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Black and White or Colour?

June 18, 2021 - The Grande Arche in Paris is amazing in many ways, not least because of its natural tendency to explode outwards, only p...
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Eiffel Storm

June 03, 2021 - I see the Eiffel tower every day that I leave home and have photographed it in a myriad of lighting and weather situatio...
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The Towers of The Teeth?

May 27, 2021 - Carchost and Narchost stood either side of the Black Gate at the entrance to Mordor. Long abandoned by the Gondorians, t...
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Verticals

May 20, 2021 - This was a n exercise in experimental composition. I am generally respectful of the “rule of thirds” and other helpful c...
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Composition Rules OK?

April 15, 2021 - Apart from the grafitti tag which originated in 1970’s Britain, there is a serious question to be asked concerning “rule...
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Covid, Flood, Snow, Ice and Pigeons

February 12, 2021 - Le Zouave The Alma bridge in Paris is named after a French Crimean War victory. It hosts “ Le Zouave”, the sole survivo...
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Is This Kitsch?

January 28, 2021 - All That Glitters…? This pile of little Eiffel Towers was on sale outside a souvenir shop nearby to the massive real th...
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A 2020 Wink to Willy Ronis

December 31, 2020 - Paris In The Year of Covid Since I paused this blog in January 2018, the world has changed, but Art has not. My camer...
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The Reason For The Season

April 16, 2019 - The tragedy of last night’s inferno has pressed me back into action with a new blog. One of the sensuous privileges of b...
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Nine Mans Morris

January 11, 2018 - A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Act 2, Scene 1. Titania speaks “…Contagious fogs, which falling in the land Have every pelt...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...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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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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Tour EDF

April 04, 2015 - This is another attempt at capturing the subtelty of this interestingly designed building at La Defense in Paris. Its sh...
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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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Eiffel Champagne

February 27, 2015 - Have you ever envisioned the top of the Eiffel Tower as the cork on a bottle of Champagne? That image came to me, as I w...
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Chinese Firecracker

January 11, 2015 - Seeing The Unseeable Irrespective of the technical means needed to “freeze” this event, I am fascinated by the aesthe...
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In the Palace of the Ice Queen

January 02, 2015 - The Grand Palais in Paris became a Winter Fairyland with a giant ice-skating rink attracting lengthy queues of children...
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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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Centrifugal

December 04, 2014 - Its Christmas season again and La Grande Roue has been installed in the Place de la Concorde, ready for intrepid sightse...
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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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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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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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French Flair

August 03, 2014 - I have always admired the daring of the French in taking aesthetic risks with urban planning and redevelopment. This is...
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A Terrible Confession

February 13, 2013 - ––– I love Paris, but... I love to photograph Paris and I love to see other photographers' views of "La Ville Lumier...
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