Thursday, 27 August 2009

Shoe Sequence

I liked what Felix Grant did a while back with a series of his photos and have found it a little difficult to shift the urge to put my images into sequences myself...

Whilst trying to get a worms eye view photo of a pigeon with a 10mm wide angle lens in Trafalgar Square last week, i failed spectacularly (i blame it on the ban on bird feed) and instead caught a load of photos of peoples feet.

Not at all what i was after, but far more original than the pigeon shot: and a lot more interesting than Gormley's One and Other.

The Spotted Cow show

The lads from Friend and Co are hosting a BBQ sesh at Bedminster's finest pub - the Spotted Cow from 3pm today. Featuring artwork from all the names on the flyer above and some hotdogs too... Winner!

Sunday, 23 August 2009


Installed the finished canvas painting of St Michael's Hill in MacDaddy's on Colston Street today - pop in and have a trim.

Really pleased with how this turned out - and especially happy to be in such good company as Inkie, Cheo, Jody and Will Baras...

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Shoot from the Hip

'Shoot from the Hip' - an expression taken from the days of wild west shoot outs, to shoot from the hip would mean that you could draw your gun quickly and fire it almost as soon as your hand reached the grip. But greater speed did lead to less accuracy...

Whilst walking round London on Monday i quickly got caught up in the quick pace of the streets. The tube arrives the minute i set foot on the platform, the crowds continue to push forward, the traffic is relentless. I decide not to compose photos anymore, instead to shoot from the hip. Set a ISO rating that is too fast for the bright day to give me faster shutter speeds, open the wide angle zoom lens to 10mm and fire away whilst walking. I love candid portraiture...

Most people were far too busy to notice or care, and i got a warm feeling of freeness with my camera, like all the rules no longer matter. I tend to see photography as a creative way to be very specific, I almost become perfectionist at times. But for today, the worse the composition was, the better... I like the out of focus ones, the blurry ones, the random lighting effects. These feel like a happy accident on each image...

Must do more of this!

Tuesday, 18 August 2009


Left for London 10 am on Saturday, returned 2am Monday.
Lots of; walking, tubing, trainer obsessing (yo CT crew!), free straight Vodka triples in the afternoon, Shoreditch street partys, fashionable people, Brick Lane currys, beers and very little sleep.
Still managed to hold out for the sun to go down yesterday and grab a few shots of the usual attractions...

Hopefully slightly different angles on the usual LDN snap shot!

Friday, 14 August 2009


Found an old cd of images that i thought were lost long ago with a failed laptop and dead hard-drive...
Quite a lot of old stuff on there but here are 3 dedication pieces from the bottom wall at Bedminster skate park from about 5 years ago.

1) 'Boogie' - from a ''Boogie Down Bronx' old skool KRS-One dedication piece with Paris. Good fun and lots of dreg cans and stock caps...

2) 'Ayser' sketchbook piece with FLX on character duties. FLX and I happened to be in the same group at City of Bristol College at the time studying youth work. Neither of us were particularly inspired by the course but there were a whole load of interesting people in that group - i made lots of good contacts and still see many of them around today. One such person was Pippa who never failed to start an interesting debate about 5 minutes before we were all due to go home...! She passed away whilst we were nearing the end of the course, so whilst FLX and i were painting and chatting about the course we decided to dedicate this on to her.

3) 'Acer' spikeystyle. "TCF uncles dedicate!" Painted as part of a production with Ziml, Paris and Seza. We all ended up dedicating our pieces to our nieces and nephews, although i cant remember why... 

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Canvas in Progress

Painted on canvas last night and surprised myself with how much i got done. Im usually so slow.
Might even try and finish it tonight...

Saturday, 8 August 2009

Easton Lane 2001

Just spotted this on C-D-P82's Flickr... 

An Acer wildstyle from 2001 in a dark ally in Easton.


There you go Felix!
Individual pieces of street art don't generally tend to survive for long stretches of time, but this one is pushing 8 years old now and still standing.

Friday, 7 August 2009

Saunton Sands

Saunton Sands in North Devon

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

St Michael's Hill


This morning i was called Da-Da for the first time.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Triple Drop

Since the Crimes of Passion show at the RWA closed and artists had a bit of time to reflect upon the experience as a whole, a few of us have been discussing the pro's and con's of showing work in galleries. Of course, we all started out putting work up on the street, for nothing more than the hope that someone out there would recognise it, like it, and maybe one day let you know that they did. We paint for ourselves, for our friends, and anyone else who cares to look at it...

One of the biggest problems with the boom in galleries showing art work that has it's origins in the streets, is that what an artist considers to be a fair amount to charge for a piece of his work then has to be raised by between 30 and 60% to cover the cost of the gallery's commission. A few too many times now i have has to charge higher than i would have liked too for my canvases and prints and have been thinking of a way around it... i know others have felt the same.

So Dicy, Acer and Ziml present Triple Drop at the Centrespace Gallery. We have covered all the costs ourselves so that we don't have to increase prices to cover gallery comission and can price our work at the prices we think they are worth.

For an invite to the opening preview evening on Friday 11th Sept 2009 please email

Sunday, 2 August 2009

Lil Lar

My favourite pic from yesterday...
See the rest of the set here

Physical Jerks at the Harbour Festival

Been away for a while in North Devon with the family, but back to the city now and a great day down at the harbour. Caught up with the Physical Jerks and sneaked on stage with them to grab some flicks whilst they rocked the spot.
Was inspired a little while ago by a few posts by Felix Grant discussing 'sequences', so let these 9 photographs run chronologically to replay their dance routine; a sequence of photographs of a sequence of moves...