#trainwanker

First Street Photography workshop under my belt and I actually got the train to Bristol, sitting there with my beard and man bag… It was Hipster Central baby. I nearly even had an episode of self importance!

I’m not going to mention the cat milk Double latte or the Stilton and Broccoli roll with pomegranate seed salad…

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These images are going to follow the timeline. It was Pishing down so the remit was reflections, umbrellas, keeping the camera dry (I bought tea towel, see Hipster!) and people… I think I got it covered.

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Thanks Graham, and I’m sure it’s not going to be my last.

Oh, and for the record, the Stilton and Broccoli roll with pomegranate salad was absolutely delicious and I’m never milking a cat again!

 

 

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Backstreet Serenade…

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There’s something about Bristol. It’s not the closest city to me, Salisbury has that accolade and deserves a blog post of its own (it’s coming) but I digress, Bristol, art in the back streets and great cobbles what more could you ask for?

“Bristol’s hard!” Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear, 2008 as he tried to beat up the Toyota Pickup, he was right to a point. It oozes “Fuck you! We are who we are and if you don’t like it, fuck the fuck off!”

And it works… Art on breeze blocks, long may it continue and Bristol, I’ll see you again shortly. Show me your face!

Manual 365/311 The Significance Of One

dsc_1060-pano-edit-2We’ve been to Bristol today, an afternoon spent watching the new Manga Anime film A Silent Voice screened in the Watershed. A moving and emotional portrayal of bullying, isolation, ignorance and eventually understanding and friendship. Hosted by the BBC See Hear team it was a refreshing break from the norm. I’ll be honest though, apart from Upfest earlier this year I haven’t been to the centre of Bristol for a very, very long time and by heck has it changed from what I remember, the waterfront, full of market stalls, performing artists and cafes.DSC_1066-Edit.JPGDSC_1082.JPGDSC_1085.JPGBut the image that’s really stuck in my head though, the little tent, sheltered from the wind and rain by the Cathedral with a view, across the way, of the Bristol City Council Offices all lit up, snug and… Empty. Yes, infrastructure requires co-ordination and architecture is important but must it be so illuminated in these “austere” times? Or is the facade more important than the cold inhabitant of that small tent? I think not.DSC_1123.JPG

Sleep warm Peeps! xxx

Manual 365/206 Plagiarism

DSC_7047-Edit.jpgArt imitating beauty or beauty intimidating art?

I have no idea… I’m just a photographer cataloging moments! ;o)

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Whenever I shoot other peoples work I always feel like I’m cheating, all those hours and hours of effort and I catch it in a 320th of a second. I will always be in awe and always respect and always, always thank you!

Upfest, You were spectacular!  Thank you!x

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Peace Peeps! xxx

Manual 365/87 Pennies For The Ferryman…

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Rather than the £13.50 it costs to use them new fangled bridge things!

A trip to the Severn Estuary and a slightly sucky tramp across marshland to the old ferry crossing. The mud was a tad disconcerting and got absolutely everywhere but the weather offered some interesting skies and engineering, both old and new, offered their own aspect to the shots.

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And Universal Engineering offered the best of all!  DSC_0265.jpg

Peace Peeps! x