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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

puzzles

MACBA, Barcelona, September 2004

blasting

New York, April 2005

bars

London 2010

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

bonsai

Brooklyn, September 2009

[photo | Jenny Mercer & Tim O’Riley]

side street

Palermo, September 2005

post office

Fire Island, September 2009

apartments

Paris, July 2004

annunziata di palermo

Oblique view of Antonello da Messina’s Our Lady of the Annunciation (1474-7?) in the Palazzo Abatellis, Galleria Regionale della Sicilia, Palermo. The gallery was designed by Carlo Scarpa and opened in 1954.

wing

Over the English Channel, July 2004

market stall

Palermo, September 2005

square

Cadaques, September 2004

studio

Clerkenwell, February 2003

bexhill

Postcard received in 1986, rediscovered in February 2010

beetle

Lisbon, September 1992

coins

London 2007

(Coins flattened on the railway line running through Marfa, Texas 2006.)

stamps

London 2008

(Stamps issued by the Irish Post Office in 1943 on the centenary of William Rowan Hamilton’s discovery of quaternions. Hamilton lived and worked at Dunsink Observatory, near Dublin, from 1827 until his death in 1865.)

TdF

goudhurst

Goudhurst, July 2007

shop

Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny, June 2007

canoe

London 2008

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

wet and dry

London 2008

(Richard Hamilton, Epiphany, 1963-89; replica badge given away free to visitors at the Anthony d’Offay exhibition, Summer 1991.)

map and badge

London 2008

(Lapel badge and schematic map of the road from Socorro, New Mexico to the Very Large Array.)

calendar

London 2007

library

beach

Aldeburgh, February 2009

berries

Colorado, October 2006

engraved sign

snow

Hesperus Mountain, Colorado, October 2006

goats

Perpignan, September 2004

space

New York, April 2002

baseball

New York, April 2004

New York, April 2004

natural history

New York, April 2002

New York, April 2002

crazy

Venice, October 2005

Venice, October 2005

paths

Finchampstead, Winter 1993

cloud

New York, April 2003

New York, April 2003

antimatter experiment

CERN, November 1999

CERN, November 1999

cones

New York, April 2004

New York, April 2004

balloon

Berkshire, July 2002

Berkshire, July 2002

volkswagen

London, May 2005

clementine

August 2008

London, August 2008

zoo

Berlin, May 2002

Berlin, May 2002

table

October 2002

Grenoble, October 2002

art book

Cologne, March 2006

Cologne, March 2006

travel

September 2004

Palermo, September 2005

pimlico

July 2007

July 2007

cloud man

Port Eliot, July 2007

Port Eliot, July 2007


photo | JKM

millbank

November 2008

November 2008

boxes

London, October 2006

London, October 2006

grafitti

Berlin, May 2002

photo | JKM

redhook

April 2005

buffet

Hatfield, July 2006

Hatfield, July 2006

holloway road

August 2008

August 2008

kolsch

kolsch

Cologne, March 2006

slade

London, November 2005

Hacked by Kaizen :: Team_CC

Hacked by Kaizen :: Team_CC