— Lights and Lines

This is to introduce a new category of photography projects entitled Days of Wonders that is dedicated to quick and dirty photography projects that usually start and end within 24 hours. Rather than projects they should be probably defined documentation attempts as they are the result of spontaneity rather than study.

The reason behind them are random encounters with something unexpected.
Here are the first two:

Living In The Bus Lane

The existence of a micro-community of Routemaster lovers is something I never really considered, until the day I found myself surrounded by them.

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A Day for Colours

During Purim, a celebration that usually takes place in March, the Jewish community enjoys the only moment during the year when colour appears in the neighbourhood.

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My Daily Wonder, this time it’s an addition to my The Nature of Survival project.

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The other day I was walking around Bermondsey (South London) when I found myself in front of the perfect addition to my Our Drinking Habits project: a miniature bottle of Absolute Vodka positioned on top of an electrical box. I hadn’t got my camera with me.

The following morning in Finsbury Park (North London) I found this.

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That’s it. Finally I can put an end to the never ending review of images I produced during my trip to Iran last month. Here is a link to the final project, a sort of travelogue collection of pictures I titled The Islamic Republic.

The format is pretty simple a flux of images with some comments on different issues that got my attention, such as women, Death or Islamic Schools.

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Back working on urban nature subjects on my series about integration and survival. I assume this interest in nature comes hand in hand with living in a big city such as London.

I became fascinated with the different ways nature has or was adapted to become part of our cityscape; here I investigate some of the the different forms it comes in: from the unwanted to the ceremonial or the ornamental.

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After a month looking at Iranian pictures I suddenly realised how straight is London. Here is a bit of council estate porn for those into social housing.

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Back to London and back to Our Drinking Habits.

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Everyday life in colour, I almost got the primary ones.

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Mickey Mouse made it among the persian carpets in an Iranian bazaar.

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In Iran religion can be experience everywhere.

What surprised me is the multipurpose function of many of these religious spaces. During the hottest parts of the day people use them as places for rest; finding men sleeping under the mihrab is a common sight.

On the other hand  the actual act of praying is often performed in the most unusual places.

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