The colour – black & white conundrum

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I was very pleased to be asked for one of my images to be displayed at the upcoming Leica Meet book launch (December 2nd), hosted at the Leica Store, Mayfair. The image was taken in Dublin, earlier this year. There’s a whole story here, not least the quizzical looks from the girls. Personally, I like the colour version. I “washed” it in Color Efex Pro, and …

October Shadows

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It’s autumn, the time of long shadows and reflection. The time of change, lightness and darkness. I wrote these words on October the First, 1969. the distance between our hearts is beyond the arrow’s flight; yet the thoughts that we share are constantly within us both Socrates describes a group of people who have lived chained to the wall of …