Posts tagged ‘Photography’

March 23, 2014

Google Rage

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When I signed up to Gmail, my sister went nuts at me!  Didn’t I know that they scan my emails for their product placements? That it was a creepy corporation and if it were doing that to sell advertising to me, then what would someone have to pay to get other intimate details about me?

This being those heady innocent pre-Snowdon, pre-Levenson, pre-watershed days, I poo-pah’d it and said nonsense! Google didn’t do anything that others didn’t do, hotmail tries to sell me trainers that I clicked on yesterday as well.

The backlash has started and is getting nasty. Some Google employee was testing Google Glass in a coffee shop in San Fran, California and was attacked by fellow coffee sippers. A man ripped the glasses off the Google-tester screaming “Fucking Google, you’re ruining this city”.

When you wear Google Glass you can take a photo of someone just by blinking and no-one else would know about it. Google argue that the glasses are visible and therefore if you see someone wearing them, then you know that a photo may be taken. Eh???
This is a true story: I was on a bus in Hampstead, London and was standing next to a young mum with her toddler.

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July 12, 2013

Coming Into Fashion

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Yesterday I had the pleasure of perusing the Condé Nast: Coming Into Fashion photography exhibition at the Edinburgh City Art Centre.  Displaying a century of fashion photography from the rich archive of some of the world’s best loved fashion magazines, it was an exhibition for lovers of beauty.

Beauty in a general sense of the meaning, not just because the models are beautiful. 

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November 12, 2012

The Soul in the Space

One of India’s most respected and coveted couturiers, JJ Valaya is also set to dominate Indian fine art photography.  The Soul in the Space (A Journey of Architectural Influences) is now open to the public at gallery Nature Morte in Delhi.  JJ Valaya captures abstract architectural images from

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January 20, 2012

Kodak Kringe Moments Gone

I was sad to hear Kodak closed its doors and filed for bankruptcy.  I felt a short nostalgic loss but the company failed to innovate and we fell in love with digital.

It was nice once upon a time going to Boots to collect photographs but inevitably there would be some real crackers that you wished had never been taken and should be burned along with the negative! 

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April 8, 2011

Pleasure Pillow Is The Talk Of The Night

I was invited to the launch of an amazing collection by Darkest Star, called the Pleasure Garden, at London’s Coco De Mer. A collection of paintings, photography, fashion and home accessories were exhibited as a window installation celebrating feminine sexual liberation. The star of the night was the much talked about accessory, Pleasure Pillow. I want one!!!

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