Rafters

Taut line of thin manila, rope creaking on dusty rafters swinging. In your shame. Forty years of dead weight, then like a pendulum still. Three days before we…

A Beautiful Mix

Finchley Central; my new neighbourhood and a legion of foreign importers remain open for business; a warm Sunday evening after a day in a Camden pub. Fruiterers, bakers,…

Broken Chair

f/4.5, ISO-200, -0.3 step, 50mm, 1/200 sec.

The Line Dance

Clothes pegs: in a line, on a line. Little dancing people moving to and fro, backwards and forwards this way and that. Elegant and charming; graceful in silk…

My waitress Mary

[For Kari Jeppesen] – Johnny Cash on the Jukebox; Walk the Line. In a truck stop with bloodshot eyes, and all-night drivers. And builders in blue jeans with…

Broken Homes

[For Erin Alexander] – It’s not easy avoiding them. On a dark path, in the early morning. Try in vain, the lack of light, but it all ends…

Uncle Patrick

In a dirty, dingy dive in a dire haze of old memories, I sit with uncle Patrick; dead quiet as always with a Campari and Soda to soothe…

Oil on Canvas

My fingers touch dry strokes from a brush on a canvas from last year. So delicately you worked that piece. The landscape – brilliant greens and soft browns;…

Escort Services

Amplified sounds from a short-circuiting buzzer echo through a quiet hallway; a salvo of bursts ringing out into the lonely darkness. She’s on time – the primal craving…

Zooyo

f/4.5, ISO-100, -0.7 step, 50mm, 1/160 sec.

Pete

f/3.5, ISO-80, 0 step, 6 mm, 1/50 sec.

Andrew Fenner

f/3.5, ISO-80, -2 step, 6 mm, 1/30 sec.

The Coat

f/2.8, ISO-200, 0 step, mm, 1/1250 sec.

Pop Life

f/4.5, ISO-200, -0.3 step, 50mm, 1/200 sec.

The Lady

f/3.5, ISO-100, 0 step, 40mm, 1/640 sec.

Jazz

f/2, ISO-800, 0 step, 6mm, 1/25 sec.

Tania

f/2.2, ISO-200, -0.3 step, 50mm, 1/60 sec.

Columns

f/7.1, ISO-100, 0 step, 40mm, 1/400 sec.

Defiance

f/10, ISO-400, -0.3 step, 50mm, 1/800 sec.

Pavement

f/5, ISO-100, -0.7 step, 50mm, 1/250 sec.

Samurai

f/7.1, ISO-100, -0.7 step, 50mm, 1/400 sec.

Stripes

f/3.5, ISO-100, 0 step, 40mm, 1/400 sec.

Albion

f/3.2, ISO-200, 0 step, 40mm, 1/640 sec.

Early Morning

f/2.5, ISO-125, -2 step, 6mm, 1/15 sec.

Archer Street

f/2.8, ISO-80, -2 step, 6mm, 1/6 sec.

Golders Green

f/3.5, ISO-125, -2 step, 6mm, 1/15 sec.

Bank Station

f/2.2, ISO-160, -1.7 step, 6mm, 1/50 sec.

Oxford Street

f/5, ISO-100, 0 step, 40mm, 1/200 sec.

Tickets

f/7.1, ISO-100, 0 step, 40mm, 1/400 sec.

John

f/4.5, ISO-80, 0 step, 6mm, 1/25 sec.

Manet

f/2, ISO-200, 0 step, 6mm, 1/8 sec.

Chinatown

f/2.8, ISO-100, -0.7 step, 50mm, 1/80 sec.

Manchester

f/10, ISO-1600, -1.3 step, 55mm, 1/80 sec

Showman

f/4.5, ISO-100, -0.7 step, 50mm, 1/160 sec.

Queen’s Head Yard

f/2.2, ISO-125, -0.7 step, 50mm, 1/80 sec.

Reflection

f/2.8, ISO-100, 0 step, 40mm, 1/500 sec.

The East End

[For Richard Chisholm] –  Stilettos and hard black shoes; clack-clack, they walk the Christmas pavement. City dwellers and workers rushing to the tube, or pubs for warmth and…

Coffee

f/3.5, ISO-100, 0 step, 40mm, 1/1000 sec.