The blog of photographer and musician, Kim Ayres

No Bounce

18:42
As my arse was sinking deeper into the mattress and my knees were becoming level with my shoulders, I began to wonder whether memory-foam ha...Read More

Season's Greetings

17:30
I don’t know quite what’s happened to my blog writing skills. There was a time when I could turn even the most insignificant event into some...Read More

A wonderful photo

12:00
A couple of years ago, I stumbled across an amazing photography site - 1x.com . I submitted a couple of my best photos, but they were not ...Read More

Processes

00:07
A wave travelling through water is not an object - it is a process. The water it flows through is affected by the energy of the wave, causin...Read More

Beginnings

09:53
“ My mother’s looking after the kids on Saturday evening ,” she said, casually dropping it into the conversation, as though her mother would...Read More

Animation...

00:16
I came across a site the other day called "GoAnimate". It allows you to create your own animated sketches by using cartoon charact...Read More

Suprisingly gentle

23:26
On a cold, wet and windy autumn day, the clouds briefly part. Momentarily, a ball of fire a million times larger than the earth and 93 mil...Read More

Pumpkin Carving

22:24
For many years, creating a vegetable-based lantern at Halloween meant hours of hard graft with a knife and a turnip. Designs were pretty bas...Read More

45 Today

08:30
Today I finally reach 45 years old – middle aged if I live to 90… It’s been suggested I’ve always been 45. Even when I was 6 I would sit i...Read More

Rites of Manhood

22:22
Unlike our tribal ancestors, there are very few rites of passage to adulthood for boys in the modern age. Getting drunk with a few pals is h...Read More

Photography Fun

00:26
During my stint as Artist in Residence for the Wigtown Book Festival, I found myself reflecting on the fact it often feels I’m part photogr...Read More

Halfway Through...

09:59
I've reached the halfway point in the Residency at the Wigtown Book Festival. Do pop across to the blog I put together especially for ...Read More

Who's in Charge?

20:30
I had another one of those little revelations the other day – the kind that in some ways I already knew, but hadn’t looked at it from quite ...Read More

The Hut

23:54
With the Wigtown Book Festival beginning next Friday, preparations have been occupying most of my waking thoughts this past week. As Arti...Read More

Wedding Photography

00:35
When Danny told me he was getting married, I congratulated him with a warm smile. When Danny asked me if I’d be available to take a few ph...Read More

Now We Are 6

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When I was One, I had just begun. When I was Two, I was nearly new. When I was Three I was hardly me. When I was Four, I was not much...Read More

Loss of a friend

09:01
I’d been self-employed for only a few months, but it was becoming clear my business strategy was flawed and things were not going to plan. A...Read More

Appearances

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“Oh, I know who you mean,” said Maggie. “He works in the Co-op. Lovely man. Always so friendly and helpful.” Richard is tall, covered in t...Read More

Déjà vu

14:40
"Stop fussing, we’ll pay you back. Now type your credit card details in there!" Less than 24 hours after the T in the Park musi...Read More

External Brain

12:23
In many ways I have given up trying to store too much information in my own head, and have started using the world and other people as a kin...Read More

He's 16 today!

18:30
Many, many years ago, thinking it would be rather cool to create a one-of-a-kind birthday card using Photoshop, I had no idea I was actually...Read More

How funny?

19:51
It's not "offensive" humor that bothers me, it's spite and malevolence that I'm against. Humor is a bit like sex: it&#...Read More
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