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Family Heirloom

August 09, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

This small sculpture belonged to my parents, and was always referred to as "The Lady". There is a 1940's photograph of her in the family album, so it was probably made in the 1930's.

 


My 1957 Jaguar XK 150, owned in 1968.

June 25, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

1957 Jaguar XK 150 FHC, owned in May 1968.1957 Jaguar XK 150 FHC, owned in May 1968.Recently rediscovered photograph from the archive, scanned from the Mamiya 6x6cm negative. Seen in preparation for respraying in Mercedes silver. A search has revealed that his car still exists, at 58 years old, but is now cream in colour.
 

A search has revealed that this car, now 58 years old, still exists, but is now cream in colour. In May 1968, I was in the process of respraying it Mercedes silver. The photo was taken on a Mamiya 6x6cm format camera on Ilford HP4 film.
 


 


 


 


 


 


 


Trafalgar square mystery solved

June 23, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Wedding Photo Trafalgar Square.Wedding Photo Trafalgar Square.Wedding guests?
 

At the time, I thought this was a wedding group like any other, albeit rather varied. But I showed it to a friend recently who offered a suggestion as to what had probably happened. The group of friends, totally unconnected with the wedding, had asked to have their photo taken with the bride. Suddenly it made sense.
 


 


Allegory

June 19, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Late June evening setting sun.Late midsummer light.An object with a history.
 


Kite Festival on Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

June 03, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Festival of Kites on Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, 2006.The very large kite in the foreground is actually rotating slowly, driven by the wind in the turbine like folds at the front.
 

Summer is approaching, so a look back to a chance discovery on the Canary Islands. My hotel had a poster for the International Kite Festival or "festival international de Cometas". The sight was amazing, on Playa del Burro, a 10 minute walk away from Corralejo. The wind was constant, coming off the Atlantic Ocean onto the beach, about 60 miles west of the African coast. The island in the far distance is Lanzarote, a 10 minute ferry ride away.
 

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