Category Archives: Street Photography

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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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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Take a Seat Take a Moment 21

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Take a Seat – Take a Moment 20

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

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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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Take a Seat – Take a Moment 12

Geoff Dyer in his fascinating meditation on photography, The Ongoing Moment (2005), makes a smooth transition (one of many) from reflecting on pictures of steps to an analysis of seating.  ‘It is appropriate, then, that in photos of the 1930s … Continue reading

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In the Pink

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‘Pink, a delicate color that means sweet, nice, playful, cute, romantic, charming, feminine, and tenderness, is associated with bubble gum, flowers, babies, little girls, cotton candy, and sweetness. The color pink is the color of universal love of oneself and … Continue reading

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Take a Seat – Take a Moment 11

Whenever I see someone alone at a cafe or restaurant table I’m reminded of Tom Paxton’s poignant 1968 song ‘Victoria Dines Alone’. Victoria dines alone, she skips the potatoes / Victoria begins her meal with greens and tomatoes / Reading … Continue reading

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Six Days in Athens 2019

Thursday 6th June  Awake at six o’clock: blackbird singing; thrum of traffic on Kallirois drifting in; later, bells from nearby St. Panteleimon Ilissos.  Walked up to National Archaeological Museum via:  Hadrian’s Arch and Temple of Olympian Zeus; fine exhibition of … Continue reading

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Take a Seat – Take a Moment 9

The subject here is taking a four-fold moment: smoking; reading a letter; finding shade from the sun; and escaping the crowds ticking off the Acropolis on their holiday to-do lists.  Even a tree root provides a comfortable perch under the … Continue reading

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U3AC Photo Forum 2018-19 21: Alternative Photography

The session last Friday (a joint effort with Alasdair Hayden-Wright) was an attempt to encourage members to look beyond the safe predictability of digital photography.  The message was: ‘Experiment, play, have fun’.  Central to this was revisiting the analogue world … Continue reading

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U3AC Photo Forum 2018-19 20: Exhibition 2019

The U3AC Photo Forum Exhibition (U3AC offices until  21 June) includes 26 photographs by members of the group.  They are drawn from four projects tackled over the year: ‘Patterns’, Reflections’, ‘Song Titles’ and ‘The Other Cambridge’.  Through these topics they … Continue reading

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Take a Seat – Take a Moment 8

Working, usually at a laptop, is one of the main occupations of people sitting in public.  And they are most often in cafes where the cost of office space in the price of a cup of coffee, say £3.00 for … Continue reading

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Take a Seat – Take a Moment 8

Choosing a seat in a public place involves careful consideration of personal space.  We are very diffident about asking to share café tables; and on buses and trains we sit beside a stranger only when all other separate seats are … Continue reading

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Unmanageable Tourism

‘The Dutch tourist board is to stop actively promoting the Netherlands as a holiday destination because its main attractions – the canals, tulips and windmills – are becoming both overcrowded, the Telegraaf said on Monday. In future the NBTC will … Continue reading

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