Phew. We got back on Thursday and I’m just now starting to feel the jet-lag subside. My partner David and I flew to the UK for a couple of software conferences in Cambridge, then spent a few days in London, followed by Paris! I was looking forward to returning to Cambridge, we visited there three years ago and this time I was going to have a few more days to explore the city.
The first day it rained, but I was undeterred (and had remembered to pack a couple of umbrellas); I headed out for some wandering and shooting in the moody weather.
I stopped for lunch at the Rainbow Cafe, which is located right across from Kings College. Finding vegetarian food isn’t a huge challenge in the UK, most every pub has something (usually a veggie risotto for some reason), but I always try and track down restaurants which are entirely veggie. The food was delicious; I warmed up with soup and some hot tea, and ventured back out.
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Jamaica Dyer is an insanely talented artist and a good friend. I’ve known her for years from the San Francisco Indie comics scene, it’s been terrific seeing her receive well-deserved recognition for her work. She’s been at Alternative Press Expo, Zine Fest, done workshops at the Cartoon Art Museum, and recent hung a show at Isotope Comics. No wonder I haven’t seen her in person in a while, this girl is insanely busy. Here’s a few shots I got of her at a show she had up at Mission Comics.
We’re flying out today for ten days in the Uk! The start of the trip is for work, the end will be a bit of much needed vacation. We’ll be in Cambridge, London, and wherever else we decide to investigate. Usually our trips are over scheduled, so this time we decided to take it easy and see how we feel when we get there.
Photos from our last trip across the pond are here on flickr. It’s really hard to believe it was in 2007!
I’ve worked with Shine on and off for several years on video projects of hers. Recently I got to meet her lovely wife, Amy, and Miles, their son. We spent some time on a sunny saturday getting some pregnant belly photos of Amy and documenting Miles’s adorable chubby cheeks.
Photographing children can be a bit of a challenge. I like to hang out for as long as possible to let shy kids warm up to me and get used to being photographed. Miles isn’t shy, but he was a little insecure in front of the camera – just for the first half hour or so.
Check out those cheeks! He’s adorable.