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Jamie Furlong
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Attended Saffron Walden County High School
Lived in Cochin
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How/why/when we became full-time, liveaboard. Ocean cruisers (anyone can do it!).
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I hope you do well and enjoy this ! Anyone ? I used to sail all over years ago. Now when retired, no money no health, that happens. All the best ! :))
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An interview with Rob Hill of Urban Picnic Street Photography, including a glimpse of the 50 finalists of the UPSP competition. #furlongphoto   #street   #streetphotography   #urbanpicnicstreetphotography  
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Bob Mazzer - Underground

Just spent 36 hours travelling back to the UK and the first thing I did upon arrival was open up my copy of Bob Mazzer's 'Underground'. In fact I'd been so desperate to get a copy in my haste I forgot I'd already pre-ordered it and ended up with two copies!

Anyway, of all the photobooks I own this is the one that talks to me more than any other. I love Gilden, Merlmestein and the rest but they took photos in a far off place in a time I never really knew. With his new book, however, Mazzer offers glimpses into a recent past I know very well. I suspect that this book would appeal to anyone who travelled by tube from the 70s onwards.

I remember those dated phone booths with the hanging directories. I remember smoking on the tubes. I even remember that Superman advert, though at the age of ten I'd have not understood the LSD reference. Perhaps I have a romantic view of travelling on the tube as a kid but I think Mazzer captures some of those ethereal memories I still have of the London Underground perfectly. From straight-up portraits to beautiful 'decisive moments', this is a cracking tome.

I'm particularly intrigued by the photo of another photographer wearing a huge Canon rifle, rolls of film around his waist, a Leica book in hand and a straw hat on his head. I wonder if Mazzer will ever able to find out who that bloke was. It's certainly not difficult to leaf through the pages and expect someone you recognise to jump out at you. In a way, most of the people are recognisable, either through their clothes, their poses or their recognisable environment.

I definitely recommend this book, not just to photographers but to anyone who commuted around London by tube.

There's an exhibition to accompany his book at the Howard Griffin gallery. Link here: http://howardgriffingallery.com/artists/bob-mazzer

All photos are by Bob Mazzer

#street #streetphotography #bobmazzer #underground #london #tube #jamiefurlongphotography #furlongphoto  
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Nice work, +Treve Kneebone, keep it up. 
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WIN A CAMERA!

Just a few hours left to be in with a chance to win a camera. Free to enter, just upload your best street photographs to the Urban Picnic Street Photography website. Log in with your Facebook profile, upload your work (don't forget to read the rules about borders and watermarks) and get your work featured across the huge UPSP network!

Good luck!

http://www.urbanpicnic-streetphotography.com/add-photo/
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Hi +Keith Masey. Thanks for the comment. I've never used a GoPro but I have heard lots of good thigns about them. If you come to Malaysia to do your Yachtmaster you should give me a shout. Maybe you'll have bought a GoPro by then and I can have a play with it! 
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"It is worth considering how Wood’s work resembles the early work of Paul Graham, Chris Killip and Martin Parr, all included in MoMa’s 1991 exhibition and publication British Photography from the Thatcher Years (Wood is mentioned in that book by curator Susan Kismaric as a younger photographer to look out for in the years to come)."
Tom Wood – Men Women (Steidl 2013) By Peter Baker, for ASX, July 2014 It is only recently that I discovered the work of Irish born photographer Tom Wood, who, for the better part of four decades has been photographing people in Liverpool and the surrounding county of Merseyside in the UK. These pair of …
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A nice little feature on Enrico Markus Essl's ongoing project, Communication Breakdown.
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Bob Mazzer - Underground

Just spent 36 hours travelling back to the UK and the first thing I did upon arrival was open up my copy of Bob Mazzer's 'Underground'. In fact I'd been so desperate to get a copy in my haste I forgot I'd already pre-ordered it and ended up with two copies!

Anyway, of all the photobooks I own this is the one that talks to me more than any other. I love Gilden, Merlmestein and the rest but they took photos in a far off place in a time I never really knew. With his new book, however, Mazzer offers glimpses into a recent past I know very well. I suspect that this book would appeal to anyone who travelled by tube from the 70s onwards.

I remember those dated phone booths with the hanging directories. I remember smoking on the tubes. I even remember that Superman advert, though at the age of ten I'd have not understood the LSD reference. Perhaps I have a romantic view of travelling on the tube as a kid but I think Mazzer captures some of those ethereal memories I still have of the London Underground perfectly. From straight-up portraits to beautiful 'decisive moments', this is a cracking tome.

I'm particularly intrigued by the photo of another photographer wearing a huge Canon rifle, rolls of film around his waist, a Leica book in hand and a straw hat on his head. I wonder if Mazzer will ever able to find out who that bloke was. It's certainly not difficult to leaf through the pages and expect someone you recognise to jump out at you. In a way, most of the people are recognisable, either through their clothes, their poses or their recognisable environment.

I definitely recommend this book, not just to photographers but to anyone who commuted around London by tube.

There's an exhibition to accompany his book at the Howard Griffin gallery. Link here: http://howardgriffingallery.com/artists/bob-mazzer

All photos are by Bob Mazzer

#street #streetphotography #bobmazzer #underground #london #tube #jamiefurlongphotography #furlongphoto  
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A peek inside a Jain temple

#furlongphoto  #jain #temple #india #mumbai 
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Hi Jamie,

Are you still on Langkawi? I just completedy comp crew course, and it was a blast. Our instructor (Simon) was great. After the weekend I'll be doing my shore based day skipper. If you're around and have the time you can call me on 016 438 9335 (malay sim). When not on board I'm staying at Pentai Chenang on Langkawi. Hopefully I'll have my coastal skipper soon.

