Wednesday, December 29, 2010

River looking West, 12eme

Xmas Funfair Bastille, 11eme

Came upon by accident.
Children cast adrift on a yellow sea while a monster ape, in his castle, laughs endlessly.

Ocean Pacific Restaurant , Bellevilles 19eme

Have just discovered that the version here of "bo bun" is actually better than my
previously thought location for best version. Have to recalibrate, forces me to question many other things.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Day, place des Voges 3eme

Peace & Love

Friday, December 17, 2010

Girl and Cat, St Sabin 11eme

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Metro Bellvilles,11eme

The snow has melted, the arab street sellers have just left what they could not sell. Strange piles of rags cover the Bellvilles crossroads. There ordered arrangement is unsettlingly human.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


returning from london
the westwood/ascot shoot went so well
saw many amazing thing s in the city.

Ramesses II, British Museum London

The great broken Rameses smiles down like elvis.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Pharoe, Paris Photo, Metro Louvre, 1ere

Rushing  to Paris Photo private view,  got off at the wrong Louvre station again, This is the forgotten Louvre, decorated with magnificent copies from the Egyptian department, proper idolatry . I'm looking at a beautiful lion headed god with mane and breasts. They are so far far way from home.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Desperate chair, Rue. 11eme

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Big Love, Musee Guimet. 16th

14th Century Tibetan Painting Silk.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Canal Street, New York


Duane Street & Church Nyc

Catalogue of evil, 666 Bond Street, NewYork

Fine use of shopfront windows.

Diner, west broadway, New York

People are friendly here; eat heavy comforting food, talk with my counter neighbour.
he tells me of his job delivering things and his coming to america from Africa.
This is not paris.

strange girl, church street New York

Duane Street, New York City

Amazing car in street. just got some bad news, little dazed.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

New York City, burning

amazing to be back!!!!

Coming into Land, New York City

Sunday is the Marathon.
The plane is full of wiry runners with manic eyes.
They cant sit still, theyre bouncing around excited.
Its cool.

Avenue Gambetta 11eme

Leaving Paris, 7AM

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Rue de Lappe, 11eme

Bassin de Bastille

My god the city is beautiful today, Quai d Anjou 4eme

Saturday, October 30, 2010

The greatest Restaurant in the World, 3eme

Location classified.
This was Mitterands favourite restaurant.
Would like to grow old in this place.

Monsieur Qui, Rue Trouseau, 11eme

Friday, October 29, 2010

Immense Wall, 19eme

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Everyone a Winner, Place Bastille

White Tower, 1ere

Monday, October 18, 2010

The idream app, Black Sea, North Atlantic

I dreamt that in California the Apple corporation  had invented the  idream "app" for their little telephone. If you put your iphone next to your bed it could capture a photograph of what you were dreaming of.

So i bought it,  downloaded it,  but it didnt work. Every morning when i eagerly checked the pictures all I ever got was the same  image of a distant black sea. I was so angry, so i called Steve Jobs to tell him the app didn't work and  i wanted my goddamn 75 cents back. When he picked up the telephone he was very quiet and sympathetic, like some kind of angel and he listened for a long time to what i had  to say,  and at the end of my complaint he told me he was so sorry but it wasn't his apple that was broken it was my dreams.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Freize Art Fair, London, stuffed textile graffiti

The Wheatsheaf we have moved, London


 The Wheatsheaf we have moved.

Fresh Hot Pies, Borough Market, under london bridge

The great red bus trundles, very slowly towards the river.,
Through another dull hangover buzz i watch from the upper deck.
I am not in my city i have no responsibilities here, this is almost leisure.
An endless grey city  unfolds with such beauty in its fabric.
In the "The City" magnificent buildings, sit in their ridiculously cramped locations.
There the bank of England, (in a few hours from now, sitting for rich hours in the observation deck of  the Tate modern, G will tell me something wondrous about its architect Sir John Soane and his tragic draughstman Gandy). 
But now descend at London Bridge, and quickly deeper under the bridges into another world. The Borough Food Market, the smell rushes up, you are not prepared for its delicious power, all is weaved within it, rich Meats and cheeses, freshest of vegetables, vast skillets of exotic curries, Tarteflet, breads. homemade pate, golden pastries, food heaped upon food like barricades Your mouth has become very wet,
This autumn air is sharp cold and feel the cooking warm your skin as you pass as the odour seeps into your head as the crunchy colours spring upon your eyes.
And then, you see the sign "fresh hot pies!" and it is all too much.

Soho Square, London

Back in the smoke. Been a long time.
London, returning to my old home. All this was my home.
Moving through it, it is truly endless, magnificent.
A massive wonderous machine cranking beneath and around you.
Returning to my old home.
The day wears on  I slowly realize I am not known here,  I have been completely and  utterly forgotten and i am frightened.

Friday, October 01, 2010

Vivienne Westwood Gold Label show, Paris

The Show is so late to start , the heavy hour passes the beautiful glittering crowd becomes very restless.
It is not her fault Lanvin is running late we are waiting for their audience to transfer. 
The front row is indeed sparse and  for a while now the most audacious (and beautiful) of fashion students keep trying to poach these prized locations. But they are sweet and naive, this will never happen and they are beaten back time after time.

We begin, it erupts, all is forgiven, The show is wonderful, the shapes perfect, it looks so easy, Fascinating make up and hair with mud/plaster half masks. ideas everywhere, and she herself looks so happy, yes that is it  the show is happy, human and joyous.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Night Rain, Place de la Bastille

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Murikami, Chateau de Versaille

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Escaped Lambs, Graemsey Island

Every day we pass the escaped lambs.
They block the road, they leap the ditches.
And every time the children are utterly delighted to see such bad behaviour.

Monday, August 23, 2010

In the Reptile House, Menagerie Jardin Des Plantes, 5eme

Shell and body cut in two. 

Beautiful Animals, Carousel, Jardin des Plantes 5eme.

Passing the Highlands

The Glory.

The Kirk, Remote Island Orkneys

The church is only a barn now but the tiny cemetery goes on, its close sea wall unusually low for this sheltering land, permits the view across the insane waters of Scapa Flow and beyond the Hoy Hills rising up.
My mother proudly shows me her grave that she has bought for Fifty pounds.

Killers, Boulevard Voltaire 11eme

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Elephant, Valbonne, Cote d'Azure

The elephants really do sway, more disney than disney.

Wonder, Menagerie de Jardin des Plantes