Further to posts on 28/11/19, 14/2/20, 15/3/20 and 18/6/20, I’ve submitted five more photographs to Shutter Hub’s Postcards From Great Britain project – today is the final deadline for entries. This set covers Fen landscape, which I’ve explained as follows: … Continue reading
The Shutter Hub OPEN 20/21 is still on schedule to open in July and August 2021 at Gallery 5&33 and Art’otel Amsterdam. The plan is to have 175 Newspaper Club prints filling the walls. The exhibiting photographers will be announced … Continue reading
No sun — no moon! / No morn — no noon — / No dawn — no dusk — no proper time of day. No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease, / No comfortable feel in any member — / No … Continue reading
Following on from my earlier posts, here are the comments and my responses on issues raised by Module 5, which looked at ambiguity and veracity in photography. TB: I think you sum up the ambiguity/veracity debate precisely in simply one … Continue reading
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Claudius was Roman emperor from AD 41 to 54. Born to Drusus and Antonia Minor at Lugdunum in Roman Gaul, where his father was stationed as a military legate, he was the first Roman emperor to be born outside Italy. … Continue reading
David Runnacles’ new book, The Year of Living Safely, is a major achievement in a year when we have been so constrained. Insightful and illuminating, it draws strength from being focused on a specific period of time, which he has … Continue reading
Heavy rain as I was leaving for Cottenham yesterday. I should say, ‘More heavy rain’, as we seem to have it every day. The ground is sodden and wherever we walk the paths are muddy. More record breaking rain in … Continue reading
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Figure: Bacchic Putto with Goat, French School, c. 1850–1925; origin unknown.
As part of module 4 we set the class a challenge to look at the examples of work by 30 living photographers/artists using photography and decide whether they considered them to be ‘art’, ‘not art’ or ‘don’t know’. The thirty … Continue reading
Today – waiting for the post of Christmas present.
Following on from my post on 29th November, here are some edited highlights and my responses on issues raised by Module 4, which looked at art and photography. CA: I checked websites, hoping my attitude to some of the photographs … Continue reading
Shingle Street doesn’t appear on any 18th century maps. Where the hamlet now stands was a bleak, deserted, curve of coast facing the sun: on one side the sea and shifting shingle banks of Hollesley Bay; and on the other … Continue reading
On the Road Again is an on-line course run by Simon Draper for the Cambridge U3A. Simon set an end of course challenge to describe a fantasy journey with four companions, living or dead, in around 250 words. This was … Continue reading
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Bacchus (Roman) or Dionysus (Greek) god of agriculture, wine and fertility, also ritual madness and religious ecstasy. Depicted as a mature bearded figure or later youthful and beardless His plants were vines and twirling ivy. Son of Zeus and Semele … Continue reading
Low tide reveals the London clay on which the shingle bank at Shingle Street is built.