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Covid Queue

Today – waiting for the post of Christmas present.

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On HCB 2

‘A few years after the first edition of Magnum Contact Sheets was released (5 June 2014 to be precise) journalist and literary critic Gaby Wood wrote an interesting article about the Cartier-Bresson exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris for … Continue reading

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On HCB 1

‘Tell us your favourite photographic quote. “We must think before and after, never while taking a picture.  Our success depends on sharpness, clarity, knowledge, but each time a photograph is planned, elaborate, it becomes stuck in clichés.”  Henri Cartier Bresson.  … Continue reading

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Photography in three words

One of the people on my U3AC course ‘Photography: The Telling Image’ has been struggling to know what to photograph during these constrained times – his main interest is around live music events.  I can understand how he feels, though … Continue reading

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the others

the others, a stimulating new book from David Runnacles, showing what he says ‘are the leftover pictures, the others in all their otherness’. A hundred brilliantly seen pictures with so much to explore, so many intimate little interactions, in every … Continue reading

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U3AC Photo Forum 2020 Challenge #5

Fifteen participants contributed 41 images in response to Tim Ewbank’s challenge to photograph people from behind.  Strangers, friends, relatives and the self were engaged as subjects.  They were variously cycling, painting, jogging, climbing, feeding swans, going to work, walking the … Continue reading

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Covid 19 Day 95 25th June 2020

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Covid 19 Day 93 23rd June 2020

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Take a Seat – Take a Moment 30

I spent Sunday afternoon working on my book Take a Seat – I probably should have been finishing off some decorating, or outside gardening, especially as the weather was so good.  But I’ve been feeling increasingly unhappy with the book … Continue reading

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Covid 19 Day 67 28th May

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Take a Seat – Take a Moment 25

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Take a Seat – Take a Moment 20

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

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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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Memory Trip

Another experiment for the U3AC alternative photography session.  Much simpler this time: a cassette of Ilford XP2 in an Olympus Trip, again high street processed.  Reminded me what a pleasure the Trip is to use and how good the results … Continue reading

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