This weekend and next, I hope will be busy for me photographically. This weekend I am planniing to go into London to see the Hoppe and Ida Karr exhibitions at the National Portrait Gallery - this time I promise to write up some feelings about the exhibitions in this blog. The following weekend I am planning to spend some time in the East End of London and go to one of my favourite venues - The Whitechapel Gallery. At the moment they are hosting an exhibion of work by Paul Graham. I googled him and came up with this archive - http://paulgrahamarchive.com/index.html
The photographs there have real soul - my favourite set is "A1 - The Great North Road". They brought my memories of that road to life. Perhaps there is something of Don McCullin in there. McCullin is one of my lifetime inspirations - check out his book "Homecoming" if you can. That book, post-Vietnam, is one of the darkest but also illuminating views of England.