Monday, 1 January 2018

Pictures from our Archives

These pictures, as with all the others on this Blog and on our 
Website  www.bowater.fr
are available as
Fine Art Prints, sometimes in two different formats,
always in small Limited Editions.


We've been noticing that some of the subjects currently popular on on-line 
art galleries are reflected in our archive of photographs and, in many cases, 
have not been looked at for years.
We found a couple that were particularly to our liking and quite different
in content.

The Ahmed Ibn Tulun Mosque in Cairo, 867 CE, which we visited many years ago when were on assignment in Egypt, is an ancient religious building
that made a great impression on us at the time.  We often wonder
why the design and structure of modern buildings so rarely compare with
the work of architects and builders hundreds, even a thousand, years ago. 
Not only are these ancient buildings more permanent and more agreeably
designed but they have atmosphere and are people-friendly.



And, for something completely different, we have noticed that prints of
holiday beaches have become very popular.  This one is not exactly
the beach but just at the edge of the beach in Nice, Côte d'Azur, France.
This picture is back to Georgina's minimalist approach which seems to
make it more interesting than a straightforward document.



We don't always find what we're looking for in our archive as easily as we'd hope.  Somewherewe have some interesting old images of the beach at Alexandria in Egypt
and it would be fun to work on those as, given the present interest in fashionable beaches, these would be ultimately counter-intuitive.

1 comment:

  1. here for youToday, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day.

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