Here are eight images of the Grand Union Canal at Olton, Solihull. I took the original photo with an iPhone 3G S and added the retro effects with the Lo-Mob app. Lo-Mob adds a retro, low-tech feel to photos, such as ‘through the viewfinder’ (TTV), medium format, 35mm and emulsions. I imagine ‘real’ photographers (who understand the craft – not photo tinkerers like me) or Photoshop experts may be aggrieved at filter apps like Lo-Mob.

SMASH (Solihull Methodists Acting and Singing in Harmony) are a music and drama group based at Solihull Methodist Church. I’ve maintained the WordPress site for SMASH since 2006. The site contains a photo archive of past productions and a blog about the group’s activities, such as upcoming shows, rehearsal details and ticket booking. I updated the site last month with a new information architecture, making better use of WordPress’s categories to organise and surface content through the site.