An Enchanted Eye
An homage to Vivian Maier

An homage to Vivian Maier

DSCF4667 2Yesterday I finally got to see the documentary ‘Finding Vivian Maier” I was covered in goosebumps for practically the entire duration of the film. Not only is it a fantastical story about this incredibly secretive Chicago nanny in the 1950s who took photos, most of which were never even printed, but her images are some of the most powerful, moving examples of street photography that I have ever…

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Keep searching

IMG_7035a copyToday on one of my ambles by the Thames in the glorious sunshine that is miraculously becoming the norm this summer in London, I stumbled across a sign that read:

“Those who search most are the ones who find most” Anon

It struck a chord with me as just yesterday I was given two invitations that I couldn’t possibly refuse. The first was to go and stay with some friends that I had made when I was…

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The Child Within

IMG_8703-2I received an email from my mother today telling me my numerology birth sign predictions for this month. It seems a bit late in the day to be getting your July ‘numerologyscope’ (for want of a better word), but she wanted me to see it because she felt that what had been prophesied was something that she could already see happening in my life. So this is what was written for my sign (which, in…

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Ganga gazing

This morning I went to see an exhibition about Virginia Woolf at the National Portrait Gallery. It was a gentle yet weighty collection of images and mementoes - ranging from photographs and paintings, to deeply personal letters both to and from the author.

Ganga gazing

This morning I went to see an exhibition about Virginia Woolf at the National Portrait Gallery. It was a gentle yet weighty collection of images and mementoes - ranging from photographs and paintings, to deeply personal letters both to and from the author.

The Hot Snack Stand at Margate Car Boot Sale

The Hot Snack Stand at Margate Car Boot Sale

DSCF3906The finale of my recent magical Margate mystery trip was a stop off at a car boot sale on route home. “Can we? Can we?” pleaded Mair as she expertly swerved off the road into a conveniently placed parking spot by the gate. How could I say no when she was already slamming on the breaks and unbuckling her seatbelt?

I have never been good at the likes of charity shops or car boot sales. I just find…

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Mr Sandman…

…bring me a dream.

Mr Sandman…

…bring me a dream.

Living life in Margate

Living life in Margate

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This morning someone posted on my facebook that her sister, who is currently attending the AIDS convention in Amsterdam, had narrowly missed being part of the terrible tragedy of doomed flight MH17 by virtue of having switched flights. Just now someone else posted that his partner had also been reprieved after he had persuaded her to switch airlines.

It seems such a mighty coincidence that the…

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Sunrise on the ghats, Varanasi
Death in Varanasi

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Death is all around you in Varanasi. You breathe in the dust of the bodies being burned along the ghats; you hear the chanting of the people racing through the streets towards the river carrying loved ones enveloped in colourful cloths and flowers. The process of burning of bodies goes on ceaselessly 24 hours like some kind of morbid factory; the elderly widows patiently wait in a nearby hostel…

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Woman with street mural, Kathmandu

I’ve been digging in the recent archives again and have unearthed this photograph that I took in Kathmandu.

Woman with street mural, Kathmandu

I’ve been digging in the recent archives again and have unearthed this photograph that I took in Kathmandu.