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I' m old, Welsh and somewhat hampered in speech, speed of thought and mobility by strokes. I mention this to explain my lack of verbal contributions to online discussions and the parochial nature of most of my subjects.
I believe the most insightful quote on photography is Ashley la Grange’s paraphrase of Sue Sontag,

photographs do not seem strongly bound by the intention of the photographer Sontag, On Photography, paraphrased in La Grange (2005) p.37

T he original purpose of this site was to contain the output of a photography degree. Some of it was a course requirement: most of it is on public display by choice. I abandoned the degree in April 2023. Here's why.
It now contains my personal projects.

The site is intentionally labyrinthine with several components started and shelved or on hold. For academic assessment I built an austere Wordpress site for each module where tutors and assessors could examine a subset of the whole. That will no longer be necessary, though I do enjoy playing with Wordpress.

[4Apr23] The about for C&N was pretty concise. The about for I&P rambled. Then there was LPE and that turned into a ramble too. And then DIC.

[26May23] As written in the blog,

I had a thought today about my abandoned degree course. The long reason for giving up is given here. The short reason is that everyone inclined to creativity needs stimulus and an outlet. I started the course because my photography was moribund. Half a degree regenerated my enthusiasm. The degree, with its demands for responses, also provided an outlet and this, for now, is provided by the RPS book and postcard projects. So OCA has served its purpose for me.


M   y stated ethos in May 2020, during C&N was,


To produce a visual representation of something that merits this attention in such a way as to do the subject object justice.
All these judgements are necessarily subjective and the terms deliberately ambiguous. blog, 16th May

In July 2021, during I&P, I wrote

To record what something or someone once looked like as an aid to personal recollection, or for the possible interest, information or amusement of a stranger.

In October 2022, daintily,

a version of a moment Blog

The Times obituary of Dorothy Bohm quotes a comment in an interview on a retrospective at Manchester City Art Gallery,

The photograph fulfils my deep need to stop things from disappearingDorothy Bohm

[17Mar24] There is an extended About photography in the 2024 blog. See also UTP.


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D isclaimer I noted in the blog in November 2019 that Disney has started for apologising for the attitudes portrayed in some of its older films. I have a feeling that, being a person of age, I will sometimes have to do the same.


C ontact email - mail at baphot.co.uk.


P hot, Beaufort Aldous

[2Oct22] I do not embrace social media, but today, 4 years in, and halfway through the course, I am minded to engage with Twitter in a limited way, mostly as an occasional notebook. I was prompted by a useful article in The Times and the need for an easy way to flag it. My name will be Beaufort Aldous Phot: I might need to buy a burner to set it up.
[later] no burner needed, an email will do. @baphot not available, it's @AldousPhot.



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