A Christmas Eve stroll, before the rain arrived.
The Grainger Market in Newcastle, winding down for Christmas. I hadn’t been in for 10+ years: nice to see a good mixture of old-fashioned, practical shops mixed with some newer borderline-hipster offerings; deeply depressing to see the foodbank and be reminded of where we are as a country at the end of 2017.
Two shots taken late afternoon from Greenwich Park, before the sunset really started.
Both pictures were taken on my new Fuji Xt20 which arrived on Saturday. My first impressions from the weekend’s shooting are very positive indeed: I’ve loved my XT-10 but this is quicker to focus, quicker to start up, and the files are – as you’d expect from 24mp vs 16mp – bigger and richer. I’m quite excited by the possibilities.
Here’s a bonus shot of Deptford Creek taken with it on Saturday afternoon.
An hour free to take photos around Deptford Creek and all my Fuji gear in the camera bag…but no memory card. I suppose I should be grateful it doesn’t happen all that often. Here’s an iPhone shot of a particularly low tide, looking down the creek from the Laban centre towards Ha’penny Hatch.
Alec Soth’s Sleeping by the Mississippi at Beetles & Huxley: stunning prints, on display for free just off Piccadilly.
Giles Duley interviewed on A Small Voice podcast: Ben Smith’s podcasts rarely disappoint, but this one I thought was outstanding. Giles Duley tells his extraordinary story incredibly articulately, and I can’t recommend it enough.
Brian David Stevens’s Beachy Head photobook – a somber but not melodramatic look at a difficult landscape; fine work at a democratic price point.
I’m very pleased to have a photo in the November 2017 issue of Uncut magazine (available in all good newsagents now!). My picture of The Necks at Cafe OTO in Dalston, East London during their 3 night residency in August appears alongside a review by John Mulvey on page 92.
You can see a couple more photos from the concert here.
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.