Wow, 5 months and 0 posts… It’s not like I wasn’t aware that the weeks have been passing by, but whenever I get round to thinking of a post a portrait job will pop up and take priority or a looming thought that recent photos aren’t good enough to post will take control and my fingers automatically hit cmd+w.
For me sharing photographs can be quite a daunting experience, especially when I look at other photographer’s sites and blogs and see creative layouts, great images and constant social network updates. Their constant presence is interesting to follow and read and their images a joy to view, but at the same time it can make me feel like I’m not doing enough and starts the looming thoughts again…
So I finally figured that it’s time to post some images from the last 5 months, so here goes:
My wife, Lauren, and I played host last week for the performance poet, Adisa. Adisa had come to put on some poetry workshops at the school Lauren teaches in. On Adisa’s last day he sat for me in my little make shift studio on the landing. If you’ve never seen a performance poet perform you can see some of Adisa’s performances on youtube, this is a good video to start with: www.youtube.com/watch?v=8p417ZVFmBE
I first heard David Ward MacLean about a year ago when he played in the Bell Hotel in Driffield at one of the monthly Moon Beams folk nights and was blown away by his well worn voice and guitar picking. I was wandering round York in mid December and bumped into him busking outside York Minster where Lauren and I listened for about half an hour, a real joy. You can hear David on youtube here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=82UHrA4YUTY
I met this man fishing a few nights ago and he quite happily let me hang around and take photos of him, but after a couple of frames my battery died… a lesson learned!
Bandar Seri Begawan, the capitol of Brunei Darussalam has been my stomping ground for the last few weeks. The city is the size of a small English town fronting on to the northern bank of the Brunei river. The other side of the river is the Water Village, a village of stilt houses built over the Brunei river. There are many interesting houses on the water and back streets allies in the city I usually walk around. Some more of the water Village: