another year started for me with the london parade, or at least the preparations
for it. post september 11 the number of american schools and organisations
coming for this seemed well down on recent years.
we hardly saw a winter, but there were a few days when there was a frost - such as 2 jan.
brentford was once one of the major industrial towns of middlesex, and a trip through it when i was young was an interesting experience, with the smells and sights of the gas works. if you were lucky, you might see a great glowing wall of coke falling down from the ovens. it was also an important inland port, where the canal system from the midlands and the north - the Grand Union Canal - met the river Thames - with the port of London a few miles downriver.
now the canal has a few pleasure boats, and a working boat is a fairly rare sight. the gasworks is long gone - replaced by north sea gas, and much of the riverside and canal landscape is disappearing beneath relentless developments of luxury riverside flats.
some of my work gets put into nice organised websites.
this isn't meant to be like that, but you can see some of the rest at
and you can read what I think about photography at