Monthly Archives: September 2014

Travel – People and Places

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Embracing ‘both people and places’ is something else I’m trying to achieve with my travel photo book. It is important to recognise at the outset that the way the photographs were taken (largely on holidays) and the aspiration to bring … Continue reading

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Travels – Difference and Identity

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In the outline of what I’m trying to achieve with my travel photo book I said it will ‘celebrate difference and individuality’. At one level this is quite straight forward, compare the Pyramids at Ghiza with Notre Dame in Paris, … Continue reading

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Travels – Syria

In the previous four postings I have looked at different types of connections made through photography in the course of my travels. They are selective and personal, reflecting both subjects that interest me and visual images that I find rewarding. … Continue reading

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Travels – Lille & Paris

Another real connection is a direct one in which the same motif is repeated, as in these two clock faces. In this case there is also an allegorical link – how these redundant clocks reflect the passing of time. Photo: … Continue reading

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Travels: Zanzibar & USA

In the preceding post the connections between the images are obvious in terms of both the objects (body parts) and their function (giving information). In other cases the connections, however strong, may not be obvious without contextual information. There is … Continue reading

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Travels – Italy & New Zealand

There are any other connections that are real, but not necessarily as overt as a shared architectural heritage. These may be noticed and revealed by the photographer – they may or may not be expected. The use of body parts … Continue reading

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Travels – Italy & Syria

In my post on 27th August I said that the travel book I’m working on will, ‘celebrate, difference and individuality, yet also draw on connections’. These two pictures may be examples of this. The settings of the Roman columns are … Continue reading

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Hierarchy of Figures

I’ve been reading British Folk Art, the publication accompanying the eponymous exhibition at Tate Britain.  It set me thinking about a hierarchy of figures within which shop mannequins might fit.  The ranking could go something like: art sculpture – funary … Continue reading

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