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How Do You Re-Image An Icon?

March 09, 2017 - Aesthetic, Aesthetic, Aesthetic We have all seen this image of the Brooklyn Bridge dozens, if not hundreds of times....
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Magic Night

February 25, 2017 - The Magic So, I had a few micro-brewery beers with a friend at La Taverne du Cluny on rue de la Harpe, almost as good,...
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Holy Island - Bourgeois Island

February 17, 2017 - History The island on which sits Notre Dame is the Medieval heart of Paris, originally separated into the western sec...
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The Majesty Of The Law

February 09, 2017 - I don’t consider myself a « Street Photographer », like so many others who roam Paris, New York or Stratford-Upon-Avon,...
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Moskwa Sur Seine

February 02, 2017 - Moskwa Sur Seine Quai Branly in Paris already had a long connection with Russia, even before the completion of the ne...
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Texture

January 26, 2017 - Time Passes… I was privileged to take a peek into the past of an Estonian friend’s childhood, visiting the village of...
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How Do You Get To Carnegie Hall?

January 19, 2017 - Answer: “Plan! Plan! Plan!” Well, the correct answer is “Practice! Practice! Practice!”, but I am not a violinist, I...
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Rue des Vertus 1917

January 05, 2017 - Apologies I used a long break from my blog until 2017 to travel back a century in time to the Marais district, here i...
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Zuave

June 11, 2016 - Déjà Vu All Over Again I “printed” the top image of “the Zuave” in black and white in order to echo the historical im...
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Never Leave Home...

April 21, 2016 - …without a camera. I mean a “real” camera, not a phone. As I shared in last week’s blog, I am presently suffering from h...
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Staircase

March 31, 2016 - I was attracted to photograph this staircase when leaving a party on the third floor of a Haussmann period apartment on...
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Trompe l'Oeil

March 24, 2016 - The Plaza Hotel New York, reflected in “The Pond” in Central Park is a kind of “fools the eye” use of a water reflection...
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The Runner

March 17, 2016 - This is one of many images that I like to take of people in silhouette. They frequently happen to be runners, but can al...
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Street Of The Dead : Road Of The Living

March 10, 2016 - Cities of the dead are always fascinating. The customs of different cultures reflect the social and anthropological cert...
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Opening A Fern

March 03, 2016 - Yesterday New Zealand started its referendum process to keep or change its national flag. The new proposal, which I like...
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Irish Jig

February 25, 2016 - I love trying to capture the excitement of performances and the sense of the music, usually at Jazz events. Here are two...
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City Of Light

February 18, 2016 - Paris has so many faces: from rundown, paint peeling charm, through bourgeois elegance to wedding-cake extravagance. It...
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Is This Annoying?

February 11, 2016 - This image is “skewed” to the left for the very simple reason that, when I tried to frame the image straight on to the G...
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Born To Blush Unseen

January 29, 2016 - “Full many a flow'r is born to blush unseen…” says Gray’s Elegy. I found this baby fern in the undergrowth on the edge o...
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Hommage To Paul Strand

January 21, 2016 - I am grateful to an artist and photographic teacher, who also happens to be my cousin, for introducing me to the early 2...
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Hommage à Mondrian

January 08, 2016 - Influences I have written before about the unconscious influence of accumulated art appreciation on my taste in image...
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Happy Christmas!

December 25, 2015 - Happy Christmas! On the basis that this is a season of time when people of every faith and of none may take a moment...
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Siege Engine

December 18, 2015 - Keeping Faith With The Past I fear that I am somewhat of an architectural pedant, who needs to be convinced of the ap...
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Now I Am Become Finance Man…

December 04, 2015 - This image evokes in me the famous quote by Robert Oppenheimer on the occasion of the first test of an atomic bomb on Ju...
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DUMBO

November 26, 2015 - No, this is clearly not Disney’s cute little flying elephant, but a district of Brooklyn between the Manhattan and Brook...
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Art Imitating Art Imitating Spirit

November 19, 2015 - I was attracted to this angel hovering above us during a recent tour of La Madelaine church given by one of the priests.
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Paris Photo

November 12, 2015 - I photograph the venue very time that I visit the annual Paris Photo show at le Grand Palais. The sheer exuberance of th...
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Dandelion

