‘For so it had come about, as indeed I and many men might have foreseen had not terror and disaster blinded our minds. These germs of disease have taken toll of humanity since the beginning of things–taken toll of our prehuman ancestors since life began here. But by virtue of this natural selection of our kind we have developed resisting power; to no germs do we succumb without a struggle, and to many, our living frames are altogether immune…It was […]
The year twenty-twenty-one – it has quite the futuristic ring to it. When I was a kid, growing up in the 70’s and 80’s of the last century, the year 2000 was ‘The Future’. 2021 was unimaginable to me. Now, I do imagine going back in time to my 10-year-old self; how would I attempt to describe what the world has become, 40-years on? Where would I start? “Okay, Phillip – electric cars which drive themselves, cameras that don’t need […]
“Stone walls do not a prison make, Nor iron bars a cage; Minds innocent and quiet take That for an hermitage; If I have freedom in my love And in my soul am free, Angels alone, that soar above, Enjoy such liberty.” Richard Lovelace, To Althea, from Prison
I love this time of year, especially on the Isle of Man. My home town of Peel is perched on the west of the island, but sits in a north/north-westerly facing aspect, so although we get a lot of quality daylight, Peel is also very exposed to the harshest of weather, even in the summer. Some people dread the winter. I don’t. I look forward to the short days, the low, watery light and the gales and storms rolling in […]
Two-days into September, and it’s as though nothing ever happened, at least that’s how it feels on the Isle of Man. Okay, unless you’re lucky enough to be able to afford to leave the island for a trip away, then self-isolate when you get back, we still have our wings clipped. But we’ve been COVID free for over 100-days now. I’d love to be able to get on the ferry, cross the Irish Sea, drive up to the far north […]
Somebody told me that they don’t understand my photography. I don’t understand what they don’t understand? Because there is nothing to understand. Some people share photos of their meals – if I ever have a meal in front of me that’s THAT interesting, I’ll photograph that too.