I spotted this chap rolling towards me whilst sat in traffic on the Gloucester Road in Bristol. As the saying goes 'the best camera is the one you have with you', in this case (as is usual) it was my phone. I grabbed a snap as the roller went past not really expecting it to work given the movement of the subject and low light. But it's a corker and my 'image of the week', which is a new award I present myself weekly or when I remember.
I take a lot of pictures with my phone, much to the annoyance of my friends, family and colleagues on social media. But it's not for them it's for me. Facebook, Twitter, Instabrag etc are a fantastic way to keep a visual diary of day to day life. As someone who suffers from crippling sentimentality I feel immensely lucky to have such easy access to a fitting way of recording the places I've been and the things I've seen. People knock social media and often for the right reasons but for me it is an unrivaled way of keeping a visual diary. When I'm old and the memories are foggy a quick flick through my Facebook account will bring me hours of pleasure. That is assuming both it and I are still around. I wonder if I could have an LCD screen put in my gravestone with a looping run of all my phone pics.... I'd be the coolest skeleton in the cemetery.