The famous pub that was supposed to serve a London mainline terminus (Marylebone) but ended up being nowhere near it, has finally been restored after a long period of uncertainty on its future. Hoardings came down at the end of September revealing a good restoration job. The pub, sited in Aberdeen
Matilda the milkmaid This sculpture must be the Regent’s Park Arts Frieze most unknown contribution! Ignored by hordes of Frieze art lovers passing by, it was only being noticed when people spotted me taking photographs….. Please, I’m thirsty, filthy, no-one loves me… In 1878 Joseph Durham sculpted this bronze milkmaid.
The 100th anniversary of a famous photographer’s work is seriously overlooked…. In 1913 Jacques Henri Lartique (1894-1986) photographed the Automobile Club de France’s Grand Prix at Amiens. One race car in particular speeded past and the effect was such that the rear wheels were distorted, whilst the spectactors on the opposite
The Serpentine River in London’s Hyde Park? There’s just no such thing in Hyde Park! How dare someone make any claims that there’s a ‘river’ in Hyde Park? Well, actually its very BRAVE these days for someone to mention things like rivers in Hyde Park! In tonight’s The London Standard‘s Susannah
Could this photograph from 1937 be the best ever composition taken on London’s tube? It’s certainly very unusual. The photographer, E.O.Hoppe, a German who settled in London, was noted for many iconic images of the time. Hoppe’s 1937 photo – British Museum station subway What is Hoppe’s photograph telling us?
Meudon is a major icon in the history of photograph and its often used as an example in the evolution of photographic composition. I wanted to see if Andre Kertész’s famous 1928 Paris scene still existed, so turned to Google maps for this task. Street View doesnt actually take one to where Kertész took
I havent forgotten London Aspie! Been thinking up new concepts for 2013 and also have a potential definition of photography as art. (Yes photography is art – its that simple!) Whilst not exactly existential photography, I’ve mentioned Hampton Court on these pages before so why not again! The day before New Year’s