Hi there, I`m Kit. I`ve lived in the same small town in Cheshire for all my 44 years!
I run my own furnititure and antiques restoration business, a job that I love, even though my customers drive me crazy somedays!

Photography is just a fun hobby for me and can't quite believe I`ve been posting here on flickr for 12 years!

Met my special someone here on flickr and through my photos and the 365 self portrait project made a lot of wonderful friends all over the world!

practicalowl. Get yours at bighugelabs.com/flickr

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    Arnett Gill says:

    "Very talented and kind! And a recently retired 365er. maybe one day he will put the gloves back on, but if not... he is a legend none the less! Here is to you KIT!"

    December 31st, 2009

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    metró says:

    "I've known Kit for some time now, originally though his fantastic 365 (year one). I'm still following him, because he's a wonderful person: sweet, funny, caring, intelligent, and also because his photos always make me smile :) Yay for Kit!"

    September 29th, 2009

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    zap451 says:

    "Practicalowl was one of the first friends I made on Flickr when I joined 1.5 years ago. I remember seeing one of his 365 photos and thinking "How in mother****** hell am I going to beat this dude in creativity!." I was pretty blown away by the ideas and props he came up with and the ever changing themes. His work outside of 365 is a force to be reckoned with as well. Never have I been able to capture the mood and raw energy that he does. I'm starting to think hes supernatural. I'm almost scared of him.
    Cheers, my friend! And thank you for all your feedback.

    July 22nd, 2009

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    duckiemonster says:

    "A Practicalowl called Kit,
    With a hat and a devilish whip,
    His shots are delightful,
    His comments insigtful,
    And... um... I wouldn't go calling him a drip?

    Meh, you get the point. Contact this man up, for he is 49 distinct and totally unique flavours of awesome in one pocket-sized package :)"

    March 24th, 2008

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    One Thousand New Ways says:

    "Of all the photostreams on flickr, Kit's is - by a long way - one of my personal favourites.
    Not only is he skilled at composing interesting images, he is blessed with the ability to come up with unique, quirky, and interesting, original ideas constantly.
    Viewing his photos merely spurs me on to do more, to do better, and to keep at it.
    A fine photographer, and a fine man.

    One of my photography heroes.

    One of flickr's best."

    January 11th, 2008

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    Trini W. says:

    "Kit - well what can I say that hasn't been said already?
    I love his work - his 365days set is so very creative, funny, emotional, honest...
    Every day I look forward to checking out his stream - and I know I am not the only one that gets withdrawel symptoms when he is out & about and off flickr ; )
    Cheers for being such an active commenter & keep up the great work!"

    July 11th, 2007

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    Chris_J_UK says:

    "Kit’s photos have everything – Skill, quality, humour, creativity and more!! I always look forward to his 365’s and I love how much thought he puts into them. I have always appreciated Kit’s comments on my work; he always takes the time to give an honest opinion and has often inspired me when I have lost my way. I have enjoyed getting to know him over the last 6 months and can’t wait to meet up with him some time soon."

    June 7th, 2007

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    gimmie_shoes says:

    "Kit's photostream is one of my favourites on Flickr and I always look forward to his shots. He has excellent, fun ideas and executes them beautifully. Wonderful stream!"

    March 7th, 2007

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    magandafille says:

    "One of my favorite activities on Flickr is checking out practicalowl's photostream. I love Kit's photos, from his serious, contemplative shots to his whimsical, quirky portraits. He has a great sense of lighting and composition, and I'm always waiting with anticipation to see what's next! So go see his pics and enjoy his great work!"

    December 15th, 2006

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    Fanboy30 says:

    "Kit tells you exactly how it is with his imagery, no distortion or manipulation to his documentary works he just sees life and captures it by the horns. That aside, his playfulness and humor have a sinister side with ideas to be multiple people are a niche close to my own heart. Thanks Kit, a genuine and ingenius photographer and human being. xxx"

    October 10th, 2006

September 2006
United Kingdom
I am:
Male and Taken
Furniture restorer