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Tag Archives: Photography

Rene Burri

Some years back I bought a copy of Phaidon’s very large book of Rene Burri’s photographs. This is wonderful. Don’t believe the silly two star review on the Amazon UK … Continue reading

25 April, 2015 · Leave a comment

Rock stars and their parents

Great series of photos in the Guardian today of rock stars of the 70s and their parents. Somehow you never think of Zappa as having parents.

18 January, 2009 · Leave a comment


Amazing sequence of a sandstorm approaching a (presumably) US base in Iraq.

5 July, 2008 · Leave a comment

Zen photo tip

From Tom Chandler: > Zen Tip #2: Compose your pictures in two dimensions – as if you were painting them > This is might be the single most important Zen … Continue reading

14 March, 2008 · Leave a comment

Lee Miller

LBF and I went to the Lee Miller exhibition at the V&A today, and utterly great it was too.. I’ve been a big fan of hers for some time now, … Continue reading

6 October, 2007 · Leave a comment

In Spoleto

: “on the verandah (?loggia) of the Duomo” See no evil Hear no evil Speak no evil Think no evil Do no evil Laugh no evil (Via

16 August, 2007 · Leave a comment

The Golden Cockroach

This story combines name-dropping, a certain degree of disgustingness and a uniquely Philippine quality. Some years ago, probably in about 1992 or 1993, we had gone to visit my father-in-law, … Continue reading

6 April, 2007 · Leave a comment