Not exactly proper urbex (the Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust kindly let me in to have a look), but here are some pics taken yesterday inside Charlton’s (probably) Inigo Jones-design Summer House. Converted to public toilets and unused since the early 1990’s, the Summer House is now under restoration; full story on the Charlton Champion.
Some product photos taken for Fiona Veacock Ceramics on a warm, damp, post-General Election morning in June. You can find out more about – and buy – Fiona Veacock Ceramics here, or see more from the shoot here.
If you’re an artist/craftsperson and need product photos for your marketing and publicity, I’d love to hear from you – get in touch!
A Friday morning nose around Woolwich Public Market. It’s a pretty sorry site: mostly abandoned and semi-derelict, a few stalls clinging on by the front entrance, and all ultimately awaiting demolition for the Spray Street redevelopment. There were briefly plans to turn it into a street food market in the interim, but these fell away pretty quickly; a shame, as the space (once cleaned up!) would have been perfect for it, and would have given people a much-needed reason to visit and spend money in Woolwich town centre.
Click here to see the full set of Woolwich Public Market photos.
I’ve recently set up a new website to make my photos available as prints. All prints are printed by me on quality archival paper (typically Ilford Galerie Prestige or Hahnemuhle Photo Rag), and are available in three sizes. Readers of this website can enter ‘BLOGREADER’ in the discount code at checkout to get a 15% discount (valid until the end of February 2017); thanks as always for reading!
I’ll be making more prints available in the coming weeks and months, so if there’s a picture you’ve seen on here that you’d like, get in touch and I should be able to make it happen. I’m also keen to know – if you buy prints, or are interested in them – what size, format and finish you typically prefer; I’ve been printing them very much to my preference at the moment, but am always keen to know what others like.
A freezing cold February morning on the Thames path revealed a dumped and burnt-out car under one of the (possibly disused) chutes for transferring aggregates between boats and the Angerstein branch railhead in Charlton. Almost all the plastic and rubber had burnt away; some of the paint on the wall melted off with the heat.
A Saturday afternoon interlude spent peering over the edge of the Thames path near Charlton.
PS. I’m working towards making a much wider range of my pictures available to purchase as prints (all on high-quality, archival paper). If there are any photos on this site that you’d like to own as a print (prices start at £40), please get in touch.
(I’m also always interested in print swaps, if you make paintings/photos/linocuts/woodcuts/screenprints/similar – just get in touch!)
A quick trip across the river to Trinity Buoy Wharf to see Stephen Turner’s Exbury Egg and surrounding exhibition. I’d strongly recommend you go, but unfortunately it’s already moved on…Go and see it on its travels if you can!
The video above shows the Thames where the river Lea joins next to Trinity Buoy Wharf, looking downriver to the Emirates Airline cable car; the sound comes from Floodtide, a tidal sonification installation by Seth Guy (below).
A combined failure of Southeastern Trains (derailed freight train near Lewisham) and the Jubilee line (failed train at Stratford) scuppered my plans to go into town and meet a friend for lunch; instead, turfed out of North Greenwich station, I took a walk around the northern tip of Greenwich peninsula and found myself at Victoria Deep Water Terminal.
One of a small number of protected wharves, the Deep Water Terminal is used for – as far as I can tell – loading and/or unloading of aggregates; it’s an entirely different world from the O2 arena around the corner, Canary Wharf over the river, and the new flats that are (slowly) appearing around the rest of the of the peninsula. Long may it run.