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Showing posts from March, 2015

Is there anything wrong with Kitsch?

Roses of Heliogabalus

Do Dogs Have Brains?

In case you weren't sure, this video does nothing to help you figure it out.

Glass Menagerie

Something for the Weekend?

If you like to read thrillers, I'd recommend this.

Self-Portrait March 2015

Choices, Choices

Fir, Powis

Sheep, Early Morning

At Powis Castle

Alone, Welsh Morning

The River Severn at Shrewsbury

So Mr Dodds, what makes you think you are right for the advertised post?

Early Morning, March 2014

Today's eclipse reflected in the Montgomery Canal

Montgomery Canal, nr. Welshpool


Moussa Sarr, Artist

Nick Clegg at the Liberal Democrat Conference in Liverpool

Sasha & Digweed- Renaissance: The Mix Collection (Disc 1)

Oh how I love this. Still.

From a recent shoot

Inside Turner's House, Twickenham

IKEA Wembley (but it's in Neasden really)

1. The starlings in the car park are everywhere, seem to have forgotten how to fly, and are unafraid of human contact - it's spooky.

2. The food and people's relationship to it is out of the ordinary - lots of reliance on the Dime Bar as a basic ingredient, but also there are people eating hot dogs and meat balls who, you would imagine, wouldn't normally go near them - Hindus, for example. Blueberry juice, fish in jars, chocolate and butterscotch spread, Kecks, lots of biscuits, Choklad Mork - it's food Jim, but not as we know it.

3. Everyone talks to one another and helps one another out - I think it might be the "we're all in it together" mentality - the trenches, the blitz, and IKEA: you join the dots. Some people love the place, clearly, and even go when they are abroad, far from home.

4. Serviettes - can't leave without them, can't leave without them. 50p for a pack of 30 with a Christmas theme? Oh go on then.

5. Try not to buy stuff that is …

Art School VS Reality Ep.4

You are what you consume.


I know I know. Hopefully soon I'll have something new to show you though.

For a variety of reasons, today has been a day of selfies. So here's one.

Mike Johnston on photographers convincing as artists

"The ones who succeed the best, I think, are the ones who don't try to rig the game, who do their own thing, who don't try to second-guess the arbiters of style and taste, who don't judge themselves only by the acceptance of others, who are willing to experiment, to loosen up, to stay honest with themselves, and, above all, to listen and respond to what their gut tells them about their work."
More here.

Drawing, redux

Inside Turner's House, Twickenham

A couple of pictures of Nick Finegan as Richard II