Cardiff Photomarathon 2009

I’ve been to Cardiff this weekend. I participated, with photographer Ian Willson, in the most excellent 2009 Cardiff Photomarathon.

A challenge in equal measure to spirit and flesh it was with great satisfaction that we delivered our exposed film to the friendly team of volunteers at the Wales Millennium Centre, a full 30 minutes before the 10 o’clock deadline.

Here are this year’s topics:

My Entry Number/Colourful


Roll with it




Black and White

Social Network



Dressed to Impress


It all went quite smoothly, though I botched one frame and was annointed by a hungry seagull. As we were working with film I can’t show you any of our finished work; for that you will need to attend the Photomarathon Exhibition at the Old Library Hayes Cardiff 25th July to 9 August.

What I can show you is some of my ‘notebook’ images of ideas we pursued, developed, discarded and in some cases, submitted.

Paul Williams

This is the blog of Paul Williams, Ceredigion resident since 1970. I am an English and Philosphy graduate of what was once known as St David's University College, at Lampeter. I played bass in Dyfed's first punk band, and living in Llandewi Brefi, had a grandstand view of Operation Julie. Eventually, after 2 years playing bass in Brighton's 256th punk band, I returned to Wales to deal in books and then antiques. I've trained and worked as a counsellor, I am a photographer, blog and web designer and I publish the annual Wales Antiques Guide. I am married and a father of one. Apart from my family, my interests include books, maps, Nikon, Yashica and Mamiya film cameras, British Culture 1935 - 1965, Poole pottery, Welsh textiles, and Poster art. My favourite movies include anything by Pressburger and Powell favourite music includes Gene Clark, Gram Parsons, and anything form San Francisco 1965-1970. I am a late convert to 'Kraut Rock'.

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3 Responses

  1. Bob says:

    Some nice looking ideas there Paul. The ‘spillage’ shots looked good to me…


  2. Thank you. The ‘oily’ spillage was Ian’s, the spaghetti, mine. We didn’t get out much as you can see. Armed with free travel passes we could have explored more. Less gear next time too though a digital camera proved invaluable. Recommended.

  3. Ian says:

    It was an excellent day but I fear the digital “notes” may prove better than the film versions.

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