Dallas 2007

My most recent trip to the USA is to Dallas in 2007 to attend conference. For some reason I bought my camera with me, primarily because I remember all the episodes of Dallas my mum watched in the 1970s.

Chicago from the Air

These images were taken from window seat of an aircraft descending into Chicago using one of the earliest digital cameras, the Kodak DC220 with a 1.2 megapixel resolution.

Empire State Building (New York

The ending of the film Sleepless in Seattle was set in the observation deck of the Empire State Building. From here, it’s possible to get 360° views of Manhattan Island.

New York, NY

I’ve always loved New York, from perusing coffee table photographic books about the city (I think those books made me want to be a photographer) as a child.

Niagara Falls

A famous tourist attraction and spectacular sight, Niagara Falls are actually a group of falls straddling the border between the USA and Canada.

National Mall

As tourists, we visited the National Mall at Washington, DC, in 1997. Recent events have of course heightened security here, so these photographs are a homage to a more innocent decade.

Winchester House

For years, I have mentioned the Winchester House in my talks and presentations, as an analogy of what happens when an organisation does not have a cohesive strategy, so of course I have visited the actual house many times.

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco is probably my favourite city in the USA. I don’t know why, but I feel really at home here, and for some reason most people there think I’m a local so obviously there’s a connection.

Pacific Coast Highway

We drove the famous Pacific Coast Highway, or State Route 1, from Los Angeles to San Francisco, in 1997 as part of our USA vacation.

Disneyland 1997

This is a nostalgic look at the original Disneyland in Anaheim, built by Walt Disney himself, in the late 1990s before it was expanded and an additional theme park (Disney California Adventure Park) was built on the original carpark.

Sherman Oaks Galleria

We visited this iconic shopping mall, one of the birthplaces of “Valley” culture and used in several films, several months before it was severely damaged by the Northridge earthquake and it’s eventual decline.

Long Beach and Queen Mary

On my first visit to the Los Angeles in 1993 (business trip), we used to drive along the coast on the weekends. One weekend we stopped by at Long Beach to visit Queen Mary.

Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood is a unique theme park in the 1990s in that it was based on a real film studio backlot, and the Backlot Studio Tour actually started in 1915.

Star Trek Adventure

Beam aboard the bridge of the Starship ENTERPRISE. Your mission? To explore the limits of your imagination with Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock. To battle Klingons, space creatures and alien superbeings! To boldly go where no man has gone before.

Series: USA Film Retrospective

This is a series of articles featuring photographs mainly taken in 1990s using a variety of film cameras, ranging from compact cameras such as the Canon Sure Shot to SLRs such as the Pentax PZ-70.