Being vegan in a non-vegan world can be very frustrating. You always feel you could do more to encourage others to adopt an ethical lifestyle. One way is to support vegan owned and run businesses, and I’ve been meaning to write a post about the connections between how we spend our money and how … Continue reading
Reblogged from MEATONOMIC$: By learning just 10 quick facts about this industry and its highly coordinated messaging and manipulation, you can empower yourself to make better-informed choices immediately. You’ll see benefits to your health, your waistline, your ecological footprint, and more. 1. In a creepy, Big-Brotherish tactic straight out of a sci-fi movie, the federal … Continue reading
An interesting article from 2011 on freakonomics.com, still relevant today, about why environmentalists go after oil pipelines and power stations instead of promoting veganism which has been shown to be a more effective solution to environmental issues. Earlier this year I went along to a screening of 350.org’s divestment film at the Impact Hub in Islington. The film’s sequences showing … Continue reading
A full page advertisement by “HumaneWatch” in the New Haven Register (located in New Haven, Connecticut) questions the validity of the call by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) to ban individual farrowing pens for pigs. Humanewatch describes HSUS as “vegan activists”, and the standout tagline is “When it comes to animal care, … Continue reading
Here in the UK it’s May, and the weather can’t quite decide between warming up for Summer or reminding us that we’ve just got over a wet and windy Winter. So here is a great salad recipe for anticipating Summer, but served warm just in case there is still a chill in the air, courtesy … Continue reading
A novel way of analyzing published works to track cultural phenomia via word usage, shows interest in veganism is rising. What is Culturomics? In 2010 a collaboration between the Cultural Observatory, Harvard, Encyclopaedia Britannica, the American Heritage Dictionary, and Google launched the world’s first publicly available real-time culturomic browser on Google Labs: Culturomics (see … Continue reading
Excellent examination of our morality
Never Alone Art is an annual online art exhibition, now in its second year, running from June 11th to 30th 2014. All funds raised will go to the support funds of political prisoners Marie Mason and Eric McDavid. Website: http://neveraloneart.org
Within the last few days a number of new website “top level domains” (TLDs) have been made available for registration. TLDs are the things that give web site addresses the final part of their address. The most well-known are “.com”, “.net”, .”org”, “.edu”. The organisation that coordinates the domain name system (ICANN) argues that as more … Continue reading
I just stumbled on this: think tank creative
I love music, but am not at all musically gifted. Despite that I’ve recently found and backed some music related projects on kickstarter (and as it happens a couple are also related to my other love, plants!). I’m hoping together these projects may let me release my inner musician. Here are the three projects that sparked my … Continue reading
As of April 2014 I have officially started a vegan art collection. Official website: The Sheppard Collection of Vegan Art I was inspired by the Vegan Art tumblr site which features many thought-provoking and challenging images. I am not an art expert, nor familiar with art styles, history or categories, and so I am also not good … Continue reading
Aura is a project exploring what can be done without photoshop.
A selection of my fashion and beauty images. I have previously covered fashion events such as London Fashion Week, Paris Fashion Week, On | Off, Fashion Scout, Graduate Fashion Week, Fashion East, Africa Fashion Week and many more independent, student and charity shows. i have worked for a number of magazines, newspapers, and been commissioned … Continue reading
After experimenting with a home-made lens at home, I decided to take it to Kew Gardens to see what it could produce there. These images are not photoshopped, just tone and exposure adjustments made in Lightroom.
For this project I bought a lens from ebay which is normally used in medical equipment for capturing images from X-ray luminescence screens. The lens has a marked aperture of f/0.75, which is very wide compared with commercial lenses. However, there is no aperture control, no focus control and the “flange distance” (the distance that a … Continue reading
A selection of dance images from various events.
I am in the process of updating this portfolio.
I am updating this gallery!
For these flower images I used an experimental lens that gives a dream like quality.