Tree, Vietnam

I didn’t visit the Reunification Palace while I lived in Ho Chi Minh City, only seeing it when I returned to the country on a flying visit. The building has a rather theatrical quality, which makes me think of a film set. The gardens, but contrast, are cool, dark and rather inviting, with lots ofContinue reading “Tree, Vietnam”

River, Clayton, GA

I don’t find it easy to take square landscapes. Here I was trying to use the curve of the river’s edge to lead your eye through the frame, but I’m not sure it works. I believe Clayton is in the north of Georgia where once you might have found bears in the countryside, but noContinue reading “River, Clayton, GA”

Take My Picture, Athens

Most of the time, people don’t want you to take their picture – or would rather you didn’t- but sometimes they do. As I remember it, I had gone to Athens to watch a Georgia Bulldogs football game (I think it was against Ole Miss) and when I took this picture, I was trying toContinue reading “Take My Picture, Athens”

Butcher, London

My wife has just asked me why I took this picture. Slow intake of breath. Because I did! At the time, I was very interested in “Working London”, particularly places which worked unusual hours, Smithfield Market (which is nearby) for example. London can be a fascinating place. Anyway, so I liked the colours on theContinue reading “Butcher, London”

Alice’s, London

Years ago, I used to live in west London and favourite thing to do on a Saturday, was to get up very early and slowly walk east and see how far I could get. Despite what people tell you, London isn’t a huge place and I regularly made it to St Paul’s. This photo comesContinue reading “Alice’s, London”

View from the Bar

Half a lifetime ago, I was a barman and Alex was one of my regular customers. I think he chose to hold the soda siphon because I had occasionally been known to give him a squirt from time to time. I quite like this as a ‘character’ portrait. Because I was using 120 roll filmContinue reading “View from the Bar”