22 August 2016

That Place Between Above & Below











The car radio was on in the background during a short journey the other day, when I heard the line 'that place between above & below'. From that point on I was transfixed by the programme Soul Estuary: The Mouth of the River (Radio 4), a poetic remembering of growing up by the river and being influenced by the landscape, written and presented by Alan Read. That simple phrase seemed so poignant, a description of something epic - where we are right now in this moment, this place.

19 August 2016

Asimov








I've often found the book I'm reading permeates into the pictures I make.  I suppose that's what most creative undertakings are, a meeting of ones internal world and the world happening around us. I've become a little obsessed with science fiction of late and I'm now reading Isaac Asimov's robot series written in the 1950's and set 1000 years in the future. They are beautifully descriptive books full of ideas about humanity and shockingly farsighted, imagining equivalents of the internet and FaceTime, but also social and attitudinal changes as a result of technology. I remember my dad reading the books when I was a child, and being fascinated by the tatty paperback covers that were illustrated with gaudy 1960's ideas of a far future. Ironically I'm reading them on an e-reader, a cultural shift in itself.

When I started to look through my pictures from Antwerp I felt I could see the influence of the books on my subconscious and so here is my small nod to Asimov.



17 August 2016

My 300th Blog Post




I'm quietly pleased and rather surprised that I've managed to maintain this blog for so long, it has become my visual diary, a constant in my life and an archive of my picture making over the last few years. Sometimes I can find words to accompany the photographs, sometimes not. 

So today some quiet images from my friend's apartment, my home for the last six days, which was calming and inspiring in equal measures. 

Thank you so much for looking in and please keep returning.

Best wishes,
Marc

01 August 2016

Arranged











I love the summer, when I have time to walk slowly and really see the world around me. 


20 July 2016

19 July 2016

Seeing, Feeling, Living








Seeing, feeling, observing, responding, experiencing, living.



13 June 2016

03 June 2016

The Sun, The Moon











The light in St Ives is special and looking out towards the edge of our planet has always excited and confused me in equal measure, the primal and the intellectual struggling for control. The scale of things becomes apparent, large masses moving around each other, making things grow, pushing and pulling the oceans. 

We are very small.