Tuesday 11 December 2018

Peter Bowater

It is with great sadness that I have to share the news
of the death of my husband,

He died on 1st December 2018 in hospital 
at Bron in Lyon. He was 74.

His death was totally unexpected and brutal but we believe 
and hope that he was not in pain and did not suffer.

Peter is greatly missed by me and our daughter Justine.

This will probably be the last posting on this Blog.


Thursday 5 April 2018

'All the World's a Stage'

William Shakespeare:  "As You Like It"  Act II, Scene VII

We traveled, as photographers, individually or together for many years and visited many countries in the course of our work.  Here is a 
compilation of 53 portraits from 20 of those countries.

Here we think is one of the most interesting ways to enjoy a variety of
work that we hope will amuse and intrigue forever.
One of the privileges of having been working photographers with international
assignments has been to visit often obscure regions in as many as
50 countries.  This enabled us to meet the people going about their
daily lives, their work and their pleasure, often in places that tourists
never visit.
One of the greatest pleasures of traveling is to observe the people, their
differences and their similarities, their customs and the changes in their
lives that are so noticeable over the years as one visits the same
country or region again and again.  
The portraits in this collection are, in a number of cases, unimaginable
now as so much has changed in such a short time. 
This composite is available in a Limited Edition of 8 at
80cm x 80cm
or also in a smaller edition of 8 at 54cm x 54cm.
Each portrait is also available as an individual print.

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.