21 October 2014

Hey, world wide dominance is nearly mine...

Harper's Bazaar using one of my photos here. Now, it may not look like much but let me tell you getting that picture and the others that I took of Amy Gadney's beautiful translucent works was no easy task. OK, perhaps not akin to being a QC or working with ebola patients, but still, you know.

20 October 2014

The Politics of Art

[Artist and filmmaker, b. 1945, Düsseldorf, lives in Berlin.]

 The most political decision you make is where you direct people’s eyes. In other words, what you show people, day in and day out, is political... And the most politically indoctrinating thing you can do to a human being is to show him, every day, that there can be no change. 

Wim Wenders


14 October 2014


[Photographer, b. 1945, Sylvania, Ohio, lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.]

 Photography, alone of the arts, seems perfected to serve the desire humans have for a moment—this very moment—to stay. 

Pulvis et umbra sumus.

"We are but dust and shadow." Horace.

12 October 2014

A Sunday Morning in Wales

 Foggy. Early. Waking up.
 Canalside selfie.

Yeah - damn those pesky branches! :)
 The neighbour's garden.
 The neighbour's house.
Autumn, Severn Valley.

Welcome to Mrs Lemon's: Sic transit gloria mundi.

A more considered selection of photographs, and more commercial work, can be found at http://patrickdoddsphotography.co.uk where you will also find my Flickr stream.

"Mrs Lemon's Visit to Japan" takes its name from a poster seen in Cornwall advertising a talk at the local Women's Institute - I thought it had a ring to it :) Before I saw this (there is a picture of it somewhere on here taken many moons ago), the bolg (I mean "blog" of course, but today bolg sounds like a better description somehow), the bolg was known as Ten Years of Pictures, my target being when I set out to take a picture a day for 10 years; probably luckily for everyone concerned, I failed in this and instead I give you the melange that is Mrs Lemon's; I hope there is something here you like.

NB If you go back in time far enough on here some of the photos start to disappear - I think this has to do with a strange policy Google has of only keeping one copy of a photo and sharing it between Picassa (where I want to store nothing) and here; I'm not sure but I think any pictures on here have to be on Picassa which I'm not wild about but there you go - a free service so, for the time being, I'm not complaining. Not too much anyway.



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