An Enchanted Eye
The Boy with the Balloon (in colour)

I found out yesterday that this photo has been selected for a photography exhibition in Bristol. The judge is a winner of the Deutsche Bourse photography prize (considered the most prestigious European photography award) so I was pretty chuffed that he considered my image worthy of inclusion.

The Boy with the Balloon (in colour)

I found out yesterday that this photo has been selected for a photography exhibition in Bristol. The judge is a winner of the Deutsche Bourse photography prize (considered the most prestigious European photography award) so I was pretty chuffed that he considered my image worthy of inclusion.

John and George continued

John and George continued

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It seems that my post regarding John and George touched a few hearts. And quite rightly so as it’s a wonderful story of someone turning their life around thanks to talent and also the help of a rather special four-legged friend. I was very excited to be reuniting with them both again at the Howard Griffin gallery in Shoreditch, though I didn’t really know what to expect.

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Anyone familiar with…

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John and George

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Sometimes I wish I didn’t have to do things like this blog. Don’t get me wrong – I love sharing my photos, and I love getting feedback even more! But if I wasn’t sitting at my desk publishing my photos I could be out and about in the streets of London forever meeting fascinating characters. People like John Dolan and his wonderful dog George.

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I spotted George before I saw John. I was drawn in…

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Dress rehearsal

Here’s one I took earlier - a Queen’s Guard in his scarlet best. He was photographed in June just before the Queen’s Birthday parade rehearsal - back when summer was still full of promise; not dolefully bowing its head to make way for the scarlet leaves of autumn.

Dress rehearsal

Here’s one I took earlier - a Queen’s Guard in his scarlet best. He was photographed in June just before the Queen’s Birthday parade rehearsal - back when summer was still full of promise; not dolefully bowing its head to make way for the scarlet leaves of autumn.

Something that I have always loved about my area of London is all the free music festivals. And…

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Something that I have always loved about my area of London is all the free music festivals. And also the fact that you can pretty much guarantee that if you go to one you will see ‘the two Elvises’ giving it everything on the dance floor. I’ve seen them strutting their stuff for about ten years now and I can’t tell you my delight when I came back from having been away for five years this April…

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Looking back at the photos I took in Kathmandu, it’s incredible how prominent the big soft drink companies are – in particular Coca Cola and Pepsi. Much more so than in India where the country’s own drinks such as Thumbs Up still rule. I wonder how many of the people can actually afford to drink these expensive foreign drinks and whether it’s more a case of getting their buildings painted for free if they let the companies use them as a kind of billboard.

Spotted in the streets of Kathmandu Looking back at the photos I took in Kathmandu, it’s incredible how prominent the big soft drink companies are - in particular Coca Cola and Pepsi.
Meetings and greetings in Madhya Pradesh

Meetings and greetings in Madhya Pradesh

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Regular followers of my blog will know that I was fortunate enough to stay in a remote village in Madhya Pradesh during my time in India last year. It was one of the most peaceful times of my life – calmer even than being out at sea on a sailboat. I loved waking up early and going for strolls in the first light when the air was still blessedly fresh and cool. Fortunately everyone else had…

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Columbia Road people - and pets

Columbia Road people – and pets

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As promised, here are my people photographs taken at Columbia Road on Sunday morning, with the occasional dog thrown in for good measure. There is a slight nod to two very different street photographers – Martin Parr and Vivian Maier – in them, especially in the final two pictures (no prizes for guessing who features in the last one!)  I think the photo of the lady smiling with the flowers…

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Colours and shadows

DSCF3510-4It was a glorious evening earlier so I took a quick stroll along the South Bank to practise some camera settings – in a bid to get those colours even more vibrant, and those shadows even more intense. It was probably hit and miss, but if you don’t try these things out you don’t develop.

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Colours of Columbia Road

Colours of Columbia Road

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On Sunday I organised a photography excursion for my female photography groupto Columbia Road flower market. This is such a great location for photos because not only do you get to see the flowers of course, but also so many interesting people – from the die hard Eastenders to the ‘hipsters’ that have invaded this part of town and of course people flock from all over the world. Then there are…

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