November 05, 2015 - From Nature to Abstract I was stopped in my tracks in the Greek countryside by a very simple light effect. Some dande...
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1 World Trade Center

October 29, 2015 - “Location, Location, Location” No, I don’t mean buying the most prime real estate in the world with a handful of trin...
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Electrowerkz 15 October 2015

October 25, 2015 - Event Photography Although my photography is driven by my love of the natural and built environment, my marriage to a...
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1776

October 08, 2015 - Visiting the new memorial site at “Ground Zero” is clearly the latest “must” for both domestic and foreign visitors to N...
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Super Moon Apology

October 02, 2015 - Super moon Apology I beg your forgiveness for neglecting my blog last week in favour of photographing a “Super moon”...
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Where The Buffalo Roam?

September 17, 2015 - This is another in-flight image, taken in December 2012 on the approach to Denver, Colorado. I was experimenting with us...
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Sic Transit Gloria Mundi

September 03, 2015 - The Arc de Triomphe was constructed to celebrate the military prowess of the Napoleonic army after its victory at Auster...
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Hommage To Henri and Michael

August 28, 2015 - That is to say, Cartier-Bresson and Kenna, of course. Knowingly repeating a “Study” previously executed to perfection...
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Sharp And Wide Or Soft and Close?

August 22, 2015 - Sharp And Wide Or Soft And Close? A last blast of winter in March 2013 provided many snow-clad opportunities to captu...
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Frustrating Flower Carpet

August 15, 2015 - Frustrating Flowers Every two years since 1986, the city of Brussels has carpeted the Grand Place with flowers at thi...
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Look Up!

July 17, 2015 - I have mentioned previously that my photographic walking style involves regular turning around to view what had previous...
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Live The Dream

July 10, 2015 - A couple sheltering at a bus stop on a freezing Winter night at Place de l’Opera captured my imagination as I wandered d...
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Balance and Purpose

July 03, 2015 - Balance and Purpose A suburban garden near Paris on a Summer’s day delights the eye with its peacefulness, scents, ge...
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Le Frigo

June 27, 2015 - Built in 1921, Le Frigo was the Parisian Cold Store facility until the central market at Les Halles moved out to Rungis.
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High Flight

June 21, 2015 - So there I was at the Paris Air show, strapped into Alpha Jet No 1 belonging to the leader of the first section of the P...
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Stillness

June 12, 2015 - Dawn on a lake in Bavaria. Hardly a breath of wind. The peace and serenity of reeds, leaves and water. Unconscious re...
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...and The Smell

June 05, 2015 - This scene stopped me in my tracks yesterday, as I walked past an anonymous apartment block in Paris’ 17 th arrondisseme...
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Still Life

May 29, 2015 - “Still life” indeed. In fact, they are not just still, they are dead. Notwithstanding their lifeless state, it is all th...
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Literas Loquendi

May 23, 2015 - I owe this classics-based title to the occasion when I took this photograph, which was the World Premiere of composer Jo...
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Apocalypse Now

May 14, 2015 - While working in Hawaii on a soon-to-be-revealed project, I spent several days and nights photographing the crater of Ki...
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Reach For The Sky!

May 07, 2015 - I have been privileged twice in my life, once in London and once in New York, to live on the 40th floor of a residential...
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Oh! That Light!

May 02, 2015 - Sitting in a friend’s kitchen one Summer’s day in Dallas 10 years ago, I was gripped with awe, when I saw the harsh ligh...
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Eiffel Snow

April 24, 2015 - This image reflects the knife-sharp cold and snow-swept visual conditions of an otherwise enchanting Winter’s day. Unusu...
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Pont de la Concorde

April 19, 2015 - That light! This image was taken in the early evening during May, when the golden light of sunset in the West was sla...
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La Coupole de Jacques

April 10, 2015 - This magnificent Art Nouveau cupola is the 1912 work of the architect Ferdinand Chanut, and his glass artist Jacques Gru...
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Dilemmas

March 28, 2015 - Is Colour Best? Art appreciation depends on an individual’s physical condition, particularly the wide variety of visu...
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Fly Me To The Moon

