Yesterday I was fortunate enough to win 2nd prize in this year's Art In Marylebone photography competition. The prizes were presented by the actress Olivia Williams, and here she is holding my photo which I took on Church St on St George's Day 2013. The judges said all sorts of nice encouraging things about the use of light and how it was a good example of classic street photography.
Most of all a major hat's off to Mick and his friend who after giving their permission to be photographed, simply ignored me and didn't play up to the camera.
In other exhibition news... earlier on in the day I popped down to see Caroline Kha's "The Tourist" at the dalla Rosa gallery in Clerkenwell. It includes re-written postcards, maps and works which depict some of the more "unvisited" places on our globe, volcanic islands and mountain ranges. It's really interesting and also, the gallery is a great space.
It's not every day that the only form of transport that you can take to work is a boat. In fact, it's never happened to me ever before, not until last Saturday that is.
I was lucky enough to be working at Hurst Castle just off the south coast and practically opposite the Isle of Wight. Building work started here in 1540 or thereabouts on the orders of Henry V111, and it was modernized during the Napoleonic wars and again in the 1860s when the armored "wings" were constructed. It was manned again during WW2 with coastal gun batteries and searchlights, but now it has a more sort of relaxed tea room vibe, it has some fantastic views and a museum. Most under-rated museum ever. I recommend.
London based photojournalist, interested in pretty much everything.