Category Archives: Street Photography

Shingle Street 30

Spent some time at the weekend doing a first edit of photographs to go in a book recording my visits to Shingle Street.  They fall into 14 more or less well defined categories, hamlet, beach, percolation lagoons etc.  As always … Continue reading

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Coffee Stop

Bridges coffee shop, Tuesday 19th November; I’m on my way to the ‘Reading Women’ class.  Outside with a black americano and an almond croissant; it’s mild for mid-November, but a brisk wind rattles the awning overhead. I dip into Women … Continue reading

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Reading Women 4

Yesterday’s U3AC session looked at The Blessed Reader, images of the Virgin Mary, principally the Annunciation.  The pictures included: the Simone Martini altarpiece, 1333, in Byzantine style; the Fra Angelico fresco from San Marco, Florence, c. 1435; a Veneziano predella … Continue reading

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David Runnacles

Several posts over the past three or four years have shown or mentioned the work of David Runnacles, a street photographer based in Cambridge.  His work has now been featured in INSPIRED EYE | Street Photography Magazine + Insights Video … Continue reading

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Footfall: Nice Cover, Shame About the Book

‘Does the artist understand their work best?’  That’s the question posed in the Royal Academy of Arts Magazine, Summer 2021.  Yes, argues critic Matthew Holman, ‘because they possess a more profound understanding of what they are up to’.  No, says … Continue reading

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Photographic Ups and Downs

Thursday 27th was a day of photographic ups and downs. On the upside, the final version of my latest photobook, Footfall, was sent to Blurb for printing.  I tweaked a few of the pictures and included eight new ones that … Continue reading

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Walking 45

‘I walk because I like it.  I like the rhythm of it…’

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Walking 41

‘…walking articulates both physical and mental freedom.’  

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Walking 40

‘In the contemporary city, the eyes on screens often outnumber those on the street.’

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Walking 39

‘…it is both means and end, travel and destination.’

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Walking 37

‘…a way to bask in the faint human warmth of brief encounters, acquaintances, greetings, and overheard conversations.’

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Walking 35

‘No walk, as far as I am concerned, is ever wasted.’

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Walking 34

‘…the idea of a city as a place of unmediated encounters…’

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Walking 33

‘…the less one wanders the city the more alarming it seems, while the fewer wanderers the more lonely and dangerous it really becomes.’

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Walking 29

‘In the city, one is alone because the world is made up of strangers…’

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