Rachel – I’m sorry to hear about your camera. I know if my LCD display stopped working, I’d be sunk – who uses the viewfinder?! One of many ways in which those of us who have never struggled with a film camera have been terribly spoiled, and barely deserve the title photographer, really.

Jean – Oh, please do! I’d love to see what you’re talking about.

Glad some of this resonates. As you can probably tell from the post, I do feel a bit conflicted about having to write down these kinds of statements or manifestoes. I’m text-centric enough as it is; part of the attraction of photography for me is that it offers a respite.