30 October 2016

Lose Yourself to Dance

"There is nothing any more but surface." Steve Edwards

What we have today, now

"... photography's history is bound to the mistake, to the accident." 
Taryn Simon

"I had neither training nor complexes. By necessity and choice I decided, anything would have to go. A technique of no taboos: blur, grain, contrast, cock-eyed framing, accidents, whatever happens." 
William Klein

Magazine 4: So It Goes 7, Redux

Stolen, or different enough that they have become something else? Sometimes I'm in the former camp, sometimes the latter - normally, if I reach the latter, I take them straight down.

24 October 2016

Magazine 2: oh comely (and never, EVER, capitalise that you insensitive fool)

A lunchtime panic-buy today - refusing to pay £15.00 for the magazine I really wanted, instead I plumped for this affectation which was a terrible mistake. Vapid, intellect-free, fey and aimed at 17 year-old girls with an interest in creativity, at least it was only a fiver. All of which means that I'll likely be dropping that £15.00 later this week. Anyway, this is picture 2 of the series Magazines that I've started and will continue, eyesight permitting.


"The real definition of an extrovert is someone who gains energy from other people. An introvert is someone whose energy is drained by others." Laurie Simmons in 33 Artists in 3 Acts by Sarah Thornton.

I wonder if it is possible to be a portrait photographer who is an introvert. Perhaps I'm aiming for the impossible.

Covent Garden Windows

23 October 2016

“You do not win by struggling to the top of a caste system, you win by refusing to be trapped within one at all.” 

Naomi Wolf - The Beauty Myth

Caravaggio - Jesus' Gaze

One day you'd think misfortune would get tired but then time is your misfortune.

William Faulkner - The Sound and the Fury

So It Goes magazine no. 7

To increase desires to an unbearable level whilst making the fulfilment of them more and more inaccessible: this was the single principle upon which Western society was based. 

Michel Houellebecq - The Possibility of an Island

Magazine 1: So It Goes no. 7

Public Defender Dean Strang, actress Lola Kirke, and a mash-up of So It Goes no. 7.

"In a world ordered by sexual imbalance, pleasure in looking has been split between active/male and passive/female. The determining male gaze projects its phantasy on to the female form which is styled accordingly. In their traditional exhibitionist role women are simultaneously looked at and displayed, with their appearance coded for strong visual and erotic impact so that they can be said to connote to-be-looked-at-ness.” 

Laura Mulvey - Visual and Other Pleasures

If you can overcome the language, there's something to be said for what Mulvey said.

Lamp October '16

So It Goes magazine no. 7


Get in, get out. Don't linger. Go on.

Raymond Carver

Richmond Bridge

22 October 2016

Petersham Nurseries

Not knowing when the dawn will come,
I open every door.

Emily Dickinson


"Some days, your Muse just decides to throw everything your way just to see if you're looking." 

Ham House - covered for the Winter

There's a certain slant of light,
On winter afternoons,
That oppresses, like the weight
Of cathedral tunes.

Emily Dickinson



Selfie, Petersham

Caravaggio at the National Gallery


Le Labo, Soho

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

See more at http://patrickdoddsphotography.co.uk .

Something of an online zibaldone, albeit not on Tumblr where one might otherwise expect to find such things, "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 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 - not sure why. Whatever is happening with the missing pictures, apologies.



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