IMG 5618 - Selfridges and the Oxford Street Hill

Selfridges store was built in what was the unfashionable end of Oxford Street. Despite being surrounded by exquisite properties in Marylebone and Mayfair, this part of Oxford Street was the home of the poor and even though the street gained a prominence for shopping, the better stores stayed to theRead More →

selfridges - Flat pack store built for ITV's popular Mr Selfridge

The popular TV series Mr Selfridge has everyone watching in awe. The re-creation of the famous Oxford Street store is perhaps one of the programme’s biggest assets. The exterior of the store has been faithfully recreated down to the last detail – in CGI of course! However something seemed seriouslyRead More →

rockinghorse - London's 'British Lion' 1909/2012

Summer of 2012 – I was asked to do a brief project as a homage to a photographer. After some thought I choose Alvin Langdon Coburn and his iconic London at the turn-of-century pictures, particularly those of Trafalgar Square. Coburn’s “British Lion” London Aspie’s 2012 version Who was Coburn? Wikipedia says: “Alvin LangdonRead More →

abbeyroad - Abbey Road - the crossing's authenticity

The cover picture of the Beatles’ Abbey Road has been called an icon of the 1960s. “It’s a very simple, stylised shot and is a shot people can relate to…” says Sarah Wheeler, at Bloomsbury Auctions, where a rare shot showing the Beatles walking in the reverse direction was auctioned.Read More →

hiddenlives - Hidden Lives: The Untold Story of Urban Refugees

Hidden Lives: The Untold Story of Urban Refugees is an exhibition at St Pancras International – 6th to 31st January 2013 The project is a collaboration between the International Rescue Commission, the European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection, and award-winning photographer Andrew McConnell. The IRC says the work “is about challengingRead More →

meudon - Revisiting Meudon

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 tookRead More →

photogallery - Shoot! Existential Photography

Finally made my way to the Photographers Gallery for Shoot! Just in time for the exibition closed just a day later on 6th Jan 2013! Despite some misgivings I actually enjoyed the fun of the fair! The best bits in my opinion were the series depicting Erik Kessels at aRead More →

hamptoncourt - A couple of pics from Hampton Court...

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’sRead More →

d300n - Review of existential photography stuff on the web

Here’s a round of web related items that look at existential photography in its various forms – and the many elements that can be attributed to photographic existentialism. First off is Dylan McBurney’s A Form of Photographic Existentialism? McBurney discusses the existential elements of photography and how photographic aspirations are strongly linkedRead More →