Recent Reflections

The other day I popped into Kew Gardens. Admiring one of Mark Quinn’s nature-inspired sculptures, I took a selfie at a moment when the half term crowds were not in the frame, and the reflected landscape had a flowing, painterly quality. In addition to the instant painting, which appeals to the lazy/ time-efficient artist in … Read more

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

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

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

Recent Reflections

The other day on my way to the 214 bus stop in Kings Cross I noticed a pig in the clouds: And today after a trip to the health food shop and garden centre in Kentish Town, this head – half in the clouds and half emblazoned on a building facade: These sightings give me … 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

Million Women Rise: The London Protest

For International Women’s Day today I thought I’d do a feature on Million Women Rise. On March 4, 2023 I attended a march led and organised by black women of the coalition Million Women Rise, a collective working towards ending male violence against women and girls. We gathered by the side entrance of Selfridges in … Read more