Category Archives: Travels

Photographs taken during travels outside the UK and being collated into a photo book. Pictures included here are emerging from the selection process, but may not be included finally.

Ambiguity

‘Photographs are ambiguous.  Their truths are at best partial, their interpretations myriad….inclusion of sharply rendered and selectively chosen detail amplifies the uncertainty.  …. “A photograph is a secret about a secret.  The more it tells you the less you know.”’  … Continue reading

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Technical Perfection

See http://www.wexphotographic.com/blog/features/perspective-does-technical-perfection-in-images-matter/ for an interesting piece on the quest for perfection.  I agree with what Ben Davis says in referring to Lange’s Migrant Mother: ‘Such is the power and depth of emotion in the image that any slight errors are … Continue reading

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Cambridge U3A Photography Forum

Further to the post on 11th March 2017, Tim Ewbank has submitted a proposal to the Cambridge U3A for a Photography Forum. ‘This new class is built on the experience of previous U3AC photography courses & that of members who … Continue reading

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Cafe Culture 3

On 6th February I mentioned some favourite cafes in Trieste and Prague.  I’ve looked at negative files from visits in 2003 and 2004 and found that, however much I liked the coffee, I made little effort to photograph the café.  … Continue reading

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For Sergio Lorrain 2

‘The door opened.  Awoke in the eternal, beauty.  Slowly, vertical, horizontal, with infinite care; attention, organising forms, as when entering water, or the sun,..enter the devine.  You have crossed time, into the new, (into the now); life is renewed. .. … Continue reading

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For Sergio Lorrain

‘Wandering around.  (KATH GROUNDED).  In your hands the magic box.  You walk in peace; aware, in the garden of forms.  Undistracted, surprised enjoying the living sculpture of reality.  A glimpse!, you stop.  You have the entrance, the veil is out.  … Continue reading

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Aleppo

I drove past a solid line of coaches along Queen’s Road, Cambridge, between King’s College back gate and Silver Street on Saturday.  I muttered ‘Bloody tourists, I hate them’, seeing in my mind’s eye the unpleasant place the centre of … Continue reading

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Spanish Adventure

I’ve bought a copy of Spanish Adventure by Norman Lewis, published in 1935.  On a literary wish list for a long time, it complements my copy of Sand and Sea in Arabia (1938, see post 17 June 2015) as the … Continue reading

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Travels and Epiphanies – Final (?)

Further to previous posts, revised copies of Travels and Epiphanies have arrived.  They show some improvement on the previous version, but still don’t match the original ‘proof’.  I guess this demonstrates the problems of getting total consistency with  this type … Continue reading

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Travels & Epiphanies – Update

Further to my post about the quality of printing my book on 4th March, the matter has been working its way through the Blurb system.  An e-mail from MikeS in Support was received on 16th March.  This is reproduced below … Continue reading

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Travels & Epiphanies – Latest

An update from previous posting. Dear Blurb, This order was delivered today. I am very unhappy with the results. In order to ensure that the book would look as I wished, on the 7th February 2016 I ordered a single … Continue reading

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Travels & Epiphanies

A draft copy of Travels and Epiphanies has arrived from Blurb. The overall impression is good – the standard of printing is high and the slightly warm tone of the photographs complements the subjects. Judging what will happen to the … Continue reading

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Travel – Norman Lewis

After weeks of indecision I recently stopped being cautious and bought the copy of Sand and Sea in Arabia I saw at the Cambridge Book Fair in February (see post 22nd February 2015). I was not disappointed. At one level … Continue reading

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Travel – First Trip 2

Previously (7th November 2014) I posted what I thought were the only surviving pictures from my school trip to Belgium in 1958 (there appears to be some confusion over dates). Rummaging around looking for something else I have found nine … Continue reading

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Travel – Changes

In October 2002 I booked a place on a British Museum trip to Yemen departing in early 2003. Yemen had long been a somewhat unstable place and planning to go there eighteen months on from the 9/11 attacks was probably … Continue reading

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