The personal blog of photojournalist Noah Darnell.

The restoration of Haonavy.com…

The restoration of Haonavy.com…

"To have no time for philosophy is to be a true philosopher." ~Blaise Pascal In the living of life one can be too busy to take a picture. Let's try to remedy that.

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Running books…

Running books…

Helping out with a pop-up book fair in Shoreditch… Of course, there is no way of avoiding the World Cup these days. Stay tuned… -Noah D.

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Truth be told…

Truth be told…

I know there are scores of people around the world who travel by themselves. And they give a multitude of reasons why they think solo travel is the way to go. I, on the other hand, kind of enjoy having someone to share the awesomeness of what happens on the road. In my photojournalism travels

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Four views of Le Tour Eiffel and an intimate moment…

Four views of Le Tour Eiffel and an intimate moment…

I thoroughly enjoy being able to spend time in a place. Especially, to photograph. To work the scene, to study the situation and the way the light falls, to watch for patterns in movement… At a place like the Eiffel Tower, nobody is going to do something that a million others have not done. But

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A bright day…

A bright day…

Photographs from an evening with good friends in Brighton, UK. Four dudes (French, Italian, Australian, American) having tea in a hotel in Brighton. No, really. All of us journalists/photographers… . . . . . We had quite the luck with weather… . Evening fell…   Stay tuned… -Noah D.  

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And now for something new…

And now for something new…

And here we are at the first day of the new year. If you’re curious at all, here are the most viewed pages from 2013 posts: 1. Farm fresh… (4 March) 2. A study in the trees of winter… (11 Dec) 3. Ones for whom the rules do not apply… (1 March) 4. Where are you

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Loud noises, firecrackers, and burning effigies…

Loud noises, firecrackers, and burning effigies…

NOTE: Full gallery available on Demotix: here. I had heard about this Lewes Bonfire Night since I came to London a few months ago. And even on the train as my friends and I (also photojournalists) were on our way, people were warning us and telling us “good luck” and “be careful.” I think it

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Once I was the new guy…

Once I was the new guy…

I came to London the first time in 2008. Since then, I have spent quite a bit of time here. But I was once the guy on the street corner staring at a map. I had never been to St.Paul’s or walked from the Houses of Parliament to the Tower Bridge on either side of

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Notice those around you…

Notice those around you…

“What I’ve come to learn is that the world is never saved in grand messianic gestures, but in the simple accumulation of gentle, soft, almost invisible acts of compassion… everyday acts of compassion. In South Africa they have a phrase called “ubuntu.” “Ubuntu” comes out of a philosophy that says, the only way for me

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Lifting the heavy things…

Lifting the heavy things…

Moving from place to place can be both a luxury or a curse, but even the most nomadic needs somewhere to rest every now and then.   Since my sister finished her Masters program yesterday, it is time for her to move on. Things are done here.   It will not be long before my

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The invaluable wisdom…

The invaluable wisdom…

“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.” “The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.” “When another blames you or hates you, or people voice similar criticisms, go to their souls, penetrate inside and see what sort of people they are. You will

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On the day to see a sunset…

On the day to see a sunset…

What is wrong with the universe? On the same day, a truly massive asteroid passed us by only a couple of ten thousand miles (an extremely small increment in the grand scheme of things); a 10-ton meteor exploded over Russia… …and there was a shooting in my neighborhood. I don’t live in a bad neighborhood, by the

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