A Collaboration of Minds

  The following is another quality piece I channelled last year from the inimitable Sidiris, that part of my consciousness that possesses far more clarity and determination than I usually have in my own dealings with the profane and the mundane. I’m posting this while waiting for layers of paint to dry (yes, I’m painting […]

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Dog in a Bag

  Forgive me if I’ve posted this handsome wee pup somewhere before, but she makes me laugh every time I see her bug-eyed little face in this shot I very serendipitously managed to snap a couple of years ago. She and her owners live just across the street, so I often see her being toted […]

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Cohesion

Searching and sorting through my photo archives over the past six months I have come across some really quite peculiar synchronicities, which I shall write and post about in due course. Through this process however, I have learned to appreciate the way in which disparate photographic subject matters can have aesthetically cohesive themes, as with […]

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United Santa Association

…’cos we all know there is more than one of these fellows. Obviously caught in the off-season about to enjoy a little R&R perhaps, via the good graces of Amtrak as he’d just arrived at Washington DC’s Union Station. Bodyguard in tow – probably an elf – face obscured for security reasons, and dressed in […]

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Everybody Loves a Seagull…

I did always say that when I retired I would focus more on being an artist. Keeping true to my word, that’s what I now spend most of my time doing, when I’m not travelling and taking pictures. The kind of art, or rather how I’ve been producing it differs considerably from my original plan, […]

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Unfinished Masterwork

After about six hours work I am letting the digital paint dry, so to speak. The plan was to recreate something of an unfinished masterwork, as if the artist had run out of funds in the middle of the project. The bit I love the most about being an artist, and a visual editor is […]

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The Art of Cheating

  If you’re going to cheat, then be sure to do it well. In fact, do it so well that it becomes an art form in itself. If you contrive and manipulate to create an artistic representation of the world around you that gives you and others pleasure, such as through the medium of photography […]

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Tornado Skies and Cherry Pies

Tuesday, 4 April 2017 – 10:31am  The cherry trees outside my window look very pretty with the sun shining through their delicate pink blossoms; everything from pale pink to deep rose. The long webbed shadows of their branches stretch along the street – branch tips gently draped over the base of each successive tree. Pink […]

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Books, Islam and Performing Monkeys

It has been a revelatory and an inspiring experience the past few days re-reading the material that I have amassed for this metaphysics book that I seem to have been writing for years now, or perhaps put more succinctly, formulating in my consciousness ready for the moment it would appear. Doing so has brought me […]

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