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We’ll always have Paris

Paris, France.

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The Silence of Dogs in Cars

Just came across these beautiful and moving photographs by Martin Usborne, a photographer working in London.

He describes the series: "I was once left in a car at a young age. I don’t know when or where or for how long, possibly at the age of four, perhaps outside a supermarket, probably for fifteen minutes only. The details don’t matter. The point is that I wondered if anyone would come back. The fear I felt was strong: in a child’s mind it is possible to be alone forever.
Around the same age I began to feel a deep affinity with animals – in particular their plight at the hands of humans. I saw a TV documentary that included footage of a dog being put in a plastic bag and being kicked. What appalled me most was that the dog could not speak back.
I should say that I was a well-loved child and never abandoned and yet it is clear that both these experiences arose from the same place deep inside me: a fear of being alone and unheard.
When I started this project I knew the photos would be dark. In a sense, I was attempting to go back inside my car, to re-experience what I couldn’t bear as a child. What I didn’t expect was to see so many subtle reactions by the dogs: some sad, some expectant, some angry, some dejected. It was as if upon opening up a box of grey-coloured pencils I was surprised to see so many shades inside.
There is life in the darkest places inside us."

See more on his website

Janine pretends…some more

A couple of new ones in the long-running series following just what Janine gets up to

You can see all the photos in this series here

Beatles, backstage

What to do, what to do…


Today I am interested in…..

…kissing.

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Heat, 1955

Feeling hot? Here’s what the heatwave of 1955 looked like in the UK

Flickr “Self”

I have done some more self portraits recently, inspired by… elves…the birth of photography…and Cecil Beaton.

Here are some of them, them rest can be found here