Author Archives: Patrick

About Patrick

a photographer, writer and blogger, a studio and press photographer since the mid 1960's, first published writings in 1974

A deleted scene from ‘The Shriving…’

Posted on 17/12/2008 by Patrick Esme sat within the glow of the coals, their red heat penetrated the pores of her skin and warmed the white of her bones. She stared long and hard into the glass of whisky as if it were … Continue reading

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Summer Days…

I think we all remember with great affection those warm summer days and evenings, when we would sit and talk and laugh with dear friends and loved ones… And we can perhaps look forward to those days once more… (Header)

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A Little Rest Time… For Adrian Callaghan…

It’s Adrian’s dedicated hard work that keeps my website up and running…. Thanks Aige (SEE IMAGE)

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The Shriving of Miss Esme Stamp…

Episode 91… A Gathered Reunion… From a distance things seemed ok to Charles, but his mind was concerned for his dear friend ‘Herby’ His rather singular lifestyle worried Charles somewhat and he noticed at times his friend would become quite middling in his thoughts, and … Continue reading

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The Shriving of Miss Esme Stamp…

Episode 90… A Close Encounter… Charles continued to wonder at the remarkable colour images that Gabby began to produce, colour chemicals worked well with the new American Ansco film and print paper, costs were high, and as yet Eastman had … Continue reading

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The Shriving of Miss Esme Stamp…

Episode 89… A Final Visit… The large colour photographs that began to appear in the windows of the Bayswater shop, begged and produced much interest. Gabby seemed quite happy and resigned within this new technology, he was satisfied with much … Continue reading

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The Shriving of Miss Esme Stamp…

Episode 88… A Social Invitation… The palatial grand building that was Lloyds Bank and set squarely and most regally on the northern entry to London’s Bayswater, was hosted by a very helpful and thoughtful, Mr. Friendly, a name, thought Charles, to be well suited in the … Continue reading

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The Shriving of Miss Esme Stamp…

Episode 87… Herby’s New Self… ‘Well, Herby, I just wanted to check with you that business between us can be just as interesting as it has been in the past, because, I have this idea to move into colour photographs and that … Continue reading

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The Shriving of Miss Esme Stamp…

Episode 86…  Old and New Friends… Celia became an enthusiastic member of this small family of friends. She stayed at The Kings Head, opposite the shop, whilst Toby and Barney made their preparations for departure. Everything was highly amicable, and … Continue reading

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The Shriving of Miss Esme Stamp…

Episode 85… An old Friend… Part Two Please, tell me of Bridget, I loved those little stories that she told us. Did you keep in touch with her’, asked Esme. Celia became solemn in that moment, then said: ‘As far as I know, … Continue reading

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