The morning has come early today - bright, sunny, humid and already hot. I love the curves of the Bauhaus buildings in this neighborhood and am now discovering their elegant and graceful curves on buildings I have passed by a hundred times and never bothered to look up and notice. I also see that the [...]
White City (העיר הלבנה, Ha-Ir ha-Levana, tel-aviv.gov.il/en/Pages/HomePage.aspx ) is a collection of over 4000(!) original white buildings built in a unique Bauhaus or International Style in the very centre of Tel Aviv. Built in the 1930's by German-Jewish architects fleeing from Nazi persecution, White City became a UNESCO world heritage site in 2003 as "an outstanding example of new [...]
Yesterday was cold in London: frost on the top of cars and bright red mailboxes, commuters folded into their coats and thick scarves as they rushed to (delayed yet again) trains at Victoria Station. Only a few streets away from all of this frenetic movement, there is a little oasis of calm and reflection locked [...]
I "borrowed" (stole?) today's title from a photo blog that continues to have an important influence on me, and has raised some great questions and topics which have impacted the way I am learning to visually think about photography. The blog is called In Flow by the talented Norwegian photographer Otto von Munchow. Highly reccommended for anyone [...]
How I love this British English expression! I learned it when I lived many years ago in London, and somehow it has stayed in my vocabulary. It means to compare two things which are completely different from each other - with a rather ironic tone. I still have a little giggle each time I use [...]
I always love walking along London's Embankment, across the Golden Jubilee Bridge and then down around the Southbank Centre (southbankcentre.co.uk). The Royal Festival Hall, National Theatre, National Film Theatre, impromptu music, skaters and street music - it is all there in full colour...except when it suddenly turns grey and drizzly. Then a monchrome mist descends and [...]
I was going through my photos tonight, trying to organize them into some kind of sensible chaos, when I came across a few from our last trip. There is no real "theme" to these images, except for the fact that I like the way that these 'visual experiments' turned out. Enjoy.....
Now that I am in a "monochrome mood" (sounds like a great title for a song!) this evening, I thought I would add a few more monochrome moments that I am pleased about.
Time for the first Monochrome Madness of 2016! As always, I love Leanne Cole's initiative to inspire and develop photographic creativity (http://leannecolephotography.com). I highly recommend Leanne's blog as it is treasure trove of her own photographs, introductions to other amazing photographers, photo tips, as well as links to other excellent photo blogs. Here is my [...]
The first time I walked into Lincoln Centre (to see the 50th Anniversary performance of Twyla Tharp's choreography), I was so enthralled by the lobby's architecture, it was hard to tear myself away to see the performance (and I love dance!). There is a definite 60's feel to the metal grillwork inside the hall, the [...]