Ornette Coleman, plus some photographs of the South Bank

Sunday saw me going up to London to see Ornette Coleman at the Royal Festival Hall. The last night of the London Jazz Festival, it was an amazing climax to the 10 days. At least, I can’t really think that anything hit greater heights than the 80-odd year-old’s quartet. My thoughts about the gig are at AudioChews, and my photographs of around the Royal Festival Hall are on Flickr.

Colour or Monochrome?

I’ve been taking photographs since I was a child. Most of the photos I’ve taken since I was a student have been in black & white. Indeed, I’ve been soldiering on with my Canon SLR film cameras, shooting black & white film for all of my serious photography until just a couple of weeks ago, when I bought a Canon PowerShot G12 digital camera. At last I’m able to shoot in RAW. I’m still loving monochrome, and I’ve ended up with two sets of images from my first real day out with the camera, at Brighton Breeze. The monochrome and...