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In moments of cynicism I wonder where street photography is a valid art form. The late Vivian Maier’s portfolio convinces me that it is. http://vivianmaier.blogspot.com/ Here’s some work from a recent trip to London.
My 50mm lens is still being repaired, and I’ve taken the opportunity to return to wider angle photography. It’s been a good experience to be limited in equipment, and to work creatively with what I have available. In the Petit Palais I recently came across a staggering piece of sculpture. At the end of theContinue reading “Les Premières Funérailles de Louis Ernest Barrias”
A trip to the British Museum’s Egyptian section led to this photograph. It struck me for the first time today just how strange it is, that a number of rotting corpses are stared at each day by thousands of museum-goers.
Have a very happy Christmas! Joy to the world, the Lord is come! Let earth receive her King; Let every heart prepare Him room, And Heaven and nature sing. I was recently in Turin for a very dear friend’s wedding. I enjoyed walking through busy Italian streets, and sampling some chocolate from the region!
The philanthropist Albert Kahn initiated one of the most important photographic endeavours the world has ever seen. The banker, born in 1860, used his vast fortune to finance a team of photographers who sought to create records of an ever changing world between 1909 and 1931. They took the first ever colour photographs (seen here)Continue reading “Albert Kahn”
November has brought cold weather, expectations of Christmas in London, and blown fuses. Upon the latter, I found myself quite unprepared to deal with a French fuse box. This lead to reading by candlelight for a few hours until my flatmates returned. I would wholeheartedly recommend the experience for an evening. No power: no lights,Continue reading “Homesick.”
I seem to be in the habit of choosing the middle of the night to update this gallery. La Défense, a business district a stone’s throw away from my apartment, is characterised by ultra modern design and vast open spaces. Late at night, the atmosphere is quite unusual. These shots represent my impressions of thisContinue reading “Area-92907”
So are the statues found in the Musée Rodin.