Saturday, 28 December 2013

transcontinental race part 2

MELONS, TRUCKS & ANGRY DOGS - Epis. II from e r t z u i ° film on Vimeo.

in which the boys' motivation wavers. and you have to wonder whether the stelvio was an altogether wise route choice...

Friday, 27 December 2013

transcontinental race

MELONS, TRUCKS & ANGRY DOGS - Part I from e r t z u i ° film on Vimeo.

after last year's tour divide musings i've come across the transcontinental. how much do i want to do this!?

Tuesday, 24 December 2013


earth. the gift that just keeps giving. be warned - the minutes just slip away....

Friday, 20 December 2013

chelsea davine

i came across chelsea davine on some news article about flags. quite how that happened but i'm glad i did. these are well worth a look. i've never used foil but on the strength of these i'll be tempted to try. the colour balance and effect in these is just beautiful for me.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

that room in the house you're not using?

you could do something like this....

dazzling and eccentric you have to love jee young lee's spaces which only serve to increase the desire for me an t (once we've actually got some time) to transform the inside of our house into some sort of hundertwasser inspired playground.

and, as is the way of it just as one source of inspiration pops us so does another in the form of sandy skoglund. i am loving the textiles in these

Monday, 16 December 2013

jessica dunegan

i'm always going to have a look at anything that involves work being done with a hairdryer. check it out.

Jessica Dunegan - Late Night Studio Visit from Jessica Dunegan on Vimeo.

Saturday, 14 December 2013

the bicycle

THE BICYCLE from Adam Neustadter on Vimeo.

once, years and years ago,i was asked to describe something personal purely from the viewpoint of sensation. i chose my bike. it went all very odd and psychological from there. this film does it better

if my head was full of ships

it would have to look something like this....

Thursday, 12 December 2013

make some noise

naturally my house is cluttered with instruments i don't have time to play and it#s been long since i got a handle on not getting any more. but, having a conversation about cajon drums the toher day, all that might change. poor neighbours....

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

martyn ashton

mad skillz on show yet again with chris akrigg and danny macaskill on hand to help him finish. he's apparently out of hopsital now, in a chair and a back support. all the best.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

meanwhile in tacloban

a month now since the typhoon and news has all but disappeared. fortunately there's blogs like a walk with my camera where the ongoing clear up can still be seen.

Monday, 9 December 2013

the ultimate small press

last year it was a derringer. this year how could anyone possibly not want one of these?

Sunday, 8 December 2013

women on bikes

Afghan Cycles Trailer from LET MEDIA on Vimeo.

The bicycle has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives a woman a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. The moment she takes her seat she knows she can't get into harm unless she gets off her bicycle, and away she goes, the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood.

Susan B. Anthony

i don't usually have much in the way of politics on here but i do like anything that gets more folk on bikes, particularly more women on bikes. we may think we have problems here but these women are an example. i wish them well

Saturday, 7 December 2013

unicycle scotland

Voodoo Unicycles: Highland Tour from Beard Askew Productions on Vimeo.

post night shift sees me up at four, getting some work in while i'm choking for the sun to rise. why? just so i can get out and about. true, a balmy -6 at the moment but the sky is clearing and i'm never unaware of how lucky i am to get to do what i do where i am.

and not on a unicycle. but similar sentiments from this mob who are not so fortunate. they've got the mad skillz tho

but, just for arguments sake it does show you can take the boys out of the town but you can't take the town out of the boys. so i'm not super comfortable with all that 'the outside is a playground for townies' vibe. who's going to be fixing the wooden fence after they've been at it? sessioning a historic monument - moving rocks to make a gate for grinding? obviously i'm assuming they put it all back but all the same - not cool. and as for doing the rail on kyleakin - not too many emergency services up there and better things to be doing than fishing some idiots body out of the sound if it had gone pear shaped.

mostly tho i'm just being a bit curmudgeonly. looks a great trip,

Friday, 6 December 2013

out of context

i don't know who one direction are. or harry styles. but as an antidote to some of the social media nastiness that abounds these days this is hard to beat.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

lee jeffries

i was having a think  about that last post but more towards narrative in the image and it got me to thinking about lee jeffries. i remember being very struck with his images the first time i saw them. these days maybe not so much - looking at them they seem maybe just a bit too constructed, a bit too stylised.

but that's the thinking bit of my head talking. back in the day i used to take my camera into work to try and capture something of the old people. it was a tricky business! and yet looking at those old pictures (when i can find them!) i think i could say much the same - way too self conscious!

but i find it difficult to tire of portraits and when i do it's an indicator it's me who's tired! it's a signal thing, to be able to slow down, to take the time to look, to see a person as they pass by...

Monday, 2 December 2013

mind the detail

me, i always like something i can look at and just be dazzled by the complexity and general trickiness of the work that's gone into it. so i was loving kirsty mitchell's pictures from the first instant. when my daughter was wee and i used to take her round the galleries we used to love making up stories form the exhibits. we'd have been enthralled by these!

and then we could've ramped it up to a whole new level with kris kuksi! i'd want to spend a day in his studio just to find out where he gets all his stuff from. it brings a whole new meaning to the word assemblage.

my daughter used to ask me - could you do that? the things i tended to like most i absolutely couldn't. but sometimes we'd try anyway. she tended to be a bit self conscious about the process but what i liked best was the look on her face as whatever it was that i was doing emerged out of the paper.

these are a bit like that. in the detail you can see the work and seeing the work, me and t at least, see that feeling you get when you're just lost in the making of something. lovely!