Tuesday, 31 August 2010


I’ve been away for the last week and on my return to normality, I’ve just noticed that the photographer Corinne Day has passed away. The photography world mourns andI’ve been away for the last week and on my return to normality, I’ve just noticed that the photographer Corinne Day has passed away. The photography world mourns and I guess we have lost a percentage of colour from our lives.

I’ve finally got around to fiddling about with iMovie. I’ve put together a few test rolls (being from the world of stills, I’m not all that familiar with Film Makers’ terminology), once I’ve figured out how to stop it crashing when converted to Youtube I’ll upload the link. I guess we have lost a percentage of colour from our lives.


Thursday, 26 August 2010

Broken.






Between 40 mins / hour wait.
Oh well, least it has stopped raining.


iPhone

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Tame Impala and a belly full of Leon







Went to see Tame Impala at Cargo last night. Popped into Leon’s for a spot of pre-gig food too.
Mid 90s gigging would have involved an indie supper of KFC or pita bread and chips. Oh well, I guess that’s progress for you.

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Tate to Tate, West to East.














Paid a visit to the Rude Britannia exhibition at the Tate Briton. For me, Fiona Banner’s plane installation was far more exciting. You can see the planes for free, so if you’re in that part of town then pop in. However, give the Tate’s sandwiches a miss. I’D LIKE TO BUY A SANDWICH PLEASE, NOT THE WHOLE FUCKING TATE springs to mind.

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

The legacy that was Frinton-On-Sea.





A lot of British seaside towns tend to carry scars, this is all down to Pound shop holidays abroad and Martin Parr. I have a soft spot for seaside towns, they’re fun and a little bit cheesy. They also look quite cool out of season too. I might pay a visit to Clacton or Margate next.
PS
These pics were shot on the Samsung NX10

Monday, 9 August 2010

Camera Geek Club



Test shots from the Samsung NX10






This is one of those mirrorless Interchangeable lens cameras, similar to the Lumix G1 and the Olympus Pen.
Why bother, why not just have an SLR - you may ask. Why bother having lower league football, why bother with ITV2, why bother with homemade chips? Well, these new bread of cameras seem to becoming more popular and to be honest, I like the feel of the them. They all tend to have a retro quality about them, almost as if you’re shooting on film, almost making photography exciting... I find the digital process a bit dull sometimes, Take a picture, look at it on the back of you’re screen and then upload it to Face-Google-Flickr-Book. Whoopeee...

Anyway, some test shots from the Samsung NX10. Notice how rich it is in colour; the focusing can be a bit temperamental (focusing on blacks or whites ) ; it also takes those annoying narrow images, which I’m not a fan of. However, you have the option of using the screen or the viewfinder to work out your compositions. And this is were these mirrorless chaps become quite appealing. They’re small enough to take to a wedding and then easily adaptable for the more serious photographer.
Yep, clearly no use to me then.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Heave Mosher : James.



A photo of James, I took this in the back of my car about 5 or 6 years ago. I believe it was a test shot for some other project that never materialised.

Monday, 2 August 2010

World Trade Centre, circa 1992





I found these family snaps of the World Trade Centre at my Mum’s. My parents visited New York, late 1992. They also paid a visit to the West Coast too. I’ve got some relatives out there; cousins of cousins type of thing. They visited L.A. The summer just after the riots. If I recall, there was a brilliant short story in one of the literature issues of Vice a couple of years ago, I thought that it was a good insight into the human psyche of peoples moods at the time, If you can find it then may I recommend having a read.

Anyway, I’m waffling now. World Trade photos, circa 1992. According to Wikepedia, in total both the towers viewing decks received an estimated total of 80,000 visitors per day, so I would imagine that there’s quite a lot of similar looking photos and stories in circulation.