wandering in the windows of Paris...

Paris, La Ville-Lumière'….

Thinking back to wandering the streets of Belleville, peering in windows of strange design, objects natural and material, light seen as reflections and refractions.

But perhaps I am also part of this miscellany, photographing with a camera made in the 1950’s, looking down to see through, patience and excitement to see the image appear on film many days later....or in this instance, a few years later.

There is, of course, so much more…more Parisian days to come, more London days to come, more magical images appearing before my eyes as I scan the film from the last 4 years. I love film – it’s luminosity and depth – the process of not knowing immediately if what you think you saw through the camera will be what the camera actually sees and captures – but now, as some time has passed from when these pictures were taken, I am transported to Belleville…a cool, cloudy afternoon, perhaps taking some time to daydream in a café and then to wander and gaze upon these windows of miscellany and reflections.

new website, new home, new old country

I find myself yet again on the move - this time moving away from the packed narrow streets of London to a place that is at once very brown - but with record amounts of rain in October seemingly green - yet a landscape so foreign now to my senses. and hot—-so so hot. I’ve bored my friends and partner to tears with exclamations of the desert heat. Even the wind that sometimes barrels through seems to rustle up more heat instead of a momentary relief.

Phoenix, Arizona and as it says in Greek mythology via wikipedia, a phoenix is a long-lived bird that cyclically regenerates or is otherwise born again. Associated with the Sun, a phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor.

So much here - so beautiful to think about - regenerating or reinventing oneself in the desert land with a fiery namesake.

I’ve treasured these days of not having an official job to look at the photographs I’ve taken and squirreled away for a later date. Some old photographs remain and some new and more new to come as I slowly work through film from the the last 5 years. I hope you enjoy the new site and do let me know your thoughts…

signing off for now.

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