New York New York

It’s so good they named it twice.  I’m in NYC for a layover before another flight early tomorrow morning.  With not much time for photography, here is an old post of mine from my older blog – originally posted in November 2012: I Want to be a part of it… I am not a difficult man…

Cumbria

We drove out of London first thing in the morning, and arrived late afternoon to this view in Borrowdale, south of Keswick in Cumbria. The Lake District is a place of beauty and tranquility, which makes it a perfect location for a break from city breaks.  It’s a little too quiet for us, but spending…

København

Not a day goes by without me mentioning to someone how great my time was in ‘wonderful Copenhagen’.  Friends, work colleagues, family and my children were probably tired of hearing it.  It was time to take them there to show them what my fuss was all about. I moved there in January 1997.  The weather…

Ealing Then and Now

This entry is the inspiration behind the title and address of this new blog.  It was originally posted in July 2009: Respice Prospice If you’re looking for ideas and inspiration for your photography, read the flickr blog. Back in June, I read a post titled Past Present(ing), and I immediately started my research.  I looked for…

Ziyara

When you’re a frequent traveler, you’ll very quickly find a system of your own that minimises pain and maximises pleasure and comfort.  In my case, much of my travel was for work.  Trips very quickly started to have a pattern: staying at a favourite hotel chain to get upgraded to better rooms and access to lounges…

Magnum Contact Sheets

This time last year, I was in a self-imposed study lock-down in London trying to catch up with my research.  One of my days off was a mild late December day just before Christmas; and throughout November I was inspired by a book that sat on our coffee table which I browsed through during breaks. If you’re a photographer,…

Julia Margaret Cameron at the V&A

In only eleven years, Julia Margaret Cameron managed to create her own style of photography; capturing beauty in a time when the process was more cumbersome than we can even begin to imagine today.  “I longed to arrest all the beauty that came before me…” she wrote.  She received her camera at age 48 as…

Falling in Love

I landed into a very foggy London a couple of weeks ago.  The next morning offered me the opportunity to take some shots of our local park in west London, in the most beautiful time of year.  The peaceful tones of the autumn colours were serenely framed by the thick fog.  I hope you enjoy the…

It Never Rains in Lima

I arrived at night and nothing about my arrival was normal.  I had almost missed my flight on the last leg from Mexico City, and this was after nearly a two-day journey.  As soon as we landed, there was a separate queue for those attending the annual meetings, and we were chaperoned at every point by…

Hipstamatic 300

This was probably my favourite shot using Hipstamatic (jane lens and uchitel film).  It produced a beautiful and timeless image of the Eiffel Tower on a wet July afternoon.  I haven’t used the app much since upgrading my phone and slowly forgot about it, which is a real surprise since it was my source of creativity when…