For Zaha Hadid

I was sitting outside the Robert Adam Orangery at Bowood House looking across Capability Brown’s lake, a lovely spring day, warm in the sun, chill in the breeze ruffling the daffodils, when my phone caught the news of Zaha Hadid’s death in Miami. The works of accomplished visionaries down the centuries shape our lives .

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Here’s why I think that Stonehenge photo is fake

Yesterday I blogged a photo that won the British Life Photography Awards 2015. It was a striking image of dawn at Stonehenge, captured on a field of camera phones. There was something odd about it though: as I noted in parenthesis at the end, “why do I have a faint wonder if it’s been Photoshopped?” … Continue reading Here’s why I think that Stonehenge photo is fake

Brilliant winner of British Life Photography award

Visiting Stonehenge at midsummer over the years has been an experience of time passing, marked by portable camera technology. The worst year was when video cameras with side viewers were in fashion, you looked over a forest of hands raising up the blank gadgets which no one could see into. What works so well here … Continue reading Brilliant winner of British Life Photography award

Great to hear Phyllida Barlow will be at 2017 Venice Biennale

Her dock at Tate Britain in 2014 said more about us and ruins than the ill-conceived exhibition Ruin Lust next door. As I left the press view of the show, which seemed to have just found a theme which could have been more interestingly explored, men were rigging up dock in the Duveen Galleries. The … Continue reading Great to hear Phyllida Barlow will be at 2017 Venice Biennale