Interesting interview I found while doing the course Seeing Through photographs. I enjoyed lots doing this course. Its not about technical stuff with cameras, but more oriented to the themes, uses, subjects, and people who have made photography the thing it is today. I’ve learnt lots, and even after having finished the course, I see I still have lots more to learn.
I hadn’t heard about Nicholas Nixon before. I found this interview very moving, quite possibly because of that project of the Sisters. I often see pictures of people as memories of loved ones, and here Nicholas Nixon is showing his love for his wife, and her sisters in a very particular way. A really long term project.
Its been a while without posting pictures here. I’m more into Instagram this days, more immediate and quick. But I still manage to have some time to take pictures of places and things, on trips or walks around places. I still enjoy doing this, even at times when I’ve felt like I don’t like anything at all. Maintaining this blog has never been a chore or a burden, but trying to put some order to what to share is difficult and time-consuming, more when you are busy with work, and other stuff. Someone has told me recently that I should make the effort to show more of my photography. Maybe even try to prepare an exhibition!. Who knows, it could be a goal for this year, the year I said it was going to be the one without expectations! 🙂
Meanwhile here is just a picture of a cloud in the sky, taken one afternoon from one window at my place. I think it was in Weybridge. I have almost forgot about that place. Thankfully.
Another small gallery of pictures I’ve taken in the last year. Basically, places with trees. I am always attracted to trees, I don’t know why, I like to take pictures of them. What I’ve noticed too selecting this pictures is that they are very dark. I guess it comes with the mood of this last year. Comes to my mind too, that some day I’d like to visit Iceland. I see pictures of waterfalls and northern lights there and the news about volcanoes ready to erupt, and it all seems fascinating to me. Music from Bjork or Sigur Ros is quite often in my headphones while working or relaxing at home. TV shows like Trapped give me the shivers (literally) with those cold landscapes and its crime mysteries. But there are not many trees there, I heard. Perhaps it is an interesting place to escape from all this BREXIT nonsense. Have you been in Iceland?
A gallery of pictures taken at Brompton cemetery, in London. I visited this Victorian cemetery a few weeks ago. A cold, cloudy with drizzle day. Very appropriate for the mood of the place. I enjoyed it. A very quite and peaceful place.
I saw an exhibition with some of his pictures, some time ago, in London, at the Photographer’s Gallery. Pictures of ordinary things, mundane scenes of his life and places, things that could pass inadvertently to anyone else but him. The proof that you don’t really need fancy trips to remote and exotic places to find beauty. Good weekend everyone! 🙂
Here goes another set of pictures I took some time ago, also in the summer of 2015. The weather was nice enough to do some visits to coastal places in Norfolk, a region here in England I like lots. This time was in Cley Next the Sea. I went there with a friend, and we walked a lot. I even felt I burnt my skin, a thing that rarely happens here in UK. We visited the marshes, the town, an old abandoned church. I’m not a believer myself, but I do enjoy taking pictures inside churches and similar places. The atmosphere, light, sense of peace and tranquillity… I don’t need to believe in anything to actually feel… something. I don’t need either to invent strange reasons or imaginary friends to explain these feelings. Of course, we ended in a pub, having a nice meal and some beers. Simple pleasures are the best ones… 🙂