All you ever wanted to know about Self-Photography but were too scared to ask.



Self-photography should not be confused with the Auto-Timer. It is quite distinct, more intimate and flexible. I believe “young” people refer to it by another name…….



  • The drinking collection
  • Scared/scary-looking adults
  • Not so scared-looking adults
  • Scared-looking children
  • Never work with animals
  • River/sea swimming
  • Underwater swimming
  • Weird signs
  • A sad obsession with appearing in your own photographs………


The Drinking Collection

Steve, Ruth and Digger (Oldshoremore, Feb 2022)


Tahira, Richard and Digger (Manchester, September 2021)


A village pub near Beverley, pre-lockdown- just (March 2020)


G and T time with Ruth (Easter 2019)


Rakia while camping (Glastonbury Festival 2017)


Drinking at a beach bar (Spain 2017)


Beer while camping (Wickham Festival 2017)


Durdle Door with Jono and Mark (2017 I think)


Digger and Chris


POB (Port in a Bottle) (End of the Road Festival 2016)


Artisan beer (southern France 2016)


Sampling wine at a Bodega (Argentina 2015)


Its still possible to take Self-Photos after a “hard day” up the mountains!


Sally, Angieharrold (no I mean Angharad) and Digger out of the town in a cricket pavillion in Herefordshire (really!). (Lyonshall 2004)


I think this was a town called Bru. You can buy warm alcoholic drinks on the streets (Czech Republic 2003)


Self-photography after drinking lots of Rakia in the afternoon heat of Bulgaria is not easy. Oh yes it is!! (Bulgaria 2001)



 Scared/scary-looking Adult Collection


What can I say (Dorset, September 2021)


Again, what can I say (Dorset, August 2021)


I never thought Greta would be good at selfie (Winchester 2021)


Not sure who looks the most scary? (France 2018)


Only one person in this photo appears to have been aware that making funny faces was the intention (Spain 2017)


Alice and Digger enjoy a wet music festival for the League of Gentleman new film (End of the Road 2017)


Which one is the statue? (Spain 2017)


Ruth and Digger in the rain on the way up a mountain for the League of Gentleman new film (Scotland 2017)


Well some people find clowns scary (Southern France 2016)


Its amazing what you find in the birth country of Che Guevara (Argentina 2015)


Its amazing what you find in the birth country of Che Guevara (Argentina 2015)


Its amazing what you find in the birth country of Che Guevara (Argentina 2015)


Its amazing what you find in the birth country of Che Guevara (Argentina 2015)


Its amazing what you find in the birth country of Che Guevara (Argentina 2015)


Its amazing what you find in the birth country of Che Guevara (Argentina 2015)


Perhaps the greatest ever Self-Photograph and unique! Has anybody else taken a Self-Photograph of Glenn Miller NEPHEW!!! (Twinwoods Glen Miller Festival 2006)


Who is most scared? (Fuereventura 2012)


No worries about Visible Panty Lines here (Fuerteventura 2012)


I think a worrying theme is developing (Yorkshire Sculpture Park 2013)


Who looks most scared? (Gilbraltor 2008)


Digger with his girl friend who was probably called Florence (Gibraltar 2008)


Mexican in “traditional” costume. Digger and Neil also in “traditional” costume (Mexico 2005)


Spot the odd one out (Prague, Czech Republic 2003)


Does he (the soldier) look bothered?


I think he is beginning to (Prague, Czech Republic 2003)


Not So Scared Adult Collection

Ruth, Leyla and Digger (Stirling, Feb 2022)


Chris, The Beast (no relation) and Digger (Doncaster, March 2020- just before Lockdown)


Hunky men walking group (Easter 2019)


The pleasures of recycling in France with Leyla, Rosie and Ruth (2018)


Snowy “winter wonderland” Scotland with Ruth and Steve (2018)


Some castle in Derbyshire with Chris n Sandra (2017)


Not so scared looking Sandra and Chris with Digger in the Herefordshire Hills (Herefordshire 2006)


The one and only. No I mean Phil Harding on the left (West Sussex 2005)


Despite the scary weather and heights, Digger and Ruth were not frightened. Errh, perhaps that was something to do with the Whiskey consumed on the top of Ben More (Isle of Mull 2006)


Digger and Christiane on the Cain Gorms (2005)

Nice ear rings Digger. Did Angharad lend them to you? (Lyonshall 2004)


Scared Looking Children Collection

Why does Sophia look so scared? Oh because Digger was left to look after her at the Chateau du Trichot. Yes we stayed there!!! (France 2007)


I don’t know why these “Kids in Cambodia” look so scared. I have just paid a small fortune for five postcards! (Cambodia 2003)


The “never work with animals” Collection

Goat Attack (Isle of Mull, July 2022)


Ever get the feeling you are being watched?! (Dorset 2021)


“Flash” (ah ha) and Digger (Dorset, September 2021)


A very different kind of “beast” (Dorset, June 2021)


Baloo. On a visit to Dorset (Jan 2018)


On the side of a mountain road (Argentina 2015)


On a wall in an unknown town (Argentina 2015)


On another wall in another unknown town (Argentina 2015)


A museum in southern France (2015)


Spot the difference?! (Fuerteventura 2012)


What do you mean I have grown a goat. ie. (Isles of Scilly 2012)


Spot the difference?! (Fuerteventura 2012)


Duck!! Ducks!! (North Yorks 2012)


Lion!!!! (N. Yorks 2012)


Horse meat and the vegetarian (Isles of Scilly 2012)


Well. I was told it was real (Suffolk 2005)

In Nepal they keep Rhino for pets?! (Nepal 2004)


Not all animals in Nepal are scarry! (2004)



River Swimming Collection

Some of the Swim the Door gang going down the “chute” in the River Itchen near Winchester (June 2021)


Part of the Swim the Door (abroad) team (Spain 2017)


Part of the Swim the Door (abroad) team (southern France 2016)


New recruits to River Swimming “enjoy” the experience (and a self photo) in the River Severn (Shropshire 2006?)


If you can keep your head above water you will have a great time… (Cuba 2002)


The Under Water Collection

“Easier said than done!” Why don’t you try?


Again. “Easier said than done”. Just look at the composition!!

Almost perfect!!


Largest Number of People In One Self-Photo Collection

EIGHT? On a walk during the Easter Holiday (Scotland 2017)


THIRTEEN? In a Spanish caravan (Spain 2017)


TWENTY PEOPLE (ish). Surely a world record? (Lyonshall 2004)



The “Silly” Signs Collection


What are they trying to say about me? (Yorkshire Dales 2017)


The real Las Vegas (Spain 2017)


Boo. (Chile 2015)


By who? The Anti-Dog League??? (Scotland 2006)