Photos from the collection thames

On the Thames

Ten years ago – in November 1999, if memory serves – I was still living in England and I took part in a City and Guilds photography course. Before leaving the course (as I was teaching the tutor new techniques instead of learning anything), I made it through to a project towards the end of […]

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One of my favourite pubs in London: the Captain Kidd, in Wapping. William "Captain" Kidd (c. 1645 – May 23, 1701) is remembered for his trial and execution for piracy after returning from a voyage to the Indian Ocean. Some modern historians deem his piratical reputation unjust, as there is evidence that Kidd acted only […]

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I’m asked occasionally why I still persist in using film cameras. The simple answer can be seen in the quality of the original scan of this medium-format negative: the detail reaches to my sister’s eyelashes, behind the detailed reflection of the Tate Modern in her sunglasses. The basic, un-retouched scan of this negative replicates the […]

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