One of the things I’ve really been enjoying here in Sweden is playing with all my new toys, including my aforementioned fabulous slide scanner. Its main purpose is to get my years of artwork digitally recorded and logged, but it’s also helping me rediscover thousands of my old general photos. Between 1977 and 1991 IContinue reading “Israelis at large…1977-1991”
The image of someone walking away into the distance has stirred my artistic sensibilities since early adulthood. I’ve returned to the subject photographically and in paint pretty regularly since about 1979, from when the first picture presented here dates (Astrud at Tel Hai). Several of these pictures are of loved ones, past and current, walking into aContinue reading “WALKING AWAY – or the ephemeral nature of being”
For a while during the late 1980’s and early 90’s there was a resurgence of classic poster design in British commercial illustration. For about ten years add agencies got a nostalgia pang for the poster images of the early half of the century—especially the great travel posters of companies like Cunard and P&O. Photo-sourced images, distilledContinue reading “MY POSTER PHASE…(1)”
A small gallery of images of Tel Aviv from the late 70’s and early 80’s. Colourful, ramshackle, exotic and cosmopolitan even then, the seeds were well sewn for the exciting, “happening” city we know today… (camera used: Nikon FE with Ektachrome and Agfachrome)
The Israeli coastal town of Netanya sits on high sandstone cliffs above one of the most spectacular beaches anywhere on the eastern Mediterranean seaboard. The 12 images presented here reflect the beach’s vivid and colourful mood over a time-span covering the last four decades.
THE ISRAELI PAN-HANDLE 9 images from the 80’s of Israel’s dramatic northern tip
THE GREAT THING ABOUT PHOTOSHOP IS THAT IT MAKES THE EDITING OF PHOTOS AS IMPORTANT AS TAKING THEM. IT ALSO MEANS THAT ONE CAN OFTEN EXTRACT / ABSTRACT GOOD MATERIAL FROM OTHERWISE ORDINARY SHOTS. THIS GALLERY OF “VIRTUAL GOUACHES” OF THE ISRAELI COASTAL TOWN OF NETANYA ILLUSTRATES THIS PERFECTLY – ALTHOUGH I MUST ADMIT THE INCREDIBLEContinue reading “NETANYA – SUN, SEA AND SAND – VARIATIONS ON AN ISRAELI THEME”
I PRESENT HERE THE SECOND IN SERIES OF SIX EXCERPTS FROM MY NEW NOVEL (Paperback available from Amazon and on Kindle and to order online from selected bookstores) ARK Tragedy, Travesty, Tapas and the Ark of God 14 Miguel and Loli Garcia had a traditional Castilian style villa in the comfortable middle class Aravaca suburb on theContinue reading “ARK – excerpts – Part 2”
THE AMAZING GENESIS OF MY”ARK IN TOLEDO” STORY PART II At this stage, I should state that I was never your average atheist, either in texture or flavour. If I tell you that I’ve often found the likes of Jonathan Miller and Richard Dawkins to be a little too agnostic and lacking in conviction forContinue reading “A DREAM IN CATALONIA”
“…As he started wiping and rinsing around the wall diluted blood and water seeped from the sponge and ran through his fingers and down his wrist and forearm.
Instinctively, almost unconsciously Carlos put the back of his hand to his mouth and then touched the moisture with his tongue.
Tears began to well in the geneticist’s eyes and he continued with his curiously intimate chore.
‘It’s amazing’ he thought, ‘how easily blood washes away—just like life itself.’
Then he imagined Loli’s DNA diluting into the Madrid drains…”