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Looking down in Lisbon

By which I mean ‘down’ in the physical rather than spiritual sense.

Never before have I spent time in a city where the tiltation of one’s head is so evenly spread between pointing upwards, downwards and on the level (each position claiming about a third of your time).

I was very much aware of this peculiarity – a symptom of Lisbon’s innate hilliness – at the time. But the exactitude of my theory was only compounded on return to the UK, as I browsed through the images I’d captured. About a third of them were shot upwards, a third downwards and a third roughly level.

Strange.

Here are some of the ‘down’ pictures.

Lisbon street scene

sea's edge Lisbon

People

Wilko Johnson

I had the great pleasure of meeting Dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson earlier today for a brief photo session.

It’s the first time I’ve used the Fuji X-Pro for work shots and had to apologise for my fumbling.

Wilko was impressed by the X-Pro’s shutter silence. “You can’t even hear it,” he said.

In 2012, Wilko was diagnosed with what was thought to be terminal pancreatic cancer.

In October, he told the audience at the Q Awards he’d been cured.