#Rome #Travelogue #Italy #Europe

Roman Holiday

Once again the early morning was bracing and dark. Leaving home at 5am is not pleasant, least of all because I never usually sleep the night before flying, for fear of oversleeping and missing my flight. I made the exception this time and caught two hours kip before loading up my Jeep and setting off to pick up my two comrades. The prime reason for this trip was to celebrate the 40th birthday of my friend who lives in the USA and who have not had the opportunity to visit many European cities before. ...

#fine art #London #art show #student #reviews

Art Student Final Show

Last night I took a work friend of mine from India to the Student final show at Byam Shore, which is a college of the University of the Arts London. This image was taken there and shows some of the highly creative work that was on display by this year’s graduating class. This particular body of work was by an artist that based his work around the homeless. The images are in black and white save the eyes of the subject which are vivid, bright and clear. ...

#relection #wellness

Feeling a Little Reflective

I looked at my last post on this blog and it was dated June 1st. Thats two weeks ago. It’s not that I haven’t been writing anything, I have a couple of posts in draft state at the moment waiting to get finished, it’s just that I have been feeling a little reflective over the past two weeks. You see, I’ve been re-evaluating some of the goals that I set for myself for this year, and it would seem a major one is going to be relegated to a secondary one, you know what I mean. ...

#theatre #reviews. greenwich

Hotel World

If you think that youth theatre is merely for parents hoping to see their offspring treading the boards, ready to pat them on the head and take them out for a celebratory meal after the performance, you may want to re-think that assumption, once you have seen the adaptation of Ali Smith’s Hotel World, presented by Kidbrooke School. Having no prior knowledge of the Ali Smith novel, this performance would be my first introduction to the five female characters. ...

#AfroReggae #Rio De Janeiro #Brazil #reviews #documentary

Favela Rising D v D Review

Set in one of Rio De Janeiro’s 600 ghettos, Vigario Geral, Favela Rising charts the story of Anderson Sa, Jose Junior and AfroReggae on a journey from outlaws to social revolutionaries. In their debut feature, directors Jeff Zimbalist and Matt Mochary allow us to see inside the notorious ghettos of one of the world’s most fascinating cities. In 1993, the killing of four police officers by a single druglord sparks the massacre or 21 residents of Vigario Geral by Rio’s military police. ...

#street photography #photography events #London

Photofusion Street Photography Forum

Photofusion are staging a one day Street Photography Forum at their location 17a Electric Lane, London SW9 8LA. The forum runs from 11am - 4pm and tickets are £10. This should prove an exciting event. Photofusion is a small photography gallery and services operation with pleasant staff and technical experts there to help you with both film and digital image processing, Alongside the digital suites, you can take advantage of the professional studio setup, and they have exhibitions running for most of the year. ...

#photography niches

Finding Your Niche

Finding your niche can help you achieve far more in life and can provide you with the added satisfaction of knowing that you are sought after for your expertise, knowledge, practical tips and advice. Those who are looking to emulate your success will flock to you, peppering you with questions, demanding answers, seeking your input as a problem solver and if you are fortunate, they will recommend you as an expert to others, thus increasing the demands on your time, but also elevating you above the realms of mere mortals. ...