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Eva Konikoff

Who was Eva Konikoff?  Tove Jansson – Letters from Tove includes many letters from the artist and creator of the Moomin stories to Eva Konikoff, sent between 1941 and 1967.  The editors of the letters, Boel Westin and Helen Svensson, … Continue reading

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Hunstanton Rock

Hunstanton: striped cliffs.   Red and white chalk, limestone; Carrstone, sandstone, sand cemented by iron oxide. 70 – 135 million years ago under cliff-building sea. Geological Site of Special Scientific Interest; rich in Albian ammonite fossils.

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Hunstanton

Sitting on the eastern side of the Wash, Hunstanton is the only place on the coast of East Anglia where you can watch the sun set over the sea. It’s ‘Sunny Hunny’.  In the afternoons it’s rendered in contre-jour light … Continue reading

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Analog Sea and Photography 2

Is the exhibition Family of Man a cause for photographic celebration?  In his introduction to the essay ‘In the Hearts of Pioneers’ by Carl Sandberg (Analog Sea Review Number 2 (2019), pp 77-80) Jonathan Simons seems to think so.  He … Continue reading

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Everyday Delight

People find every day delight in: colour, the play of light and shade, small objects, leaves and flowers, letters and signs.  Or at least those are the things, the incidentals of daily life, which delight photographers.  Shutter Hub has joined … Continue reading

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Issues Photography

We discussed photography and art at the U3AC Telling Image session last Friday (29th). Several people expressed regret that photography is increasingly dominated by issue based work (the same might be said for other art forms too).  I don’t have … Continue reading

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Hunstanton

Hunstanton 30th November.  Driving up here from Cambridge through a pale, rimy landscape sparkling in welcome November sun.  Beyond King’s Lynn the mist and frost clear; the roadsides are punctuate with patches of red and gold.  Hunstanton basks in the … Continue reading

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Photo Art

An hour plus this morning wrestling with photography as art.  Some photographs are, but not all, any more than all canvases daubed with paint are.  Then walking by the river to clear our minds and the air.  Silent boathouses in … Continue reading

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Tree Days

13th November: Walking round Fulbourn Fen; stately oaks and a magnificent beech with bifurcated trunk.  14th November: ‘The Susurrations of Trees’, Radio 4; Bob Gilbert on how poets and musicians capture the distinctive sounds of trees; Lisa Knapp incorporates the … Continue reading

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Tate Modern View

‘Residents living in flats overlooked by the Tate Modern on London’s Southbank have lost their High Court bid to stop “hundreds of thousands of visitors” looking into their homes from the art gallery’s viewing platform.  Mr Justice Mann dismissed their … Continue reading

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The Art of Innovation – Science Museum

The Art of Innovation at the Science Museum today – no pictures , but a few interesting quotes. ‘A new world of sights and wonders, was indeed, opened by photography, which was not less astounding because it was truth itself.’  … Continue reading

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Blue Gate

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Take a Seat – Take a Moment 20

Musicals, Takis, 1985-2004: Comprises nine wall-mounted panels each with hidden magnets that pull steel rods against instrument strings to produce a single ringing note and its reverberations; Takis called them ‘space sounds’.  Tate Modern, October 2019

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Takis’s Gong

Gong, Takis, 1978: ‘Within the Takis Foundation is an open-air theatre space featuring an ensemble of Takis’s works arranged around a central gong.  This giant musical instrument is made from the rusted wall of an oil tank.  In a shift … Continue reading

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Fire Fighters and Ginkgo

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