Roses in the city

This blog is devoted to the representation of roses. I’ve encountered roses in a variety of ways in the last few months; these images encompass different genres including documentary, fashion, still life, travel and street photography. Last year I wrote a piece about the Sant Jordi Festival in Girona, a Catalan St. George’s Day celebration … 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

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

Compositions & Colourful Hair

Seeing people with colourful dyed hair is pretty commonplace, especially here in London. But sometimes there’s an added element that makes me want to take a picture, and that is usually to do with the relationship between the colourful hair and its immediate environment. This series of images features people whose colourful hair visually interacts … Read more

Street Abstracts & Illusions featuring London Buses

When walking around London with a camera it becomes inevitable that at some point a red London bus will become part of the mise-en-scène. Mise-en-scène is a French term drawn used in theatre and film-making. In cinematography it refers to the arrangement of objects and people in front of the camera; with some directors this … Read more

Dance Me To Death

Here are a few photographs from the one-off dance performance of Dance Me to Death, at London’s Kensal Green Cemetery. The project was organised by author and poet Rouse Rouse, founder of The Advantages of Age. All the performers were over the age of 60 and the piece was choreographed by Rhys Dennis and Waddah … Read more

Red October – A Visual Diary

In recent weeks I have been doing my usual thing of walking around with a camera and photographing whatever catches my eye as well as developing and editing several ongoing photographic projects. Looking through the photographs I’ve taken this month I was struck by one of the themes that came through – the dominance 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