Category Archives: Photos

Estate: a photo diary by Robert Clayton

A great collection of stills by Robert Clayton of a UK housing estate in the 90s .

See this and his other work here


“Brutalism celebrated”

Saw this website via a tweet from @creativereview (give them a look).

Graphic designer Peter Chadwick has put together a website celebrating “Brutalism”, an architectural style typical in post-war European cities. Think the Barbican and Elephant & Castle in London, and the Parc Del Forum in Barcelona.

It looks like it’s in it’s early days, and will be added to shortly, but looks to be a good look at a stark style that a lot of us see in our day-to-day in the city.

“The Opposite of Kitsch” blog

Here’s a great blog keeping a photo record of ‘unremarkable’ moments, mostly in Baltimore.

I guess these supposed unremarkable moments make up the day-to-day and can represent a great deal. That’s why I think I dig the photos anyway.


See the blog here

New Orleans – Mon 11th March

Kermit Ruffins’ Speakeasy. Such a good place, which appeared to be mixed with locals and out-of-towners all keen to hear the best of N’awlins jazz in a low key venue.

Kermit invited a load of other singers to perform too; Nayo Jones,  “The Sleeping Giant” James Winfield, Kermit’s daughters and others. I forget the name of the guy who blew the roof off with a cover of Otis Redding’s “Try A Little Tenderness”. Everyone was incredible. And Kermit’s band, the Barbeque Swingers held it all together brilliantly.

Kermit Ruffins and his Barbecue Swingers

Kermit Ruffins and his Barbecue Swingers

If you’re in New Orleans on a Sunday or Monday, you have to go to this bar on Basin st. The food looked amazing too.

To top it all off, Robert DeNiro and LL Cool J walked in unannounced!

DeNiro and LL Cool J

DeNiro and LL Cool J

New Orleans – Sun 10th March

The "Keep n It Real" , 2nd line parade

The “Keep n It Real” , 2nd line parade

On our first full day in NO, we went and searched out the 2nd line parade (which started by the 7th Ward, and went down towards the French Quarter).

Unbelievable vibes. Best moment by far was the brass band starting up, and the dancers in suits emerging from a local building- who then led the parade down the road.

Shouts out to the I J Reillys store in the Faubourg Marigny who gave us the info of when and where the 2nd line parade was starting from – check their facebook page here

Old battered car in Seattle

Old Battered Car

Old Battered Car, Seattle

I took this photo up around the Capitol Hill district of Seattle. I’d been in America for a couple of days by that point (my first trip) and was disappointed by how European-looking all the cars were, so immediately snapped this motor.

The Cage – Greenwich Village

The Cage - Manhattan, New York

The Cage – Manhattan, New York

I stopped to watch a game at this court known as the cage (West 4th and Washington sq.) while on holiday last summer.

It’s a tiny court so the ballers are pretty physical, and not much pretty basketball gets played from what I saw. Hustle!