Falling or flying?


In memory of the 3rd anniversary of the start of the Iraq War II the pic of ‘The Falling Man’ from 9/11.

“He is, fifteen seconds past 9:41 a.m. EST, the moment the picture is taken, in the clutches of pure physics, accelerating at a rate of thirty-two feet per second squared. He will soon be traveling at upwards of 150 miles per hour, and he is upside down.”

For me this counter-intuively is an image of freedom, not death.

From Belgrade to Barking


Had Michael Bowring from Belgrade in town. Apparently he’s me the King of Serbia for tea through his girlfriend Sacha, who only speaks English, which is nice. Told him about the Bosnian pyramids so maybe he’ll cover that, though unlikely his photo agency Panos will take an interest.

Anyhow I got him to take a few pics, as he’s a photographer, and here’s one from Barking station which I liked the look of: