Gallery

Welcome to the Secondary Modern Gallery. Here you will find pictures of things I love, have seen and/or been inspired by. Often it will feature images that I don't have room for on the blog, and sometimes there will be overlap with my Pinterest site. It's not a 'beautiful photography' showcase, although hopefully I'll manage to take a decent snap once in a while.
If you've got a picture you'd think I'd like do send it in. In true Vision-On style I will try to display as many as possible but unfortunately I cannot return any (hmmm, doesn't quite work in these days of digital media!)

Stained glass, Venice
Stained glass, Venice

I love the patterns, light and colour in this window in the Doge's Palace in Venice.

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Stained glass, Venice
Stained glass, Venice

I love the patterns, light and colour in this window in the Doge's Palace in Venice.

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The Accademia, Venice
The Accademia, Venice

This museum has some incredible medieval paintings. I've been a bit obsessed by icons and medieval art since I was a teenager - I love the colours, the simplification and the graphic qualities. They've been very inspirational to my drawing style.

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The Accademia, Venice
The Accademia, Venice

This museum has some incredible medieval paintings. I've been a bit obsessed by icons and medieval art since I was a teenager - I love the colours, the simplification and the graphic qualities. They've been very inspirational to my drawing style.

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Shop window, Venice
Shop window, Venice

I love, love, love foreign supermarkets, although they are gradually losing their 'difference'.

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Shop fascia typography, Venice
Shop fascia typography, Venice

Old shop fronts are so fascinating and an absolute mine of retro typography.

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Shop fascia, Venice
Shop fascia, Venice

This is pretty standard house/shop numbering in Venice and I really like the way it contrasts with the engraved shop sign here.

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Sign in Venice railway station
Sign in Venice railway station

Fabulous 1950s/60s cafe sign. It's great how European signs don't seem to be updated as often as in the UK: either they can't be bothered or they realise how wonderful the original stuff still is.

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Gondola cover, Venice
Gondola cover, Venice

Great colours.

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Shop sign, Newcastle upon Tyne
Shop sign, Newcastle upon Tyne

The UK isn't all bad - there are lots of original features in the Grainger St market, this being just one. The whole place has barely changed since I grew up there.

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View from a box, RFH
View from a box, RFH

We were at a Steve Reich concert at the Royal Festival Hall (which, you may not be surprised to learn, is one of my favourite public interiors) and there are so many lovely patterns and colours in this image.

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View from a box, RFH
View from a box, RFH

Royal Festival Hall. I really like the way the man in yellow pops out at you.

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