Flying Buttresses

December 18, 2021  •  1 Comment
Poor Notre Dame de Paris! Discovering t he fire was one of those times that you remember where you were, when you heard of the tragedy. I am old enough to remember Kennedy’s assassination and, more recently, 9/11 and the Bataclan massacre in Paris. On these occasions, I was, respectively: at home in Edinburgh, in my office in Paris and in a café in...
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Texture 2

December 10, 2021  •  1 Comment
We know that the way surfaces absorb, reflect and transmit ambient light, gives us their colour, as they soak up some of the spectrum and project the rest. I am fascinated by the subtleties of colour, as generated by the innate properties of any subject I am trying to capture and as affected by the techniques I am applying to image it. That said, a...
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Lord, Save Us

December 03, 2021  •  1 Comment
Notre-Dame de Dives-sur-Mer was built in 1087, allegedly by William the Conqueror, following his victory over the Saxon monarchy of England. It has survived many periods of damage and restoration, starting with the depredations of the English during the 100 Years War, after which its reconstruction was delayed by the Black Death. A Huguenot army va...
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Greeks And Blue

November 19, 2021  •  1 Comment
There was no word for the colour “blue” in ancient Greek. Clearly, they saw it, but could not name it as a distinct colour. In the texts of Homer, black, white, yellow, red and green are all mentioned, but never blue. Amazingly, the same is true in ancient Chinese, Hebrew and Sanskrit. The only ancient peoples who could name blue were the Egyptians...
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Beginnings

November 05, 2021  •  1 Comment
I was privileged to walk to work daily through the southwest corner of Central Park for 4 years. Photographically, it was a never-ending source of inspiration and remains my most favourite place in the Big Apple. A year after my arrival in New York in 2005 I embarked on a somewhat reluctant conversion from film to digital. I was learning the D70, t...
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