A Way Of Seeing

Mahlerman combines sublime music with the work of great female photographers... Around the middle of the 19th Century, Robert Schumann's wife Clara, a brilliant pianist and sometime composer, gave up writing music because 'no woman has been able to do it', which, broadly speaking was true, and has remained so to ... Read More...

Dabbler Showcase – Andrew G Fisher

Dabbler Showcase is a new feature aiming to promote contemporary visual art. Our first featured artist is the Liverpool-based photographer Andrew G Fisher... Bleak, ghostly British seaside resorts feature fairly regularly on The Dabbler, they're our sort of places. Canadian commenter extraordinaire Peter Burnet once remarked: Over here, we love beaches, but we know what ... Read More...

Creepy and Freaky: Alcatraz

Alcatraz Island emerged from a bank of fog and I suddenly realized why it’s known as The Rock. Stories of ancient curses, military fortresses and its designation as a National Park are not why visitors flock by the ferry-load to this tourist attraction in the Bay of San Francisco. The ... Read More...

Dead Sea Dreams

  An old photograph leads Worm to go poking around an old scrapyard in search of the possible inspiration for a twentieth century masterpiece... Last week I happened upon this photograph of WW2 Blitz wreckage (click on it to enlarge - it's from this terrific set of photos), and immediately wondered if ... Read More...

The Art of People Watching

Some people pose naturally. Others go out of their way to pose for certain reasons – to make money, for fame, for art, to be noticed for a cause. On the Continent, the poseurs’ evening stroll along the main street, or promenade, is something of a national sport. Then there ... Read More...