Inspired by Paul Graham’s Seminal A1 photographs, a photographer called Sam Mellish has been traveling the roads of East Anglia photographing the roadside caffs and food vans parked in lay-bys. Below the line design and food choices untouched by any national chains or any notions of slickness. It’s going into the Babylon Gallery in Ely [...]
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February 10th, 2010 2 Comments
East Anglia has been under a cloud the last week or two – endless, unremitting grey skies and drizzle ranging to snow. There was only one sunny weekend day recently and I dropped everything to get outside. It was so beautiful I have to share.
The morning sun shone right through the flint church at Whaddon.
August 28th, 2009 No Comments
On Tuesday the Justin Partyka show opens at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts. I’ve written about him on here before and I do think it’ll be a show worth going to see – there will be more than fifty of his images of the East Anglian countryside and its people. It’ll be on til [...]
August 7th, 2009 No Comments
Yesterday the rain stopped for a couple of hours of sunshine and I noticed how beautiful the fields are looking at the moment. Surely soon it will be time for the country roads to fill up with combine harvesters.
I love the repeated shapes of a whole field full of ears.
I guess this is just to [...]
May 28th, 2009 1 Comment
Justin Partyka is a photographer who since 2001 has been documenting the declining way of life of small family farmers in East Anglia. His photographs are solemn, melancholy, an elegiac look at our landscape under the big skies.
Somehow it’s no surprise to find he trained not as a photographer but as a folklorist at Memorial [...]
May 16th, 2009 3 Comments
I’ve been chained to my desk all week but just wanted to share how far spring has advanced while I haven’t been looking.
It’s Chelsea Flower Show next week and then it’ll be June any minute. There were cricketers in whites on Parker’s Piece in Cambridge today. The verges are gauzy with cow parsley. It even [...]
May 13th, 2009 No Comments
This lovely graphic shot of agave utahensis was shot in the Old Vicarage Gardens at East Ruston in Norfolk by one of the artists taking part in Norfolk Open Studios, Geoff du Feu. It led to him being one of ten finalists in the plant portaits category of the International Garden Photographer of the Year, [...]
May 11th, 2009 No Comments
All over Norfolk artists are cleaning up their studios and finishing work in preparation for Norfolk Open Studios which runs 16 – 31st May. More than 250 artists all across the county are taking part, from Downham Market in the West to Great Yarmouth in the East and Wells to Diss on the north south [...]
March 5th, 2009 1 Comment
It struck me today that Cambridge, in particular, overflows with festivals. Whatever your hyperspecialised desire, there is probably a festival that will include it in this town. I just got an email from the Food and Drink festival about their fundraising quiz, where you go and drink wine and eat cheese and try and answer [...]