Monday, 28 February 2011


sony ericsson elm

woke up too late for uni today, slept some more.

got up to find phil and tim had been listening to jazz and swing pretty much all day. i joined them and played playstation for a bit, then it was time for the weekly shop.

came back and had veggie burgers and lemonade. this time last year i was getting ready for my first ever university interview and i was super nervous; a year later im going to uni and living with some of my best friends in london. whodathunk

taken in sainsburys

Sunday, 27 February 2011


canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens

we get ridiculous amounts of junk mail.

woke up late today after having a relatively early night last night. i started reading post office by bukowski as well, its good and makes me want to become an alcoholic postman.

taken outside our front door

Saturday, 26 February 2011

As the sun sets

canon eos 40d, sigma 50-200mm lens

went out last night and didnt get back until quite late, by quite i mean about 5am.

woke up in the pm today but felt good, there was also an awesome sunset going down over se15 so i took this picture of it from our hallway.

later tim and rhia went and bought falafel wraps, they were really really nice.

taken in our hallway

Friday, 25 February 2011

Libyan march

canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens

met up with mum and that again for some lunch, then left to go and take photos of some libyans protesting.

they marched all the way through picadilly circus, it was pretty chaotic. after all that we went and had a mcdonalds, that was good.

taken somewhere in central london

Thursday, 24 February 2011


canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens

today i woke up at 1.30pm and had to be at the guardian HQ at 2.15pm. with a little running and a lot of luck i managed to get there in time for the talk we were having with the picture editor. he was a nice guy and told us that on average they receive about 14,000 images a day. gulp

after that me and joe met up with mum mel, little brother charlie and stepdad jp as theyve come up to visit for two days. we went to dinner at this place called 'giraffe' on southbank, i wondered whether they served actual giraffe, they didnt but it was nice all the same. i took this photo of mum and joe, the lighting was kind of bad but i liked it anyway. mum looks pretty.

taken in giraffe, southbank

Wednesday, 23 February 2011


canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens

uni was dull today and last night i had one of those sleeps where you feel like you havent slept, y'know. weird

got some lunch and went to lauries halls for a bit after lesson. laurie, lauren and some others decided to go take photos of people protesting outside an embassy. i already have photos for my general news assignment though and it was damp and rainy and i didnt have all my camera stuff with me, so i went home and had a power nap. srs business

above is a panoramic view of lauries room. i hope you dont mind it being up here, even if you do i dont care because it took me fucking ages to sort out and still the draws arent properly aligned.

another close contender for my photo today -

taken in lauries room

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Shell of light

canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens, vivitar 285 flash, wireless flash kit, tripod

this evening it was dry so joe, phil and tim went skating.

i decided to come along and take some photos. its been ages and ages since ive taken photos of anyone skateboarding, but i broke out the old wireless flash system and had go.

it was really cold but fun. at one point a drunk guy came into the carpark and sort of fell into / started hugging the bin.

in other news my bloggy, illustrator friend alan has used some of my pictures in his new zine, its about violence, it looks sick and features a load of his drawings. check him out here -

taken in currys car park

Monday, 21 February 2011

Im not going anywhere tonight

canon eos 40d, olympus 50mm with canon adapter, rain

was planning on todays photo being of joe, phil or tim skating but its too wet to go tonight.

took default arty picture of sports hall across from my house instead.

also had a debate ( me talking loudly at someone ) with my lecturer about mentioning yourself when writing up interviews youve conducted. he insisted that it was just the journalist trying to get themselves in the article, but i said that it was more about making the interview seem personal and adding some kind of narrative to it. any journofags, let me know what you think.

taken on cator street

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Sunday service 2

canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens

today is sunday, which means sunday service. an exhibition curated by holy ghost -

the theme was paradise and there was a whole host of artwork on display as well as sound installations and performance pieces.

other than that i have mainly slept, eaten veggie burgers and drank orange squash.

taken in the new gallery, camberwell

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Good deeds

sony ericsson elm

today i woke up late again, its getting annoying.

