Fighting against the gales; we headed out to the cliffs over the weekend.Read More
A fortnight of gluttonous boxes spilling, bloated bin liners, no ‘dial up’ and phones panic searching; we’ve moved from the serene harbour side town of Whitehaven to the rural edge in Sandwith.
We managed to weave our way through cloth mountains and cardboard roads venturing out to enjoying some late evening sun.
Back online soon…Read More
Forever driving down dodgy pot holed lanes, climbing rotten wooden gates, walking through soggy mud all to find something new, something no one else has caught, a different angle or composition, always chasing the very last of the sunlight; I’ve created a project on Behance called ‘The long way home‘ – every journey is an opportunity to discover something new.Read More
I’m back! What a fantastic few days! I’ll update with more photos and how it all went soon…
OFFF, Let’s Feed The Future reignited a feeling I’d longed to return—a passion, a belief and the art of play.
Before working for agencies I had such a raw approach to design and now I will be re-visting those methods, those strange materials, the playfulness of making and the oddity of stumbling over new styles or ways of thinking.
With two days of design indulgence, we were treated to inspiring and motivational talks by creatives from all over the world. Different backgrounds, different passions, all with the same aim – to embrace our love of creating.
I thoroughly enjoyed my Designcation. Looking forward to next year!!Read More
The beginning of my post about Dublin. I will update this post soon, but for now…
Before booking the trip, we assumed Dublin would be full of quaint little Irish pubs with fairly traditional small towns. Surprisingly—Tallaght didn’t seem to have the quaint pubs we were hoping, however, the more central to Dublin you were the more obvious it became you were in Ireland! Staying only a few nights, we managed to soak up some atmosphere in Oliver St. John Gogarty, enjoying a bit of foot tapping and hand clapping to traditional Irish jigs as well as a bit of shopping on Grafton Street!
Always drawn to the coast; we also traveled North to Howth—a small fishing village. Enjoying the hillsides and walks along the piers to see Ireland’s Eye and the busy harbour:
On the drive back to my hometown, the sun shining bright and the scent of freshly cut grass—it surely did feel like the start of summer (shame it’s now Autumn). The temperature saying otherwise, with heaters on full, I decided to pulled over to capture this beautiful dream like scene in Culter, just outside Biggar in Scotland.
This weekend we’re off to Dublin. Traveling down to Holyhead in the early hours of the morning, we are hoping to have a few hours in Wales before catching the ferry over—must make a planned schedule to make sure we do all the touristy bits in Dublin. Of course, from various suggestions the Guinness Storehouse is at the top of the to do list!Read More
With heavy rain and shoes so wet they could be wrung out—I finally managed to visit Blackpool to see the finished Comedy Carpet! The scale is breath-taking, not to mention the skill required to create such a piece. I can imagine the hours of pleasure Gordon Young and Why Not Associates had—raiding their font suitcase, designing and typesetting!
The Comedy Carpet is a celebration of comedy on an extraordinary scale. Referring to the work of more than 1,000 comedians and comedy writers, the carpet gives visual form to jokes, songs and catchphrases dating from the early days of variety to the present. Sited in front of Blackpool Tower, the 2,200m2 work of art contains over 160,000 granite letters embedded into concrete, pushing the boundaries of public art and typography to their limits.
The whole Comedy Carpet was like the shallow end in a swimming pool… yes, that’s a little bit of an exaggeration but with the summer being very British, I decided against using my SLR, so below are just a few snaps taken on my phone.
Yesterday was spent at the charming dock of Leith in Edinburgh. Although it was raining most of the day, by sunset the shadows cast long over the cobbles. Below, I managed to capture a few shots on my Leica.