Moving Subjects

Using a Ricoh GRD III and a Nikon DSLR to photograph streets, people, architecture and anything else that catches my eye.

Monday, 13 October 2014

London People

Here's some images taken over a year ago.  Even though I have been quiet on the blogger front; my camera is always working. It is nearly always in my hand when I walk around London, from where these are all taken.  I have a lot of images to post over the next few weeks, and I think it's time to get back to my street photography again.

These images are not connected in any way at all.  All taken on different dates and at unrelated places.  They just need to be posted so I can move on to newer work.




This guy sells coffee from his VW camper van coffee shop. For those of you seeing this in black and white; the van has a lovely orange and cream paint job. 





A guy sits cross legged outside the National Portrait gallery, while sketching diagrams on a note book. Not sure if it was art, but he was very meticulous with his workings.







Sot from the hip, as this leopard clad lady strode by me.  Individually styled and unique in her attitude.  Sixties/Seventies throw back...   I can never be sure.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

How to reinfuse

I have found my blog becoming rather difficult to keep up. There's no real reason for this, other than that my free time keeps getting filled with various activities including career, family life, house and home, friends and colleagues...   etc etc.

I haven't even been following my fellow bloggers' posts very actively over recent weeks. I always seem to have so much catching up to do whenever I revisit blogger. I feel a little bad about that. I remember when I first started my blog, I was excited and enlightened; I had the rewarding feeling of being creative and inspired at the same time.  There was always a small part of my brain working on my next post and what I would write about.

Maybe it is natural to 'plateau' or lose interest. I think this happens to many bloggers. It is difficult for me to keep hold of my 'direction' for such a long time.

I have decided to sit and read all my previous posts this afternoon, working back from my very first all the way to my most recent. This will at least keep me busy in my little hobby room for the rest of the day. I hope that this reinfuses my enthusiasm and gets me back into the swing of things.

I can not write a post without leaving an image from my vaults...   so here is a shot which I am still fond of.  This image is a few years old, and marks a change from my earlier interest in architectural photography and my current love of black and white street photography.  There are no people in this shot, but the over bearing sense of 'the city' is there.



Sunday, 10 August 2014

Contemporary Art Gallery in Colchester - Part 2


This is the follow up to my recent post Contemporary Art Gallery in Colchester.

I wrote a little about the conception and construction of the First Site Gallery, and the controversy from the angry anti modern art mobs. I posted a selection of images taken from the outside of the radically designed building; and now it is time to show the insides.

Firstly, I just like to show a few images of people exporing the spaces created by the difficult geometry of the building. I deliberately processed the first images with a 'high key' to contrast the calm and quiet walls and ceilings with the dark shades of visiting public.






All kinds of people can be seen looking around, including parents with kids, old folk, and shoppers with strollers; not just the 'well read' art lovers and intelligentia.  It is a free space open for all to pop in and experience the other side of art.




My white balance is all over the place!



Here are some of my favourite exhibits from the last two years.  I have taken all these images stealthily, as the gallery operates a general 'no photography' rule.  That being said, these exhibitions are all from well over a year ago; and hopefully these will not offend any of the artists or gallery management.  (If I have to remove them, I will of course).  I hope though, I am promoting the gallery in my own independant way.

Artist:  Richard Deacon

Artist:  Lynn Chadwick






Artist:  Roger Hiorn

Artist:  Anthea Hamilton

Artist:  Anthea Hamilton 

Artist:  Anthea Hamilton

Artist:  John McCracken

Artists:  Nigel Henderson  and  Eduardo Paolozzi