Posts Tagged: London

time to relax

time to relax

I took this photo quite a few years ago.  I was busy and stressed at work, and left the office to go for a walk.  As I sat on a bench in park, I was struck by how beautiful the patterns of the tree were against the sky and clouds.  I was instantly relaxed. Participation …

Touch of Grace

Touch of Grace

The shop signs in Peckham make me smile.   They remind me of God’s blessings and that there is more to life that what we see with our eyes. Peace, Beauty, Grace. The London Borough of Southwark has one of the biggest African Christian communities in the world outside Africa according to google! When I …

Inspiration from Friends

Inspiration from Friends

Last week I documented my friend James Melloy’s first solo show, at the Leyden Gallery.  Having spent a few years away from London this picture of one of my favourites of his paintings represents to me how much opportunity their is in my city to meet, and be inspired by like minded creative people. 

A Friend’s Love

A Friend’s Love

The other night, I have received a beautiful gift rom my friends. Even before opening the gift, I got dazzled by the paper, with all the kisses on it marked with lipstick. It inspires me every day, to gather all the love that sometimes I forget, then multiply and give more love to the people I …

Seeing The City from a New Perspective

Seeing The City from a New Perspective

Liv is a friend, singer and long time collaborator. This is Liv’s boat, Mary Ellen. She bought it in the north of the country and slowly chugged it down the canals over the winter. I joined her for the last leg into central London, which turned out to be on the most glorious spring day. The banks of …

Sick!

Sick!

I am a teacher at a Secondary school in the East End, one of London´s most multicultural areas (I am proof of that myself, coming from Málaga, Spain). On that evening there was a students´variety show in our main hall.  I was doing some tedious after-school work when, suddenly, all the performers stormed into my …

Gritty Urban Beauty

Gritty Urban Beauty

On the rare occasion when the sun shines down on London you see it for all it’s gritty-urban beauty. In the summer months the city can bleed a radiance that is both violent and peaceful, both energised and indolent. You can stand-still amidst the crowds of tourists- look-up and feel like the whole world is …