Being voluntarily unemployed is full of unexpected pleasures, like visiting places on weekdays when there’s no one about. No noise, no motionless crowds into which to stumble in moments of inattention, no views interrupted by sunbathers in bikinis.*
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I wrote previously about my frustration that one of the major greenhouse gases — methane — is virtually ignored as people obsess about carbon dioxide. Well, it seems that researchers at University College Dublin, at least, are looking at methane.
Today I found myself with a camera in a chocolate shop in Spitalfields. In a taunt to chocolate lovers everywhere (and in the absence of anything more scintillating to write about today), I have set out the resulting photos below.
I don’t often get excited by installation art but there is something awesome about the scale on which Christo and Jeanne-Claude wrap things. Like islands, the Reichstag and the Pont Neuf. Perhaps my sense of wonder is down to my primitive tastes.
I’m exploring the world of journalism as part of my time out (with rumours flying that the Independent may shut down, ITV decimating its news staff and local papers biting the dust at the rate of one a week, I know how to time these things), and this fortnight’s London…
Climate change has been a bit of a hobby-horse of mine ever since I saw photos of how glaciers in the Alps have retreated over the last 100 years.
In my guise as an amateur photography geek, I’m often asked how you go about creating photos like the above.