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Email: camdiary [at] yahoo.co.uk

 

Mission statement: "CAMBRIDGE: A BIOGRAPHY". To portray this historic university town in all its diversity: the places, the people, the colours, the patterns, and whatever I can capture. I'm reasonably up to the task because I've lived in the city for 33 years -- both as a part of the gown and the town.

 

My latest published work is in "The University of Cambridge: an 800th Anniversary Portrait" by Peter Pagnamenta (editor, 2008), Third Millenium Publishing, London.

 

Recent published work: Cambridge University website: www.cam.ac.uk/

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over_here says:

One needs no doctorate to enjoy the Cambridge sights Sir Cam delights in. A simple degree of appreciation reveals his finespun eye to even the poorest scholar. Clever portraits, witty cityscapes, sly close-ups, dazzling abstracts. Artistry for every Cambridge season, festivity and mood. Peer reviewed an… Read more

One needs no doctorate to enjoy the Cambridge sights Sir Cam delights in. A simple degree of appreciation reveals his finespun eye to even the poorest scholar. Clever portraits, witty cityscapes, sly close-ups, dazzling abstracts. Artistry for every Cambridge season, festivity and mood. Peer reviewed and highly recommended, Sir Cam's photostream graduates at the head of the procession.

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August 20, 2011
Santi says:

You can interpret the things around you every day? You can turn the ordinary into something special? You can turn your workplace into something else? You may find a different photo every day in everything around you? Yes, ... Sir Cam can ... Sir Cam knows how to look. Thanks for being there every day

September 21, 2010
Dave says:

Sir Cam can teach a thing or two about photography. Great compositions, portraits and observations all stand out and I love how the Cambridge theme keeps reinventing itself in new and unexpected ways.

July 12, 2010

Oh Sir Cam you've got the eye! I go away for a long flickr holiday, and the first stream I have checked on upon return is yours. Always fabulous pictures of Cambridge, exploring and documenting a Cambridge of dreams and the unexpected, of details that the rest of us have never even noticed, all jostled into your photos… Read more

Oh Sir Cam you've got the eye! I go away for a long flickr holiday, and the first stream I have checked on upon return is yours. Always fabulous pictures of Cambridge, exploring and documenting a Cambridge of dreams and the unexpected, of details that the rest of us have never even noticed, all jostled into your photostream alongside all of Cambridge's wonderful people. And of course the vivid colours and jaunty angles I never even seem to see! And of course, I share your evident love Islamic arts and architecture.... Gosh I'm glad to be back, thanks for a fabulous set of pictures, thanks for being here....!

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November 18, 2009

I was very fortunate to encounter the wide and varied photo stream of Sir Cam very early during my time with Flickr, and thanks to him and his inspirational work I believe I have improved somewhat as a photographer. His love of and for Cambridge is obvious in his photos of the city, and his portrait work, especially of… Read more

I was very fortunate to encounter the wide and varied photo stream of Sir Cam very early during my time with Flickr, and thanks to him and his inspirational work I believe I have improved somewhat as a photographer. His love of and for Cambridge is obvious in his photos of the city, and his portrait work, especially of people who live with and from the university, is just wonderful - his eye for composition and use of DoF amazes me time after time. Then there is his weird and wonderful abstract work... His comments on my photos have also always been very positive and encouraging. It is a pleasure to see his work, and an honour to have him as a contact - if I had a bowler hat, I would raise it to him.

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November 16, 2009

I first came across Sir Cam when he photographed the projection piece that I created for Cambridge University in January. He caught my attention by choosing very exciting angles and compositions and photographing the work in ways I would never have thought of capturing it. Since then I have followed his work on F… Read more

I first came across Sir Cam when he photographed the projection piece that I created for Cambridge University in January. He caught my attention by choosing very exciting angles and compositions and photographing the work in ways I would never have thought of capturing it. Since then I have followed his work on Flickr, to find that his skills lie in all fields: night time, day time, landscape, still life and portraiture are all tackled will skill and aplomb. Always interesting to look at; always taken with a real talent for spotting the unusual and seeing beyond the obvious.

