Farewell Steve Jobs

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/1″][us_image image=”1382″ size=”full” link=””][us_separator icon=”fab|apple” show_line=”1″ line_width=”default”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Midway though writing a blog entry about yesterday’s iPhone 4S launch, I’m struck with this totally unexpected news. Steve Jobs, co-founder and CEO of Apple has passed away, aged 56. Steve, and the company he helped create, have been an inspiration to Read more…

Project | 365

[vc_row][vc_column][us_image image=”1129″ size=”full” link=”” onclick=”lightbox”][us_separator icon=”fas|star” show_line=”1″ line_width=”default”][vc_column_text]It’s been a long while since I set myself a photographic project, and I’ve always liked the somewhat self-indulgent idea of Project | 365 …

The very basic idea is that I will take 365 photographs; one for each day of the year. It sounds pretty simple, but it’s actually quite challenging when you factor in some of the rules I’ve set:

  • Each day’s photograph must be taken and uploaded ON THAT DAY.
    I’m already regretting that rule, as I have a 2-week holiday in Italy coming up! But, I’m going to try and stick to that rule as best I can.
  • Each photograph must represent something unique to that day.
    This is the challenging part! Anyone can just snap a photo and say, ‘yeah – I took that photo on that day’ … but I’m aiming to take photographs that represent something about my day: Something that happened, something memorable, etc.


Timelapse | Austria

Hello again. It’s been a while! In fact, since my last post I’ve been on a fabulous holiday in Austria, and I figured a couple of timelapse sequences wouldn’t go amiss 🙂

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Timelapse | Cowling Pinnacle

Some recent experiments with timelapse photography The first was taken from Cowling pinnacle (near Lund’s Tower), and is about 30 minutes of time passing in just 60 seconds. [vc_video link=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cNM3XDUlug”]   And in a slightly less picturesque setting, I shot a series of timelapse videos of my attempted repair of Read more…

It is time. To The Mac!


In late 2006 I wrote an article about how I switched from PC to Mac, and through frustration over a few petty things I switched back. The main reason was simply that the Mac didn’t allow me to play my PC games, nor did it (perhaps more importantly!) allow me to continue developing MS-based applications using the .NET Framework (a Windows only set of application libraries).

I switched back, and was happy for a while. Then I starting listing all the things I couldn’t do on the PC that I’d gotten used to doing on the Mac. In particular, I use Final Cut Studio on a daily basis at work – it seemed a shame that I couldn’t use those tools at home. (more…)

Where’s Oli?

Just a quick post … I thought I’d better post something to prove I’m still alive. I’m currently in a run of back-to-back theatre performances, which started with “Fiddler on the Roof”, segued into “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”, a passing visit to Leeds Grand Read more…