Scarborough Boxing Day - Raft Race Pictures

Friday, 27 December 2013

Photos from the raft race, part of Scarborough's annual Boxing Day celebrations.

Participants are glazed with flying eggs before being lightly dusted with flour

7 barriers to revolution in the UK (and how we might overcome them)

Monday, 2 December 2013

Russell Brand's interview with Jeremy Paxman has been watched, as of today, by around 10 million youtube users. UK facebook and twitter feeds are abuzz with dissenting alternative media articles and demonstrate a thousand creative ways of calling David Cameron a smug, elitist wank stain. Talk of revolution is on English lips for perhaps the first time since the self-styled 'Puritan Moses' lopped off the noggin of King Charles I and dissolved the Rump Parliament in 1653. Almost all Britons - young and old, rich and poor - seem to have accepted the fact that our political system as a whole no longer represents the will of the average citizen, but the interests of big business and the religion of money. The conditions for revolution are ripe, and yet ... nothing is happening. Why are Britons, outside of their culinary practices, so reluctant to revolt?

In memory of Satya Narayan Goenka

Monday, 4 November 2013

Credit -

In memory of
Satya Narayan Goenka 

January 30,1924 – September 29, 2013 

Photos from the Peruvian Andes - Festival de Mama Ashu

Saturday, 31 August 2013

- I was lucky enough to be in Chacas, Peru, for the Fiesta Patronal de Mama Ashu, a weekend festival that has taken place since Spanish colonial rule.

Bitching about Randall

Tuesday, 13 August 2013


I stayed with my friend Han in Los Angeles. Han had a few days off work to recover from a three-day binge drinking session, and his soon-to-be wife Sara was nursing him back to health. My week in the city was mostly spent lounging around with the two of them, watching Dollar Store DVDs of old drive-thru movies and poking their resident black widow spider with a twig.

Sunset Boulevard, San Francisco-style

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

I've had a lot of time to think lately. Late last night, when I couldn't sleep, I was thinking about a supermodel that I met in San Francisco. A supermodel who said that she would call me, but never did...

Catholicism on a corncob

Saturday, 29 June 2013


We crossed the valley with the orphan boys and hiked up to the village of Llanlla, where Padre Johan would guide them through confession. The kids lined up outside the village church, and were given a check-list of sins to tick off whilst the Padre explained all of the possible variations and definitions of each sin.

Habana Cuba, April 2013

Friday, 26 April 2013

A man, bare chested, sits in a doorway
watching some trash being
lightly sautéed
in stagnant street-water
It's 11am, and three young men
argue about the outcome
of a dominoes game

Five dollar haircut in the catfish capital of the world

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

"See this diner, Sonics?", said Lori, giving me an improvised tour of her hometown from the pickup. "We used to sneak out of school and go there to smoke cigarettes. The town truant officer would drive past and look through the window at all the booths. We'd see him coming a mile off and just duck under the table. He never caught us."

On Memphis Soul, Tabernacle preachin' and the evil Dr Tulsa

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

After a 6-week stay on a farm, I hit the ground running in Memphis, starting with a visit to the Stax Records museum. The record company, which became insolvent and closed in 1975, provided an oasis of racial harmony in segregated 60's Memphis, and produced some of the world's finest soul music. Otis Redding, Sam & Dave (and local talents such as Issac Hayes and Booker T) were amongst the stars that helped Stax soundtrack black America's dignified response to the cancerous bigotry of the day.

The Naked Interviewer - with pornographer Paul Morris

Saturday, 16 February 2013

 "In the late 60's I was connected to an underground revolutionary group called The Weathermen... mostly they blew things up to facilitate the downfall of the government... but part of their belief was that to be a revolutionary, you should have a homosexual experience, so I was kind of a gateway. I would have sex with all these young men in order to initiate them."

A woman, a pole, an attic and a camera

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Margot is a multi-talented artist, living in a suburban Los Angeles eco-house with 6 other artists. Her newest interest is pole dancing - she bought a pole and installed it in her attic.

14 desert haiku

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Hairy Cacti
Greet you with open arms
Expecting a hug