Oops! on Australia Day
This image, taken in very low light, is of Jackie Le, arguably the most photogenic Australian I shot in 2012.
Events – and energy – have conspired to stop me posting recently. However, it wasn’t just the quotidian demands of an intensive 12 days in Andalusia where I was researching flamenco related stories but also technology glitches when I returned to Blighty.
After transferring and tagging all the images, my desktop computer failed at the same time as the external hard drive on which I kept all my new dance images. Because both failed at the same time I lost access to both my working directory (on the desktop) and to the backup images which was very annoying. Following a friends’ advice I was eventually able to recover all the data from the desktop by means of a Linux boot disc, but it took another whole day trying to recover the data on my external hard drive before I gave up and decided to resort to taking it to pieces and recover the data by reading the disc elsewhere. The next day I decided that I should just try the disc on someone else’s computer and took it to my mother’s office to do so. It worked fine there and whatever conflict had caused it to fail on my own laptop resolved itself sufficiently for it to work again with my own technology afterwards. Needless to say I copied all my dance images to new external hard drives as soon as the new ones arrived.
That’s why it has taken so long for me to post. I have one of the new hard drives with me as I was planning to process those images and post from it while travelling (as I write this I’m on the way to Amsterdam).
It’s not going to be that easy though because I haven’t packed the right USB connector. Luckily I also have images on dropbox as a result of various commissions, so I’ll work from them until I get back to the UK.