About Me

Coming to you from a south London borough, Richard Baker is now in his 54th summer. Despite this, he continues to lose himself in freaks of imagery that trigger idle thoughts. Wholly pretentious, sentimental, often confused and above his station, this photo-led blog is about Englishness, history and self with an extra hint of mid-life turmoil and delusion.

At any other time, he is a photographer and author working on book projects and personal themes. His reportage and landscape book Red Arrows explained his year with the RAF’s aerobatic team. You might like to see his extensive archive, a Twitter feed that indulges both professional and personal thoughts plus a regularly-updated Instagram account.

Photography ownership
Please remember, a digital photograph has still been created by someone and is always owned by its author regardless of it appearing in Google searches. I use Google Image Search to find copyright infringers and be they corporates or bloggers, I sometimes send image thieves an invoice for the illegal reproduction of my pictures. In some cases, a simple credit or back-link may suffice.

This blog’s copyrighted photography is the property and copyright of Richard Baker so please, no downloading or reproduction without consent. I will definitely respond positively to polite requests. Thoughtful comments are appreciated.


17 Responses to “About Me”

  1. Only one thing to tell – you have a very nice blog, keep up the good work! 🙂

  2. 2 canadada

    Interesting blog. Thanks. Familiar with Susan Sontag’s ‘On Photography’? Cheers, c

  3. Haven’t read it since college a long while ago. It might be something I should re-discover.

  4. 4 canadada

    Hi. I just did too. Dense, provocative, and still relevant. Found I picked up ‘new’ things second time around, like her ‘observations’ about the Chinese use of ‘good’ photography vis a vis ‘the West’s’ more liberal (and oft seemingly immoral) use of same…. I don’t know of anyone else who writes so engagingly of ‘what photography’, as an intellectual discipline, has done, and is doing, to our ‘perception of reality’…. Do you?
    Cheers, c

  5. Hello from Greece…I “stumbled upon” you and I find your shots great! Thanks for the pleasure…

  6. 6 tom wade

    Hey there, I noticed you have a picture of a fordson major in the undergrowth could you tell me is it in pembrokeshire? I live in pembrokeshire you see.

    Thank you


  7. 🙂

  8. Nice blog mate, nice images and nice thoughts in particular WWI, 50th Summer (had mine last year and my Dad died on the eve on my birthday!) If you ever stray North of the Border look me up, we don’t bite (often) I’m an incomer – been here about thirty years…

  9. Hello Tez,

    Thanks for the message. Glad there’s a kindred spirit out there. Never expected to reach this vintage year but seeing as it’s been a few weeks, I’m sort of growing into the role. And I would always welcome the chance to visit the North. Where are you .. Isle of Skye? Sigh ..

  10. No, not that far West (both luckily and unluckily) I live in the small town of Forres about 25 miles East of Inverness on the Moray Firth coast. I run a small photographic/design business in Nairn (about ten miles from here). This is one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland and indeed (to my mind) the world. Lovely rolling hills with mountain backdrops, lots of broadleaf trees and great river valleys – Spey, Findhorn, Nairn…

    We have a great micro-climate with generally good temperatures and very low rainfall. However, the rainfall in the mountains has caused flooding in the lower lying areas for centuries – Nairn, Forres, Elgin, Keith, Huntly and many smaller places have all been flooded in recent years and the local authorities are investing large sums to try and protect homes/businesses.

    My business mainly involves making prints for other photographers and some design work, I offer dry mounting (on card & MDF) and do sell my own work sporadically…

    You can see some of my efforts at http://www.redbubble.com/people/iolaire along with more info about me and some of my poems…

  11. Skye or not, it sounds the place to be, Tez. Enjoyed your site too. Rgds, Richard.

  12. Great post. Thanks.

  13. Good info. I reached on your website by accident, so thanks.

  14. 14 cialis

    Hmm it looks like your site ate my first comment (it was super long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I had written and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog. I as well am an aspiring blog blogger but I’m still new to everything. Do you have any suggestions for rookie blog writers? I’d certainly appreciate it.

  15. Just noticed your comment, thank you. My advice is to simply write what you like and hope people latch on. I don’t mean to aim my blog at anyone in particular so I have no game-plan. Just be instinctive!

  16. Enjoyed your musings and photos. Hope I got you closer to the magic 40 more views. Great blog – good luck!

  17. Thank you Marianne. Yes, the 50k threshold was crossed over the weekend!

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