1. Where does this find you? Tell the story of how you got here.
I currently live in Stockton Heath, a nice little suburb in south Warrington, after taking the big step to move from my home town of Ulverston
some 3 years ago, having also had a short time in southampton whilst at university, returning to jump on the Y2K rush and pushing me into IT and software development in particular.
2. Why do you moblog? Which of the posts on your own moblog is your favourite, and why?
I found moblog just over 4 years ago now, the initial fascination of being able to easily document daily life with the only effort being pulling my phone from my pocket, a chance, i thought, of being able to go back in a few months time and see what i'd done and forgotten about. (I have a terrible short-term memory, though i can remember phone numbers from 10 years ago no problem). Here we are 4 years later and there's just so many little 'oh yeah..' moments looking back through, I couldn't possibly put a value on how great it is to be able to do that now. I moblog for several reasons really, one for the reason above but since moving it allows me to keep everybody back home updated with stuff and happenings. I also love getting comments from people, even if i just get a little smiley, i'm pleased that i could just bring a little interest into the world. The moblog community is unique.
I looked for a good hour through my imagewalls, and i couldn't pick a favourite, there are hundreds of different images that are equally special in lots of different ways.
3. What's your favourite part of the world, and why?
It's a big old world and i haven't seen a lot of it yet, but i do believe there are special places everywhere and I think it's got a lot to do with the people that are at your destination. There's a special place in my heart for the lake district, having taken it forgranted before i moved, it's somewhere that still feels like home on trips back.
4. Choose one CD, one book and one film to be stranded with on a desert island
CD: Could you give me a harder question? An audiobook on bushcraft?
Book: Iain M. Banks
- The Algebraist
, the sci fi book that whet my appetite for hundreds of books after it. A real mind bender.
Film: Something european, Pedro Almodóvar
's 'Talk to Her' was the last film that really captivated me.
5. If you had to choose only one form of entertainment for the rest of your life, what would it be: listening to music, reading books or watching movies?
Reading books, till the age of about 20 i think i had read 5 books total. Thankfully that's changed a great deal now and read in phases sometimes 2 books a month, then a gap of a few months, where i just can't settle into reading, so i do other stuff, photography, house etc.
6. If you could take a year off, what would you do with it?
I would go on a big tour, be it europe or the world, hopefully stopping off at willing mobloggers for coffee, meeting new and interesting people enrichens my life, and there's certainly no shortage of interesting people here. I'd also have time to really try and follow my photography dreams, which may evolve but never go away.
7. Which appeals to you the most, abstract or realist art? Do you have a favourite photographer?
Abstract definitely. We need not always understand what something is to appreaciate it. I don't have a favourite photographer, but there's a few mobloggers who's work i really admire.
8. If you had to choose to only take street OR studio photographs, which would it be, and why?
Street photography definitely, as an avid people watcher, there's something wonderfully calming about watching hundreds of humans buzzing about in their own little worlds, you get a small window from which to escape your own life and see someone elses.
9. What is the biggest problem faced by mankind today, and how would you solve it?
Losing our liberty for the sake of perceived 'security'
10. Any New Year's resolutions?
A couple, watch this space to see if i pull any of them off!
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