joe won a £50 tesco voucher on ages ago and he decided to use it on the shopping today, nice one joe.

we bought loads of stuff and had a nice veggie curry for dinner.

taken in tescos, old kent road

Friday, 18 February 2011


canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens, sigma flash

today i showered and had stir fry for dinner. this week off has actually made me crave uni a bit, mainly for some kind of routine.

i wanted to see if i could catch the dart coming out of phils nerf gun, it took a good while to get it perfectly in frame but i managed. satisfying

taken in my room

Thursday, 17 February 2011


canon eos 40d, olympus 50mm with canon converter

started playing around with my old olympus 50mm again today, i always forget how nice it is to use even though its manual focus.

we had pasta bake for tea tonight and i tidied my room and organised my desktop.

phil doing something on his iphone.

taken in our kitchen

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

In mcdonalds 2

canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens

the show last night was good, lots of people there, played well even though i couldnt hear anything, hung out with andrej, tom, matt, hannah and flora as well, and thats always a bonus.

stopped off for a fleet services mcdonalds on the way home, there was one guy running the whole thing, his work flow was impressive.

got to sleep at about 5am and woke up almost 12 hours later.

taken in fleet services mcdonalds

Tuesday, 15 February 2011


canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens

today battle for paris hit southampton. weve never played there before, so it should be fun.

tims enduring his first day of not smoking, he's dealing with it surprisingly well. i think the pain will kick in later though.

taken in tims car

Monday, 14 February 2011


canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens, sigma flash

today me phil and joe decided to run through some ideas we had for new BFP songs and as we lack a practice space, we decided to line our box room with mattresses and get us and as much equipment as we could into it as well.

it went surprisingly smoothly and we got some stuff done, feels good.

later that day me and phil tried to recreate a mcdonalds chicken mayo burger at home, it worked, but our buns were a bit too thick and it lacked grease.

taken in our box room

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Stuffed peppers / 200th post

canon eos 40d, sigma 50-200mm

today i woke up at a normal personish time and had some lunch.

later phil and thom made a dinner of roasted peppers stuffed with cous cous, mozzarella topped with cherry tomatoes. it was really really nice.

running was fine, i think i need to do a longer route though.

also 200th post ever on this version of andinmyhandsacamera, i didnt do anything special for it as we all know what happened with post 100...

taken in our kitchen

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Red, white and black

canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens

i didnt sleep last night as part of a pre emptive strike to fix my sleeping pattern before my week off. i dont know if its going to work or not.

i made awesome breakfast this morning that looked like this -

then i watched the 'footie', it was pretty typical, but then wayne rooney flipped himself backwards and scored one of the most awesome looking goals ive ever seen ever

afterwards i went over to trafalgar square to take some photos of the celebrations going on in honour of mubarak stepping down as egypts president, it was great to see so many happy faces.

taken in trafalgar square

Friday, 11 February 2011

Mubarak resigns

canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens

so yeah, this happened today.

i would have just screen capped it, but i needed an actual photo for today. also if anyones ever like ''where were you when you heard about the revolution in egypt?'' i'll have photographic evidence that i was sat at my computer desk admiring al-jazeera and the bbc's coverage of it.

yes, i think about things that far in advance.

tomorrow im gong to buy some jogging bottoms to keep me motivated to go running, its getting easier.

taken in my room

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Oh my god they have laser pointers!

canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens

i was sat in my room being bored and wishing that something would happen. at that moment the front door flys open and tim chucks a brand new nerf pistol complete with red laser sight into my room and runs off upstairs.

i love my house and my friends so much.

taken in my room

Wednesday, 9 February 2011


sony ericsson elm

today i woke up too late to go running in the morning like i had planned, it was nice and sunny though.

went to uni and sat half listening to our lecture on privacy law and half watching everyone play angry birds on their phones / ipods etc.

the photo above shows lauren writing something halfway through eating a broken up cracker, she has a thing about disgustingly dry, bland food. shes not a noisy chewer though, so i can live with it.

