A Passion for… Order

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. “Tiger got to hunt, bird got to fly; Man got to sit and wonder ‘why, why, why?’ Tiger got to sleep, bird got to land; Man got to tell himself he understand.”… Continue reading

The detail is in the devil

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. I decided to build a scale model of the Targa Florio road race. One that worked. So you could race the cars. In 1/32nd scale. Naturally I wanted authenticity. The track is… Continue reading

If you save it before it goes into the fire, it’s yours

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. “I sit beside the fire and think Of people long ago And people that will see a world That I shall never know” ― J.R.R. Tolkien . I saved this piece of… Continue reading

When a Tree Falls…

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. “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” . A tree fell, it wasn’t in a forest, there were people… Continue reading

A Passion for… Detail

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. “There is not a particle of life which does not bear poetry within it” ― Gustave Flaubert . As I sit here, in a chair, at a desk, typing on a computer… Continue reading

A passion for balance

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. “Darkness always had its part to play. Without it, how would we know when we walked in the light? It’s only when its ambitions become too grandiose that it must be opposed,… Continue reading

The Shadow Puppet

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Stop. . . Please stop. Pretty please with cherries on top, stop judging me by the selfies I post online. . . Can’t you see that those are just shadows of who I… Continue reading

A Passion for… Darkness

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. “Our senses are fairies who work the miracle of changing that movement into noise, and by that metamorphosis give birth to music, which makes the mute agitation of nature a harmony.” ―… Continue reading

The Harmonious Confluence

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. . What is passion? If not an urge That if not sated Will lead to death Literal or figurative This Passion is for food A harmonious confluence This photograph could not have… Continue reading

A Little Night Baking

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“I read recipes the same way I read science fiction. I get to the end and say to myself “Well, that’s not going to happen.” ― Rita Rudner . Once again I was… Continue reading

A Passion for… Food

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. “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” ― Virginia Woolf . While foraging through my mind for our next passion I began to feel a… Continue reading

The art of rubbish

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. . I found these paintings in the garden. Under a tree. Someone bought them because they were art. Someone threw them away because they weren’t. So when does art become rubbish? And… Continue reading

When The Past Catches Up To You

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For everything there is a season… What is this season between seasons for? A trip to the museum? How grand! A grand place to explore the history and culture of the world. Collected… Continue reading

You Will Never Be The Same Again

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Once upon a time, in a land far away, a little girl, woke up, and she was grumpy about it. . She clambered out of the strange bed, in which she had slept,… Continue reading

A Passion For… Passions

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When you hear the word ‘Passion’ what does it evoke within you? . . “If my Valentine you won’t be, I’ll hang myself on your Christmas tree.” ― Ernest Hemingway . Is your… Continue reading

What time is it?

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. . “What time issssss it?”, asked the snake. “You have a watch.”, I replied “I know but I can’t ssssssee it, on account of it being on my head.” “Well this is… Continue reading

The Touch of the Snake

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. “Don’t touch me, I’m full of snakes.” ― Jack Kerouac . The sense of being touched, slithers along, the fine strands of our skin, bringing with it the scales of the song,… Continue reading

The Watch

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. “Rahel’s toy wristwatch had the time painted on it. Ten to two. One of her ambitions was to own a watch on which she could change the time whenever she wanted to… Continue reading

Let me take your dirt…

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. . “Hungry licked her spoon and then pointed it at me. ‘Aren’t you forgetting the dishes?’ she asked. ‘Absolutely not,’ I said. ‘I’ll remember the dishes as long as I live. See… Continue reading

Bursting Sudsy’s Bubble

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. “Who shot him? I asked. The grey man scratched the back of his neck and said: Somebody with a gun.” ― Dashiell Hammett . The sponge had gone missing there was a… Continue reading

The Washing Up Brush

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. “Temptations are like dirty dishes.  There are some who leave them alone, scarcely noticing how many have piled up.  And there are some who must do them right away.” ― Daniel Handler… Continue reading

Dreaming of the small things

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. . I love wine And skull rings So why not have a skull ring to open wine In my dreams Perhaps Photography allows dreams to become a reality Big dreams Or small ones… Continue reading

Wine into Water

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. “Did someone just call me the wine dude?” he asked in a lazy drawl. “It’s Bacchus, please. Or Mr. Bacchus. Or Lord Bacchus. Or, sometimes, Oh-My-Gods-Please-Don’t-Kill-Me, Lord Bacchus.” ― Rick Riordan .… Continue reading

The Bottle O’ Wine

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. “I have drunken deep of joy, And I will taste no other wine tonight.” ― Percy Bysshe Shelley . Who would I be without you? a question we sometimes ask but rarely… Continue reading

This Monkey’s Gone to Heaven

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. . “the creature in the sky got sucked in a hole now there’s a hole in the sky and the ground’s not cold and if the ground’s not cold everything is gonna… Continue reading

