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”

Grocer, London

Sometimes, life fits into phases. My London phase was marked with frequent house moves and fleeting acquaintances. But for a time, Ragbir ran my local shop and we quite often had little chats as I came in to buy odds and ends. He e was a laugh. And then one day, he said he’d hadContinue reading “Grocer, London”

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”

Fire Station No.11, Atlanta

Two views of the same subject. When you first move to new area, you make a real effort to explore and take in where you live. So when I moved to Georgia, I spent quite a while exploring downtown Atlanta. It turns out, Fire Station No11 is quite a famous building, which is on theContinue reading “Fire Station No.11, Atlanta”

Twilight, Shanghai

I like twilight, the time of day, not the overwrought movie. photographically, it mutes colours, but the deeper shadows help to subdue annoying street clutter. The snag of twilight, is that there is less sunlight to work with. As you can see in this picture, here I was mostly working with light coming from theContinue reading “Twilight, Shanghai”

Outside a Cafe, Ho Chi Minh City

Restaurant, Ho Chi Minh City 2009 Vietnam is an extraordinary place, full of vibrant colour and drama. I used to love just wandering around and seeing what was going on. They have a strong craft tradition, with many things which we might buy off the peg, being made individually there. I’m trying to remember whereContinue reading “Outside a Cafe, Ho Chi Minh City”

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”