When Ordinary Life Shackles Me

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“I must fling myself down and writhe; I must strive with every piece of force I possess; I bruise and batter myself against the floor, the walls; I strain and sob and exhaust… Continue reading

The Prop Agenda

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Have you ever had one of those days, or moments within a day, when what someone else has done, due to doing what they are doing, before you are doing what you’re doing,… Continue reading

Inspired by Dreams and Madness

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Who is your favourite artist? That’s one of those questions which can induce, both dreams and madness, depending on how it is perceived, in the moment. . “The creation of a single world… Continue reading

Rosencraft

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I first met writer and poet Sabiscuit when she commented on my post ‘Swimming with Roses’. She informed me that she was so inspired by the image that she was going to write… Continue reading

Hi, pleased to meet you.

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. Please allow me to introduce myself I’m a man of wealth and taste I’ve been around for a long, long year Stole many a man’s soul to waste -The Rolling Stones, Sympathy… Continue reading

One for the Ladies

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. This is not a hand selfie. This is a hand portrait. The hands belong to my long-time collaborator in all things nefarious and otherwise, Jennifer. I am presently updating our website and… Continue reading

Somewhere I went today… and wish I hadn’t.

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. “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” ― Truman Capote . I knew that I should not have gone there, yet I went there anyway, because I wanted to go… Continue reading

The Beasts of Harvest

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. “We are star stuff harvesting sunlight.” ― Carl Sagan . It’s not quite that time of year, when the beasts come out to harvest. But when they do, the earth trembles, the… Continue reading

The Human Traffic Jam

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. “I’m wanted at the traffic-jam. They’re saving me a seat.” ― Leonard Cohen . I don’t drive, therefore when I get stuck in a traffic jam, I’m always a passenger along for… Continue reading

Down the Rabbit Hole

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. “How puzzling all these changes are! I’m never sure what I’m going to be, from one minute to another.” – Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland . When Jennifer and I set out six… Continue reading

Cool Down!

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. My last post featured something being forced in to water and so, in order to balance things up, here’s something being wrenched out of water. This is another in my hand-selfie line… Continue reading

Swimming with Roses

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. But he that dares not grasp the thorn. Should never crave the rose. – Emily Bronte . Drama comes at a price. Time, sweat and money. I had plans for a water ‘hand-selfie’.… Continue reading

The Soft Underbelly

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. “I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul.” ― Jean Cocteau . We didn’t set out to adopt a cat, we were rescuing… Continue reading

Eye Spy

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. “And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.” ― Roald Dahl . Eye was unsure how… Continue reading

Putting Your Foot Down

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. “A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” ― Mark Twain . I don’t know who started the rumour, that women are supposed… Continue reading

‘Strength’ remastered

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. “You can’t really be strong until you can see a funny side to things.”  – Ken Kesey  . We created the ‘strength’ image for the major SDDP rebranding that took place at the… Continue reading

Growing relationships

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. Time for another SDDP client mashup. This time, United Oilseeds. We have worked with UOS for several years on their advertising and flyers and were recently commissioned to redesign their seed bags.… Continue reading

The Song of the Nibblings

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. “If you put butter and salt on it, it tastes like salty butter.” ― Terry Pratchett, Moving Pictures . Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to photograph – What… Continue reading

In Communicado

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. “TELEPHONE n. An invention of the devil which abrogates some of the advantages of making a disagreeable person keep his distance.” ― Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary . The photography prompt list,… Continue reading

Punctured can

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. I did a post a while back detailing how we created the Brand Identity and Packaging for Nae Danger Energy and Sports drinks and I thought it was about time I did… Continue reading

Up Close and Personal

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. “One day you will ask me which is more important? My life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life.” ― Kahlil… Continue reading

The introverted subject

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. “My feelings are too loud for words and too shy for the world.” – Dejan Stojanovic . I hide behind the camera to mask shyness. And when I venture in front of the… Continue reading

Becoming the Cup

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. “Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put… Continue reading

Flour power and the art of deception

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. “Never attempt to win by force what can be won by deception.” – Niccolò Machiavelli . As a photographer I practice artifice on a daily basis. It might be as simple as using a flash… Continue reading

Hanging Up on the Telephone

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. “I had to interrupt and stop this conversation Your voice across the line gives me a strange sensation” – Blondie, Hanging on the Telephone . What stresses you out? The mere thought… Continue reading

World Exclusive!