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August 9, 2009

From across the Atlantic , far from here there is a place called Cambridge.... Cambridge, England and in that city resides one of the most talented photographers that I probably will never meet in my brief life on this planet , His name is Sir Cam and he gives us the places , the faces and the traces of Cambridge. Whet… Read more

From across the Atlantic , far from here there is a place called Cambridge.... Cambridge, England and in that city resides one of the most talented photographers that I probably will never meet in my brief life on this planet , His name is Sir Cam and he gives us the places , the faces and the traces of Cambridge. Whether it is the scholar or the cafeteria worker or the war veteran of some unfortunate past Sir Cam captures it with feeling and the love for his city and the University itself. He turns the ordinary into extraordinary His style is very natural and his vision unique, He probably is one of the most respected photographers on Flickr , not just for his photagraphy but for his humanity , Thank You , Sir

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August 19, 2009

Thank you very much for your wonderful and very personal pictures, SirCam. I really enjoy and I like to see how your photography is influenced by your hometown: Self-confident, proud, authentic, a very familiar atmosphere... these are the words which came in my mind... Your pictures are very well observed, showing t… Read more

Thank you very much for your wonderful and very personal pictures, SirCam. I really enjoy and I like to see how your photography is influenced by your hometown: Self-confident, proud, authentic, a very familiar atmosphere... these are the words which came in my mind... Your pictures are very well observed, showing the right balance of taking the viewer close to your point of view but leaving enough space for the viewers own imagination; and sometimes there's of course a hint of humor inside... I am very glad to have you as one of my contacts :-)

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June 12, 2009
kayugee says:

I always enjoy Sir Cam's view of things and especially all the views of Cambridge that he has brought to the community over the last years. He is a master of close crops and has a very good eye for details. I learn a lot from him and I hope that I will see many more great pictures in the future.

December 13, 2008

It has been such a pleasure to get to know Mr. Sir Cam on Flickr. His photographic eye and creativity is through the sky. His photostream will not only show you great creativity in photograph but also in his photo title and description. His photos are unique and so moving, they are easy inspiration. It’s always a pleas… Read more

It has been such a pleasure to get to know Mr. Sir Cam on Flickr. His photographic eye and creativity is through the sky. His photostream will not only show you great creativity in photograph but also in his photo title and description. His photos are unique and so moving, they are easy inspiration. It’s always a pleasure to see the work of Mr. Sir Cam. Keep up the fantastic work and we look forward to see more of your work.

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April 1, 2009
lisa says:

I imagine a mysterious gentleman hiding behind a camera in the courtyards of Cambridge... Waiting for the perfect shot to share with the FlickR world.... Thank you, Sir Cam. we admire your talent and always look forward to your next chefs oeuvres...

September 1, 2008

Great eye for details and great eye for composition, surprising and amusing...in his works, nicely and charm like friend . I know Sir Cam through his pics in Flickr and I can imagine him like a truly English gentleman ... All the best, buddy... Ismael.

July 16, 2008

Sir Cam is probably the contact I've learned from the most on flickr. Although our styles are completely different his composition skills are a photographers dream and certainly something I would like to have. it's often in the back of my head while out shooting that Sir Cam would do this or that with the composition a… Read more

Sir Cam is probably the contact I've learned from the most on flickr. Although our styles are completely different his composition skills are a photographers dream and certainly something I would like to have. it's often in the back of my head while out shooting that Sir Cam would do this or that with the composition and that is something I will always be grateful for - even if I don't come near!! So my Cambridge friend, please keep them coming and keep educating everyone who like me is lucky enough to call you a contact and friend.

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July 15, 2008
kovacsi says:

Always witty, classy, stylish, elegant. His compositions are amusing, skilful, masterful. This stream is really versatile - I always return here with an expectation: what is Sir Cam's next amusing upload? I really enjoy your works and I think your stream is a colourful spot of Flickrland! Thank you for sharing!

July 1, 2008
Friendly Committee (deleted)

HES is a superb photographer with a magnificent gallery of images. He captures it all well, . All of them receive the "magic touch" through the lens of His camera and transform into works of art. Hes not only a great photographer, but also one of the kindest, most generous people I have met on Flickr. Thank you, for th… Read more

HES is a superb photographer with a magnificent gallery of images. He captures it all well, . All of them receive the "magic touch" through the lens of His camera and transform into works of art. Hes not only a great photographer, but also one of the kindest, most generous people I have met on Flickr. Thank you, for the joy of your photos!

