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Take a Seat – Take a Moment 19

Cindy Sherman exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London, September 2019.

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Cans

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Finding pleasure in contemplating decay is perverse, according to Christopher Woodward’s In Ruins.  But pleasure there seems to be, hence the queues at palaces, temples and castles around the world.  Are we subconsciously facing up to our own inevitable demise, … Continue reading

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Sheds

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Hawkweed

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100 Photographs Draft

The first draft of the 100 photographs book has gone to Blurb for printing.  It is now called Undertow and runs to 126 pages – 96 black and white photographs, four in colour and other printed and visual material.  I … Continue reading

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Orange

‘It’s a major photo-philosophical question, this: can you photograph an orange in black-and-white?’ The Ongoing Moment, Geoff Dyer

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Lode Farm

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Land Lines

‘Land Lines’ is showing at the Fen Ditton Gallery, Cambridge, until 20th October.  It has been co-curated with photographer Paul Hart.  Hart’s published work includes Farmed and Drained, the first two parts of a three part series on the Fens.  … Continue reading

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Gormley

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Anthony Gormley at the Royal Academy today. Nothing if not spectacular and technically clever – art meets engineering and the foundry. Perhaps less might have been more.

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Colours

Photos: Cottenham, September 2019

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Missed Opportunities?

On 20th September I posted photographs from a week in Northumberland.  I think they are OK as memories of a good holiday in a beautiful and fascinating area; as photographs they are quite ordinary.  Just proves you can’t do two … Continue reading

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100 Photographs

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Further to my post on 20th August about taking some final pictures for the 100 Photographs project, these five have been added to the long list for editing.

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Northumberland September 2019

Saturday 7th September  Leave home 9.00 am.  A14 then A1 north.  Coffee and croissant at Blyth Services.  Road signs define the north: Rotherham, Doncaster, Leeds, Harrogate, York, Ripon, Darlington, Middlesbrough, Durham, Sunderland, Gateshead, Newcastle – Upon –Tyne.  A gazetteer of … Continue reading

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Gabbeh

‘I find it strange that anyone would believe that the only thing that matters is black and white.  It’s just idiotic. The history of art is the history of color.  The cave paintings had color…’  Saul Leiter, All About Saul … Continue reading

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