A Year of Roses

I was walking down Portobello Road last week when I came across a woman wearing a vibrant animal and red rose floral print outfit; her hair was tied back and crowned with a headband decorated with roses, a bit reminiscent of Frida Kahlo’s style. Her name was Mona: This got me thinking about other photographs … Read more

Images of Abundance: Photography and Involuntary Memory

I was in London’s Chinatown the other day and took a number of photographs. One of the images featured the silhouette of a leafy tree, flanked by rows of red and yellow suspended paper lanterns. I made a connection to a photograph I’d taken when I was last in Israel of multi-rowed ruby display of … Read more

Abstract Nature / Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on my Head

After a few weeks of unprecedented sunshine and warm temperatures in locked-down London it’s become more typically cloudy and rainy. Yesterday I was walking back home after doing some exercise on Hampstead Heath. It had been raining; my trainers were soaked and annoyingly my mind persisted in recalling Sacha Distel’s version of Raindrops Keep Fallin’ … Read more

Lilacs in April

In the last couple of weeks I’ve been particularly aware of blossoms and blooms in differing shades of purple and relishing their fleeting appearance. Earlier this month my husband and I spent a long weekend ┬áin Venice and I was struck by the abundance of flowering wisteria; I hadn’t witnessed Venice in April since I … Read more