting my annual favourite photos post every year since 2012 now. That’s a surprising amount of consistency for me. My photography has been very much on the back-burner this year. Well, that would imply there’s been a front-burner, which would be a lie. But I did at least manage to […]

1 Nov 2022

Digitising An Exhibition

Digitising An Exhibition

Since bumping into it during my little One Mile Matt project, I’ve been fascinated by the Bristol International Exhibition of 1914. This was a grand but short-lived exhibition that took over a vast area of Bristol very near me, just south of the river in the Ashton/Rownham area, partly where the modern-day White City Allotments […]

5 Mar 2022

White Funnel Fleet Sailings 1965

White Funnel Fleet Sailings 1965

I started getting more interested in (very) local history when I started my One Mile Matt project. One of the things that fascinated me was the history of P & A Campbell’s White Funnel Fleet, which used to sail from very near me in Hotwells. I’ve always loved taking pictures of the vestiges of this […]