Tag Archives: London

Sundown by the Thames

Photographs rarely simply record a scene – the composition and focus selected by the photographer guide our eyes, and help to tell a story or ask a question about what we are looking at. Today’s image in some ways subverts … Continue reading

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London at night photography tours

In the new year, I am running a series of night-time photo walks in partnership with the London Transport Museum, and I am pleased to report they are selling out fast!  Night-time is such a fascinating time to see the … Continue reading

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The church in the garden

Today’s image shows one of my favourite churches in London – St Paul’s Church in Covent Garden.  Originally built in the mid-1600s by Inigo Jones, it has become associated with the acting profession; and inside, plaques in memory of members … Continue reading

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Square and triangle

I think I must be in an abstract mood at the moment, judging from the last couple of pictures I’ve chosen.  Apologies – we’ll go back to landscapes soon, I promise… Today I’ve chosen a sight which has since disappeared … Continue reading

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Almost like footsteps

A few years ago I undertook a short photography project which involved taking images in the streets near where I live – in the course of the shoot, I can’t have ventured much more than a mile from my own … Continue reading

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Dream

“Dream”.  That seems to be the simple message of today’s image, which I took a couple of years ago while researching a new photo walk in Bloomsbury…and it seems fairly good advice to me.  Rather prosaically, the word featured on … Continue reading

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An avenue of trees

When I’m teaching photography, one of the themes we usually look at quite early on is how to get a sense of depth into an image.  Leading lines, strong foreground and background, or inventive framing are all potentially powerful ways … Continue reading

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Art Deco detail

I’m a big fan of art deco, and a while ago I was lucky enough to go on one of Yannick Pucci’s superb art deco walks around Bloomsbury.  One of the joys of a walk like this is that you … Continue reading

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A popular performance

The Covent Garden piazza can be a busy place to get through, and if you are in a hurry, the quickest route as a Londoner is sometimes to try to bypass it.  For me, though, the temptation of the place … Continue reading

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Relaxing in the sunshine

I know I’ve been quiet for a few months – it’s been a very busy summer with touring work and my studies, but things are finally starting to quieten down a bit.  So, in the midst of the wet and … Continue reading

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