Author Archives: Patrick

About Patrick

a photographer, writer and blogger, a studio and press photographer since the mid 1960's, first published writings in 1974

Snap Around…

There are times when taking in your local antiquity market can be a real surprise, like this one in Spitalfields. Now I don’t spend the time here that I would like to, so this visit became a real eye feast. The … Continue reading

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Snap Around…

You know, there are times when your left eye catches something that your right eye was not covering. Like suddenly stumbling on this guy trying to put across his point of view on Speaker’s Corner. I always say, if you … Continue reading

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The Shriving of Miss Esme Stamp…

Episode 54… Consolidation Those words of Charles that were said downstairs revolved around in Esme’s head. She sat on the edge of the bed in their little room and pondered. “Surely, Charles did not really mean what he was saying. This was … Continue reading

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Snap Around…

You know, looking back through my drawer of memories, there were times when I was asked to photograph in some strange and unusual places, like this eerie Dry Dock in the Jarrow Dockyards, and of course, special permission had to be sought … Continue reading

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Snap Around…

Sometimes you just go to a drawer and pull out those old memories. You look at the picture in front of you and soak yourself with the days of camera film and splashing around in a darkened room with trays of … Continue reading

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The Shriving of Miss Esme Stamp…

Episode 53… A Concerning Time ‘That’s truly incredible.’ stated Bill. He looked quite astonished at Charles. ‘Are you telling me that your friend e’r… Tobias is behind all of this. I just really can’t believe it. Because this Rebecca Haigh business and visions … Continue reading

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Snap Around…

Ok, the holiday season is upon us and it’s the time you just wanna sit back and enjoy the ride. And it’s a time when visitor numbers drop a little on PGC because these guys have got something else on their … Continue reading

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Snap Around…

There are times when my local park can throw up some really interesting watching for me, like this team of young fella’s who recently won a TV talent show.

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The Shriving of Miss Esme Stamp…

Episode 52… Plain truth With Charles insistence on just a darkened room. Bill suggested the old stone smoke house at the back of the cottage. ‘We’ve not used it since we moved here and there are no windows, so it … Continue reading

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British Lost and forgotten Films of the Past…

The Flying Doctor…1936 A British made film set in Australia and featured the events of a Doctor that flies around the outback with a Helicopter. Somewhat, a lack lustre affair in the production, it faired better with Australian movie fans than here in … Continue reading

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