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ruff

Thomas Ruff, L’Empereur, 1982, Thomas Ruff, Photographs 1979 – 2017

Whitechapel Gallery, London, October 2017

notes and queries

Former Newington Library, London, October 2017

natural selection

Andy Holden / Peter Holden, Natural Selection

at the Former Newington Library, London, October 2017

sci-fi

Into the Unknown—A Journey through Science Fiction

Barbican, London, July 2017

cards

Into the Unknown—A Journey through Science Fiction

Barbican, London, July 2017

nocturne

Rapha Nocturne, London, June 2017

RNLI

Aldeburgh, March 2017

post

Aldeburgh, March 2017

miles

Aldeburgh, March 2017

lives

Aldeburgh, March 2017

tethered

Aldeburgh, March 2017

attitude

Gyroscopic pitch-bank or ‘artificial horizon’, used to determine an aeroplane’s attitude in flight.

Herne Hill, February 2017

julius eastman

from Feminine (1974), Frozen Reeds, 2016 (CD)

S.E.M. Ensemble. Recorded live on Wednesday, November 6, 1974 at Composers Forum in Albany, The Arts Center on the Campus of the Academy of the Holy Names, Albany, New York.

Herne Hill, January 2017

taped

Tate Britain, London, January 2017

Carpet Face #3

Peter Liversidge
Carpet Face #3, 2017
(Persian rug, black felt, 220 x 129 cm)

at Kate MacGarry, 12 January–18 February 2017

stonehenge

Stonehenge, New Year’s Day 2017

chesil

Dorset, New Year’s Eve 2016

sierra

hang-it-all

Gabriel Sierra, Hang It All, 2006

— at Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, 

South London Gallery, June 2016

trolley

ferry

Fire Island, September 2009

tangled

wittering

West Wittering, April 2016

fishing

aldeburgh-06

Aldeburgh, March 2016

door knocker

walberswick

Walberswick, March 2016

calm

aldeburgh-05

Aldeburgh, March 2016

bisected boat

boat-1 boat-2 boat-3

Battersea, February 2016

blinky

blinky

Detail from Blinky Palermo’s Times of the Day I–VI (1974–76) at Dia:Beacon, September 2015

flavin two

flavin-2

Detail from Dan Flavin: Corners, Barriers and Corridors at David Zwirner, New York, September 2015

flavin one

flavin-1

Detail from Dan Flavin: Corners, Barriers and Corridors at David Zwirner, New York, September 2015

workshop

national-theatre

National Theatre, London, August 2015

ocean

fire-island-2

Fire Island, September 2009

studio wall

stamp

darkness

Herne Hill, July 2015

squiffy

cider

Herne Hill, July 2015

 

feathers

feather

Islington, March 2015

wood

philosophy

Herne Hill, August 2015

brushes

brush

Pimlico, June 2015

wall

graffiti

Castle Acre, June 2015

 

door

glass

King’s Lynn, June 2015

sockets

sockets

Pimlico, May 2015

horizon

aldeburgh-01

Aldeburgh, January 2015

kunekune

image

Somerset, October 2014

café

queenshouse-1

The Queen’s House, Greenwich, August 2014

trap

brossa-1

Joan Brossa | Parany, 1986

Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma, September 2014

studio wall

works

works

Dulwich, August 2014

city farm

image

Vauxhall, April 2014

[Photo | Jenny Mercer]

studio

clerkenwell-2

Clerkenwell Workshops, March 2004

barn

snape-topolino

Fiat 500 ‘Topolino‘, Snape Maltings, January 1994

bread sticks

breadsticks

Noto, August 2012

[Photo | Jenny Mercer]

dice

dice

London, November 2004

wall

barcelona

Barcelona, September 2004

fiat

fiat-1

Modica, August 2012

[Photo | Jenny Mercer]

Tour de France

goudhurst

Goudhurst, July 2007

museum

sicily-2

Siracusa, August 2012

stare

leash

London, April 2014

sea

walberswick-1

Walberswick, March 2011

proofs

altenburg01

Altenburg, September 2013

printing

altenburg02

Altenburg, September 2013

wave

aldeburgh

Aldeburgh, September 2013

lift

lift01

Margate, July 2013

mirror

geneva

Geneva, March 2002

briefcase

briefcase

London, March 2000

post-flood

image

Herne Hill, August 2013

end of the line

end

Herne Hill, July 2013

hook

image

Mile End, August 2013

schlep

schlep

July 2013

summit

montventoux

Mont Ventoux, 23 August 2007

mr tom

tommy

Mont Ventoux, 23 August 2007

bicycle bits

bicycle02

London, September 2002

sea

aldeburgh00

Aldeburgh, April 2013

crisps

dogs

Aldeburgh, April 2013

alde

grasses00

Snape, April 2013

north

thule

Stamp of Greenland, 1936

shandy

Laurence Sterne, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, London: 1765-1769, Hepburn 7-15 (pages 70-71 of vol. 1, Hepburn 7) [Image | Glasgow University Library Special Collections Department]