I'm happy that we.got into some squalls on the penultimate day of comp crew. I guess many people don't get to experence force 7 on that course? ;)

It was great!
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Don't Delete Your Portraits!

Anyone use Lightroom? Check this out before deleting your bad photographs...

http://fstoppers.com/natural-phenomenon-explains-my-lightroom-problem

#lightroom   #furlongphoto  
Yesterday a colleague Pratik Naik posted a gif of an interesting phenomenon, which coincidently illustrates an issue I have been having (at least it appears to be). When you shoot a job with thousa...
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Very interesting read thanks.
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Looking through the recent submissions to this community I think a lot of people could do with an education into what 'STREET PHOTOGRAPHY' means. Is no one moderating this group?
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+Jamie Furlong ...I totally agree with you ..we can not delete photographs which are already posted..but we must and we will take care about this matter in future...Thanks a lot for point out...
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Photographing my way around the world eastwards on a boat
Introduction
Currently in India aboard our boat exploring, writing and, of course, shoving a camera and flash in the faces of unsuspecting locals having spent two years being stared and pointed at. Finally, I'm getting my own back.

www.jamiefurlongphotography.com
Education
  • Saffron Walden County High School
    1980 - 1988
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
    BSc Business, 1989 - 1994
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demonboy
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  • Followtheboat
    Photographer, present
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Previously
Cochin - Hurghada - Kochi - Saffron Walden - Turkey
The Mocha is one of Saffron Walden's longest-serving, family-run cafes. It is THE place to go for a proper hangover breakfast. Loads of space, generous portions, large mugs of tea and coffee and the staff run the place with military precision and service. It's a great location too, tucked away down a side-street where you can hide behind the freely-supplied news papers, wolfing down a large English breakfast. It's a no-bells and whistles kinda place. It's not a fancy tea-shop, of which there are many in Saffron Walden, but its hearty and good value.
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Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Possibly the rudest proprietor I've ever come across, and this is my home town of beautiful Saffron Walden. This man does not deserve the great surroundings his coffee shop is set in. I kept giving Kim's the benefit of the doubt but each time I go in, the man is grumpy, rude and unaccommodating. This is a shame as I'm all for supporting local businesses as opposed to the frequenting Starbucks et al.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Checked this place out based on the Google reviews and was not disappointed. The setting is unassuming as it's in a small section of a news agent but Philip is the perfect vape rep. Friendly, unpretentious (unlike some I've dealt with in vape shops), and knowledgeable. Also his shop prices match internet prices so it's worth going in for that alone. Happy to let you sample whatever liquid he has on sale and makes good alternative recommendations too. Great selection of mods, atomizers and drippers, which he says are also competitively priced. He deserves patronage and if I were living in London I'd be popping in there frequently instead of buying off the net. Philip has been vaping for four years, makes his own juice (for personal use) and clearly knows his onions. Wish more vape sellers were like him.
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Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
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This is a dusty, noisy shipyard that specialises in local fishing boats, but don't let that put you off if you own a yacht. The key thing with PSS is that you can get any work done (stainless, spraypainting, osmosis treatment etc) IF you get the right workers and plan your visit. And there's the rub. We've been three times now, including a 13 month visit when we completely refitted our boat, and we know how it works at PSS. The problem a lot of yachties have is that they bring their western expectations with them, stomp around, screaming and shouting at the management and the workers, and then wonder why their work progress starts going backwards. Come with a plan, know what work you need doing, get your prices agreed before starting and, as is the case anywhere in the world, allow extra time for when things go wrong. You're a boat-owner, you know things are going to go wrong. IF you know what you want and are organised, PSS is a great place to get work done. There are some incredibly skilled workers here but you have to manage your own projects, albeit with expert help from the management. Both Jia and Un were brought up in the yard and know their stuff. Jia is incredibly technically minded and Un is pragmatic, but they are busy people. Treat them with respect and patience. The moment you start losing your temper is the moment you can kiss goodbye to any assistance. This cultural difference catches a lot of westerners out. Recently PSS has got some bad press from western yachties and maybe they have their own valid reasons for their disappointment, but having seen some of the objectionable boat owners come through the yard, shouting the odds, it's easy to see why PSS isn't for some people. Expect local workers, local customs and, attractively, local prices for certain things (like haul out and daily worker rates), and remind yourself you are in Thailand, not back home. We couldn't recommend PSS enough, but we don't recommend it for everyone. If you're short-tempered, impatient and communicate by shouting and getting upset, don't bother. Go back to your own country to work on your boat. If you can work with the locals at their pace, however, keep your cool, be respectful, and laugh when things go wrong (as is the Thai way), then it's a great place to work on your boat.
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Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Three staff from what I could tell. The girl greeted me and within thirty seconds found the perfect vape for me based on my preferences. However she had other things to do so a guy stepped in. Possibly the most arrogant twit in the world of vaping. Rude, condescending and not interested in customer service. Scoffed as I asked for certain flavours. Fortunately a third person took over and he was a delight to deal with. What is it about these shop staff that make them feel so important? You're a sales person dealing with customers wanting to spend money in your shop. At least pretend to be interested. Good selection and knowledgeable staff let down by one person with a misplaced sense of superiority.
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Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Great spot shaded under a cashew tree. Proper coffee done properly for proper coffee drinkers.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago