Why select one, when you can select all?
I like taking photos of things from an entirely different perspective than you would expect. This is of an architectural detail of a new building, just super close up & directly framed.
There are stories in this photo. I took is using a 50 year old lens, coupled with a new DSLR camera; that’s one story. The gardening gloves themselves, is the other.
This particular man-made construction, can be seen for tens of miles. It’s positioned almost in the middle of nowhere, on a tiny road that climbs steeply. Getting closer, two things occur. 1, the shear scale of it. 2, the curiously over-the-top security around the place. Now, I’m not saying that it is weaponising bats or anything like that, but it does feel more than a little unsettling. I took this photo on a drive-by; I didn't stop long!
Tea has a long, complicated, and at times a morally dubious, history. In terms of a drink, it is the method by which I consume the most amount of liquid. I’ve taken to including it in my daily water-intake amount, which means I can easily reach my daily target. I would say that I drink 6 to 10 cups (mugs actually) per day. The process of making, and the act of drinking, tea, enriches my life somehow. After completing this, I’m off to have a rewarding cup of tea.
I took this whilst staying at the wonderful 25hours hotel in Zurich. This was the delightfully crazy lift lobby. I just love the odd florescent green lighting, and the random typography on the bare concrete walls. The rest of the hotel was equally as “interesting”.
There are doors. There are doors with history. Then there is this door. I took this in Florence, Italy. It was a small door to a jewellers; full of life.
For a long while, I was in charge of this. I still have no idea what any of those knobs do.
Taken in Cambridge, I can’t remember where this goes. I think I’d like to find out…
I have no idea what this is, what it’s used for, or anything about it (other than it’s location when I took that photo). It does though, have that certain difficult-to-describe appeal.
I was walking over a bridge with glass barriers. One had been smashed. Naturally, I got onto my hands an knees, and took a photo of it.
I took this photo on a woodland walk. It’s not the broken wood that I find interesting, although the texture is a visual treat, no it’s the flourish of the orange fungi. It is as if life itself is bursting out.
There is a story about when I took this photo. There is a story about the time that has passed. There is a story about where that door goes to.
This is a bookshop that I actually visited. They were not stock taking, or unpacking a load of books, this was the working position of the shop. I expect that there was a mixture of stress about the books falling over, but which was more than offset by the reassuring knowledge that you definately had the book! A magical place, for sure.
Taking a photo of something boring from a different perspective, can make it more interesting.
The magical multi-layered city. Taken from a 1979 Grundig Video 2000 system, these small folk are living their cosy little electrical dream.
This weekend, as I ambled around from somewhere I can’t remember to somewhere I have no recollection, I looked up at the sky. I was actually checking to see if it was going to rain; I had no coat. This is what I saw. An unexpected delight. We should have more unexpected delights.
Just glance down. Look at the life you are stepping over …
The wonderful texture, visually and actually, of old books.
There are all kinds of textures around. I like to take a moment here and there, to look at them.
Just some land, and some sky.
Look for beauty and intrigue, in the simplest of things.
You sometimes don’t need to know the history of a photo, to know its history
I remember walking past this shop in Florence, Italy. I’ve never wanted a shop, but if I did, I would want it to be like this.
So one night, this happened…
You sometimes have the best ideas, whilst having a pint with a friend & munching on Branston Pickle Mini Cheddars.
The calm that an English Pint of Ale can provide …
Sometimes you need to take a moment, for yourself.
Removing all the noise and fuss, can create something rather nice.
The end of a long journey, what ended being the start of a new journey.
Sometimes we need to take a moment to look up …
Change your exposure, to get a different view
It’s that, “oh I need something warm”, time of year…