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Daffodils in the Sunshine earlier today

From an event last year

On Photography

"Ultimately, photography is subversive not when it frightens, repels or even stigmatises, but when it is pensive, when it thinks."
Roland Barthes

I think this is true of a certain type of photography, mainly in the news / editorial arena. There are other types out there.

Powis Castle Gardens: Britain and the British


Waltercio Caldas - mashup

1. Hands / Sculpture - an obvious mix.
2. B&W because: simplicity.
3. Movement but without the didacticism of video.
4. A pleasing arrangement.
5. Space on the left to allow for more movement.
6. The cube is beautiful.
7. Light.

Whilst making this, I listened to this on repeat:

You're very welcome :)

JX - Son of a Gun

Waltercio Caldas

Portrait taken at Cecilia Brunson Project, Bermondsey.

From Wikipedia:

Waltércio Caldas Júnior (born 6 November 1946), also known as Waltércio Caldas, is a Brazilian sculptor, designer, and graphic artist. Caldas is best known as part of Brazil's Neo-Concretism movement as well as for his eclectic choices in materials.

Quadrophonia: Just Give Yourself Up

Powis Castle

Hands of a Sculptor

Waltercio Caldas at Cecilia Brunson Projects.


Sorry Mrs Lemon's looks so messed up - I thought I'd try a new theme or two and it turns out that wrecking the look of the blog is part of the process. Ah well. I'll fix it when I can :)

2/4/17 Fixed (well, in my view - YMMV:)).


Josiah McElheny at White Cube, Bermondsey

The Guardian

I've been a life-long reader of the Guardian and I used to love it - it formed part of my identity as I grew up and has been a trusted source of commentary on major events throughout my lifetime. Recently, however, not so much. Their coverage of the referendum on the UK's membership of the EU was as cack-handed as everyone else's: doom-mongering on an unprecedented scale, it was impossible to sort the facts from the fiction and a leave vote was presented as the end of the world. And thus they played a part in the eventual result. Their coverage of the Scottish referendum a couple of years ago was just as bad - doom, gloom and why is anyone even considering voting for a divorce?
And now they are at it again. Quoting polls as if Brexit and Trump never happened. They seem not to have realised that pollsters are up their with economists and, ahem, journalists, as amongst the least trusted people on the planet. So, no, I won't be sending you a fiver a month as I'd come…

J, Soho

Kathlyn at the Espresso Room

I like it here, as some-time readers of this blog may know.

Fifty Keepers

I set myself an ambitious target of taking fifty photos I'd like to keep in one day today. I didn't make it - here are those that made the cut (there are still a few hours left so you never know - there may be more later) - remember, it's necessarily a loose edit :-)

UPDATE, 31/3/17: No no no no no. Time is the best editorial assistant you can have. The picture above is the only one worthy of keeping, I think, today.


The Lake Twins redux

J, cigarette break, Soho

I was in fact getting a portrait of another guy when he had to take a call. At that moment J walked out of her place of employment and, well, her smile and hair demanded that I ask her if she was up for a picture; thankfully she was happy to do it and the result is as you see. Lordy how I love photography.

We Are Cuts, Soho

At We Are Cuts, Soho

A few of the people attending the opening of Anna Pigalle's exhibition at We Are Cuts on 16th March 2017.

UPDATE: These all look a little dark do they not? Photoediting at night - probably not the best time.



Mucking about in the kitchen today with that horrible portable softbox I wrote about a little while ago. And of course, the above picture was one in which the flash didn't fire but turned out the best of the lot. Ah well. Anyway. Rainy Sunday morning, what else ya gonna do?

Luncheon magazine No. 3: mashup colour

Luncheon magazine No. 3 mashup: B&W