Laurence Sterne, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, London: 1765-1769, Hepburn 7-15 (pages 70-71 of vol. 1, Hepburn 7) [Image | Glasgow University Library Special Collections Department]

chaco canyon

New Mexico, October 2006

okapi

London, June 2012

bus stop

London, November 2011

adventure

Lorne, Victoria, October 2011

wall

Siracusa, August 2012

pirate

Marzamemi, August 2012

[Daniel Defoe, A General History of the Pyrates, 1724]

horizon

Aldeburgh, April 2012

tree

Snape, April 2012

buzzer

London, April 2012

[photo | Jenny Mercer]

painting

Lavenham, March 2012

water

Royal College of Art, London, March 2012

cows

Victoria, October 2011

drawing tools

Munkkiniemie, April 2011

plant

London, May 2011

[photo | Jenny Mercer & Tim O’Riley]

wall

Munkkiniemie, April 2011

doll’s house

Heide Museum of Modern Art, Bulleen, October 2011

sign

Cape Otway, October 2011

locked

London, September 2011

repair

topolino

Fiat 500 ‘Topolino‘, Ireland 1956

[photo | Eileen O’Riley]

jeans

St Ives, September 1953

[photo | Vincent O’Riley]

mountaineer

Pyrénées, June 1950

[Notebook drawing | Vincent O’Riley]

mountain

Pyrénées, September 2004

island

Suomenlinna, April 2011

piano

Munkkiniemie, April 2011

horizon

Helsinki, April 2011

picnic

Helsinki, April 2011

bench

Helsinki, April 2011

doorway

Arabia, Helsinki, April 2011

sink

Aalto University, Helsinki, April 2011

elastic band

Aalto University, Helsinki, April 2011

birches

Tapanila, Helsinki, April 2011

pavement

Malmi, April 2011

vilém

Aalto University, Helsinki, April 2011

frozen

Espoo, April 2011

olympiastadion

Helsinki, April 2011

skater

Sport Museum of Finland, Helsinki, April 2011

stairwell (third sighting)

Aalto University, Helsinki, April 2011

lump

Helsinki, April 2011

pile

Helsinki, April 2011

badge

Helsinki, April 2011

sea

Helsinki, April 2011

stairwell (second sighting)

Aalto University, Helsinki, April 2011

stool

Aalto University, Helsinki, April 2011

elevator

hissi

Aalto University, Helsinki, April 2011

cushion

Aalto University, Helsinki, April 2011

stairwell (first sighting)

Aalto University, Helsinki, April 2011

snow

Helsinki, April 2011

march

Hyde Park, London, March 2011

moon

London, February 2008

post

London, February 2008

queue

Venice, October 2005

herb

London, January 2011

bob’s platform

Speakers’ Corner, London 1960

[photo | Peter Mercer]

model

Kensington 1960

[photo | Peter Mercer]

wall

Barcelona, September 2004

Barcelona, September 2004

tracks

Fire Island, September 2009

exit

Cadaques, September 2004

enclosure

MRAO, June 2005

desk

MRAO, June 2005

happiest thought

“I was sitting in a chair in the patent office at Bern when all of sudden a thought occurred to me: ‘If a person falls freely he will not feel his own weight.’ I was startled. This simple thought made a deep impression on me. It impelled me toward a theory of gravitation.” Albert Einstein, ‘How I Created the Theory of Relativity’, Kyoto Address, 14th December, 1922 (trans. Yoshimasa A. Ono, rpt. in Physics Today, August 1982, 35, p46).

swipe

MRAO, June 2005

murmuration

I was walking with some friends in Wales, near St Davids, late in the afternoon on New Year’s Day in 1994. We were on top of a hill, miles from the nearest village or isolated farmhouse and one had a definite sense of being on the edge of things, a feeling of existing outside society. The light was failing and it took a while for my eyes to make them out but before long I could see that the sky was filled with birds, about the size of starlings although I did not know what species they were. They were flying in a flock that stretched as far as the eye could see. There must have been hundreds of thousands of them in the air, if not more, as the huge mass stretched from the horizon in one direction in a vast sweep to the distant hills on the other horizon, snaking and oscillating in magnificent curves as it went by. An apparently endless column, the birds just kept coming until the dimming light made it hard to make them out and the sound of the wind and the fluttering wings became indistinguishable. They doubtless went on flying through the oncoming darkness, oblivious to the human beings that were straining to watch them.

boxing

Brooklyn, April 2002

stick

Up to the Royal Canal again, trying to get a shot of the water.

As the wind was getting up and it was beginning to rain, a man was walking along the towpath on the other side. He shouted across, asking me how I was doing and if I’d got some good pictures. Walking off, he returned ten minutes later. This time the wind was really blowing and I could barely hear him. It seems he’d found a branch from an ash tree which was the perfect length for a walking stick. He offered to throw it across but I said he’d get better use out of it as I had a lot to carry. It was really starting to rain and the wind was gusting and I don’t know if he could hear me as he walked off again, possibly in a huff. Perhaps I’d offended him by not accepting his gift. For it was a fine looking stick.

Dublin, 18th May 2007

language

All the languages available using Google Translate, January 2010

goal

Battersea Park, May 2000

light

Hackney 1993

bare

Paris, February 2000

home

Yateley 1967

[photo | Vincent O’Riley]

dogs

New York, April 2002

discarded

CERN, Geneva 2000

snail

New York, April 2002

water tower

CERN, Geneva 2000

track

Lyon, April 2000

house

London 2010

(Photograph bought in a New York flea market, May 1994.)

diving

Diving pool, Olympic Village, Barcelona, September 2004

newspaper

Marfa, October 2006




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Various random photographs, images and texts, posted from time to time (though not necessarily when they were first originated, taken, written etc.). Content is my own unless otherwise stated.