Photographing Question Marks

According to some family elders when I was a young kid, although I was generally very obedient, compliant and well-behaved, there was something I would regularly say that disrupted the stereotype. This phrase was, why should I? I remember being teased by some relatives, exaggerating and elongating the way I pronounced “shhhoould”. Decades later, I’m … Read more

Eyes Around Town

Over the years I’ve blogged on the subject of eyes in photography, most recently on the themes of eyeliner and as well as the phenomenon known as eye-bombing. In this piece I’m featuring a series of photographs taken in the last 18 months where the eye has been the source of inspiration. Most of the … Read more

7 Year Anniversary of Changing Views

I’ve been regularly photographing the view from my kitchen window for the past seven years, starting in mid October 2016. I had considered “finishing” the project as it had become rather big; but have found that I’m still inspired and impelled to capture some of the transient seasonal sights which also included some extreme weather. … Read more

References to God in the Street & Encounters with Religious Iconography

It’s the beginning of autumn and also the season for a sequence of Jewish holidays – the new year aka Rosh HaShana, followed by Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement and Sukkot, a harvest festival. These holidays are sometimes represented by symbols, such as apple and honey for the new year, or a citrus fruit … Read more

Never Stand Up When You Can Sit Down & Never Sit Down When You Can Lie Down – Images of Rest & Relaxation

I remember reading that Winston Churchill’s advice for success included economy of effort. Never stand up when you can sit down, and never sit down when you can lie down. I was reminded of this again recently when I was on holiday in Palma, Mallorca. It was a very hot August and in addition to … Read more

Inspired by Eyeliner: Visuals Old and New

The other day my friend Alicia, a fellow film lover, posted a link on social media recommending a documentary about the actress Rita Moreno. The accompanying image showed Moreno standing in front of a mural depicting her in her youth. I remembered I had photographed this piece of street art several times in New York … Read more

Musings on Song and Dance

This week I attended the funeral of a friend I’d known primarily as a DJ for over forty years. His name was Dave Hucker. I first attended his sessions at London’s Sol y Sombra on London’s Charlotte Street and then was a regular at his Villa Stefano club nights, followed by sets Upstairs at Ronnie … Read more

On Strolling & Images from the Grand Flaneur Walk 2023

I recently attended London’s third Grand Flaneur Walk, organised by Gustav Temple of The Chap magazine. I’d previously photographed the gathering of stylish dandies and retro fashionistas in 2022 so there were familiar faces as well as people who were attending for the first time. The event is inspired by the concept of the urban … Read more

Roses are Red – The Sant Jordy Festival in Girona

I’ve just returned from spending a few days in Girona, a city in Northern Catalonia, Spain. In addition to its rich history Girona is now a popular destination for cyclists. Whilst my husband was out cycling every day I was discovering the city in my own way and photographing it. This blog focuses on images … Read more

Bar Italia – a Visual Update

I’ve been going to Bar Italia in Soho’s Frith Street for decades now, probably since the 80s. Recently, a Facebook ‘memory’ came up reminding me that ten years ago I had a solo exhibition of my photographs there. The theme was Urban Illusion – a series of street abstracts shot around Soho. The exhibition was … Read more