The Artist

An artist, his arm spattered with paint, works on the embankment wall along the River Seine in Paris whilst people walk by indifferent to his work.

An artist, his arm spattered with paint, works on the embankment wall along the River Seine in Paris whilst people walk by indifferent to his work.

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The Conversation

THE CONVERSATION: Two Indian men converse together at the Southampton Mela in 2003.

Whilst hunting for something else I came across a disk of fairly low resolution scans of a film I shot in 2003 at the Southampton Mela. I have no idea what has happened to the negatives, but fortunately the scans are good enough for internet use. This is the first I have posted from that disk. All I know for certain is that it was taken on a Leica M6 with 50mm Summicron f2, and it would have been a C41 process black and white film.

Two men converse together at the Southampton Mela in 2003.

Two men converse together at the Southampton Mela in 2003.

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Comparative Religion Project

Despite their differences, all faiths have rituals of birth, marriage, death etc. and I am beginning to work on a photographic project to show through the photographic images that in these ways the various religions are closer than we would believe.

If you are a member of a church or temple in the UK that would be willing to co-operate with me please could you contact me. Thank you!

Gerry

 

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Crickets

Then in 1998 on a list to Beijing.

A man sits in the Forbidden City in Beijing allowing his singing crickets to enjoy the sunshine in their cages.

A man sits in the Forbidden City in Beijing allowing his singing crickets to enjoy the sunshine in their cages.

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The Performance

“Small children sing a patriotic song for tourists during a school visit in Beijing, China.”

My wife and I traveled to Beijing in 1998 as part of a tourist group, and on the itinerary was a visit to a school. This charming group of small children was originally shot on my Leica M6 using Fuji Provia slide film, but on scanning recently I decided it looked better as a black and white image and converted it using Lightroom CC. The lens was a Summicron-M f2. I think it is quite delightful, and hope you agree.

Small children sing a patriotic song for tourists during a school visit in Beijing, China.

Small children sing a patriotic song for tourists during a school visit in Beijing, China.

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Flat Out

Taken in Romsey, England using a Leica M7 with 35mm Summarit-M f2.5 lens and Fuji Neopan 400CN film.

A small boy looks disgruntled at his father who appears to be asleep on the pavement (taken in Romsey, England).

A small boy looks disgruntled at his father who appears to be asleep on the pavement (taken in Romsey, England).

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The Metal Dish

Leica M9 with 35mm Summarit-M f2.5.

Taken at the Little Duck Forge in Portsmouth, England.

Taken at the Little Duck Forge in Portsmouth, England.

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