Loving the listing architecture, Mr. A. Columbia Road is my favourite, I think, yes, because the busker is playing a bass!, he looks in a different place, oblivious to the slob in slippers photographing him in the most obtrusive and unimaginative way, and you appear in the photograph too, though indistictly, in the magenta devine shades worn by rock-chick mother whose blurred child suggests she’s moving him faster through the shot, and life, than he would like to go, especially as he has just felt the irresistable sensation of a bogey up his nose…
I am new to this website but after leaving a comment on the Bloomsbury Car Park ,,,,, yes i did escape , could you get a photograph of any cars that have been down there for years and mayby their owners are now ghosts never to escape !!!
Hi, i found the article in The Times magazine interesting. I am a photographer who uses only film. I am currently working on a London book project, which includes everything from people, grafitti, abstracts, interiors, buildings, sculptures, unusual shop-fronts, and so on. A lot of this stuff is on my website though I am only about sixty per cent finished and i have several major publishers interested. If you know anyone who needs a good dark-room printer than I have one. He’s name is Melvin Cambettie Davies and he has been doing it for 44 years, printing nd processing for many people and institutions. I have tried several over the years but he is by far the best. All the best, Paul.
Beach walker, Wells. It raises more questions, or at least suggests the first sentence of more stories, than all the others. The slightly odd figures, that purposeful or perhaps over-purposeful stride, the sense of being stranded in a landscape an awful lot bigger than you thought it was. Is he, one wonders, about to cross the Empty Quarter. Or perhaps he’s just had a row with the wife. We’ll never know. Timeless.
I popped in to your site to say Thanks for the fact that by following the threads of a number of your articles my life has become infinitely richer. Most notably Art DeVany over the last couple of years; and more recently Master and Emissary by Iain McGilchrist. And I find in these pictures that you’ve been in my neck of the woods in North Norfolk, close to Holt. I think I might recognise that dead tree too. Feel free to look us up next time your in this neck of the woods.
I’ve just discovered this site. I’ll be back to have a look when I have plenty of time.
One thing I can’t help but notice is that the pictures about are all “squeezed” – at least when I see them in Safari. I believe you’re using 35mm, in which case the images should be around 3:2, if uncropped. These are all too narrow. The people look too tall and thin but the best evidence would be the wheels on the TVR in Notting Hill which appear to be ellipses and not circles. Would make for a bumpy ride.
I salute u from Zagreb, Croatia. I am writing you on behalf of the ZAGREB FILM AND DRAMA ACADEMY, Film Production. I know that you made two interviews with Michael Haneke and Pedro Almodovar in a last couple of years and I would like if you could help me. Can you provide me some contact names and numbers of those two splendid directors as we would like to invite them to make a master class on our Academy in the future. You can send me your kind reply on email@example.com or twitter (my nick there is Leo Margeta). Thanks a lot and i wish you all the best.
Bedford Park In 1889 Calhoun Kidd, a spoilt rich son of a tyrannical father arrives in London. In love, alone and baffled by the life of the cleverest city in the world, he finds a strange kind of refuge in the 'enchanted suburb' of Bedford Park. Read an extract Buy this book
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