Following a failure in my website's primary picture archive, many blogs have lost their images. I am endeavouring to re-instate these from back-ups. Bear with me please while I undergo this labourious and very sweary process...
With the release this week of yet another blockbuster episode in the unstoppable juggernaut Star Wars franchise (is it really forty years since I first stood in line for tickets to see the original film?! Geez...) it seems only appropriate that the title of this blog should be a quote from The Last Jedi, spoken by one of the Star Wars universe's most inspired and best-loved characters. As creatives (may we togs call ourselves that?) we can all too readily be the play-it-safer
...be anything that will rally integrity, purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace and the slaves to the ordinary...” - Cecil Beaton * Looking back over my body of work... Can I really call it that? ... I know I refer to 'my body of work' on the home page of this site, but am I truly in a position to reference my impertinently burgeoning heap of diverse snappery as a 'body'... of... 'work'?! The phrase has a ring of artistic
Adams' quote is as true today as it was when he first said it, seventy-odd years ago. And Robert Capa famously said: "The photographs are already there, you just have to find them..." That's also as true now as it was when he first said it, seventy-odd years ago... OK. I'm not in any way suggesting that my snappery's residing in the same exalted higher echelons of "Top Tog Towers" as Adams' or Capa's pioneering, ingenious or bravura work... So what is my point? Diminutive Dun