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April 24, 2008
Elfin Sink (deleted)

Sir Cam .... I don't know Sir Cam but you are one of the best photogrefer for me ... I'm looking to your photos nicelly .. I hope, nice and lovely life for you and for your family... I love to see your Photos & nice to have you in my contacts list :D Good Luck ....

March 1, 2008

I am really so glad that I am one of the contacts of Sir Cam, he does some superb camera work. He has amazing collection of all types of Photographs with his own perspective. He has great collection regarding Cambridge. I wish him great success in the times ahead and would love to see his upcoming work. Best Wishes an… Read more

I am really so glad that I am one of the contacts of Sir Cam, he does some superb camera work. He has amazing collection of all types of Photographs with his own perspective. He has great collection regarding Cambridge. I wish him great success in the times ahead and would love to see his upcoming work. Best Wishes and Best of Luck"

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February 29, 2008

Sir Cam, is one of my favorite contacts, he has this " great eye" of seeing things and his unique way of photography is always amazing me. I wish him all the best.

February 16, 2008
Mixed Expert (deleted)

Don't Know Him PerSonally.. But i Just LOVE his pics i am SURE That People aDore Him aLoT ^_^ WiShing Him all The BeSt in LiFe ^_^

February 11, 2008
Emânet says:

Sir cam is wonderful, unobtrusive and is a fantastic photographer... ı love visiting he's incredible gallery.

November 8, 2007

I`ve found Sir Cam on his mission to show all Cabridge and I think if I`d go there I would know some places now. I love his sence for details,composition and editing. I`m stil loking forward to his new photos all the time...Well done Sir Cam... :o)

November 6, 2007

What can I say that hasn't already been said? Sir Cam is a newer Flickr friend, and I find myself waiting for him to post his shots just so I can view and comment on them. I have yet to see something I don't think is totally, utterly brilliant, and I really appreciate Cam's amazing eye for composition. I have learned a… Read more

What can I say that hasn't already been said? Sir Cam is a newer Flickr friend, and I find myself waiting for him to post his shots just so I can view and comment on them. I have yet to see something I don't think is totally, utterly brilliant, and I really appreciate Cam's amazing eye for composition. I have learned a lot from him, and aspire to craft images the way he does.

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October 24, 2007
Inconclusive Mind (deleted)

Thank you very much Sir Cam for sharing your photos. I consider your photo stream a "personal library" of mine where I learn the fundamentals of photography by studying while enjoying your creatively and exquisitely captured images about anything and everything. Enjoy shooting... while I await for your new sets of … Read more

Thank you very much Sir Cam for sharing your photos. I consider your photo stream a "personal library" of mine where I learn the fundamentals of photography by studying while enjoying your creatively and exquisitely captured images about anything and everything. Enjoy shooting... while I await for your new sets of masterpieces...

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October 16, 2007
Ray says:

Sir Cam is one of the MOST EXTRAORDINARY talents in the flickr world. You could spend an entire day gazing within the Sir Cam visions and It would not have been a wasted day. It is my honor to know and call such an artist a friend. The thing about flickr is support. I admit that I am not the best at it. But Sir Cam W… Read more

Sir Cam is one of the MOST EXTRAORDINARY talents in the flickr world. You could spend an entire day gazing within the Sir Cam visions and It would not have been a wasted day. It is my honor to know and call such an artist a friend. The thing about flickr is support. I admit that I am not the best at it. But Sir Cam Will show his love for anything and everything beautiful. It is an Honor to have The Big Sir as a friend and a contact...Ray From NYC

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October 15, 2007

Después de disfrutar con las 742 fotos de mi buen amigo Sir Cam le queda a uno una cierta sensación de desasosiego...¿y ahora qué? Lo primero que me atrapó fue el contraste brutal de sus fotos: Cambridge, Andalucía, Pakistán, los buzones rojos ingleses y la geometría del arte islámico, que sin embargo cohabitan sin… Read more

