Category Archives: Landscape

Hospital

Since Sept. 1st I have been released from hospital. What should have been a routine one day situation on June 8th turned into a 80 day nightmare with eleven operations (9 fully under, 2 local in case you wanted to know) as the infection inside my foot proved to be much harder to control than was originally believed. The first month I stayed at UCLH where the views aren’t bad.

The View from UCLH.

The View from UCLH.

Then I was sent to The Royal Free in Hampstead where things did not improve at all, in fact they deteriorated badly and only after pumping up to a pint’s worth of antibiotics intravenously of two different types in Aug. did things brighten up, be it at a slow pace. I think I am very lucky to keep quite a good part of the foot and that I eventually ought to be walking as normal again. Fingers crossed.

I take my iPhone downstairs and manage to snag a shot of one of the operating staff peeking through. Phones and cams are not allowed down there so I have to hand it back to the nurse, but the shot is in the bag.

Without feeling the need to brag I was under pretty heroic morphine dosages for the entire period as well, and this concluded with a terrible  comedown, while at home, after I finished the oral course in the third week of Sept., I do not wish the terrible 50 odd hours I had, to anyone, it is utter hell. The detox from Trainspotting comes to mind if you need  visual comparison….. 🙂

Roughly a quarter of the syringes of Morphine I had.

Lying on a bed for a long time gets you thinking and I am going to start shooting more. For starters some metal shows. I am going to start scanning more of my archive in for the book projects I halted for a while, and also will set up some sort of printing service as well.

I still have a few months to go and do not expect things to have settled for the best until well into the new year, but things are going good.

 

 

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Estoril and Sintra

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Quick 6 day break in Portugal, near Lisbon in Estoril and Sintra. This is just before going into hospital getting operated on my foot so was not very mobile, so to speak.

Estoril is a posh area, near Cascais which by itself is a little too touristy for my liking. Sintra I had been to in 2009 for a job and it also had become too popular for its own good, it felt swamped and we even went on a Monday to avoid the weekend crowd…..ha like that made any difference.

Nor was I feeling ‘it’ much to shoot many pix as I was under constant medication.

Still lovely weather and food. No complaints really 🙂

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Breda

Moerdijk, near Breda, Netherlands while being on the train.

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Malta and Gozo

A few shots from my recent break in Malta and Gozo. I took some snaps of the places we visited and also messed around with blurring. I managed to get a few shots for The Kiss as well.

I shall post one of the better ones.

 

These pix are taken of Valletta, Azure Window,  the quant fishing town of Marsaxlokk, Birkirkara where we stayed, and Gozo of course mostly in Kercm where we saw the light festival and where hilly fields were decked out with hundreds of torches. Everyone local was having pizza and wine (at 4 euros a bottle so yeah that went down a treat 🙂 Fantastic place to visit.

All photographs copyright Bartolomy, all rights reserved.

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Furthermore I am starting to work on two new projects, one is “The Birds” and the other will be called “Oets” All to be revealed soon.

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East Sussex

Some pix from last weekend in East Sussex when we went to friends down in Hastings , visited Seven Sisters’ cliffs, Rye and Winchelsea. Weather forecast was supposedly dire, well it was anything but that. Windy and sunny and in the end we had a few drops, but nothing that spoiled the fun.

Great times.

Love the cliffs, should do a proper shoot around the area…..

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Hastings and Jimmy Bain

I have just read that Jimmy Bain has passed away, I interviewed Jimmy when he was in Dio in 1983 when they played in Utrecht (a video of that show is on youtube) and also at the Pinkpop festival the year after. Really nice and above all down to earth bloke. Had then already plenty of history with Rainbow, Wild Horses and then with Dio.

First Lemmy now Jimmy, two fab bass players in their own right are gone, and the world has become more boring. I read that Last In Line’s debut with Bain is about to be released, so that’ll be on my wishlist then.

As soon as I have my scanner back in operation again I shall post some of Lemmy’s and Jimmy’s images.

A few more images of Hastings.

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Winter landscapes

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Some shots I took three years ago in The Netherlands and in Stoke Newington. Since it is Spring I thought I’d post a few wintry landscape photographs.

Moody as always.

 

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