Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Forging our own path

                                                         Bratislava            summer                2015

























I mistook recognising myself for knowing myself, and forgot that each new discovery is a piece of self discovery. Yet I felt much wonder at each footstep, and lived so fully with every breath.

Monday, January 9, 2017

                                                             Ruzinov                  winter                  2017

Tuesday, January 3, 2017


Sunday, January 1, 2017

Life

                                                    Prague      summer       2015

























More than words can convey, I feel photographs best represent my relationship with the world around me. The process of looking and reacting by taking a photograph feels like a natural conversation between myself and life. It is often difficult to present oneself fully in the moment as we are so often reflecting on our past or projecting an uncertain future. The combination of looking and feeling and deciding, after some time becomes of more significant importance than that of describing and justifying. The images have not only outlived their original feelings but have taken on a greater role in the understanding of what it is to have a life and how precious and momentary it is.

sometimes


























you see something once and it leaves a lasting impression on you.

man on the moon




































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After a night filled with explosions
today it is like the surface of the moon;
deserted frozen and silent.
For a brief moment
I felt like the man on the moon.

Saturday, December 31, 2016



































Thursday, December 22, 2016

for my parents and their gift of happiness

                                                                            yorkshire                       1972

























I remember the day, I had just come back from staying with my grandparents. I hated that shirt, but looking at my Dad I can see that those shirts must have been in fashion at the time. I don't remember the chairs but I do remember the carpet and those pink slippers. Looking at this photograph I can see that my parents were very happy. I don't remember who took this photograph.

                                                   yorkshire                      2011

























I remember the day, we went to the seaside town where my parents first went when they were dating and where we would holiday each year when I was growing up. I hadn't been there for twenty years and it had been modernised, but the sea still looked the same, cold, grey and flat. I see my father continued to have an eye for fashion and that my parents were still very happy. I remember taking this photograph as they strolled down the promenade.



Thursday, December 15, 2016

twelve years

                                                        Bratislava                 winter               2016
                                                       Bratislava                winter               2004










































not the same street
not the same birds
not the same camera
just the same person

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

a moment of joy

                                                            Bratislava          winter               2016




















Friday, December 9, 2016

finally the sun came out just before it set

                                                                                          Ruzinov                 2016

some colour to brighten up a cold grey friday



Thursday, December 8, 2016

concrete and nature


                                                            Ruzinov                    winter                 2016

                                                                     Borinka                summer          2106

Sofia



                                                                   Bratislava              summer            2011
                                                                  Bratislava               summer            2016

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

page from my neighbourhood

                                                                  Bratislava         winter          2016

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

after reading

















                                                                          Bratislava                         2015

















After reading this article about photographer/activist Danny Lyon in The Guardian and then reading his book Burn Zone, It got me thinking about the petrochemical plant at the edge of the city, and of how big industry and nature seemingly co-exist. Of how our so called need for fossil fuels helps to pollute the air, poison our rivers, irreparably damage our environment, kill off entire species of flora and wildlife and permanently change the future landscape for generations to come. The book highlights that .01% run our world, for their own profit and it also names and shames the top 50 people in the US who profit from the sale of fossil fuels and those who vehemently deny climate change and hire legislators to defend their right to poison the world.

dobré ráno - good morning


from my old route




Monday, December 5, 2016

looking down and looking up

                                                                 Bratislava         winter           2016

sleep


Sunday, December 4, 2016

winter has arrived


                                                     Bratislava                   winter               2016

Friday, December 2, 2016

neighborhood





                                                                  Ruzinov          Bratislava          2016

the city




                                                              Bratislava              winter          2016

Thursday, December 1, 2016

The village