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Sphinx & The South Bank

PHOTOGRAPHY ON THE LONDON EMBANKMENT

There sadly weren’t any riddles involved – maybe if I’d have waited longer – but a little snapping walking home through London Town along the Embankment. I love that the sphinx is always waiting by the Thames. Cleopatra’s Needle is fascinating – simple by being there. And on a winter evening, at dusk, you can actually take a little time to shoot some pics as the tourists float away.

PHOTOGRAPHY IN LONDON

And Further Pictorial Wanderings About London Town I still find living in The Big Smoke entirely magical at times. So many places I'd only read about until a move down South from Newcastle upon Tyne. Suddenly the Whitehall backstreets of dubious notoriety, Hawksmoor churches, a little Eduardo Paolozzi and every place that sounded terribley interesting from a 'Bryant & May' novel is just a short journey away. Not exactly Annie Leibovitz but a few snappy snaps from the iPhone whilst pottering about London. And, thankfully, photoshop can always cover up a multitude...

Something Nasty In The Woodshed…

A little unsettling Voodoo down by Waitrose? Dubious occultists are up to no good at number 23 again? The Thelemic Lodge next door just won’t keep the noise down? Yup, urban occult. Who knows what sinister esoteric doings are going on behind the closed doors of suburban Blighty.

I just loved the new anthology idea from Anachron Press. Urban Occult. Irresistible. Trying to write a contribution sounded loads of fun. Satanists. Crazy Wiccans. Those nasty inner-city backwaters that really just aren’t right. And I’ve been lucky enough to have my short story included. Wow. Plus I’m very pleased to have designed the jacket.

The London Library

The London Library

(Keep It Down There Mr Darwin) Need to write something? Want to get that drawing project you started months ago finished? Well, your house is beset with devilish traps to prevent you from doing so. Really. A kitchen full of tea to be made. An Xbox just feet away. A whole world of pointless tasks you can happily procrastinate over. And that’s before actually risking going anywhere near the internet. A total lack of will power prevails and before you know it you’re playing Portal in between another round of Earl...

Peculiar Places #2

Step off Union Street and onto Redcross Way. You’re in a nondescript Southwark side street. Bisected by railway lines it borders an urban sprawl of undeveloped wasteland. Nothing remarkable here. Well, apart from a spontaneous shrine to the outcast dead of London.