Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Street Art

Maybe it's Banksy or maybe it's the economy but it's a great moment for street art right now. I love this scary cat snugly dominating this corner of Paris. What does it all mean, I wonder? Is this a message to the inhabitants of some parallel reality?

Photo: Profoundly Superficial. Click to enlarge so you can check out the luscious Mimi the Clown

Saturday, 26 June 2010

Imminent Danger

Every picture tells a story and this looks like a snapshot of a happy family moment. But what the camera cannot see is that the car on the right contains a 500lb bomb that is about to explode. The camera - with this image - was later found in the rubble following the Real IRA bombing of Omagh (Northern Ireland) in August 1998.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

The Romans Were Highly Civilised...

... binge drinkers!
History shows us that some things never change.

Photo: Profoundly Superficial, 2nd century AD sarcophagus, the National Museum, Beirut

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Making Your Mark

Once it took an hammer and chisel to make your presence felt. Now we have Facebook.

Photo: Profoundly Superficial, Baalbek, Lebanon

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Spectral Dining Room

This is not a hotel dining room; it is a reflection in the glass of a picture frame. I was trying to photograph the picture behind the glass when this ghostly world crept up and surprised me.

Photo: Profoundly Superficial, Hotel Palmyra, Baalbek, Lebanon. Click to enlarge

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Living with History

A funky minaret, some houses with television aerials and an exquisite Roman temple, where the gods are supposed to have worshipped. A typically Middle Eastern cityscape!
Photo: Profoundly Superficial, Baalbek, Lebanon

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words...

Two disturbing photos of two disturbing people: Amanda Knox, convicted of the murder and sexual assault of Meredith Kercher, and Derrick Bird, who shot and killed 12 people in Cumbria last week.

Photos: Newsweek and The Times

Saturday, 5 June 2010


This may look like an average tourist hotel but what you don't see is the razor wire fences and armed guards. "Alcatraz", as I nicknamed it, is effectively a transit camp for people of doubtful legality and those, like me, who were stranded because of the volcano eruption. I spent five days plotting my escape. Eventually I succeeded.

Photo: Profoundly Superficial, Jordan

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Do You Believe in Ghosts?

I do. It's what I try to photograph...

Photo: Profoundly Superficial, Beiteddine Palace, Lebanon