life boats i heard in the news on friday night that cornwall received two weeks of rain in just one day. i saw images of porthleven being crushed under gigantic untameable looking waves. i heard the rain thundering down on our skylight like a mountain waterfall after the snowmelt. a reminder that nature is queen and our lives tiny. we owe her. and we’ve developed complicated ways to help us forgetting that. this old poster […]
reflections this week was far too busy and too computer heavy so here’s an express post of the week. one of my favourite photography motifs is reflections. here are two from this week from two of my favourite places in london, The Wapping Project and Trinity Buoy Wharf.
east london i’ve just been cycling through industrial east london: silvertown, canning town, east india docks… along the tate & lyle factory with its funny smells, the new london pleasure gardens with its crazy labyrinth of stages and light installation , the thames barrier with its abundance of property developers around it, underneath the silvertown viaduct with its eclectic assembly of cafes, print shops, churches and fish shops, and trinity buoy wharf with its new […]
Poplar Poplar sounds a bit like “popular” and yet that’s probably one thing that it is not – with most Londoners at least. If people know of it at all it’s often because of it’s sad connection with gang and knife crime. And very recently the BBC’s “Call the Midwife” has brought a slightly more nostalgic touch to Poplar’s history of poverty and deprivation that’s still present for many people today. I’m very intrigued about […]
be a lighthouse We drink a lot of Yogi Tea at home and go through phases with the little quotes on the labels – sometimes they seem unbearably dull & common place, and then they are really original and curious. This week I had “Walk Tall” on one of mine, and it did help on a day when I was having a lot of back and neck pain. But my housemate trumped us all with […]