My Pen and Ink City Panoramas

A few years ago when I was going through a minimalist phase I did lots of simple pen and ink sketches, trying to capture faces, places and buildings in just a few black lines, by reducing everything back to its basic elements. Part of this project included a series of panoramic sketches I did of…

I remember you well at the Chelsea Hotel…

Once the residence for the famous and infamous of New York’s bohemian scene, the future of the Chelsea Hotel now looks bleak. Listening to the news on BBC world last night, I heard that the hotel, which is closed for renovation, currently has no fixed date or even any plan for reopening. Located at 222…

The ghost of the Twin Towers

I took this photograph of the World Trade Centre through the crown of the Statue of Liberty in 1997. When I developed the photograph a couple of months after I took it, I remember thinking it was a rather ghostly image, with the skyline shrouded in mist. Looking at the image now, 12 years on…