much of august i was away, first in edinburgh, then in paris. edinburgh was fine, if exhausting (too many hills) and paris was hot (too many stairs.) there is a little about embra on my about.com site, and one day some work from paris will see the light of day.
back home, i spent some time wandering around the western edges of london,
by the m25, river colne (a series of streams that makes up london's third
river) and the grand union canal.
but the real event i come back to london for is the notting hill carnival,
which i've photographed every year since 1990. like most things, its lost
a little of its edge to corporate sponsorship and public nannying, but there
is still enough to fascinate. possibly the most interesting of the mas bands
was one making use of modern technology, with computers on their heads,
but there is also the sheer energy and enthusiasm of the dancers and others
eton is not my favourite place, and its school encapsulates much that is putrid at the heart of british society, wealth buying power and privilege to keep itself in power for the next generation. talk about equality of opportunity seems empty when you compare this with the schools for those without a platinum spoon in their mouths.
public schools were generally founded as charitable institutions to educate
the poor. what better illustration of how the rich and powerful always subvert
and take over resources for their own benefit.
some of my work gets put into nice organised websites.
this isn't meant to be like that, but you can see some of the rest at
and you can read what I think about photography at