Technology by day

other things by night


Almost 30 years experience as a technologist across a range of industries


An amateur photographer, creator of Dark Edinburgh, the ongoing 10 year project to capture Edinburgh’s darker side.


Two novels with third, Science Fiction on the way.

Free Photos

I have over 4500 images available for free download from MorgueFile – a free stock photo site.

Latest From my Blog

14 years of blogging – no one quite sure why



If you are self-taught at photography like me you might eventually notice that, over time, you seem to be getting better. It's not immediately obvious but a look back of old stuff can illicit some eye-rolls and "what was I thinking?". While doing all this...

We Used To Drive To The Castle

We Used To Drive To The Castle

2020 will doubtless spawn any number of opinion pieces and spraff, would be remiss of me not to join in in some fashion. That said, I'm not really trying to make a point. This is simply to record 2020 through more recent eyes rather than let it drift off into a bokeh...

I am a student again

I am a student again

My last day as a student was 11th July 1991. Almost 30 years later, I am a student again, this time with the Open University. A few years ago my friend from University, Gordon McNeilly, suddenly and sadly died. Gordon was, in my life, unique. An incredible brain...