Monthly Archives: June 2013

Vivian Maier

Extraordinary documentary on BBC2 last night about Vivian Maier, a nanny living in New York and Chicago who took stunning photos with her Rolleiflex. She never showed them to anyone, never exhibited them, never had any fancy prints made. She … Continue reading

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The longest day of the year / summer solstice.  There was a slight mist over the lake at Kenwood this morning, more reminiscent of Autumn. And it’s dull, shadowless. The sun is somewhere else today, not in London. Nine years … Continue reading

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Endangered species

Following on from the swift sightings, I realised a few days ago that  telegraph poles have almost disappeared from the landscape, at least in London. It was common, when I was growing up (in Buckinghamshire) to see swallows lined up … Continue reading

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CUCR blog

The Centre for Urban and Community Research (CUCR) at Goldsmiths now has a new blog and kicked off with a little post about my Walking the Dog photographic project, which is also on my Facebook page. You can see the … Continue reading

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International Urban Photography Summer School

Urban photography summer school 2013 Goldsmiths, university of london Designed for photographers, artists and urbanists whose work address notions of urban space and culture, the international Summer School provides a highly intensive two-week practical and theoretical training in key aspects … Continue reading

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They’re back!

“Look! They’re back! Look!” wrote Ted Hughes in his poem “Swifts”. It was a 15 May.  While “walking the dog” over the past years, I’ve been noting when the swifts return from Africa to the streets around where I  live, … Continue reading

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