These are some more of my photos of musicians crafting their music. As in previous posts, the intention is to try to capture the feel of the music as well as the artist creating it. The first five are some of the members of a “collective” of free-improvising musicians who met once a month to explore together. The final image is our son, Ed, playing on stage in Bournemouth.
Trees are magnificent complex organisms. Whether standing alone or crowded into a woodland they have a beauty that can stop you in your tracks to just wonder at them.
Having selected these images and drafted this post, I received an email from my sister, Bena. She had made friends on line with an environmental campaigner, Joannah Stutchbury, partly because they share the same unusual surname. Joannah’s mission in life was to protect the Kiambu Forest, on the outskirts of Nairobi from encroachment by developers, for which she had received several death threats. On Thursday last week she was murdered as she returned home. It is a truly shocking event that can’t be condemned strongly enough. Bena has started a petition which you can sign “here” if you would like to support the continuation of Joannah’s work.
I’m continuing here with more examples from my collection of manhole covers and other ironworks that we walk and drive over, often without noticing the design work that goes into producing a functional object. These are all examples from here in Ireland.
These are more photos of boats at, or beyond, the end of their working life.
We have feeders in our garden for small birds but this year we have had an influx of rooks and jackdaws doing everything they can to get at the birdseed. Sometimes they wait below the feeder to catch the seeds discarded by the sparrows and chaffinches – at others they hang off the feeder to try and shake the food out. Very clever but also very annoying. Their activity this morning made me decide to do photos of fauna this week.
All added to the Birds and animals section.
I’ve written about this series of photos in an earlier post, Chasing the Music, so I’ll just say that while these musicians were improvising freely (no prepared music or pre-arranged plan) I was trying to capture the music visually.
These are all added to the Musicians and Music section of the portfolio.
Man has interacted with the sea since time immemorial. At the point of contact, the coast, he has made structures for a variety of purposes ranging from necessity to recreational. Timber is often the material of choice for these constructions which feature frequently in landscape photos. Here are a few examples – I have many more for future posts…