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The Apple Macintosh at 40 – and my own Mac history at 24

Cast your mind back to the year 2000. When the new century began, I was 13 years old. My interests: fantasy writing and computers. The Apple Macintosh may have come into the world two years before I was born, but it burst into my life that year – and played a

The Apple Macintosh at 40 – and my own Mac history at 24
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2023 in review

It's that time again to look back at how things have gone over the course of the year – and ahead to 2024. Last year's blog post was a bit of a monster, so I'll try to keep this one more concise. Fair warning: it&

2023 in review
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My top images of 2023 – and a year with the Leica M3

It's been a great year for my photography. A renaissance year, perhaps. Regular readers will be aware that I have been an on-and-off analogue photographer for about a decade now, and that my return to film helped rejuvenate my interest in photography as a whole. But 2023 has

My top images of 2023 – and a year with the Leica M3
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Your annual reminder that my books make excellent presents

I have a small* stock of these titles to send out as signed and personalised copies (UK only). The Wanderlust books are £40 and The Farthest Shore is £14.95, and for December I'll waive additional postage fees. Email me if you'd like one. Please don&

Your annual reminder that my books make excellent presents
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The Second Chance

For someone who grew up in the flatlands and was only able to get to the hills occasionally, the dream of living in the mountains was always a seductive one. My first chance came in 2008 when I was 22 years old. In 2008, I was uncertain about a lot

The Second Chance
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Creative Freedom with the John Muir Trust

Calling writers, photographers, and artists! The John Muir Trust are asking for artists to submit their creative vision for wild places to be considered for their Creative Freedom exhibition. How does 'freedom for wild places' inspire you creatively? What is your creative response to the call of the

Creative Freedom with the John Muir Trust
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Dispatches from Kendal Mountain Festival 2023

BAM! That's the sound of 2023 zooming past at the speed of sound, walloping me with November and all the craziness that goes with it.

Dispatches from Kendal Mountain Festival 2023
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An overnighter in the Cairngorms with David Lintern

Here are some pictures from a recent short weekend in the Cairngorms with David Lintern. I've worked with David for many years on countless projects, and across multiple publications – he actually published some of my earliest professional outdoor writing, and I owe him a lot. But we'

An overnighter in the Cairngorms with David Lintern
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The Sidetracked Creators Tour 2023

Join us for a night of exploration, films, photography, fantastic craft beer, and loads more. Live and onstage.

The Sidetracked Creators Tour 2023
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The photos that didn't make it into Wanderlust British & Irish Isles

It's officially publication day for Wanderlust British & Irish Isles. I've already been hearing from readers who have put in pre-orders, and I can't wait to hear what you all think of it. (More about the book here.) Photography is a huge part of

The photos that didn't make it into Wanderlust British & Irish Isles

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