Archive for the ‘Lomography’ Category

Action Sampler EP now out

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

Containing 12.5% of the forthcoming Girls And Film Album – that’s 3 songs out of the planned 24, plus an extra track that isn’t related to photography – the new EP serves as an amuse bouche for those keen to get a taste of the new Moogieman sound. It’s available at Bandcamp or on CD. Copies will be on sale at the next gig: 15 October at the Library, 4pm for Oxjam.

No sleep till Tebay

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

You don't need a pass to the underpass party

So I’ve now recovered sufficiently from my Edinburgh trip to write a few words and post some photos.

Edinburgh is a wonderful city, and it’s supercharged when the Fringe is on. I ended up playing the Kittens and Häagen-Dazs open mic at Pulp Fiction books, had slots on two days at the variety show Well It’s Woody, for which I got a mention in a review (Seamless cabaret night with a programme to savour …), and also played a fairly impromptu gig at a café (where I was wowed by the spiced Mexican coffee). (more…)

Moogieman and Vincent Lynch in Ilford HP5

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Moogieman and Vincent Lynch

Unfortunately, the busier I am with gigs and presentations on Skylab (such as the recent Pecha Keucha for Art Is Just A Word at the Oxford Hub) the less time I have for this site and for photography. However, I managed to find time last night to develop a roll of Ilford HP5 400 ASA that’s been sitting on my desk for a few weeks.

Hidden amongst the silver halide particles were some delightful shots from George’s Jamboree of Music, Comedy and Poetry Possibly from January, including a few of Moogieman and Vincent Lynch. (more…)

Free exclusive download of ‘Diana’

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Diana cover art

A brand new recording of my lomographically inclined number, Diana, is now available to likees of the moogieman facebook page. If you want to get hold of the track all you have to do is ‘like’ the page and you’ll be sent a link to the song’s bandcamp page and a code to enter. If you’re already a likee you’ll be sent the info in the next few days. (more…)

Alderney adventure: taking off in a Trislander

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011


One of the more memorable experiences of my recent trip to Alderney was flying there on the 18-seater, three propeller-engined Trislander. The 18 seats include those of the pilot and co-pilot and we all boarded separately through car-type doors along the fuselage.

There’s no aisle so we sat two abreast, right next to the whirring wing-mounted propellers. The Trislander, manufactured by Britten-Norman, is an elongated version of their Islander aircraft. In order to keep the pitch (more…)

Moogieman messes about on boats once again

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Rhiannon Kelly provides flute accompaniment to the flotilla

Saturday’s naval engagement, Flotilla Thrilla 2, passed off without serious incident save some fine performances on and next to the River Cherwell.

As predicted, the weather was gloriously cloudy but rain held off, making it a somewhat drier event than the first waterborne open mic put on by moogieman.

Stuart Wigby kicked off proceedings (more…)

From your on-the-spot correspondent: Moogie News

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Moogie News, Sept 2011

At a time when local newspapers are losing circulation faster than a gangrenous limb, here at Moogiemedia we’re leading the fightback with a new monthly publication, Moogie News.

Okay, expect the initial impact to be relatively small. Moogie News is hand written and hand drawn on a single side of A6. We’re not about to be put out of business by this new-fangled hot metal typsetting stuff (which will no doubt turn out to be a flash in the pan).

Elder Stubbs festival in Ektachrome 320T

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Elder Stubbs festival 2011

Elder Stubbs festival 2011

No pics here of Moogieman performing but some photos I took afterwards. Mainly of plants – the festival takes place every year on allotments that are run by Restore, a local mental health charity.

Elder Stubbs festival 2011

Elder Stubbs festival 2011

The allotments provide a therapeutic work environmen and offers opportunities to socialise and learn new skills in horticulture, cooking, marketing, woodwork and other crafts. (more…)

Diana vs Action Sampler

Thursday, April 28th, 2011


George Chopping


Tried out my latest lomographic acquisition, the Action Sampler, at George’s Jamboree, a high-calibre monthly open mic night hosted by local performance poet George Chopping.

Juju & Ben



The Action Sampler is a fairly gimmicky multiple image film camera manufactured by Lomography.

It takes four sequential shots over a period of about half a second using four separate lenses that each cover a quarter of the standard 35 mm frame. Shutter speed is around 1/100th of a second and the aperture is fixed (more…)

Ghostly images from Catweazle and Port Mahon

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Rachel Ruscombe King on piano

Faceometer at Catweazle 16th anniversary

More lomoghraphy: photosets are now on Flickr of the Catweazle open mic’s 16th anniversary on 21 October and the 5 November gig at the Port Mahon featuring Swindlestock, Rachel Ruscombe-King and Moogieman.

The Port Mahon photos are my first attempt at reverse cross-processing – developing a colour negative film in a colour slide process. This is tricky to get right, tending to result in very low contrast images, as these pictures demonstrate. However, I definitely want to try again as the slightly luminescent colours and bursting lights give a very interesting effect, when things turn out well.