Scenes from London’s Barbican centre: inside and out

On a rainy London day, I took a few quick images from both inside and outside the Barbican Centre. I was there to view the excellent exhibition, Strange and Familiar, co-curated by my favourite photographer Martin Parr. I used to live there and it had been quite a while since I’d been. Happily, there is little change, despite the crazy development that is going on all around it.

Digital Photography for the Older and Wiser: become a fan!

Digital Photography for the Older and Wiser
Digital Photography for the Older and Wiser

My book, Digital Photography for the Older and Wiser, shows you how to choose the right camera, the main features to look out for and tips to take great images. It also explains photo editing, organising and sharing your images. In full colour with lots of screenshots and photography, it’s been a useful tool not only for older people, but for complete photography/computing novices too!

Now, you can become a fan of the page on Facebook. There, I will be updating the page with tutorials, helpful links, video presentations, discussion boards, news and more. But I need your help to make it a useful community on the web!

Chapel St, Islington

Some images from Chapel St in Angel, where the traditional street market is held daily. When I first came to work in London ten years ago, my office was around the corner on Goswell Rd so I used to come here pretty much every day. A few years later, the offices moved to Clerkenwell, but Angel was still a relatively quick walk or bus ride away. The Superdrug on the street was there when I first came here and it’s still here today, as are a few other places such as the Indian vegetarian buffet right at the end of the street.

Superdrug, Angel Islington

Here is the typical greengrocer stand.

Chapel St market vegetables and herbs

View out the window, Tate Modern

Vase, Tate Modern

A makeshift window and vase with a view of St Paul’s Cathedral in the background. Taken at the Level 2 Gallery of the Tate Modern, where an artist called Haris Epaminonda was exhibiting. Would have tried to get a better frame when I took it, but it’s a bit of a sneaky shot as I’m not sure of the photo-taking policy in that particular gallery!