Mehdi van den Bos + Photography

30Apr/100

Portraits coming soon …

A sitting

A sitting

27Apr/100

The Golden Side …

From a walk in Hyde Park two weeks ago in London, on a sunny spring afternoon:

The Golden Side of the Light

The Golden Side of the Light

Light's direction changes so much of it's perception.

24Apr/100

Focus …

What do I lay my eyes on?

A scene from Hyde Park last week

A scene from Hyde Park last week

One balance

One balance

Though I prefer

Though I prefer

Though I love details ... I like to keep the essence simple. Another example:

The scene in Hyde Park

The scene in Hyde Park

My view

My view - for so many reasons

21Apr/101

I’m off for one week …

After some delays with Iceland playing true to it's paradox, I'm now off to visit family in Haifa, Israel and to spend quality time in these two Holy Places:

The Shrine of Bahá'u'lláh

The Shrine of Bahá'u'lláh in Bahjí, Israel

The Shrine of the Báb in Haifa, Israel

The Shrine of the Báb in Haifa, Israel

There are a couple of planned updates whilst I'm away (which I hope you enjoy) and, hopefully, even better work on my return!

18Apr/101

May your orange blossoms be redolent of fragrance …

Life has afforded me a few free moments to capture dusk scenes the last two nights.

As the Thames Would Flow

As the Thames Would Flow

Of Primrose Hill It Can Be Said

Of Primrose Hill It Can Be Said

13Apr/103

Fleet of thought

Last week's walk through Hyde Park led me past Lancaster Gate on the way home. A fountain there drew my eye and, whilst taking images of the water, a flock of pigeons descended on the water. As I stepped back to grab a different image they scattered - as luck would have it an idea twigged and they returned to let the vision unfold:

Fleet of thought

Fleet of thought

12Apr/100

Of Malaria …

This part combines my passion for my work (as a physician) and love of good photography. Malaria has essentially been eliminated from Europe, Russia, Canada and the United States. Despite huge efforts however it has become resurgent in large parts of Asia and strikes dead between 1-3 million of the mainly young and weak in Sub-Saharan Africa each year, with cerebral Falciparum Malaria being a significant contributor to that total despite the availability of effective treatments. Education has an essential role in the campaign against Malaria, with good photography having it's role. This article in the New York Times describes one photographer's approach:

http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/04/12/showcase-148/

as part of

http://www.malaria-bloodsweatandtears.com/

11Apr/100

A Morning’s Walk

Prompted by a brief power outage this morning I was driven out the door and took a walk down the road to the National Gallery. Whilst I'm not an art scholar by any stretch, I enjoy spending my time observing the work of these masters of light, often just a few pieces at a time. Indeed this morning's viewings (centered on Dutch Masters of the 16th and 17th century) has me hoping to try my own photographic hand at portraits and still life's with simple plays on light.

Postcards in no way related, but taken on the walk this morning:

Out the door

Out The Door

X Marks this Postcard

X Marks This Postcard

Admittedly though I very much miss true nature, the pleasantries of this morning's walk remind how lucky I am to be living in the beauty that is this city on a sunny spring day morning.

10Apr/103

At the moment …

Getting the feeling that ...

Ideas often escape me ...

Ideas often escape me ... (Hyde Park yesterday)

Hopefully it's the process that makes the journey and destination worthwhile.

7Apr/100

Mercury in the Shadow

My personal favourite image from Saddell:

Mercury in the Shadow

Mercury in the Shadow

Detail from Mercury in the Shadow

Detail from Mercury in the Shadow