On the 7th of November my partner invited me, his son and his son's partner to the Guy Fawkes celebration at the Hurlingham Club in Fulham. Not only was there a procession of the Guy with torches and an effigy wearing an anonymous mask, but there were a brilliant laser show and just about the most spectacular fireworks display I've ever seen. I have to say that the most was the 1990 show held on Highbury Fields. This occurred just after the beginning of the first war in Iraq, the deposing of Margaret Thatcher and the spluttering of the economy. Nevertheless, the wisdom of Islington Council was to put on a spectacle like no other. I can't really prove that it had been on this blogpost, as I didn't have a camera back then. But I did capture the extraordinary evening the Hurlingham Club organised a few weeks ago. Not only were the lights and explosions fantastic, but the accompaniment of the music was perfect. I'm so glad I brought my Canon as this night will now be remembered forever.
Friday, 27 November 2015
I can't believe the developer I work with, Roy at Cube Lofts, didn't give me a heads-up on my latest interiors shoot. He and his crew built a new loft as well as renovated an open plan kitchen with extension. With photography, it's possible to enhance the appearance of any space, but in this home, with the design and decor so cool and contemporary, I really didn't have to do very much in terms of styling. It's an extraordinary treat to photograph such spaces and gorgeous decor makes editing a breeze. Check out this fabulous interior:
Bonfire night in Trafalgar Square meant Anonymous were out in force again this year. There were many warnings by the Met for the protesters to behave. They were permitted to organise in Trafalgar Square, proceed down Whitehall, protest in front of 10 Downing Street, and then carry on to Parliament Square, ending in front of the Treasury. I have a great deal of sympathy for this group - particularly in their fight for economic and social justice as well as using social media to to disempower some IS members on the internet. One thing I do object to somewhat is the drinking and smoking some followers of Anonymous do before the march. It leads to some dangerous behaviour and whilst walking to Downing Street, I felt I had to march with the police rather than the demonstrators in order to keep my camera (and myself) safe!