Tag Archives: photography


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.


Martin x


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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.


Martin x


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

iPhones innit.

Morgan Fisher.

Past Present, Present Past.


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



Martin xx


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Weve talked about this before.

How its very easy to squeeze in the photographers gallery.

Because its off oxford street.

God bless oxford street.

People who randomly stop…

…should be shot.


Trouble is…

There are too many good things there to just “squeeze in.”

Some things you need to give time to.

Focus on.


The first stuff was right up his street.

“My broken heart only wishes her well” #jacqueshenrilartigue @tpgallery

Sentimental. Black and white stuff. I cant afford to be sentimental.

When im policing the mean streets of upminster with a staffy swagger.

Iv got a reputation.

“And now it is up to you, modest photographs, to do what you can-very little, I know-to tell everything.”

Right mate. They told me…

“Lartigues egocentric personality sometimes provides him with a psychological distance from real events.”

Apparently he was…

“Belatedly recognised as a photographer or precocious talent”

Well i sympathise there. With my artistic blog.


So, yes, we nearly run out of time for…

#hometruths about motherhood.

Apparently for Leigh ledare's mother, Tina Peterson.

“It parodoxically became possible for her to overwrite the power dynamics in our family.”

Youve lost me.


But got me back with the top floor.

Ana Casas Broda.

“The desire to become pregnant, with child. The promise of something unknown, a radical, one way transformation. To be inhabited by an alien, perfect body…”

Quite beautiful.


That was long. Wonder if anyone kept focus?


Martin x



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Im not going to lie to you its a bloody long way up.

St Pauls.

A lot of up and then a lot of down.

Im not going to lie to you it was bloody amazing.

Views of london innit.

How much?

15 pounds to you sir.

You can go back.

Go on a photo walk with some nice people.


Then u can look at the pictures and do liking if ur bored at home.

Nuff said.

Sorted etc


Martin x



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Just thought id tell you about a great exhibition at the Museum of Childhood.
It’s called Red Balloon 87.
It’s an orphan boy with a red balloon in Ukraine in a series of photos of derelict places.
It’s free and…
Its, like, emotional.


Martin x

#martin #staffy #staffysmiles #petstagram #dogsofinstagram #animalsofinstagram

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Spent the weekend chiefly indulging our own, non cultural, private pleasures but managed to squeeze in the photographer’s gallery.
Claire Aho.
That’s different.
The great thing about the photographer’s gallery apart from its freeness is its oxfordstreetness.
Nip in for a cultural pitstop whilst indulging your own capitalist pleasures.
Like buying shoes.
Warm your cold monetary heart.


Harley xx


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This is quite a good museum.
You’ll remember daddy read Pam Ayres love poetry here to no avail.
William Morris Museum.
It is free.
It is floral.
It is fabricy.
But theres quite a lot to see and cool interactive maps and things for children/colins with short attention spans.
Obviously if your not in the finery of North East London this will be of precisely no interest to you.
Just enjoy the sheer beauty of my prose.


Harley xx

Image 13-04-2013 at 22.36

PS Oh I forgot why we went… i was distracted by pretty fabrics and making poor jokes. David Bailey exhibition. The sixties came alive again or something. Yes, very good.

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I guess we should do a blog as we did something.

We went to man ray at the national portrait gallery.

It was 12 pounds and of moderate size and full of black and white portrait photos of 20th century oddballs.

Now we like this…


Harley xx


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Now iv remembered why i like this place.

Theres lots going on.

3 exhibitions dusted in an hour.

Who has the time for more?

And its free.

We like free.

Somerset House.


Tim Walker. Some words: Fantasy, fairytales, beetles, monty python, sand. There was one bum.

Cartier Bresson. Some words: Black and White, colour, no bums.

Imaginary view. Some words: polystyrene, nice invigilator, black and white


Thats called a contemporary arts review.

You cant be both interesting and funny all the time, kids.


Harley xx



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