The Ambitious Drifter

Words, Images and The Occasional Noise


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Ovunque Proteggi

This is a song I recorded with my musical partner in crime Dom Di Dato. It’s by an Italian singer called Vinicio Caposella. I’m using the Youtube version because we’ve agreed to pass the royalties (if any) over to the original songwriter. We’re very happy to do that.

The images were all made on Dangar Island, Australia. The edit software is Philmora X, by Wondershare.

Please refer to the About Me page for further copyright information


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Art School – A Song

This is a song I made when I was much much younger. The singer is the wonderful Lizzy Hogan, Ric Grudzinskas played bass, George Sutanovic drums and Linz Norris and myself on guitars. I’ve been making low budget, lo-fi clips to post stuff on Youtube. The images are from my Street Art photo file.

The song is copyright J P Horsam/I M Hogan 1979-2021 as updated. Please refer to my About page for full copyright details regarding the photos.


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A Feast of Doors

I’ve always been fascinated by doors…. especially old ones. France is a doorhound’s paradise. Here’s a collection, from an ornate cathedral door (Limoges) to simple hole-in-the-wall arrangements.

There’s one from Exeter Cathedral (not in France!)  that has an ancient cat door. It allows the cathedral cats to get into the organ loft to deal with the mice in there.


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Not Quite Easter Island

If you’ve ever lived on an island, you’ll have noticed the small weirdnesses that isolation brings. It gets a bit tribal somedays.  After the recent fires and storms, the Dangaris went back to their old ways… building ritual sites out of the fallen timber.

These were ephemeral moai… gone in a few days. It’s getting chilly here and firewood is hard to come by.


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Total Focus

One of the best camera accessories I ever bought for my Canon EOS camera was a macro ring extender. For a very reasonable price my 28/50 lens was converted to macro.

This is brilliant for flowers… however,  it’s hard to stay focused on such tiny objects if there’s a breeze!

Some alien plants… known in Australia as Kangaroo Paws.PSX_20200428_210021PSX_20200428_205848PSX_20200428_205538PSX_20200428_205635