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  • How to take a decent photo

    Don’t ask me, I’m bloody hopeless! The advent of the iphone, filters and cropping-for-dummies has allowed photographic novices like me to create the odd decent photo, but real photography – with a proper camera, multiple lenses, those funny light reflectors and all that malarkey –  is way out of my league. I do know a […]

  • My Fave Places: artist Rory Cargenie

    Rory Carnegie has just won a prestigious Association of Photographers Award for his portrait series ‘Port Meadow Dogs’. He lives with his wife and three children in central north Oxford, and his work can currently be seen at the Sarah Wiseman Gallery in Summertown. Here are his favourite places. The Devil’s Quoit T his is an […]

  • Picture-perfect Places

      Paul Wilkinson is a national multi award-winning photographer based in Haddenham, Buckinghamshire. To add to his collection of trophies, he has just won Best Portrait and Best Lifestyle Photographer 2013 at the prestigious MPA Awards. Here are his favourite places in the Oxfordshire, Bucks and beyond.         Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons […]

  • Picture perfect

    I’ve been using Haddenham-based photographer Paul Wilkinson for years now to photograph my kids – he’s won loads of national awards and is much admired for his portraiture and wedding photography. And it was Paul who took the photo of me on my homepage, a picture so flattering that my own mother, a Yorkshire woman […]

  • Believe it or not, this is a car park!

    Hello English town planners. I saw this photo and thought of you. This brilliantly designed car park, attached to the Kansas City Library in the US, is a lesson in how architectural flair, a bit of humour (many of the ‘books’ were banned on publication)  and some planning guts can bring something wonderful and quirky and unique […]

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