Audience Participation

Posted on February 9, 2017 by Andy Thorpe under People

The above sequence of someone clapping along to an acoustic performance by Mike Peters was taken at this year’s Gathering, the 25th anniversary of this annual event.  I’ve named the sequence “Audience Participation” because it refers to a member of the audience adding a physical movement or sound (through clapping) to the performance.  On reflection […]


Posted on August 18, 2016 by Andy Thorpe under People

I’m not sure where to start with this posting.  By way of some background, these photos were taken on one of my journeys to work, during the course of which I often stop to photograph things, people or events that are interesting to me.  This situation and others seem to be in the process of […]

One Man Band – part 2

Posted on February 3, 2016 by Andy Thorpe under People

I thought I was being really attentive and watching the show, but it turns out that I went a bit mad and took lots of photos of Mike’s solo set!  Here are some more photos to add to the last posting…and there others too that still need a bit of Lightroom-ing.  There’s actually enough for […]

One Man Band

Posted on January 31, 2016 by Andy Thorpe under People

This is the great Mike Peters from 1980s (and current) band The Alarm playing his Friday night “acoustic” set at this year’s annual Gathering (number 24).  I’ve placed acoustic in quotation marks because he sang and played guitar, along with loops and backing tracks, to stunning effect.  This view is from one side of the […]

Revealing Behaviour

Posted on January 28, 2016 by Andy Thorpe under People, Places

Snow and ice scenes seem to be good at revealing the nature of human behaviour because evidence of human presence, or indeed lack of presence, can clearly be seen.  Of course to capture such behaviour the photo has to be taken before the next heavy snow fall or before the ice and/or snow melts! In […]

Safety in Numbers

Posted on January 12, 2016 by Andy Thorpe under People

The connection, albeit a bit tenuous, is “red”.  Clearly the A-board on the left would not have made it into the “red-fest” of the last posting, but it’s a connection all the same.  Also, since this is the penultimate posting in my photo-connection series, it’s an essential step along the way to making sure that […]

I See Red

Posted on January 5, 2016 by Andy Thorpe under People, Places, Things

The connection is bus travel, this time the interior of a bus rather than a bus stop.  I liked the way the lady’s red hair matched the various safety poles inside the bus so it was recorded for posterity.  It’s interesting that her red hair would normally be very distinctive in a crowd of people, […]

Cleaner Transport

Posted on December 29, 2015 by Andy Thorpe under People, Things

The connection is “windows”.  The shop window is in Bordeaux and here’s a bus stop window being cleaned in Birmingham.  The idea of course is to maintain public assets and also to make using the bus a bit more attractive by keeping the associated infrastructure presentable. I think I was very lucky to get this […]

Window Shopping

Posted on December 22, 2015 by Andy Thorpe under People

The connection is shops. The festive tree is within a shopping area in Birmingham and this image of engrossed window shoppers is from a bookshop in Bordeaux. Given the time of year, the image could be a refreshing and relaxing alternative to one of shoppers rushing around during the annual pre-Christmas splurge. This was another […]


Posted on December 1, 2015 by Andy Thorpe under People, Things

The connection is people leaning, although instead of just resting the people are waiting, contemplating the world, reading, etc.  My guess is the train they’re waiting for will arrive on the left hand side of the platform! They’re also finding an alternative use for the copious number of cycle parking stands that have been provided […]