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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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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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A Patch of Blue

On the train to London (to see the Cindy Sherman exhibition).  We are delayed at Royston: no way forward; no way back; no way of escape.  I look out of the window and the words from The Ballad of Reading … Continue reading

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Cindy Sherman

Saw the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery yesterday. Excellent and much more illuminating and rewarding than the recent TV programme. Catch it before it ends on 15th September.

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Bourton-on-the-Water

There is something admirable in true eccentricity.  C. A. Morris’s decision to build a one-ninth scale model of Bourton-on-the Water in the 1930s was eccentric (and why not one-tenth scale?), yet the result is admirable in its own way.  Exclude … Continue reading

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U3AC Summer School 2018: A (Partial) History of Photography in 50 pictures

I ran my one hour session on the history of photography for the U3AC Summer School today.  As the title above says, it was partial in being only part of the story and my personal take on the subject.  It … Continue reading

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