Después de disfrutar con las 742 fotos de mi buen amigo Sir Cam le queda a uno una cierta sensación de desasosiego...¿y ahora qué? Lo primero que me atrapó fue el contraste brutal de sus fotos: Cambridge, Andalucía, Pakistán, los buzones rojos ingleses y la geometría del arte islámico, que sin embargo cohabitan sin estridencias dejando un regusto agradable. Maestro del color y del encuadre, de los pequeños detalles que diferencian una foto cualquiera de una pequeña obra de arte... ¡Enhorabuena Sir Cam y sigue deitándonos con tu saber hacer! After enjoying the 742 photos of my good friend Sir Cam one feels a sensation of uneasiness.. and now what? The fisrt thing that caught me was the brutal contrasts in his photos: Cambridge, Pakistan, Andalusia, pillar boxes, and islamic patterns live together so easy and leaving a nice taste. Master of colour and composition, of little details that make the difference between a simple photo and a work of art. Congrats Sir Cam and go on!

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October 15, 2007
Constant says:

Sir CAM and Sir Basil SPENCE I am the admin of "Quintessential Cambridge" group through which I know Sir Cam not only as an excellent artiste photographer and a pro but also as a resident of Cambridge. I am also a great admirer of the architecture of Sir Basil Spence and an Admin of his group.Knowing that … Read more

Sir CAM and Sir Basil SPENCE I am the admin of "Quintessential Cambridge" group through which I know Sir Cam not only as an excellent artiste photographer and a pro but also as a resident of Cambridge. I am also a great admirer of the architecture of Sir Basil Spence and an Admin of his group.Knowing that Sir Cam lives in Cambridge I embarked on mission impossible by asking him to go and take pictures of Sir Basil's Erasmus building in Queen's as I was mightily upset that NO ONE but absolutely NOBODY had posted on flickr any image of this landmark. For months on end I heard no more from Sir Cam and I gave up in disappointment, when all of a sudden he came up with these three stunning picturesL doubtless during all this long interval he must have walked everyday around the building thinking of the best shot or maybe he took hundreds of shots and binned them all except of these three. No matter what the result is a great success as demonstrated by comments and Views... That is because IT IS ALL SIR CAM AND NO SIR BASIL How can you beat that? thank you Sir Cam!

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October 15, 2007

Sir Cam, vos photos sont magnifiques, votre oeil capte chaque détails et les magnifies, vous pouvez me compter parmis vos admirateurs. I prefer say that in french because my english is pitoyable.

October 10, 2007

Thousands of photos are taken every year of Cambridge colleges, punts, the River Cam etc, but if you are lucky enough to come across one by Sir Cam then you will realise that you have come across an outstanding photographer. His takes on even the most mundane subjects have that origonal edge which ensures that you wil… Read more

Thousands of photos are taken every year of Cambridge colleges, punts, the River Cam etc, but if you are lucky enough to come across one by Sir Cam then you will realise that you have come across an outstanding photographer. His takes on even the most mundane subjects have that origonal edge which ensures that you will take time to study the artistic and technical nature of his work. An outstanding master of the media.

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October 2, 2007

Sir Cam is on a mission to show Cambridge to the world in all its glory and he does it with such style. He can be minimalist when he wants to be as in “New Cambridge: The Quorum” and other works. He can capture amazing, intricate details as in “Cambridge churches: St Botolph's” etc. He can evoke a great sense of art… Read more

Sir Cam is on a mission to show Cambridge to the world in all its glory and he does it with such style. He can be minimalist when he wants to be as in “New Cambridge: The Quorum” and other works. He can capture amazing, intricate details as in “Cambridge churches: St Botolph's” etc. He can evoke a great sense of artistic mystery and awe as in “Italy: Fog in Carpi”. Whatever kind of shot he turns his hand to, Sir Cam executes it with cool precision and Cambridge should be very proud of him.

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October 1, 2007

Sir Cam - Some say he is a man of mystery but to me, there is nothing mysterious about Sir Cam on the following counts: 1. An excellent photographer who captures the images that he saw as it should be. 2. A person of exceptional talent. 3. One who inspires and encourages others to excel. As proof of my claim… Read more

Sir Cam - Some say he is a man of mystery but to me, there is nothing mysterious about Sir Cam on the following counts: 1. An excellent photographer who captures the images that he saw as it should be. 2. A person of exceptional talent. 3. One who inspires and encourages others to excel. As proof of my claim, one only has to visit his photo stream and the evidence is in plain sight. Sir Cam, keep up the excellent work and thank you so very much for sharing your world with us. - Ben

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October 1, 2007

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