Category: Personal

  • Midway

    Midway

    It’s 15th November. There are 30 days in this month so my blogging experiment is at the half way point. I’m trying to write more about autism but I’m running into walls. There are too many websites out there discussing autism and it is hard to know which are factually accurate. So I’ve written a…

  • Day 9

    Day 9

    For that one fraction of a second, you were open to options you had never considered. *That* is the exploration that awaits you. Not mapping stars and studying nebulae, but charting the unknown possibilities of existence. Q, Star Trek: The Next Generation – ‘All good things’ I’m on day 9 of my NaNoWriMo blog adventure.…

  • Autism and gigs

    Autism and gigs

    I like live music. I used to do music photography all the time. I’ve been lucky enough to photograph quite a few big names too. It’s a pretty fantastic thing to be able to do. You’re right at the front and someone you enjoy is playing music while you photograph them. You’re in the moment.…

  • OCD or autism?

    OCD or autism?

    In Spring of 2017 I decided to switch camera systems from Nikon to Fuji. I had been toying with Fuji for some years and absolutely loved my X100s 35mm fixed lens camera. But I wasn’t 100% sure about switching systems. I had a few lenses and a XT1 and a XPro 1 and they were…

  • Fear

    Fear

    Today I woke up from a nightmare. I get stress dreams now. I never used to but now I do. Yay? Last night I was dreaming that I was commissioned to do a coporate job in London. I couldn’t easily get across town as the flyover had been dismantled. While I was on the train…

  • Autism – Sensory issues: Noise

    Autism – Sensory issues: Noise

    I’m very noise sensitive. If the neighbours have music on and there’s a beat coming through the wall it gets to me. It got so bad once that I jumped in my car and drove to West Kirby marine lake because I just needed to get out. I couldn’t go home. I couldn’t do anything.…

  • An autistic photographer

    An autistic photographer

    I was diagnosed as autistic in the summer of 2018. I’m 41 as I write this and maybe half way through my life so I use the diagnosis to analyse where I’ve been and where I’m going. Where have I been? I’ve been to computer world for a large portition of my life. I was…

  • Think Different

    Think Different

    Imagine spending your entire life, nearly 40 years of it, feeling like you don’t fit in and that you’re not exactly “normal”. You spend your life looking at the world believing it to be right and you to be wrong. But what if you find a reason for that feeling? What if you’re not wrong…

  • A photographer sleeps with his camera

    A photographer sleeps with his camera

    Jimmy Olsen : Chief, I didn’t have my camera with me. Perry White : A photographer *eats* with his camera. A photographer *sleeps* with his camera. Superman III I always have a camera on me. A real proper camera with dials and switches. I always have my iPhone and while it can do many amazing…

  • Photograph today

    Photograph today

    I’m currently building a new portfolio website to show off the best of what I’ve done over the past 10 years. While searching for images I found the one above and it got me thinking. This is from my dad’s house after he died. All I have is this photo now. I have nothing in…