Regular viewers of my photos might have noticed something unusual when I uploaded more than twenty pictures in one go, all of them taken on one day. They are, I hope, the beginning of a series in tribute to one of my favourite photographers, Sergio Larrain . Larrain first came to my attention when I saw his pictures of London taken on visits in 1958 and 1959. Larrain's London is a gloomy place, full glimpses of things not quite seen properly, self absorbed and melancholy. There's style…
London 58-59-18, album created on September 21, 2018
This album is a tribute to the the work of Sergio Larrain. His book, London 1958-59, is a constant source of inspiration for me and this is my attempt to bring him up to date.
August 2018, album created on August 20, 2018
13 items in total.
Iceland, album created on July 29, 2018
11 items in total.
April 23, 2018A few days ago, with nothing much on my mind, I was browsing through You Tube when I chanced on this man . Borut Peterlin is a Slovenian artist and character (to say the least). He makes, amongst other things, exquisitely beautiful wet collodion photographs. This is, in photography terms, almost ancient having been invented in the 1850s and being, for a while, the dominant way of making pictures. His images are gorgeous and made with an enviable passion and committment. He's such an infec…
January 21, 2018I was away at Christmas, visiting family. It's times like these one depends on a phone so of course it let me down. On the second day of my trip, my iPhone (a mere youth at 18 months old) died. And I do mean died - no recovery procedure could bring it back to life. The repair would cost more than a new phone, in the way we have come to love Apple so much for. In fact, since it was a hardware failure, the repair would have been, essentially, a new phone. Somewhat cheesed off, I set off for th…