A blog containing photographs, ideas, discussion and image manipulation tutorials from incurable hippie, a disabled photographer in the north of England. All this, plus inspiration from others' photographic work, and technical aspects of photography.

09 May 2009

Highland Fling

Smiling Piper

On Bank Holiday Monday I went to a Highland Fling fair in Graves Park in Sheffield. There were gorgeous highland cattle, dog and horse displays, a farmers market, other stalls, bagpipes, and it was great, but freezing.

The photos from the day are here.


01 May 2009

Creative Protest: Blogging Against Disablism Day 2009

This post is to blog against disablism, using the medium of anti-disablist images and designs I have created.

I am a firm believer in creative protest, and these designs I have made feel to me like a powerful statement against the disablism we face.

=="Special" design on different items==

A witty design as a response to the 'what's up with you then?' question that's often asked to disabled people in a rude and insensitive and nosy manner!

==Witch's Curse design on different items==

Disabled people don't want to patronised and pitied, or called brave or be used by charities to raise money. No pity! Just respect, equality and access please!

==No Pity Designs on different items==

For anyone who doesn't follow the rules! Anarchists, disabled people, psychiatric patients, protestors... promote civil disobedience if you dare!

If you want to break free, get non-compliant! And rubber stamp it across your chest with this t-shirt.

==Non-Compliant design on different items==

Disability rights slogan and logo. Nothing about us without us! Works well on all colour backgrounds.

Promotes independence and self-determinism, as well as opposing being patronised or pitied.

==Nothing About Us Without Us design on different items==

==A t-shirt for those with invisible disabilities.==




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