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Shingle Street 22

‘Well, our visitors have been, and gone, and also mother and Joan, and I think they all enjoyed themselves what little time they were here, although Arthur was afraid that he would be frozen down here, as he had never … Continue reading

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Bus Travel

One of the pleasures of riding on the upper deck of a bus – street photography in comfort.  Brian Sadler, one of my economics lecturers, said that if the Romans had seen a double decker bus they would assume that … Continue reading

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Shingle Street 21

Tuesday 31st December, the end of 2019, but not the end of the disruption to the norm that extends from around December 20th to a point in the New Year when the sales are exhausted and those that have too … Continue reading

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Shingle Street 20

A feather-topped fetish has appeared at the end of the whelk line where the shingle ridge plunges to the sea.  At its foot feathers planted in the stones shiver in the wind.

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Analog Sea and Photography 2

Is the exhibition Family of Man a cause for photographic celebration?  In his introduction to the essay ‘In the Hearts of Pioneers’ by Carl Sandberg (Analog Sea Review Number 2 (2019), pp 77-80) Jonathan Simons seems to think so.  He … Continue reading

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Bin Art

Who thought it was a good idea to try to camouflage this bin. Or is it a piece of ironic Post Modern public art?

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Everyday Delight

People find every day delight in: colour, the play of light and shade, small objects, leaves and flowers, letters and signs.  Or at least those are the things, the incidentals of daily life, which delight photographers.  Shutter Hub has joined … Continue reading

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Take a Seat Take a Moment 21

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The Telling Image

Since photographs became a possibility in the 1830s we have become surrounded by them, never more so than in our digital age. How have we got here? How do we understand and react to the images we see? J and … Continue reading

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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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