March 23, 2015 - “…and let me play among the stars”. This one is for all the astronauts out there. Asterisms Viewing things “out th...
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Les Toits de Paris

March 14, 2015 - The roofs of Paris have an eternal fascination for photographers. I have seen many taken from the heights of Montmartre,...
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Mississippi sur Loire

March 06, 2015 - A moss-covered, drowning tree trails its twigs in the languorous flow of a dawn-impregnated river. The sun peeps through...
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Greece Is Drowning

February 19, 2015 - Anguish This photograph is a metaphor for the anguished situation of the Greeks. My use of “Photeinos” as a brand com...
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Breaker

February 14, 2015 - The end of a half-the-Pacific journey, as a wave breaks gently on the dawn-lit shore of Hawaii island. Narrow Vision?...
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Leviathan

January 31, 2015 - After taking another huge breath, a Humpback Whale slides back into the Pacific Ocean, off of the west coast of the Big...
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Hawaii Project : Hokusai

January 23, 2015 - Bonus This is an aerial image taken on the Las Vegas to San Francisco leg of my journey to the Big Island of Hawaii,...
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Surprised By Joy II

January 16, 2015 - Having recently read Henri Cartier Bresson’s views on how to become a photographer, basically “read the manual” and “lea...
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Abstract Water

December 26, 2014 - Looking deeply into the whirls and eddies of a pool of water can reveal strange sights. Enlargement I am always in...
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American Xmas

December 20, 2014 - The newscasters are describing today’s “last minute” shopping frenzy on the last weekend before the Festival. Here is ho...
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Consider the lilies of the field...

November 22, 2014 - And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet...
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Surprised By Joy

November 14, 2014 - When you have a sight like this…whatcha gonna do? Seize The Time One Summer evening in 2003, I returned to my 40...
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"Give me your tired, your poor..."

November 07, 2014 - “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shor...
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"A Sea of Steps"

October 31, 2014 - Frederick Evans’ 1903 gelatin silver print of Wells Cathedral is iconic in the history of architectural photography and...
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Reflections

October 24, 2014 - My previous blog post spoke about my fascination with mirrors and reflections, while the one before that flowed from my...
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The “Waters” of Versailles

October 11, 2014 - The Greek god Apollo drives his chariot up from the sea in a cauldron of pulverized water. Happenstance This was...
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Anti –Gravity!

October 04, 2014 - Amazing! The latest New York taxis “hover” with anti-gravity engines, eliminating the need for wheels, saving the metrop...
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La Serenissima

September 26, 2014 - The Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, taken from where the canal Rio de Palazzo o de Canonica empties into the Lagoo...
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Stark Beauty

September 18, 2014 - I have been trying to capture the stark beauty of this building for years and am still not content with the results I am...
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Super Moon Redux

September 11, 2014 - Since the moon changes position significantly from day to day, this month I had to design another point-of-view to captu...
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Ancient and Modern

September 05, 2014 - My personal favourite photographer of Paris is Eugène Atget. When one artist admires another, it seems inevitable that i...
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“Too Many Notes Mr. Mozart?”

August 30, 2014 - This wonderful line was thrown at the wunderkind by Emperor Joseph II in the 1984 film Amadeus, which figures among my p...
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And Here Is One That I prepared Earlier...

August 22, 2014 - Excuse the reference to the processes of TV Celebrity Chefs, but I couldn’t resist it, because I am responding to a grea...
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Super Moon At The Conciergerie

August 15, 2014 - Super Moon At The Conciergerie What excitement as I set up my equipment in advance of the arrival of the Super Moon....
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What's in a name?

May 03, 2014 - The Sentinel How does the title of this image enhance it? Rather than discuss the image-related issues of this photo...
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Work with what you’ve got

April 26, 2014 - Experimenting I was pondering the idea of using the phone in my pocket as a back-up camera, even if only to record idea...
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High Flight

February 04, 2013 - Musing about Flight I regularly try to emulate my guru, Thom Hogan (see www.bythom.com), by capturing in-flight images...
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The Presidential Inauguration and the Wichita Lineman

February 01, 2013 - Welcome to my Blog I participated in the American Presidential Inaugural, although I did so from Wichita, Kansas, since...
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