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What a great word – it rolls off the tongue and has a positive meaning. Luck that takes the form of finding valuable or pleasant things that are not looked for. A happy accident in short. When I look at this photo of Daisy, serendipity is the word that springs to mind.


Silence is golden

“If cats could talk, they wouldn’t”   Nan Porter For some years now I’ve collected quotations to go with my photos. This is the first of a series of occasional posts, which I hope you’ll enjoy.


Creative flare

These are Exmoor ponies, the oldest breed of native pony in the United Kingdom. Free to roam and graze on the moors, they can be difficult to track down. So I was pleased to find these young adults when I crossed Exmoor one January morning. Left by their owners to fend for


Rubber gloves

At road junctions in Zambia you can often see rubber gloves, mounted on steel rods and waving in the breeze. Curious to know what the gloves were for, I asked a friend. “Advertising” I was told. “Plumbers use them for self-promotion – they’re like a barber’s pole outside the shop”. Sometimes the


Minding the shop

This is Bruno, minding the shop at Etty & Tyler’s, the motor cycle dealers in Forest Gate, east London. Photographed in 2005, he was my first subject in what became a long running project : Town Dogs. There was really no need to beware of this gentle giant of a dog. Any