d300 - Photography a silent form of communication?

I was intrigued to read that photography is a silent form of communication, but also one of the most effective means of communication. For me as a photographer who definitely knows they rely on a silent medium, that is great news. The only problem is the apparent schizoid modes behindRead More →

kingscross - London Festival Photography - Kings Cross

Just passing through Kings Cross I thought I’d take a look at the new station concourse. Its a very impressive structure and has used the space between the west side of the station and the Great Northern Hotel very well. At the south west end of the concourse (actually on the wallsRead More →

d300 - Camera Obscura Illusion

A camera obscura is a sort of an old worldy thing that enabled people to have a 3D view of the surrounding area. There’s one in Edinburgh and another in Portmeirion. The modern form of camera obscura happens to be some bugger getting in your way whilst trying to take that prizeRead More →

burntyoil - Burtynsky: Oil (Photographer's Gallery)

Today I made my first visit to the new (or rather, half new, half old) Photographer’s Gallery in Ramillies Street W1. Compared to the old exhibition space (and compared to the even older, two detached galleries opposite Leicester Square tube station) the new gallery is fantastic. There are five floorsRead More →

lumen - The Post Office in pictures/Lumen building

I discovered a leaflet about an unusual exhibition, one that few probably have heard of but nevertheless a fascinating display of historic pictures of the Post Office. Its not far from Kings Cross, and is located within the Lumen URC building in Tavistock Street. The church hall itself is also of greatRead More →

d300n - The existential photographer

I decided to quickly look around the net and see if there were any articles or blogs related to existential photography…There do not really seem to be any pages that directly address the existentialism of photography. Nevertheless I found the following blog article interesting: “A Photographic Existential Question: Integrating Photography,Read More →

d300 - Why Existential Camera?

Well we are all existentialist photographers! Ever seen two photographers look through the very same camera eyepiece at the same time? I thought not! Monitors or LCD displays are a way of getting round the photographer’s existential dilemma, but it still can get a bit crowded, and anyway, as SartreRead More →

CURTAIN ROAD – The present St. Leonard’s Church, Shoreditch, occupies the site of a church at least as old as the thirteenth century. The old church, which had four gables and a low square tower, was taken down in 1736 and the present ugly church built by the elder DanceRead More →