Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Saturday, 28 December 2013

London Canals


London canals from a different perspective. I could not resist playing with the pattern and reflection of this old wall. To me the photo created a moment that seemed endless and lost in time. A moment that could exist anywhere. Contemplating the picture, what comes up for you?

Thursday, 26 December 2013

London by night


London by night from the air. I thought this photo fitted well with the holiday season, imagining people visiting and celebrating all over town.

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Night photography


As the days grow gloomier and shorter, night photography seems like a very good option. With the lighting going on in the city, it gives me a brighter outlook on the dark season.

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Urban contrasts


Another, less well known part of Rio de Janeiro is the Zona Norte, the neighbourhoods north of the city centre. This is the 'other' Rio de Janeiro, the Rio de Janeiro of the poor.

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Urban contrasts


Sunset at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro. Copacabana, probably the most famous beach of Rio de Janeiro continues to be a very popular and, on a hot sunny day, Rio flocks to Copacabana to spend the day relaxing and playing and bathing until the final hours of the day.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Urban contrasts


Central do Brasil is a huge strain station in the heart of Rio de Janeiro. Thousands come through the station every day in their journey in and out of the city. And many will use the trains to commute to and from the Zona Norte, the northern part of town, the second Rio de Janeiro, the Rio de Janeiro of the poor.

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Urban contrasts


Aterro, a huge park just south of the city centre has become the resort for stray cats. Here they have found friends among the locals who will come and feed the hundreds of cats spread out everywhere.

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Urban contrasts


And then there are the neighbourhoods of Rio de Janeiro. High buildings filled with small apartments, these are the homes to where many will return after a day of work or a day at the beach. Many of those who can still afford to live in the areas near the beaches, the Zona Sul, live in tiny apartments in tall buildings.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Urban contrasts

  

And keeping to its fame of city on the beach, this is one of the majour attractions of Rio de Janeiro; Ipanema beach, just south of the city centre, with all the commodities of a big city just across the street. And it is a beach where ambulant vendors provide anything a person might need or want to have a relaxing time.

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Urban contrasts


And than there is the city.  Rio de Janeiro city centre with its buildings and parks. An abundant mix of old and new and the King palms competing with modern heights. The city spreads out into the mountains, and, as time goes by and space becomes an increasingly scarce resource, the building start to reach into the sky.