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This is the twenty-second collaboration between Richard from CK Ponderings and I. It was Richard’s turn to set the theme. Hope you like the results…

Richard Cooper-Knight:

Darkness, 2013

If I am honest, I struggled a little with the theme this time. My immediate thought was a nighttime light trail, but I’ve done those to death recently, and didn’t want to duplicate an idea I have worked on before. This skull is actually part of a grave plaque in a local church. Not the holiest or most commemorative of sculptures, perhaps, but that’s Victorians for you!

Richard Guest:

Darkness, 2013

I too struggled with the theme and I set it (thinking it would be a breeze – don’t know why I ever think that. That’s it – no more general themes!). This is a tree not far from our house. Inverting the image seemed to emphasise the crazed little growths.

One of my favourite bands, Van der Graaf Generator, have a song called Darkness (11/11) which, thanks to the magic of Youtube, can be seen here.

Double Street Portrait (for and of Chloe and John), 2012

Well, I took this picture about three weeks ago. I think Chloe and John were on their way to an Olympic event in a nearby park. So it was very generous of them to stop for a few minutes and let me take their portrait. An extremely stylish couple, I’m sure you’ll agree! Thanks Chloe and John! Hope you like your picture.

Untitled digital photograph, 2012

Untitled digital photograph, 2012

The first photograph was taken in Ashtead, Surrey and the second in the Horniman Museum, Forest Hill, London, UK.

The Horniman has a really interesting collection of objects (a large collection fo musical instruments, including exotic sound-makers such as femur trumpets) from around the world – brought back to Forest Hill by Frederick Horniman (heir to the biggest tea trading business in the world at the time). I like to think of him as a Victorian gentleman in the Phileas Fogg  mould. Anyway, the museum’s great – recently refurbished, with a new improved aquarium and well worth a visit if you’re in the area.