Monthly Archives: June 2016

Embrace of the Serpent

Embrace of the Serpent is inspired by the travel journals of Theodor Koch-Grünberg (1872-1924), a German ethnologist and explorer, and Richard Evans Schultes (1915-2001), an American biologist considered the father of modern ethnobotany.  The film imagines their parallel journeys, decades … Continue reading

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Abbots Ripton Hall

Thatched summer house, Abbots Ripton Hall, Garden Show, 2016

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Burton Agnes

I’m not sure where this fits within my categories, but it simply reflects an overall aim of collecting things seen, things that interest me. Photo: Bird box, Burton Agnes, Driffield, Yorkshire

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Next Figures

Next, Sidney Street, Cambridge, June 2016

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Hemingford in Grey

This gallery contains 4 photos.

The Manor, Hemingford Grey, beautiful flowers in glorious colours, but not in my pictures.

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Immingham

Hull: Distance lends enchantment to Immingham, June 2016

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Optical Head

Another imaginative use of mannequin body parts by Clamp opticians, see post 15th April 2015.  Note echoes of Grayson Perry pots. Photo: Clamp Opticians, Cambridge, June 2016

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Stop-time device

Some interesting thoughts on the nature of photography.  From ‘Snap judgement’, a review of the Lartigue exhibition  at the Michael Hoppen Gallery by William Boyd in the Guardian review, 28th May 2016.

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Paul Strand at the V&A

I visited ‘Paul Strand: Photography and Film for the 20th Century’ at the Victoria and Albert Museum on 19th May.  The exhibition includes around 200 photographs and objects across Strand’s career, spanning his early experiments in abstraction and candid street … Continue reading

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