This blog is – give or take a couple of weeks – a year old. Since last December I have posted more or less weekly and sometimes more often. What a joy and inspiration it has been to publish directly to the net – with whimsy, humour and occasionally seriously. Without editorial or commercial constraints the blog has offered me a lot of fun and according to our stats it has a loyal and growing fan base. With a steady rate of over one thousand page views a day the blog is clearly popular and its popularity increases steadily each month.
Since the blog birthday roughly coincides with Christmas I have chosen the following image from an Optima magazine cover I shot in 1971. Optima was the in-house journal of the De Beers mining company