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Recent Work

I say recent but this work spans all of 2016 as well, most of which was spent cutting out the repeat pattern paper-cut at the top.

I am still going, I am just slow nowadays.

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100 Days of Summer 2016: Week 14

I never knew my Great Grandfather but I’ve heard that he was a lovely man. I read a letter of his recently which moved me so much, he was describing his morning walks by the Thames in Kingston and he described all of these simple but beautiful moments and how they made him feel.

His favourite song was Louis Armstrong’s What a Wonderful World. I am not going to apologise for how sentimental this sounds (the world can be far too clever for its own good sometimes) but it has been going around my head as I have flicked through this week’s photos. Whatever happens, there is always so much beauty.

Ashlee Symington The End:
ashleesymington the end

Benjamin Stoney Unreal:
benstoneyunreal

Chris Arnold Slow:
chris arnold slow

Corri Laniado Miss:
corrilaniadomiss

Dennis Simpson Unreal:
dennissimpsonunreal

Ellie Clewlow Green:
ellieclewlowgreen

Hannah Stoney Green:
hanstoneygreen

Heather McCarthy Mystery:
heatherMccarthymystery

Jayne Jones Miss:
jayne jones miss

Jennifer Blake Slow:
jennifer blake slow

Laura Hudson End:
laurahudsonend

Lynda Sterling Unreal:
lynda sterling unreal

Megan Every Mystery:
meganeverymustery

Molly Taylor The Song was Wordless; the Singing Will Never be Done:
mollytaylorthesongwaswordless

Nou Laniado Want:
NouLaniadowant

Sarah Brown Green:
sarah brown green

Susie Heritage Green:
susieheritage green

Suzanna Grant Unreal:
suzanna grant unreal

100 Days of Summer 2016: Weeks Twelve and Thirteen

A selection of work from the photo-a-day summer project which I facilitate. Wonderful stuff.

Ashlee Symington Transport:
ashleesymingtontransport

Barry Ephgrave Slow:
barryephgraveslow

Suzanna Grant Discovery:
suzannagrantdiscovery

Susie Heritage Slow:
susieheritageslow

Sarah Plummer Discovery:
sarahplummerdiscovery

Sarah Brown Here:
sarahbrownhere

Sal Firino Five:
salfirinofive

Rebecca Hamrally Hands:
rebeccahamrallyhands

Molly Taylor Transport:
mollytaylortransport

Megan Every Noise:
meganeverynoise

Lynda Sterling Home:
lyndasterlinghome

Laura Hudson Monochrome:
laurahudsonmonochrome

Katherine Marsland Calling:
katharinemarslandcalling

Jeni Entwistle Home:
jenientwistlehome

Jayne Jones Here:
jaynejoneshere

Hazel Hughes Monochrome:
hazelhughesmonochrme

Dennis Simpson Noise:
dennissimpsonnoise

Corri Laniado Five:
corrilaniadofive

Chris Arnold Transport:
chrisarnoldtransport

100 Days of Summer 2016: Week Eleven

Hello, it’s me, Benjamin Stoney – holding fort while Han is away. Some brilliant images as always, I really found it hard to narrow it down but here are some of my favourites from week 11. With themes like ‘Triangle’ and ‘View’ it was a week filled visually impactful images. Here are some of the ones I found most pleasing…

Ashlee Symington View:
AshleeSymingtonView

Corri Laniado Path:
CorriLaniadoPath

Cristina Ganados Time:
CristinaGranadosTimeWasAwayAndSomewhereElse

Dennis Simpson Discovery:
DennisSimpsonDiscovery

Fran Stevens Calling:
FranStevensCalling

Heather McCarthy Lost:
HeatherDawnMcCarthyLost

Jayne Jones Discovery:
JayneJonesDiscovery

Jeni Entwistle Path:
JeniEntwistlePath

Jenny Cornell Path:
JennyCornellPath

Katya Todorova Triangle:
KatyaTodorovaTriangle

Linda Kingsnorth Time Was Away And Somewhere Else:
LindaKingsnorthTimeWasAwayAndSomewhereElse

Molly Taylor View:
MollyTaylorView

Sophie Wynne Lost:
SophieWynneLost

Susie Heritage Triangle:
SusieHeritageTriangle

Zippy Young Triangle:
ZippyYoungTriangle

100 Days of Summer 2016: Week Ten

Joy in the small things (p.s. I think that taking photos helps build this skill):

Benjamin Stoney Jump:
benjaminstoneyjump

Chris Arnold Four:
chrisarnoldfour

Corri Laniado Four:
corrilaniadofour

Daniel Watson Often:
danielwatsonoften

Dennis Simpson Jump:
dennissimpsonjump

Hannah Stoney Early:
hannahstoneyearly

Heather McCarthy Often:
heathermccarthyoften

Jayne Jones Favourite:
jaynejonesfavourite

Jeni Entwistle Closed:
jenientwistleclosed

Laura Hudson Closed:
laurahudsonclosed

Megan Every Close:
megan Every close

Molly Taylor Early:
mollytaylorearly

Sal Firino Early:
salfirinoearly

Sarah Plummer Close:
sarahplummerclose

Susie Heritage Close:
susieheritageclose

100 Days of Summer 2016: Week Nine

In the kodak sunshine….

