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June 20, 2006

Lomography on the Run – Weds + Thurs in Xanana's Lounge

Lomoposter

Hey hey all – if you're enjoying the summery vibes of this year's WSAF and have a little bit of spare time on Wednesday or Thursday this week, please come along to Fleur's and my exhibition 'Lomography on the Run'. It'll be held in the Lounge near Xanana's from the 21st–22nd and you can come along any time of the day or evening you like.

Featured in the exhibition will be lots of the sort of pics recently posted on here as well as many many more, including shots from our travels to America, Africa, Berlin, Vietnam and other exotic places, so there will be plenty to feast your eyes upon. Either myself or Fleur should be around at most points on Weds and Thurs so please do come along and introduce yourself, especially if you'd like to learn more about Lomography.

We are supporting the charity LomoKikuyu, which has set up an eye hospital in Kenya dedicated to saving and restoring sight. The charity has published a book full of incredible photos intended to inspire someone with newly–restored sight with the beauty of the world! We have got one of these fantastic books to raffle off and profits will go to LomoKikuyu. If you're interested in learning more about the charity please visit this site: LomoKikuyu

Hoping to see you there, especially if you like the recent photos from this blog. Don't forget to check out all the other amazing WSAF shows and to visit the PhotoSoc exhibition for more great photographs!


June 05, 2006

The call is coming from inside the house

Well now! It's been a funny old couple of weeks which culminated today in my attending a job interview which was ostensibly for work as a photographer's assistant but turned out to be more along the lines of late–night factory work driving a forklift truck. Turning up for interview in Scumsville, Birmingham, I was more than a little bit surprised to find not the studio I had expected but instead a recruitment agency inside a portacabin, and was more than very surprised not to be handed a light meter but a numeracy test and a questionnaire about vertigo. No work, then, but I am down on the agency list (as 'tall', 'stocky' and 'qualified') so perhaps my luck will be in yet. Goddammit!
Anyway, other than that, life is very sweet – preparations are in the offing for the photography exhibition which will be Fleur's and my contribution to WSAF (pics on display in the Lounge near Xananas on the 21st and 22nd June, so please come along if you like our stuff and / or are into experimental photography). A–speaking of which, here are some piccies taken on Fleur's new ColourSplash (another nifty little device which has in–built colour filters to act as an internal cross–processer) – these all taken at the funfair which I accidentally stumbled upon whilst seeking inspiration for my b&w portfolio – some of the b&w shots have turned out well and have that funny sort of late 80s social realism / French textbook feel, but a funfair needs colour!

Ooh!

Funfair

Ooh!

More funfair

Me!

Eagly

Aaaaand all of these pictures from our mega Leamington–to–Lymington road trip (which involved me losing my Little Chef virginity to a microwaved pancake. Never again). We love the sea! Even when it is full of swans.

Swan

How odd

Icy icy

Easy rider


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