1. Made in China

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    I lie on a metal bed staring at the ceiling art collection as the giant all-seeing mechanical eye blasts a dose of prime quality radiation into me. Made in Japan I read on the unit, safe in the knowledge that it’s a well built machine. Maybe the myriad of stainless...
  2. Gear Acquisition Syndrome

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    Today I went for a walk, not just as part of the usual exercise regime, but with my camera – one of them anyway. One of the by-products of being house bound for so long, and even now, feeling limited in my ability to get up and go out for...
  3. Private v NHS

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    In a fantasy death match, who would win…private Physioterrorpist or an NHS one? From today’s experience, my money is on the privateer. This morning I had hydrotherapy in a private pool, followed by acupuncture and hands-on ankle wrestling. I knew she’d drawn blood when I heard the matter of fact...
  4. iPhone. Let there be light!

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    If you live in a world that is constantly slightly under or over exposed, where you stand like a chimp, hunched over in the midday sun straining to see a monochrome histogram that spikes to the left or right, maybe you need an incident light meter…and this being the 21st...
  5. 3D printer camera

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    So, what do you do when you’re a French technology student and camera man…go beyond printing your own images, and print you’re own camera on a 3D printer! Twenty-four year old Léo Marius has created a 35mm film SLR using a 3D printer, complete with a viewfinder and compatibility for...
  6. Stab in the dark

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    On today’s menu, hydrotherapy, followed by acupuncture, which was a first…so much so, I documented it here in a scary looking image of my scar ravaged leg. The Physioterrorpist assured me I wouldn’t feel the needles too much, which was almost true… Then I got stickered with the kind of...
  7. Portrait of a nanny

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    Vivian Maier arrived in the melting pot of New York in 1951 fresh from the streets of Europe where she had begun her love of photography. She honed her photography on the streets of the big apple, documenting the urban neighbourhoods with her medium format square framed camera. In 1956,...
  8. Operation bathtub

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    Hydrotherapy has maybe gone to my head, as today I ventured into the dangerous world of home hydrotherapy…having a bath. Ridiculous as it sounds, the bathtub is a tactile minefield, of thin curved edges, restricted access due to a fixed shower panel, no handles or flat surfaces and slippery when...
  9. Hydro terrorpist

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    Today, like an escapologist sat on the edge of a body of shimmering blue water, I strapped weights to my ankles and slowly descended into the watery depths as my poolside assistant twirled a long piece of orange foam tubing as we acted out the ever present torture scene from...

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