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ITSUKUSHIMA - the story behind the image

ITSUKUSHIMA - the story behind the image

My print Itsukushima is from a photograph I took in Japan, on Miyajima Island which is just outside of Hiroshima. I was living in Japan at the time, teaching English in an elementary school in Chiba prefecture, an hour or so east of Tokyo. I was on my summer break, backpacking through Hiroshima and Kyoto with my friend Jay. It was the dead of summer, stepping outside felt like being in a sauna. Vending machine trips were plentiful, sourcing water and cold tea where we could.  I have a clear memory in my mind of taking public transit to the ferry...

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LONDON CALLING - the story behind the image

LONDON CALLING - the story behind the image

My print London Calling is from a photograph I took in London. I took this photo in spring of 2018 in London's east end. I was walking from my hotel towards the tower bridge. I've loved London from the first time I visited the city. Her old buildings tell stories from a time gone by, while at the same time there's a sense of looking forward. From music, to art galleries, to cafes and restaurants - I love exploring London. Staying at Arlo Hotel in Whitechapel, it was a quick walk to Brick Lane and up to Spitalfields market. Heading to...

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