Author Archives: Food,Photography & France

About Food,Photography & France

Photographer and film maker living in France. After a long career in London, my wife and I have settled in the Vendee, where we run residential digital photography courses with a strong gastronomic flavour.

No such as a free lunch….

……but there is such a thing as very good value. This isn’t a special offer as it’s just telling it like it is. All prints on http://www.rogerstowellpictures.com start at £40.with UK delivery included. …..add £5 for European delivery and £7 … Continue reading

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Badly drawn Roy would have ended in tears for Holbein….

Through the drawn curtains it was clear that dawn had drawn to a close some time ago. Drawing a deep breath, I drew back the duvet, fell out of bed and, drawing on what little remained of my heavily overdrawn … Continue reading

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Mental Arithmetic……

I have no argument with this nomenclature save that it should serve as an umbrella title for all forms of ‘metics, ‘matics, ‘metrys and ‘bras. The quantity of water displaced by two fat men in a bath would only be … Continue reading

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Pain…..

Le pain quotidien….give us this day our daily pain. The spinning signs on the pavements emblazoned with PAIN in fluorescent lettering still bring a smile to my face. It would indeed be a pain to be denied my daily bread … Continue reading

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WTF…..

I was following my list religiously. The washing tabs, washing up liquid and several other household items were in the trolley, their names dutifully ticked off on my list which is less of an aide memoire and more of a … Continue reading

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A question of toast……

I have recently been reading a novel by William Boyd in which one of the protagonists, a brilliant piano tuner, speaks of a certain sequence of chords and harmonies which, when played by a virtuoso, would, without fail, bring tears … Continue reading

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Drawing in the garden……

With the arrival of “summer” I’ve started drawing again. In previous summers I have found that the simple pleasure of being in the garden, warmed by the sun and surrounded by colour has made me want to draw. This year’s … Continue reading

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Lost in the dessert…..

I’m one of the easiest people in the world to talk to which means that it’s a rare waking moment when I and I are not chewing the fat which term is far from apposite as I and I is … Continue reading

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“Looking….Seeing” a photography workshop

There are, currently, a plethora of wonderful workshops that specialise in overhead shots of beautifully propped and carefully prepared and presented food……………………………. but my upcoming workshop is not one of those. The programme that I’m proposing for this workshop is … Continue reading

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Spring break in France….

The sun is out and the skies are blue as we rush towards Spring which makes it a perfect moment to book one or two of the remaining places on my May Workshop here in the Vendée. Contact me directly … Continue reading

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