“Zadar has the most beautiful sunset in the world, more beautiful than the one in Key West in Florida, applauded at every evening.” Alfred Hitchcock said that during his stay in Zadar in 1964. I don’t want to argue with Hitchcock but really? Maybe I’m spoilt living in Merseyside because we get some insanely great
Last year we were walking round Florence looking for a specific bridge so my wife could recreate a painting by Henry Holiday called ‘Dante and Beatrice‘. The bridge had a very very narrow pavement and bikes would come hurtling around the corner every few seconds. I decided to use this slightly hazardous situation to try
One of the things I noticed about Bruges was the colour red. So many doors and windows were painted red. Little red touches everywhere. It was quite interesting to see a city take to the colour in this way. I’m not sure I’ve ever noticed anywhere else. It’s almost like its part of the architectural
I really wasn’t expecting Bruges to be this interesting, architecturally speaking. I thought it would be nice but not this nice. It was like a mini-Amsterdam. Highly recommend a visit.
Sometimes you walk past someone and just have to stop and ask if you can take their portrait.
Coal Drops Yard in London was originally constructed to receive coal from the North of England. Later it was used for nightclubs up until the 1990s when it fell into disuse. Today it has been reimagined by Heatherwick Studios as shops and cafes. There’s a nice little coffee shop tucked away in there not far
I think dusk is my favourite time of day. There’s the contrast of natural and unnatural light. It’s so fleeting too. You have maybe 10 minutes to get a good photo whereas Golden Hour is well, an hour. I just love to shoot black and white at this time of day.
In September my wife and I visited Bruges. We were inspired by the film ‘In Bruges’. Odd inspiration I know but it did make us want to go and see the place for real. You know what? It was very nice. It’s a fairytale town, isn’t it? How’s a fairytale town not somebody’s ***ing thing?