We were spoilt with our trip to Top of the Rock. Properly spoilt. We arrived before sunset and watched the sun go down over New York. In the distance we could see planes, ships, cars, bridges, and hills. I was surprised at how flat the entire area was.Read More
The view above is what we woke up to every morning in Brooklyn. It was quiet a view. If you stuck your head out the window you could just about see the Manhattan Bridge too. Now I’m all for independent businesses over chains but this hotel had that view and waffles for breakfast from a machine that sounded like Jimmy Carr laughing. That view though.
Liverpool prepared itself for victory as they faced off for the European Champions League title. I was working that day photographing the Tall Ships Festival. On my way back to the car I noticed a red shirt. I turned a corner and saw another red shirt. A trio of red shirts. A red scarf. A red car. A red shop. Liverpool was red. I’d never seen anything like it and I’ve covered a lot of events over the years. This felt different.Read More
A rainy day in NYC. We went for a wander to Soho and the Leica store where I bought a copy of the official Leica mag which featured an interview with Sarah Lee and her work in LA which was great. There was also an exhibition of work in Cuba that was stunning. After that we went shopping because it was really quite cold in the rain. We tried to get into one of those trendy bakeries but the queues were really absurd. I didn’t fancy spending an hour or two of my time in NYC waiting for a doughnut.
Commissioned as part of the Tall Ships festival, Ghost Ship is a rather beautiful and clever piece of art by Mihai Baba. You can’t see it unless you stand directly opposite it and when you do a ghostly vision of a ship floats in the dock. It’s very cool and reminds me of the computer interface thing in SeaQuest DSV. Read More
I first saw Museum of the Moon a couple of years ago in Kendal as part of Lakes Alive. It was breathtaking. A scale version of the moon inside a church. Why? Why not. It uses accurate NASA imagery so it’s sort of the closest you’ll get to the moon without going there. You walk around it. You sit under it. It doesn’t require explanation or over thinking. It’s just the moon floating in a beautiful space.
So I was delighted to hear it was coming to Liverpool and to the Anglican Cathedral. Read More