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. This morning my brand new hand-crafted Fire Demon Skull Ring arrived from Great Frog Paterson. For those of you who are unaware, Paterson Riley was the founder of Great Frog London in… Continue reading

Puzzling Things

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. “Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle.” ― Lewis Carroll . Many time things ago, or perhaps those time things were few, depending on which time things are… Continue reading

What are you saying about yourself?

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. “I am ashamed to think how easily we capitulate to badges and names….” – Ralph Waldo Emerson . As designers and photographers we spend a lot of our time creating images for others.… Continue reading

The Private Eye is Smiling

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. “My way of learning is to heave a wild and unpredictable monkey-wrench into the machinery.” ― Dashiell Hammett, The Maltese Falcon . Some dame walked into my office, she had femme fatale… Continue reading

What is This?

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. “The straight line, a respectable optical illusion which ruins many a man.” ― Victor Hugo . What is this? . I was searching for inspiration, new ideas to stimulate creativity, and in… Continue reading

The Bearable Lightness of Travel

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. “On a long journey even a straw weighs heavy” – Spanish proverb . I travel light. I hate to be encumbered. The least number of items I can pack, the happier I will be… Continue reading

Magical Thinking

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. “Since man cannot live without miracles, he will provide himself with miracles of his own making. He will believe in witchcraft and sorcery, even though he may otherwise be a heretic, an… Continue reading

Why do we put ourselves through this?

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. “it’s important to have that sense of fear and terror because it directly ties into the player overcoming that and enhancing their sense of achievement.” – Hidetaka Miyazaki, creator of Bloodborne .… Continue reading

She Sees: A Motion through a Glass Eye

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. “Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.” ― Rumi . I’d love to stop acting so small, but, I have to deal with tiny details. I need to… Continue reading

The Circle of Spice

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“There is no single face in nature, because every eye that looks upon it, sees it from its own angle. So every man’s spice-box seasons his own food.” ― Zora Neale Hurston .… Continue reading

Listless Before Breakfast

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“There was something sort of bleak about her tone, rather as if she had swallowed an east wind. This I took to be due to the fact that she probably hadn’t breakfasted. It’s… Continue reading

Father of Dragons

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“Never laugh at live dragons.” – J.R.R. Tolkien . A few years ago SDDP was commissioned by Corinthian Brands Ltd to design the packaging for a new range of alcoholic caffeine drinks with the imaginative… Continue reading

Dandelion Wine for a Peacock

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. “You’ll find out it’s little savors and little things that count more than big ones. A walk on a spring morning is better than an eighty-mile ride in a hopped-up car, you… Continue reading

The Ace of Spades

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“The Earth is God’s pinball machine and each quake, tidal wave, flash flood and volcanic eruption is the result of a TILT that occurs when God, cheating, tries to win free games.” – Tom… Continue reading

She Sees: Eye Mist U

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. . “Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.” – Rick, Casablanca . . The above quote is what emerged out of the… Continue reading

Walkies!

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“For the most part people are not curious except about themselves.” – John Steinbeck As a photographer I understand the desire to capture those things precious to you. But when that precious thing is your… Continue reading

Urbex – The Language of Buildings

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Q: What language would you love to wake up speaking fluently? A: The language of buildings. The other day Stephen and I went to see a potential ‘house to buy’. The place where… Continue reading

She Sees: Don’t Cry Over… Breaking Glass

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. “It’s no use crying over spilt milk, because all of the forces of the universe were bent on spilling it.” ― W. Somerset Maugham, Of Human Bondage . When I was a… Continue reading

He sees: Breaking Glass

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On the eighth day machine just got upset. A problem man had never seen as yet. No time for flight, a blinding light. And nothing but a void, forever night.” – Hazel O’Connor, Breaking Glass (Album)… Continue reading

Packaging Design

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“I saw a subliminal advertising executive, but only for a second.” – Steven Wright

She Sees: Sky Below Water Above

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In the I-ching, Sky below Water above, is a hexagram which symbolises, Waiting. Patience. Nourishment through inaction. . . . . Serene, I fold my hands and wait, Nor care for wind, nor… Continue reading

He gawn!

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“If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.” – Yogi Berra There’s nothing I like more than a spot of photography. Except perhaps watching some baseball, oh and playing… Continue reading

Art on Film: Cutie and the Boxer

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Cutie and the Boxer via Dogwoof . We watched Cutie and the Boxer (2013) last night. I was hesitant to do so due to having grown up, and later worked, in the art… Continue reading

Lights, Camera… Model Cars

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. . “Do it or don’t. It’s amazing how many things in life are that easy.” ― Henry Rollins . . I’m one of those people who has to love what they do,… Continue reading