I’ve had this Banksy rat decal on my Mac for just shy of half a decade, but last week the time finally came for me to peel him off.

Red Panda, taken at Blackpool Zoo in June 2015.

Kat and I had some time off in June last year, so we decided to take a trip up to Blackpool.

A sapling in Haywood Oaks, near Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.

A couple more of Burt, following on from the recent photo post.

A rather regal-looking Burt Swan, photographed after the Swan family portraits.

I had the pleasure of photographing the Swan family a couple of weeks ago. Specifically, their newest member: Heathcliffe. It’s been literally years since I’ve photographed a baby – or taken any traditional family portraits at all, for that matter – so I had a lot of fun photographing baby Heathcliffe. I also photographed the Swan beagle, Bert – look out for photographs of him in the next couple of days.

After not really picking up my guitar for a couple of years (which coincided with me becoming obsessed with photography, funnily enough), I’ve decided to start playing again. Kat said she’d like to learn, so I gave her a quick lesson the other night. And what do you teach someone who’s new to guitar? The opening bars to Deep Purple’s Smoke on the Water, of course.

Dead rabbit near the base of Thorpe Cloud, Derbyshire. I had an enjoyable day of printing in the colour darkrooms at NTU yesterday. This is a scan of my favourite print from the day. Technical info: 10×8″ colour c-type print on matte Fujicolour Crystal Archive. Expired Kodak Portra 160VC, 120 format. Bronica SQ-A, Zenzanon-S 80mm ƒ/2.8