Monday, 30 April 2012

Happiness in magazines

The IPC editorial awards rolled into town last week. There were no prizes for my team this year and looking out of the window,  you could feel the eerie presence of a somewhat unloved  KRT (Tharg's spaceship)  standing tall over a somewhat unloved piece of the London skyline. On my way home I took an obligatory drunk shot of St Paul's.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

The Stow Caledonian Pipe Band

Band practise 

This is my new photography project that I'm working on, The Stow Caledonian Pipe Band.
I've seen them play at various local events around my area and I thought that it was quite interesting that Waltham Forest has its very own marching pipe band. I decided to get in contact with them to see if they would be interested with me documenting them and luckily for me, they seemed quite interested with my proposal. The project is in its early stages so don't expect any finished work on here for the moment.  I'll label all the updates with "the stow caledonian pipe band' but that's only if you wish to follow its progress. The band are on Facebook so you can also find out more about them on there ,  I believe they're always looking for new members and all donations are welcome too.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Just another Magnum Monday

I went to the; and somewhat cramped, Magnum 62 exhibition held at Chris Beetles Fine Photographs on Monday night.  The is to celebrate the agencies 6th decade, showing work from all of its 62 members. The exhibition continues up until May the 19th and if you're on the look out to pick up some photographic artwork, then you can pick yourself up an original print with some of them having been signed too. If I had the space in my E17 mansion,  then I'd probably pick up a classic Henri Cartier-Bresson or  Robert Capa's  image of American troops landing at Omaha beach.  A couple of other photographers work that I'd like to see more of from the exhibition were Ian Berry and Paolo Pellegrin.
Okay then, photography lesson is now over.  Apologies for not mentioning Martin Parr, who is also exhibited.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

RIP Putland the cat. Oct 1994 - April 2012

As Putland the cat has appeared quite regularly on this blog, I thought that I best inform you that she passed away earlier this morning at home.
Putland the cat, seemed to like David Bowie, The Ukulele chord of C and Fulham Football club. I've opted for the Vets ( picture above, is where I parked Barbara on route to the Vets) to have her cremated, where they inform me that the ashes are spread somewhere in Cambridge. I'll be raising a glass to the feline later today.

                                  RIP Putland the cat. Oct 1994 - April 2012

Monday, 23 April 2012

Ally-Pally : End of A Century

I saw Orbital play here NYE, mid 90s. Blur played here too. However, I never got round to getting a ticket for that, I think it was a fan club gig only or something? You can reminisce here for the Blur gig at Alexandra Palace.

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Walthmstow's cinema by night

Caught the last train home and noticed some pigeons taking refuse above what was the poster signs.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Tesco Express, Forest Road

They're building a Tesco Metro at the Bell Corner, Forest Road.
I'm for and against this. Had it been an M&S or a Waitrose, then I'd be opening the Champaign welcoming the builders with open arms. However, it's going to be a Tescos and I'm guessing the shops around it are all now pretty much doomed... I'm not really a fan of their employment schemes where WE the tax payer, seem to be supplimenting their work force with benifits whilst Mr Tesco makes huge profits from it all. But, it will be quite handy for picking up the odd thing for dinner on the way home, especialy if they stock a good
range of organic produce. Now what did I ever do with that Che Guevara hat of mine?

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Nikon D80 revisited

Took the Nikon D80 armed with a 35-70 F4.5 Nikkor lens out for a reckie over the weekend.
Is it me or are looking a bit soft? I'll do some tests.

Monday, 16 April 2012

Nightclubbing, we're nightclubbing.

Country-Callaghan came out for the Southbound club night down at the Phoenix Bar, Cavendish Square.  Various Heave moshers were in attendance too.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Daily Mirror : New Years Eve 1971

Found these under some old lino, that was under a cupboard that I took apart. Yep, it's a good way of carbon dating for when the cupboard was put in. Still, it's good to know what people were watching back then and how much Alan Ball's transfer fee was.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Gardeners World

Have been doing a lot of stuff around the house latley, oh and in the garden too.
Not idea what this plant is called but it looks pretty good.

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Flaming heck.

Yep, another fire but this time it's in Canning Town. Is this a sign that it's half-term?

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Highams Park on fire

This is the view from the 10th floor of the Blue Fin Building earleir today. The red arrow shows where there was a fire in the Walthamstow area.

Monday, 2 April 2012

West Ham v Reading

This was the 6 pointer match to pretty much see who would sit comfortable in second place of the Championship League. The West Ham, lost 4-2 to Reading...  We (WHU) were 1-0 up as we strolled off to the bar a little before half-time. However, by the time I'd visited the loo and queued up for a half-time pint. We, were 2-1 down...  From what I could see, the West Ham played pretty well for the first 20 minuets but then the claret and blue fog crept in,
filling the players with a lack of confidence and the ability to stop Reading doing whatever it was that Reading were doing? Needless to say, we pushed off pretty sharpish just after the 4th (offside) goal was scored. Oh well, you've got to watch and experience these things every now and then. Up the Hammers?