Archibald Otten touched down on this Earth June 18th 2014. We’re all pretty damn chuffed with ourselves….

Archie Otten




Marseille Nights











We’re just back from the South of France, Berlin and Poland. During the first week in France we moved between Nice and Marseille. The collection above is from an evening when Magda and I took a bottle of wine for a walk in and around Marseille harbour…

It’s the one black & white film from eight  we shot over the holiday, developed my self last night (Rodinal, Stand Developed with cold tap water for an hour) while we wait for the colour stuff to arrive.

More to follow

David ‘Butch’ Buttery

Butch Buttery by apotten
Butch Buttery, a photo by apotten on Flickr.


Last month we had my girlfriend’s Sister Renata and her two friends staying with us for a week, fortunately we were blessed with this fantastic weather for their stay.

Local ‘celebrity chef’ (ahem) was kind enough to come round and cook a huge lump of Hake for us one evening – what a brilliant evening it turned out to be. Here he is in full flow…

August 23



…the weather is rubbish and my cameras are full of half finished ISO100. Here’s a few randoms that were kicking around my HD.

Shortly we’re off to Bilbao then a little camping trip to the Basque Country coast  – hopefully there will be sun….

unknown man


“Y’all know me. Know how I earn a livin’. I’ll catch this bird for you, but it ain’t gonna be easy. Bad fish. Not like going down the pond chasin’ bluegills and tommycods. This shark, swallow you whole. Little shakin’, little tenderizin’, an’ down you go. And we gotta do it quick, that’ll bring back your tourists, put all your businesses on a payin’ basis. But it’s not gonna be pleasant. I value my neck a lot more than three thousand bucks, chief. I’ll find him for three, but I’ll catch him, and kill him, for ten. But you’ve gotta make up your minds. If you want to stay alive, then ante up. If you want to play it cheap, be on welfare the whole winter. I don’t want no volunteers, I don’t want no mates, there’s just too many captains on this island. $10,000 for me by myself. For that you get the head, the tail, the whole damn thing.”