Birdman

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Bath is such a great city for photographers – architecturally and street-wise. I have been taking street portraits of the vibrant performers in Bath for some time. This is Paul, the “pigeon man”. He attracts the pigeons with a small amount of seed, and they are obviously very happy to be around him. He also brings a great deal of joys …

A wish for 2015 – Beginner’s Mind

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I first posted a version of this in 2010, on mick’s leadership blog. It still seems highly appropriate, though this time in a “photographic” context. I got a little acquainted with Zen in the 1960’s, part of my own quest for “truth”. And whilst many other philosophies and concepts have entered my mind and been very helpful since, I have never forgotten the …