Monthly Archives: June 2016

Hurry Up!

I may be nearly 57 but my eternal inner child is alive, well and as insistent as she was when I was actually her age.  A fortnight ago we travelled to Kyoto together. “Hurry up!” she implored on each of … Continue reading

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Photobombs on the Streets of Kyoto

When one is trying to photograph maiko and geiko on Kyoto streets, one is certainly not alone.  Cars cruise by while dangerously-speeding taxi drivers blare their horns at straying pedestrians.   Delivery boys on bikes whizz and a constant stream of cheek-by-jowl pedestrians wander willy-nilly. … Continue reading

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Sisters

I made a spontaneous visit to Kyoto last week.  As far as I knew nothing was happening; no erikae or misedashi (debuts).  I planned to walk and photograph for three days and hoped that I would find some good material for … Continue reading

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Speed of Life

For the past fortnight I have been working on “Speed of Life” – a title I borrowed from David Bowie’s album “Low”.  (Thanks again, David Bowie.) I caught this magical moment when Satsuki dashed across Shijo-dori with a big smile (as she recognised … Continue reading

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Oh No! And Other Curiosities

People who don’t visit art galleries also miss out on the treasures to be found in their gift shops.  Here are a few curiosities Matthew and I have brought home from various overseas gallery shops.  First – from the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. … Continue reading

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Chicago

During our recent trip to America, Matthew and I had one and a half days to briefly look at Chicago.  Here are a few photos taken during our walk on a rather brisk (fairly freezing) spring day. Our glimpse was enough … Continue reading

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