Monkey Nuts

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. “I am the seasoned traveler of the Labyrinth. The Genius of alacrity, wizard of the impossible. My brilliance is yet unmatched in its originality. My heart’s filled with potent magic that could… Continue reading

The Monkey

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. “If man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes?” ― Steven Wright . Happy New Year! (you’ve said this before) [Yes, I know, but it’s a… Continue reading

The Madness of People

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. “I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.” ― Isaac Newton . There are days when you feel, weightless, free from the gravity, of all those… Continue reading

Freakshow

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. . Roll up, roll up. Come see the freak. Or just different. You. Freakishly watching me. So yeah. Spin those tables baby. .   “The color of one’s creed, neckties, eyes, thoughts,… Continue reading

The Dumbbell

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. “Suppose I should say to a wrestler, ‘Show me your muscle’. And he should answer me, ‘See my dumb-bells’. Your dumb-bells are your own affair; I want to see the effect of… Continue reading

Duck! Here Comes Another Year!

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. “Tonight’s December thirty-first, Something is about to burst. The clock is crouching, dark and small, Like a time bomb in the hall. Hark, it’s midnight, children dear. Duck! Here comes another year!”… Continue reading

Here’s to you, Lemmy

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. “You know I’m born to lose, and gambling’s for fools, But that’s the way I like it baby, I don’t wanna live for ever….” – Motörhead, Ace of Spades . I was around… Continue reading

The Day After Christmas

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. “My beerdrunk soul is sadder than all the dead Christmas trees of the world.” ― Charles Bukowski . Now, is the Winter of our… sobering up, after much merriment. . It is… Continue reading

The Acts of Man

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. “And when the acts of man Cause the ground to break open Oh, let me inside, let me inside, not to wait.” – Midlake, Acts of Man . Now. What is now,… Continue reading

All Tangled Up

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. “It will be as if, in place of the stars, I had given you a great number of little bells that knew how to laugh” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry . Life has… Continue reading

Fairy Lights

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. “To live in joys that once have been, To put the cold world out of sight, And deck life’s drear and barren scene With hues of rainbow-light.” ― Lewis Carroll . I… Continue reading

VROOM! VROOM!

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. . “I had no idea what I was going to do with the toy car, other than drive it around with my fingers, making vroom vroom sounds…” – Jennifer Day I had a very clear idea… Continue reading

Don’t Drink and Draw

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. “Draw a crazy picture, Write a nutty poem, Sing a mumble-gumble song, Whistle through your comb.” ― Shel Silverstein . I had no idea what I was going to do with the… Continue reading

The Toy Car

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. The next subject of our objectivity challenge is, the toy car… . That’s not a toy, it’s an adventure waiting to happen, the departure point of a journey, an invitation to ride,… Continue reading

Won’t someone please wind me up

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. . There is a hole Just below my ear For a key Please someone wind me up Kickstart my brain Does this sound insane To you Well times of readjustment Require drastic measures You… Continue reading

A Crazy Notion

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No Country for Old Men by Tim Doyle . “Do you have any notion of how goddamned crazy you are?” ― Cormac McCarthy, No Country For Old Men . Yes, I do, have… Continue reading

Space, the final frontier.

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. . We have moved to a new home. A home for us, and a home for the business. With space. So much space. A photographic studio that is perfect for our work. Up… Continue reading

An ornate thing in an ornate place

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. . We have moved in to a new house. With a fabulous photographic studio. And a barn. That is full of wonderful junk. We could tidy the barn. Except that it is… Continue reading

Unspeakably Desirable

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. “There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable.” ― Mark Twain . Go on, treat yourself! . Such wonderful words of encouragement, but oh the quandary it creates,… Continue reading

All Keyed Up

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. “Someone told me the delightful story of the crusader who put a chastity belt on his wife and gave the key to his best friend for safekeeping, in case of his death.… Continue reading

The Key

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. “I’ve got the key to my castle in the air, but whether I can unlock the door remains to be seen.” ― Louisa May Alcott . I always lock my door, not… Continue reading

Creative Genius: Le Petit Chef by Skull Mapping

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“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” ― Virginia Woolf . Thank you very much to an awesome friend for sharing this with us, and for… Continue reading

Smoky When Lit

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. “I had a good-talking candle last night in my bedroom. I was very tired but I wanted somebody to be with me, so I lit a candle and listened to its comfortable… Continue reading

Grrrrrr!

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. . It’s not Halloween yet. Is it? No it isn’t. But there’s no reason to time stamp the post. So it’s Halloween? It will be when someone reads this. And not when… Continue reading

The Great Object of Life is Sensation

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. One of the primal experiences in life, is sensation, and one of the first sensations we experience, and pack in our personal suitcase, is pain, the pleasurable pain of being thrust into… Continue reading