The Doll who Wanted to Play

” I want to go out in the sunshine and play with the real boys and girls” said this little doll in a shop window. I saw this little doll in the window of a toy shop at Piece Hall in Halifax. It was a sunny Sunday afternoon there were many families with children in the square. You can see their reflections in the doll’s … Continue reading The Doll who Wanted to Play

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iPhoneography: Expressions in the Street

It’s often easier to capture expressions of strangers in the street by using a phone instead of a camera. All these pictures were snapped on my iPhone and processed using the Snapseed App. I’ve gone for a grungy, grainy look to reflect the fact that these are spontaneous street-shots of a few people whose expressions caught my eye in Barcelona. The first one (above) was … Continue reading iPhoneography: Expressions in the Street

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People at Work

Who makes all the custard pies then? Ever wondered who drives the trams in Lisbon? Who paints old staircases in Barcelona? Who sits in hipster coffee shops in Palma typing the next great novel? Look no further. You’ll find out the answers to these questions and more  here: (please click on any image to view full-size or to start a slideshow) You can  see more … Continue reading People at Work

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Through a Window.

Through a Window. “Look through any window,yeah What do you see?  Smiling faces all around, rushing through the busy town……. So sang the British group, The Hollies, in 1966 with a song that got to number 4 in our UK charts and number 32 in the American Billboard Top 40. Ah, yes….. I remember it well!  It was never one of my favourites,  but half … Continue reading Through a Window.

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Cameras and Photographers.

Cameras and Photographers are two words which go together very well….. like chocolate doughnut and cappuccino….. like Rolliecord and Ilford…… like enthusiasts and second-hand gear….. like a selfie in front of a joke mirror… like a video camera at a street party… …all of which you can see here in this  mini-gallery of pictures inspired by  Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week : Any Kind of … Continue reading Cameras and Photographers.