Saturday, February 10

Closing time for Meech's Menswear

A sad sight - a few photos I took in Meech's Menswear in Weymouth, shortly before this splendid shop closed its doors for good at the end of January 2018.

This traditional gentleman’s outfitters first opened in 1928. The shop’s owner, David Meech - son of the original owner John Henry Meech - is retiring.

They can still be found selling online at www.meechs.co.uk, www.farahtrousers.co.uk and www.menswear-warehouse.co.uk

See also - my blog post from 2011 on the last day at Bournemouth Rowing Club building on Bournemouth prom

Tuesday, January 16

Ice Cream For Crow - eight photos of the Weymouth beach crows from 2017

Eight photos of the crows on Weymouth beach taken in 2017. Clicking on the pics may start a slideshow/give a bigger version, depending on your set-up...

[crows, Weymouth, UK, beach, horses, pram, street photography]

[crows, Weymouth, UK, beach, dog]

[crows, Weymouth beach, twins, pram, street photography]

[crows, Weymouth beach, blind, tower, street photography]

[crows, Weymouth, UK, beach, mound]

[crows, Weymouth, UK, beach, dog, mound]

[crows, Weymouth beach, donkey trail, street photography]

[crows, Weymouth beach, seagulls, street photography]

Monday, October 9

Aquae Sulis - a brief history of the people of Bath

I have a new series of photos on my website - Aquae Sulis - a brief history of the people of Bath.

The 44 photos in the series were shot on a number of day trips from my home in Weymouth to the city (using the antiquated Great Western Railway service).

I already had an in-depth knowledge of the place, having lived there for several years in the late 1990s. Most of the photos were taken in 2015 and 2016, with a few from this year and a couple of older shots. They were taken with a Fujifilm X100 (which sadly recently died).

Some photos from the series, which can be found in full here.

photo booth, Bath

cones, hat, Bath, street photography

seagull, deer, litter, parking, Bath, street photography

mannequins, Milsom Street, Bath, street photography

tourists, plastic bag, guide, Bath

Bath street photography, graduation, security

Bath, street photography, Bad Christmas

Saturday, August 19

Recent street photography: mainly animals

Recent street photography from me: mainly animals

Weymouth horse

New Forest horse and cattle

West Bay humans

Weymouth bear things

Trump cat

Wednesday, July 19

Paul Russell print sale - Wareham 2016

I have this nice print available, taken in Wareham in 2016, almost a year to the day.

The print size is 15 by 10 inches. Price £35 UK, £40 rest of world, including postage. The print is initialled on the front, and signed on the back. Digital C-type print, printed on gloss Fujifilm Crystal Archive paper. Dispatched in a sturdy poster tube.

email me on paul@paulrussell.info to buy...

Sunday, July 16

Print sale - my image from David Gibson's 100 Great Street Photographs book

For sale - prints of my image from David Gibson's 100 Great Street Photographs book, published by Prestel (see previous post).

Get your hands on number 8, number 9 or number 10 (above) of this edition of 30. The print size is 15 by 10 inches. Price £35 UK, £40 rest of world, including postage. (Prices will rise substantially for later numbers.) The prints will be initialled on the front, signed on the back. Digital C-type print, printed on gloss Fujifilm Crystal Archive paper.

email me on paul@paulrussell.info to buy, or use the button at the bottom of this blog post!

"I love that print. It's amazing!!" - Jan Normandale, Canada - owner of number 1 of 30.

"It's here! And I love it. Thank you." - Per-Olof Stoltz, Sweden - owner of number 2.

"Paul, just got my picture - LOVE IT!" - Alexis Alvarez, New York - owner of number 3.

"Fantastic! Thank you" - Stephen Grocott, UK - owner of number 4.

"Hi Paul. I got your print. It is a great print - I love it." Hakon Agustsson, Iceland, owner of number 7

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Wednesday, June 21

100 Great Street Photographs - a new book from David Gibson

Great to see my photo in this new Prestel book, 100 Great Street Photographs, and to see the book on the shelves. The book is written/curated by David Gibson. It's a nicely produced book, and everyone seems very happy with it.

I'm pleased to have the book, as it includes some of my favourite street photographs - modern classics from the likes of Stephen McLaren, Yota Yoshida and Maria Plotnikova (off the top of my head). It makes a good companion to Street Photography Now, as pictured here in a Waterstones.

My photo is taken in London (there's a big clue as the sign "Broadwick Street, W1, City of Westminster" is visible in the photo. It's quite an unusual picture for me, in that it's taken in "good" light on a sunny day. I usually make a point of photographing in overcast-ish dull light. The weather forecast must have been wrong that day when I set off to London. To buy a print of this image, please visit here.