taken in t805

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

And one day we will die and our ashes will fly from the aeroplane over the sea

canon eos 40d, sigma 50-200mm lens

today was good, we had two guest speakers at uni. quite enlightening and depressing at the same time, basically we got told that photojournalism is dangerous and not well paid.

came home and played call of duty with joe and phil for too long and took this photo of a plane, i always see them fly over our house and have wanted to take this kind of photo for ages.

running was killer because i ran to tesco and then back again with a heavy backpack full of stir fry ingredients. heavy bag is heavy

taken in the front room

Monday, 7 February 2011


canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens

today was long.

i got up and went running into the wind, it was tiring.

i went to uni and did lessons, they made me sleepy.

we went to asda and did shopping, it was okay.

joe won ten pounds on a scratch card, it was good.

i have covent garden soup, it will be nice.

i have work to do, that will not be nice.

taken in asda

Sunday, 6 February 2011


canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens, sigma flash

today is sunday and sunday usually means waking up late, washing everything i own, tidying up and generally sorting out the past weeks mess that has amassed on my bedroom floor.

running was ok today, it was the first time i've run with music in and i dont know whether it helped or not. i was equally as tired as usual at the end. i was listening to minus the bear though, and theyre pretty chilled, maybe i should try some converge next time to make me pick up the pace a bit.

taken in my room

Saturday, 5 February 2011

New t shirts & rubber slabs

canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens

today we went into central and did some shopping. i used the topman voucher / card thing i got for christmas to buy some new t shirts.

came home, had leek and potato soup and fanta fruit twist. went for a run after my food had gone down and did the longest route yet, it didnt tire me out that much either. i think i need some better shoes though, my ones are too flat and it feels like im running with rubber slabs attached to my feet.

taken on oxford street

Friday, 4 February 2011

Recycling is a conspiracy

sony ericsson elm

today running was harder, i stayed up late reading last night so i was more tired than normal this morning, i then went and handed in my assignment and came home again, all before 12 oclock. after that me phil and joe went into peckham to buy things. i bought a new black zip up hoodie and some black socks, then we went to asda to finally get rid of our recycling.

lasagne for dinner, yuss.

taken in asda carpark

Thursday, 3 February 2011


sony ericsson elm

running was good this morning, i woke up at half 8 and set off. i got back at about 9 and made crumpets. see above for visual representation.

uni was dull, we spent the first hour moving around from room to room and then finally settling to look at everyones photos. we found a mini deck of cards and i showed lauren a magic trick, she said it was shit but i think she was secretly overwhelmed with its awesomeness.

i got keys cut and came home.

was going out tonight to see the full screening of this, but feeling blergh - watch it though, its seriously good.

taken in my kitchen

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Gif hell

canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens, sigma flash, tripod, cable release

today whilst doing the washing up i set my camera up to take a photo every minute, my grand plan was to make an awesome .gif of me washing up. i made it but it looked shit and all the colours were wrong and i got annoyed with myself.

instead here is a photo from the series. i still like it, the taps and cutlery are nice and shiny.

i promise to get better at gif making and do a proper one soon.

taken in my kitchen

Tuesday, 1 February 2011


canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens

woke up at tom run, walks house in bournemouth, i slept on an air bed and had a dressing gown as a cover, if you turn it upside down and put your legs in the arms it works surprisingly well.

then we travelled the long way back to london, all five of us in tim's micra. ridiculous

we stopped at fleet services though and had the most amazing mcdonalds ever. i got a 'darling' and 'sweetheart' from the counter lady, and with interaction between customers and staff a rarity at any mcdonalds, this surprised me somewhat.

this month is 'challenge february' in our house, my challenge is to go running every morning. i did it this morning and it nearly killed me, i will be updating about my progress everyday throughout the month.

thanks to tom and flora for putting us up and for the cake, such a great cake.

photo of joe taking a photo of me taking a photo of him taking a photo of me, see it here -

taken at fleet services

*courtesy of mpc