Monday, 29 June 2009
Friday, 26 June 2009
Tuesday, 16 June 2009
Photo of old college pals. Photographer David A Grey, not included.
I went to see a friends photo exhibition on Friday. I used to go to college with him in Swansea of all places. This was also a good 10/11 years ago. So as you can imagine, I had the pleasure of bumping into a few old pals - which brought back a few good memories. Well, some were good and some were just plain daft. I have just only recently paid off my student loan too. This kind of added to the sense of occasion and so I guess I’ve now fully paid off my debt to Swansea. Tidy.
The exhibition is called ‘THE DREAM THAT DAYS BREAK’ and the photos were taken by David A Gray. The exhibition will be showing at the Bodhi Gallery/bar ( opposite the 2 bagel shops ), 214 Brick Lane, London, E1 6SA. If you are a fan of documentary photography, then I highly recommend it. I have always admired his work, thoughtful compositions and he’s understanding of how to illustrate a strong visual narrative. So it’s good to see some of he’s work out on display. I believe it will be featured in the forth coming Photo 8 magazine. That’s a geeky photography magazine, for geeky photographers.
Thursday, 11 June 2009
Wednesday, 10 June 2009
Isokon Flats (also known as Lawn Road Flats), Lawn Road, Camden NW3
Hidden away, down a side road, in-between Chalk Farm and Hampstead tube. The Isokon Flats can be found. They were designed by the Architects, Wells Coates and were opened in 1934. The flats were intended as a social and architectural experiment in minimalist modern urban living. Kind of like a live in Ipod of its time I guess. Agatha Christie, Walter Gropius ( founder of the Bauhaus ), and Henry Moore have all once taken up residency here. I believe the building was left to slowly deteriorate after WW2 and was only fully restored, just a few years ago.
Friday, 5 June 2009
I watched Richard Schickel's documentary The Men Who Made the Movies (1973). I believe it will be aired a few more times this month on the Sky Arts Channel. I highly recommend to look out for it. Hitchcock is an interesting character and it’s quite nice to hear him discussing he’s craft. He also mentioned an element to certain films, known as the Macguffin. I thought this was quite interesting, interesting enough to go and look it up on Wikipedia the next day.