Welcome! My name is Stephen Cobb

I was born in the city of Coventry, in the middle of England, around the middle of the last century. I grew up here, then travelled the world for several decades before moving back. In the picture on the right, I'm the one wearing glasses.

I am a UK citizen, but also as US citizen, as is my partner, the phenomenal Chey Cobb, We have spent, and continue to spend, a lot of my time researching how humans create and confront technology risks.

I research other things as well, and sometimes write about them, mainly in these places:
This blog is where I write about more personal stuff, like: the fact that I'm retired, although I'm still open to interesting projects; that I plan to publish another book, but I'm not sure when; that I'm trying to raise awareness of the medical problems which disabled my partner, while also working as her registered carer; that I'd love to tear down the patriarchal medical establishment that continues to fail women so badly, but I'm not sure how. 
Photo of a Minolta lens on my Olympus camera

On a lighter note, Chey thought I should get a hobby to take mind off things, so I'm now into classic glass photography. That's using lenses from old 35mm film camera to take pictures with modern digital cameras (for example, the Minolta lens on my Olympus camera shown here). I will write more about my hobby here on this blog. 

Anyway, if you want to contact me, you can use the form on this page or DM me @zcobb on Twitter. 

Note: I am aware of some issues and missing images in some older posts, a result of moving this blog from WordPress to Blogger. I'm fixing them as and when I can.

Classic Glass Photography: pursuing a hobby during lockdown

I'm into classic glass photography. That's using lenses from old 35mm film cameras to take pictures with modern digital cameras (for example, the Minolta lens on my Olympus camera shown here). 

I will write more about my hobby here on this blog. Here are some articles on classic glass:

BTW, if you have old 35mm SLR camera lenses around you might want to use them like this, or sell them on eBay. I get the impression that some old lenses are now fetching decent prices if they are in good condition.
 
(Just FYI, this blog post is being used as a test. I want to see if the image of my camera—shown above—appears automatically when I tweet the page.)