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the muti market

Muti is traditional South African medicine, and I suppose I was expecting the muti market in Johannesburg to be an evocative, enigmatic and almost spiritual place. But it wasn’t. In fact, it couldn’t have felt further from that. Located under a flyover in the middle of a major road junction, it’s ...

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the eighth wonder of the world

I am sure anyone who has been to the Grand Canyon will agree that it is undeniably a truly amazing and awe inspiring experience. Admittedly, to all intents and purposes it is basically just a big hole in the ground, but it is a very impressive big hole in the ...

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kodachrome

“They give us those nice bright colors They give us the greens of summers Makes you think all the world's a sunny day I got a Nikon camera I love to take a photograph So mama don't take my Kodachrome away” -Paul Simon Kodachrome - a legend in the film world. Unpredictable, unique and unavailable since 2009 ...

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iyrie! 2016 calendar – today’s miley

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kids christmas presents

Back in 2001 I remembered from childhood the tradition of the children being allowed to take one present into the church on Christmas Day (to help try and avoid too many tantrums rather than God being genuinely interested, I suspect). The kids then came up to the front and explained ...

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new york city

New York is a funny old place. We know it so well, so intimately before we have ever even been there. It’s woven into our memories and culture through films and music and fashion and art. The first time you go there you have a strong feeling of deja vu. Steam coming ...

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Mongolia Here We Come! 2015

Back in 2008 the intrepid Tamsin and I took on the unlikely task of driving from Kilburn to Mongolia in Princess Roo; a twenty year old Austin Maestro bought off eBay for £130. Despite the British-built Maestro regularly being ranked as one of the worst cars ever made, incredibly the ...

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croatia

Croatia... Beautiful, mystical and above all possessing a clarity of light seldom seen elsewhere.                        ...

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united arab emirates

Dubai. It’s a weird old place. Or rather a weird new place. You could be excused for thinking someone just turned up the day before yesterday with a big bag of money and a job lot of concrete and gold trim and just stuck it all together. Which is kind ...

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the bahamas

Ah, those were the days. We remember it well. Sitting looking at the wall one slightly lugubrious winter afternoon and the phone rings. "Would you please like to go all round the islands of the Bahamas and take pictures of people and places and things you see?" We thought about ...

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Strictly Entre Nous 2014

Blimey, is it that time already? Indeed, it is - and the much vaunted iyrie! calendar for the coming year is upon us again. The vast majority of them are already giving postmen across the globe backache, but if you find yourself missing something to brighten up the outside privy ...

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things to do on a rainy day in manila

This amazing chap underneath the flyover in the middle of Manila made us a Junk In The Trunk rubber stamp from scratch and didn’t even notice the buses thundering past and the rain lashing down.    ...

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Attention! Peau De Banane! 2013

The much anticipated iyrie! calendar for 2013 is now wending it’s merry way round the world to your letterboxes. We are very happy to be keeping your kitchen walls warm in 2013. They are all nearly gone now, but if you'd like one message us below and we will see ...

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on the road

So they’ve gone and made a film of the seminal Jack Kerouac novel On The Road. It’s always been claimed that this book was impossible to make into a film - and they have proven that to be true. It’s terrible. Personally I never saw what all the fuss was ...

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exactly what you would expect from someone in my position exhibition photography

Here’s the lowdown on the photography part of the iyrie! exhibition at Flaxon Ptootch. If you didn’t get a chance to buy anything on the night in the maelstrom of art and music and dancing, now’s your chance. Simply post a comment in the comments box at the bottom of ...

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cyprus roadside shrines

On the side of the road driving around Cyprus, you often come across these quirky little structures. These are  shrines put up by family members in memory of someone who has died in a traffic accident at this spot. Sometimes they are built by someone who has survived a near ...

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closed down petrol stations on the a1

This project has been on-going for some fifteen or more years. During that time - for reasons I won’t go into here - I had recourse to drive up and down the A1 on many occasions. It’s a pretty tedious drive, and even more so when you are familiar with ...

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i wish it could be…

Just before Christmas our old friends at Harriman Steel (www.harrimansteel.co.uk) called us up and asked if we'd like to take part in a little seasonal collaboration. They'd seen the dead Christmas tree project that we've been doing for many a year, photographing the detrius of the festive season and thought ...

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i wandered lonely 2012

The all new 2012 calendar is out now. If you'd like to have an iyrie! calandar to accompany you through the year, let us know - there’s only a few copies left, so first come first served....

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these are a few of my favourite things no. 1 gherkins

“Doctor, Doctor! My family think I’m mad!” “Why?” “I like gherkins.” “You like gherkins? There’s nothing wrong with that, I like gherkins too.” “Ooh, you must come round my house and see my collection. I’ve got hundreds!”...

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quiet please 2009

The iyrie! calendar from 2009. Don’t forget to let us know if you’d like a copy of our new calendar and we’ll pop one in the post....

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the road to nowhere 2008

From the 2008 edition of the annual iyrie! calendar. The calendar for next year is going to be ready soon. Just send us a message if you’d like to look at pictures throughout the coming year....

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words of wisdom 2010

2010 edition of that ever popular iyrie! tradition, the calendar. There’s a new one in the pipeline now. Send us a message if you’d like one....

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