Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Hands-February

I've always had a fascination with the color of my own skin. The color difference from my summer tan to my winter pallor can be very very abrupt. One summer I was so dark that people who had met me in the summer didn't recognize me when I visited them in the winter-not just one, all of them. Growing up in the USA made me acutely aware of how much other peoples' perception and treatment stemmed from how they interpreted my skin color/race/ethnicity.
Hence, this new series. Monthly I shall photograph my hands-my own self-perception of the status of my tan of course comes from my hands-my right in natural sunlight outdoors against white and my left indoors against dark brown. Maybe nothing will be stark or interesting to you but we'll see shall we?



Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Goules

As part of my job, I occasionally end up in the smallest of villages looking for clay sources...
This one was at the shores of a man-made lake.






Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Shrewsbury Abbey

an outbuilding



almshouses










original flooring






Founded as a Benedictine monastery in the 1000s, it lived for centuries as a major abbey and pilgrimmage site. In the 16th century, it was partially dismantled to control the wealth of the monks leaving just the nave with all this lovely stuff!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Grantham-Isaac Newton

Grantham is known for 2 things: Margaret Thatcher and being where Newton went to school. Here's some of the Newton related buildings.


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Grantham-St. Wulfrum's


St. Wulfrum's is very monumental with its triple nave, large impressive steeple, and a chained library (next week?).
an incredible steeple