January 16, 2013
September 23, 2012
February 20, 2012
Its always nice to share others creative journeys……….. Yao a dear friend has just put together a website for his wonderful photography. An Artist who “paints” with his lens, instead of a set of brushes. take a peek http://www.yao-photography.co.uk/
January 29, 2012
Completely enthralled by the concept of the Victorian practice of the “invisible mother” I realise it was set up this way so that the babies and children were able to be supported through the long exposure times. HOwever I couldn’t help thinking of the mother, it’s just bizarre to be there so obviously, but “hidden” under a cloth. What is this saying about how the photographer, most likely male, is seeing the role of a woman in Victorian society? Seems like it didn’t count for much…………….
December 27, 2011
December 12, 2011
May 26, 2011
I see this as a wondrous tree spirit, both masculine and feminine, wise, loving and full of playfulness. How did I do this? it started of as two image, one, a picture of a very ancient tree and two, a pencil sketch that I drew yesterday of the sacred serpent entwining itself around a spirit body. Today I played around with them digitally and had some fun, and this is the result. My day started very early, up and awake at 5am. Creative juices were flowing and I just had to act on them……….. you know how it is !!
February 9, 2011
February 7, 2011
The Secret Life of Waves – waves are not water they are pure energy passing through water and by the law of the universe, energy never dies……….
watch this documentary here on iPlayer http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/search?q=the%20secret%20of%20waves
Port Eynon – Gower Peninsula. a wonderful weekend walking by the sea, so invigorating, after watching the The Secret Life of Waves I now understand why I am so drawn to the sea.
Walking to the Worms Head, looking down onto Rossili Bay on a very wild and windy day.
The Gower Peninsula, Wales, A wonderful weekend with the ones I love
January 9, 2011
One glance, one glimpse of the colour, the lettering and you are there, a real walk down memory lane. Household names, happy memories, childhood treats, childhood games, it all comes flooding back………….. Nor sure if I want it to really, its all so long ago, but I have to say these packages bought back happy memories. When I would be sent up the corner shop to buy 2 eggs, not 12….. and sugar weighed out exactly to your need, 2 ozs and in a thick blue paper bag. A cup of hot bovril was my favourite, sweet things made me feel sick, when I came in from the cold and snow with freezing cold soggy mittens. . My grandmother would come and cook us syrup sponge pudding sometimes on a sunday, and bring biscuits with iced animals on. Mum always baked a pie, apple mostly with birds custard r and it was my job to mix the powder, some sugar and milk together in readyness for mum to pour on the hot milk……….. Yuk custard, blancmange, rice and set egg custard, jelly, ice cream to me were absolutely revolting, but nonetheless all this still makes me smile.
June 26, 2010
Isn’t this just amazing, such beautiful colours, soft gauzy almost felted wool like texture. And all this is mould. Been a busy week, not eaten at home at all much this week, and today I went into the kitchen to have sardines on toast for my lunch…….. my organic rye and sunflower seed bread had grown these amazing “flower” like mould pattern all over it. Have done some quick research as I doesn’t look the the blue/grey mould that normally appears on stale bread. It seems this is a penicillin type mould and grows in moist conditions. My rye bread is kept in a large glass container with a tight lid, guess in the heat the moisture in the bread grew warm and these marvellous shapes appeared.
June 24, 2010
I took this image some weeks ago of a friend of mine, he is on this thing about wabbits, even started a facebook group about them……….. I look a this now and that saying KING OF THE CASTLE springs to mind. Someone who has reached the pinnacl, above everyone, the boss, the leader……… Well I am a boss, I have been driven to succeed, it can be lonely up there and not sure if being the “king” of the castle was all that it was cracked up to be. Guess I thought to achieve financial success was going to be answer to my own feelings of insecurity, that if I had lots of money behind me I would safe. I can tell you now, feeling secure does not come by having tons of money in the bank, money can give you more freedom of choice but it cant fill that “black hole” that for some of us has been there since childhood. Abundance is a frame of mind, its about feeling there is alway enough, always enough to meet ones needs. With these thoughts life just flows, wherever one finds themselves, at the bottom of the hill or the top, its just as it should be.
June 7, 2010
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something quite disturbing when I look at this image. ”Derek Bird” came to mind, a placid friendly family man on the surface, the face put out to the world on a daily basis, the other hidden from world, full of anger, rage and fury that drove him on a murderous shooting spree…………. Why, what happened? Underneath the surface something was boiling and raging and it spilt over into uncontrollable rage killing 13 people. I find it hard to believe that nobody could believe it of him, you cant hold all this in without it leaking out somewhere. In time, looking back, its more than likely people will see in retrspect the tell tale signs and will begin to put all the pieces of jigsaw back into position…………..
Image was created from a photgraph of exposed tree roots taken in Yorkshire. I duplicated and flipped the layer, then joined it together on photoshop. Low and behold this face appeared, I added the eyes, and tweaked a little but the face is very clear to see.