Olympic medal tally regrets

if it wasn't for phelps we would have been second
Great Britain has performed extremely well during these Olympic Games and is now third on the medal tally, ahead of Russia and Australia! If it wasn’t for that 8-gold-medal-winner Michael Phelps…

Spotted in the window of a trendy dentist’s.

Lonely Planet London photo competition

Do you fancy seeing your photos on the cover of a Lonely Planet guide?
The travel publisher and the photo sharing site Pikeo have launched a photo competition which could see your image on the cover of its Encounter pocket guide to London town.
Apart from being seen in all good bookstores, the winner will receive a free trip to India, Russia, Moscow or Kenya.
To enter visit the competition page at http://lonelyplanet.pikeo.com. Other cities involved in the competition include Paris, Barcelona and Istanbul.
There are some guidelines: namely images must be taken from street level in a documentary style, have a central focal point, use rich colours and include people in an everyday context. Entries close 8 September.

Last chance to see Street and Studio

Tate Modern’s Street and Studio exhibition ends at the end of the month (31 August). It’s a concise history of urban photography both in the ‘off the cuff’ street environment and in formal, contrived studios. From the whimsical observations of a young Lartigue to the paparazzi shots of the late 60s, the ‘street’ of this exhibition pretty much has it all. The ‘studio’ element spans the staged portraits from the early days of photography to the capturing of ‘characters’ in contemporary settings.

While it’s not the greatest collection ever, there are plenty of important and excellent works on display that you may not have all seen in one place.