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Rouge on a corpse: Salford Chapel Street

Three years ago I was passing through Manchester on the way from Edinburgh to Snowdonia. Took an evening stroll down Salford’s Chapel Street: the main A6 road from Salford Central to the rest of the borough. They had just completed a Kensington High Street-style “shared space makeover”, with expensive shiny stone paving looking delightfully incongruous […]

BT Tower

I wrote a little while ago about taking the same shot, of the same subject or view, again and again, in all lights and conditions, in Lots Road Power Station. Another one of those subjects, from a previous commute to an earlier office for another job, was the BT Tower on Cleveland Street. The Post […]

“Die In” 1

Yesterday I reacquainted myself with just what an awful place Regents Street on London’s West End is. Made my way down the obstacle course that is the overcrowded footway to check on the protest making its way up from the other end of the street. It almost didn’t make it: just a small number of […]

Flypast

At 12:20pm two Chinooks, two Apache helicopters, one Sea King MK4, a C-130-J Hercules and two GR4 Tornados came up over South London and flew low over St Paul’s Cathedral and past the skyline of the City of London. The conditions weren’t spectacular. Looking south over Clerkenwell from the roof of the Angel Building through […]

10 hours at Level 39: Docklands

I photographed an event at Level 39, the “Technology Accelerator” on the 39th floor of One Canada Square in Canary Wharf. In amongst photographing people workshopping how to accelerate technology (or cancer research in this instance), I caught a few bits and pieces of Docklands and the cityscape of East London. Out over the Isle […]

Ball game

One Saturday towards the end of June in 2006 I caught the sunset over Cincinnati from across the Ohio River in Newport, Kentucky… while the Cincinnati Reds played in the baseball park, puffs of smoke and sparks of fireworks in the unusually smog-free sky marking the occasional home run… and riverboats passed up and down […]

Lots Road Power Station 1

Over the years, living and commuting in a variety of places, there have been objects and views that I’ve had the chance to shoot again and again, in all different lights and seasons. The current object, between my flat in Battersea and office in South Kensington, is Lots Road Power Station, allegedly known as the […]

On the canals at Castlefield

Until May 2011, when I had to go to a meeting in the city, I’d never been to Manchester. I’ve still spent barely any time there. With little time to devote to photography while there, I instinctively rode over to the part of the city centre that looked most interesting on the Ordnance Survey map: […]

der Telespargel

Fernsehturm, the television tower in Alexanderplatz, central Berlin, Germany’s tallest structure. Built as a show of GDR strength and to be an icon of East Berlin, but also an excellent example of the pettiness of political rhetoric, positioned deliberately to loom over West Berlin’s Reichstag when the latter is viewed from the front, and in […]

On Calton Hill

When arriving in Edinburgh, whether by two wheels from over the Moorfoot Hills or up the towpath on the Union Canal, or especially by Lowland Sleeper arriving on time before breakfast is served, one can’t miss out a first five minute detour to greet the city from atop Calton Hill. To survey it all laid […]