Ashlee Symington Shadow:
ashleesymingtonshadow

Bex White Shine:
bexwhiteshine

Chris Arnold Shadow:
chrisarnoldshadow

Corri Laniado Jump:
corrilaniado jump

Dennis Simpson Close:
dennissimpsonclose

Emma L’Pton Up:
emma l'pton up

Helma Grant-Veeger Shadow:
helma grant-veeger shadow

Huw Davies Outside:
huwdaviesoutside

Jenny Cornell Stopped to Notice:
jennycornellstoppedtonotice

Joe Gallant Purple:
joegallantpurple

Kerri Corcoran-Martin High:
kerri corcoron martin high

Lynda Sterling Love is:
lyndasterlingloveis

Molly Taylor Shadow:
mollytaylorshadow

Nou Laniado Shadow:
noulaniadoshadow

Raquel Montad Shadow:
raquel montad shadow

Susie Heritage Stopped to Notice:
susieheritagestoppedtonotice

100 Days of Summer 2016: Week Eight

Light magicians:

Benjamin Stoney Shine:
benjaminstoneyshine

Beth Powell The World is too Much With Us:
bethpowelltheworldistoomuchwithus

Chris Arnold My Mother Said I Never Should:
chrisarnoldmymothersaidinevershould

Corri Laniado Circle:
corrilaniadocircle

Christina Grandos Roas Shine:
cristinagrandosRoasshine

Dennis Simpson Reading:
dennissimpsonreading

Huw Davies Shine:
huwdaviesshine

Jenny Cornell Shine:
jennycornellshine

Laura Hudson Faces in Places:
laurahudsonfacesinplaces

Lynda Sterling Reading:
lyndasterlingreading

Molly Taylor Shine:
mollytaylorshine

Sarah Elizabeth Brown Circle:
sarahbrowncircle

Sarah Plummer Circle:
sarahplummercircle

Sophie Wynne Shine:
sophiewynneshine

100 Days of Summer 2016: Week Seven

Tenderness:

Britt Kilpatrick Bird:
brittkilpatrickbird

Chris Arnold Treasured:
chrisarnoldtreasured

Dennis Simpson Sunglasses:
dennissimpsonsunglasses

Gemma Campbell Treasured:
gemmacampbelltreasured

Huw Davies Narrow:
huwdaviesnarrow

Jayne Jones The World is Too Much With Us:
jaynejonestheworldistoomuchwithus

Jennifer Blake Treasured:
jenniferblaketreasured

Katharine Marsland Treasured:
katharinemarslandtreasured

Laura Hudson The World is Too Much With Us:
laurahudsontheworldistoomuchwithus

Lynda Sterling Bird:
lyndasterlingbird

Mark Cockshutt Bird:
markcockshuttbird

Maureen Cavanagh Hurst Narrow:
maureencavanaghhurstnarrow

Raquel Montad Every:
raquelmontadevery

Sarah Plummer Every:
sarahplummerevery

Benjamin Stoney Run:
benjaminstoneyrun

100 Days of Summer 2016: Week Six

A little strange…

Ashlee Symington Young:
ashleesymingtonyoung

Benjamin Stoney Quiet:
benstoneyquiet

Corri Laniado Behind Me:
corrilaniadobehindme

Emma L’pton Appearances:
Emmal'ptonappearances

Hannah Stoney Every:
hanstoneyevery

Ilona Zasowska True:
ilonazasowskatrue

Jeni Entwistle Door:
jenientwistledoor

Kirsteen Williams True:
kirsteenwilliamstrue

Mark Cockshutt Behind Me:
markcockshuttbehindme

Megan Every True:
megan every true

Rachel Watson Quiet:
rachelwatsonquiet

Sarah Brown Intrigue:
sarahbrownintrigue

100 Days of Summer 2016: Week Five

Bill Cunningham (street fashion photographer for N.Y. Times) died this week. I re-watched the documentary about him on Netflix. He was such a lovely, pure soul and so committed to his own art of beholding that he was almost monastic; refusing to take any money and possessing this simplicity that any kind of pretentiousness proved unable to stand against.

His acceptance speech when he was awarded the Officier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture always makes me cry. His voice cracks as he says “He who seeks beauty will find it”.

This perfectly sums up his approach and I love it because it draws out the importance of the seeking. It’s not just that there’s a nice view — it’s that you see it a certain way or even see a nice view where others don’t. I’m not naming this terribly well but my point is, that I chose this week’s photos not just because they’re nice pictures but because you’re good lookers!

Benjamin Stoney Temptation:
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Bex White Fast:
bexwhitefast

Cat Cloutier Three:
catcloutierthree

Chris Arnold Emergency:
chrisarnoldemergency

Evie Durant Magical:
eviedurantmagical

Jayne Jones New:
jaynejonesnew

Jeni Spragg Blue:
jenispraggblue

Joe Gallant Blue:
joegallantblue

Molly Taylor Appearances:
mollytaylorappearances

Nicola Williams New:
nicolawilliamsnew

Pahim Hoz Blue:
pahimhozblue

Raquel Montad Magical:
raquelmontadmagical

Sarah Booth Magical:
sarahboothmagical

Sarah Elizabeth Brown Temptation:
sarahelizabethbrowntemptation