Author Archives: brianhuman

Medusa

‘In September, we removed our cast of the Medusa pediment from the Temple of Artemis on Corcyra (modern-day Corfu) for essential conservation work. Now it’s time for her to come home, with fresh repairs and a new mounting system courtesy … Continue reading

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Analog Sea and Photography

Further to my post about the omission of photography from Analog Sea (22nd November), an interview with Canadian film maker Peter Mettler by editors Jonathan Simons and Janos Tedeschi in Analog Sea Review Number 2 (2019) suggests some inconsistencies in … Continue reading

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Take a Seat – Take a Moment 20

Mill Road Winter Fair, Cambridge, Saturday 7th December 2019.

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Ralph Gibson

I’ve spent time recently researching photographers to include in my ‘Telling Image’ classes at the Cambridge U3A.  At the back of my mind has been a strong, simple graphic image of the edge of a wall that I might have … Continue reading

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Issues Photography

We discussed photography and art at the U3AC Telling Image session last Friday (29th). Several people expressed regret that photography is increasingly dominated by issue based work (the same might be said for other art forms too).  I don’t have … Continue reading

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Hunstanton

Hunstanton 30th November.  Driving up here from Cambridge through a pale, rimy landscape sparkling in welcome November sun.  Beyond King’s Lynn the mist and frost clear; the roadsides are punctuate with patches of red and gold.  Hunstanton basks in the … Continue reading

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Photo Art

An hour plus this morning wrestling with photography as art.  Some photographs are, but not all, any more than all canvases daubed with paint are.  Then walking by the river to clear our minds and the air.  Silent boathouses in … Continue reading

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Postcards from Great Britain

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‘Postcards from Great Britain is a new largescale project from Shutter Hub which invites photographers to share their visions of British culture through photographic images and create conversations and exchange. Exhibitions will be held in locations across Europe, with related events, … Continue reading

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Europhile

Referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union.  Totals for the Cambridge City area were: remain 42, 682 (73.8%); leave 15,117 (26.2%).  Rejected ballot papers: 53.

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Rook

Rook under a lime tree, Mowbray Road, Cambridge, yesterday. The corvidae are among the most intelligent of birds. This one, probably hit by a car, was not quite clever enough.

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Analog Sea

‘Analog Sea is a small community of writers and artists wishing to maintain contemplative life in the digital age.  We publish high quality printed books and a biannual journal, The Analog Sea Review.  Our mission is to support what we … Continue reading

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Tree Days

13th November: Walking round Fulbourn Fen; stately oaks and a magnificent beech with bifurcated trunk.  14th November: ‘The Susurrations of Trees’, Radio 4; Bob Gilbert on how poets and musicians capture the distinctive sounds of trees; Lisa Knapp incorporates the … Continue reading

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Undertow

Final copies of Undertow (see post 191015) arrived from Blurb on the 4th November.  I was pleased, and relieved, to find that the printing matched the standard achieve in the draft (not always the case, I’m afraid).  I’ve now pasted … Continue reading

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Tate Modern View

‘Residents living in flats overlooked by the Tate Modern on London’s Southbank have lost their High Court bid to stop “hundreds of thousands of visitors” looking into their homes from the art gallery’s viewing platform.  Mr Justice Mann dismissed their … Continue reading

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Fen Landscape 36 – Long Drove, Cottenham

Long Drove runs north-east straight for two and a half miles from Cottenham into the Fens; add another mile and a half of dog legs and you end up on the bank of the Great Ouse.  Drove: a herd or … Continue reading

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