Dark Souls 2

Bearer of the curse, seek misery. Seek souls. As she speaks to me, the ocean crashes upon the cliffs around Majula, the haven. I stand and stare into the distance. The bonfire behind me crackles, a candle of warmth encroached upon by the sea. Surrounding Majula is the misery she wants for me. A sunken… Continue reading Dark Souls 2

A Spot of Boxing

I was recently invited to take a few shots at a boxing event. Many thanks to the promoter, Richie Wyatt!

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Contrasts – Wrocław, Poland

Travel guides are often useful when abroad, but sometimes it’s best just to ask a local – in my case, the man at my hostel’s reception desk. “Where’s the most beautiful place in Wrocław?” The reply comes without a pause – Ostrów Tumski, or Cathedral Island. When I arrive, I instantly agree with the receptionist.… Continue reading Contrasts – Wrocław, Poland

A Day of Division – EDL and UAF demonstrations in Birmingham

For one day, the streets of central Birmingham were tense on a level not felt since the riots. Separated from each other by police lines, the monolithic Central Library, and the Hall of Memory, both the EDL and Unity/Unite Against Fascism came out to protest. Two fundamentally opposed groups – one a proponent of multiculturalism,… Continue reading A Day of Division – EDL and UAF demonstrations in Birmingham

Justice carries a sword, but even that must be perfectly balanced

What is to be done with the rioters and looters? Many are asking this question, and I fear that the answers are being reached too quickly, without due consideration. The courts are handing out sentences at an astonishing rate – the Guardian reports that ’56 defendants of the 80 who have already been sentenced by… Continue reading Justice carries a sword, but even that must be perfectly balanced