Category Archives: photography


“Look at the phone and say cheese,”


“In the olden days, Eli, people had these things called cameras.”

Olive Edis at Sheringham Museum.


They say: “The Museum’s 2018 Summer Exhibition – an in-depth view of the life of Olive Edis FRPS, Sheringham’s pioneering photographer. This exhibition highlights the person behind the camera: entrepreneur, adventurer, inventor, public speaker, music lover, at ease with people of every level in society and a caring family member. There are photographs, of course, but this exhibition is about much more.”

No less the ability to laugh at your child dressed up like from the olden times.

We say: “A lovely exhibition with wonderfully helpful staff which help it come to life.”

Say cheese Eli.


Martin x

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“Dad! Dad! Im at this exhibition right. Yeah, Norwich. It says…”

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“Yeah, yeah. I know, but apparently… guess what? It didn’t used to be that way! Yeah and people were, like, okay and everything!”

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“It’s called Visible Girls Revisited. At the Norwich Arts Centre. In 1981 a lady called Anita Corbin took wonderful photos of women from counter cultures… Yes I know those are big words for a 1 year old. She then recently tried to track them down on Facebook and things. No, no the photos were unedited. And they didn’t have social media then.”

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“Yeah, alot of that I didn’t get… but I think we’re meant to think about things.”

5 Eli Stars.

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“I don’t have a philosophy. I have a camera.”

Saul Leiter.


We learnt lots @tpgallery #photographersgallery.

We learnt about Saul Leiter and his everyday photos of NYC.

“Souvenirs of an unfinished world.”

We learnt about the Easter Rising.

And we learnt about pre revolutionary Uruguay.

Stay with us.

Some old slide projectors.

Stay with us.

Depicting scenes from the period.

Stay with us.

When you pressed a red button.

To the sound of a music box rendition of the Communist Internationale.

Look it was haunting alright?

A picture tells… Blah, Blah, Blah.

5 Colin Stars.


Martin x   


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“There are no rules in the flying competitions.”

Banned by the taliban, Afghans are now free to fly kites again.

And this is shown sumptuously in a lovely exhibition @museumchildhood.

“The sport has taken on the status of an art form.”

It was moving.



Now just 24 weeks, I want to take my boy kite flying one day.

I also want to show him all the lovely museums and galleries of London.

Colin x

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This is interesting.


Where will it all end?


Plus: Free before midday.


Martin xx

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#hannahcollins @camdenartsctr

Some of their words:

“Clear ground, bare clothes. Things covered and emptied. Dry tongues heavy shells empty limbs warm skin.”

Okay that’s all well and good but…

Some of my words:

“Overlapping paper, enormous, black, white, inside, outside, lost, found, immersive, derelict, mattresses, bits, bobs.”

See I’m a poet.


Martin xx


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Today it was three pounds which isn’t much really.

@tpgallery #photographersgallery


What’s this? 2 shows you say?


With a mixture of excitement and urgency we climbed the stairs, stopping off for a wee on floor 2.


Then the excitement really starts.

First we explored the poetry in everyday suituations. That’s right… The photography of Shirley Baker.

Some words: black, white, matchstalk, men, matchstalk, cats, dogs, grans, grim, Manchester, hope, eyes.

Next we went to the bit called… We Want More.

I didn’t want more. It would have been too much.


Martin x


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Er um er I think I see.

#christopherwilliams #theproductionlineofhappiness @_thewhitechapel


Some words: plyboard, exposed sockets, vertical unfinished paint stripes, metal tubing frames, sellotape…

….this was just the gallery…

…or was it??

I need things explaining.

I’m just a dog.

There was also a rude one if that’s your cup of tea.


Also – a cross continental art show, nature, a children’s protest.

I need to lie down now.


Martin xx


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Deutsche Borse prize @tpgallery.


There’s a bit on China 1st… 2 words… Propaganda, rudeness… Pop in there… Doesn’t take long.


I think we go to this prize thing every year. Some of it I didn’t like, some of it was ok, some of it I liked.

Such is the way of things.

3 stars,


Martin xx


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Go on an Instagram Meetup.

Take photos, explore London, look at your phone, talk to nice people.

I’m not asking you. I’m telling you.


Martin x


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