Photographer and Artist
LUCY THE HUMAN CHIMP
Just two or three genes difference between us and our nearest living ancestor,
but a huge difference. One of those great docs that leaves you wanting to talk about it afterwards
made by Alex Parkinson
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Photographing sharks underwater wasn't dangerous enough for Amos Nachoum -
so he took to recording swimming polar bears instead. And yes, he has been almost eaten a couple of times ...
Probably a tedious git at a party - but the resulting pictures are quite interesting.
AMERICAN ROAD TRIP
The perfect radio for one of those code-red heatwave evenings ... if you
can handle the oh-so plummy radio 4 accent (she's from Lancashire, too -
shame on her) Takes you back to those hypnotic American new-wave road
movies of the 70s ...
(As heard on the sometimes wonderful 'Short Cuts' radio prog)
STREET PUNKS !
FULFILL YOUR IMPORT DUTY !
LIVING ON AN
It's pretty horrific ... you finally clean out that cupboard and find yerself throwing out all sorts of tech
- old set-top boxes, routers, chargers etc. You were thinking of buying a cordless hoover
- I mean vacuum cleaner, until you thought for a moment and remembered that anything with a built-in battery
dies and refuses to take a charge about a week after the warranty runs out.
And then you hear that the next gen of i-phone will come with
software that stops you from swapping the battery over - even to the same exact model
The folks at i-fixit (below) are providing free manuals for thousands of machines -
they only make money from supplying the specialist toolkits
It's worth doing - I fixed the laptop I'm using right now
(an old Lenovo/IBM T61 - Ebay bargain) It was overheating, so
I paid £6 for a new fan and a quick Youtube tutorial later - fixed.
They call it The Right to Repair Movement ... we used to just call it repairs
THE WAY WE LIVED
A friend who works in publishing brought round some old photo prints one day,
and I found myself getting quite choked up with emotion.
Having moved around a lot,
I had a almost forgotten about my early childhood in inner city Manchester.
These photos by Nick Hedges are from that period (early 70s)
- taken in Manchester, Liverpool, Bradford, Newcastle and Glasgow
It wasn't always this way ... once we were wild, free, dangerous ...
Henry Miller, 1936