OPEN

Thank god for the Saatchi Gallery.
It decided to be open.
So I can get my culture.
It is pop art.
Is is from East and West.
It is good.
Some words: bunnies, Lenin, rudeness, toilets, Jesus, Mc Donald’s, shapes, Islam.
The holidays are over now.

Cheers,

Martin x

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BETWEEN

Turns out.
Between Xmas and New Year.
In London.
Lots of shops were open.
Lots of culture was shut.

Cheers,

Martin x

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SHUT

Rugby was shut.

Cheers,

Martin x

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PUMP

There is culture outside London.

Leamington.

Museum and Gallery in the pump house.

It’s okay, it’ll only take you 15 minutes tops then you can shop. Eat.

Whatever.

Cheers,

Martin x

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EMPATHISE

You can make up stories for them, put yourself in their shoes, empathise, understand, appreciate the joy of photography in the capturing the spectrum of human emotion.

Plus it’s only three pounds,

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait stuff @npggallery

Cheers,

Martin x

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PS you can always go in St Martins In The Fields and they have free rehearsals and things for concerts if you’re lucky. Especially if you’re a jammy teacher with abundant holidays.

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ABANDON

Art is good.

Music is good.

So, get this, @strandgallery.

You can have both.

Suede. The Wild Ones.

There blurry type photos.

But they do, like he says, capture the intrinsic abandon.

Pop in.

10 minutes will do you then you can go some where else.

Cheers,

Martin x

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BROODING

Edward Steichen @tpgallery.

Some words: black, white, sepia, middle distance, profile, Garbo, Dietrich, brooding, shadows.

*****

Step in out the cold while Xmas shopping for your beautiful girlfriend.

Cheers,

Martin x

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HURT

Reminiscing and talking about history @waterstones cafe.

*****

“The great challenge of looking back… Without being frozen in the process.”

Trying to reach the point where “everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.”

Conflict, time and photography @tate modern.

Cheers,

Martin x

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SPACE

They’ve created some outside inside at the gallery daddy helps in…

@perpendicular14 @thestonespace

As life gets xmassy busy it’s good to have some space..

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AMATEUR

“Photography on film as an amateur practice is essentially extinct.”

iPhones innit.

Morgan Fisher.

Past Present, Present Past.

@maureenpaley.

Some words: Geveat, Ferrania, Dufay, Isopan, Ilford, Antipan, Peromnia, Agfacolor, Alticolor, Adox.

Splendid,

Cheers,

Martin xx

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