Welcome to The Sherbet Patch.
A world of erratic sleeping patterns, unpredictability and an ever increasing fabric collection.
I design quirky items for the home, alongside a range of photographic prints and cards.
Veering between a love of urban photography and the delicate patterns of nature I love my camera.
As a teenager and 20-something I was an avid diary writer, and this blog will document
The Sherbet Patch and take a nostalgic look back through the dusty pages of retro diaries.
Wednesday, 31 July 2013
Chasing that elusive eight inch square.
When I was at secondary school I had camera envy.
It was the early 1980's, and my friend had a 120 film camera, which produced square photos. This was a definite step up from my Kodak 110, with its bulky, clip on stick flash.
And both cameras are now on display in museums.
Tanbridge House School, 1982.
However, in 2013 I have rediscovered the beauty and symmetry of square photos, particularly for micro and creative photography.
Unfortunately, my enthusiasm for the square photo is not shared by mainstream suppliers of both photo frames and beveled picture mounts. And not just in Swansea.
Apparently, these picture mounts attract a premium price as they are made to order, whereas the traditional, rectangular aperture is readily available.
And as for square picture frames...
Which amazes me, as the square photo format is one of the most popular print sizes available for sale on