SONY DSC- Each And Every One, 2014 -

SONY DSC- Even So, 2014 -

SONY DSC- Another Bridge, 2014 -

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All the titles for photographs here are taken from songs on Everything But The Girl’s debut album, Eden (1984). It was a favourite of mine for most of the Eighties – it’s a potent cocktail of jazz sounds and post-punk attitude. You can listen to Each And Every One here. If you have ever had even a passing interest in EBTG, Tracey Thorn’s autobiography, Bedsit Disco Queen (Virago, 2013), is brilliant and should be on your reading list.

Right, I’m taking a short break to recharge my batteries and get some reading done. See you all soon.

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This post is dedicated to Chris, George and Melanie.

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Let the tumbleweeds roll!

SONY DSC- Street Portrait (for and of Ellie), 2014 -

I seem to be spending more and more of my time, just wandering about looking at people and things and not taking photographs. Stylish from head to toe, Ellie rescued my day, photographically speaking. This was the fourth shot and is my favourite. Thanks very much, Ellie! Hope you like your picture.

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If you are interested in self-portraits, I recommend you visit Strata of the Self. It’s beautiful.

Street Portrait (for and of Spencer), 2014

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Effortless cool and another face of summer is what I thought when I saw Spencer. He was getting ready to ride off on his motorbike, when I asked if I could take his photograph. Spencer was great about it – this is the first of five shots and my favourite. Thanks very much, Spencer! Hope you like your picture.

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If you are interested in self-portraits, I recommend you visit Strata of the Self. It’s beautiful.

Street Portrait (for and of Chris Garland), 2014- Street Portrait (for and of Chris Garland), 2014 -

It’s been a long time since I last ran, I mean really ran after a potential portraitee. And for Chris I ran uphill (not a big one, but I’m out of shape). He was great about me taking a few shots and we had an interesting, sometimes passionate and despairing conversation about the parlous state of British popular culture, retro-ism, beards, Kate Bush, fashion, young artists, the fashion of the high street, and Ladbroke Grove. Thanks very much for stopping, Chris – it was a pleasure to meet you. Hope you like your pictures.

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Street Portrait (for and of Chris Garland), 2014- Street Portrait (for and of Chris Garland), 2014 -

Visit The Psychedelic Manifesto here, and listen to their music here. Chris’ clothing line, Pure Mind Clothing can be found here.

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If you are interested in self-portraits, I recommend you visit Strata of the Self. It’s beautiful.

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Still Life, 2014- Still Life, 2014 -

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If you are interested in self-portraits, I recommend you visit Strata of the Self. It’s beautiful.

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Work #1, 2014- Work #1, 2014 -

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Self Portrait, 2014- Self Portrait, 2014 -

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 If you are interested in self-portraits, I recommend you visit Strata of the Self. It’s beautiful.

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Street Portrait (for and of Jason), 2014- Street Portrait (for and of Jason), 2014 -

Jason had the most fantastic shirt on. I really should have asked him where it was from, but I didn’t. He was great about having his photograph taken (so many times) – this was the final shot and is my favourite. Thanks very much, Jason! Hope you like your picture.

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If you are interested in self-portraits, I recommend you visit Strata of the Self. It’s beautiful.

Street Portrait (for and of Fabio), 2014- Street Portrait (for and of Fabio), 2014 -

Another face of summer and another seated subject. Fabio saved my Friday – the six shots I took of him were the only ones I took all day (this was the first and best). Thanks very much for letting me take your portrait, Fabio! Hope you like your picture.

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If you are interested in self-portraits, I recommend you visit Strata of the Self. It’s beautiful.

One Bell Ringing, 2014- One Bell Ringing, 2014 -

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If you are interested in self-portraits, I recommend you visit Strata of the Self. It’s beautiful.

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Street Portrait (for and of Ed), 2014- Street Portrait (for and of Ed), 2014 -

Another face of summer. Ed was enjoying a break in the sun when I asked him for a portrait – he was great about it (especially considering I took six shots – this is the third and my favourite). Thanks very much, Ed! Hope you like your picture.

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If you are interested in self-portraits, I recommend you visit Strata of the Self. It’s beautiful.

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