Back in January I set myself a 52 week photography challenge in order to keep my creative juices flowing. Carrying on from last month, here’s April’s efforts
Err, dismal failure, as I didn’t get an opportunity with the camera.
Week 15 – Jakesaurus
Friends son 1st birthday “smash the cake”, they’d had a din0sour theme for the party, including for this, a dinosaur nappy. Of course, the old adage of never work with children being true here, as he totally failed to grasp the smash the cake concept, and just proceeded to eat it instead.
To my shame, it wasn’t until recently I knew Storm Thorgersons name. I knew his work, I’d been surrounded in my youth by his work, but under the name of Hipgnosis, their artwork all over my dads Pink Floyd & Led Zeppelin collection. When, as part of my 52 week project I decided I’d like to mix in “Gizmo” versions of album art, Hipgnosis was there as some target work. Well, if you’re going to set yourself a challenge, may as well make it proper. It was then, when I started researching ideas, I realised of course, Storm Thorgerson was one of the key designers, and still churning out work I was putting on my shelves.
This week of course, we all know the big C caught up with Storm, so, as a tribute to some of his great work, here’s my Gizmo take on Storms Muse Uprising cover…
In case you’re wondering, here’s the original
Week 9 – Another Place
Visiting the west coast, took the opportunity to make a detour over to Crosby, and Anthony Gormley’s Another Place installation. The light decided to bugger off for the morning, but, it’s still difficult to come away from this place without a photo you’d be happy with. Good start to the month.
When I bought my current cabriolet, it came with the optional hardtop, which I love, and in theory it’s great for “winter use”, however this winter, I decided to run without it.
The pros are it gives the car a second look, you can run “frameless coupe” mode, which you can’t in the actual coupe, and unlike the cabrio roof, it has a glass & heated rear screen. However, I have neither a garage, nor the space at home to keep it, which runs a few compounded issues. Before the fabric roof is stored for any period of time, it has to be dry, the roof is a two person’d job, and again you want it dry before you take it off to stash it in the house. As I don’t really have room to stash it at home, this means dads, which means this also has to be planned. This means last year it went on mid September 2011, just as we witnessed a lovely heatwave at the start of October, and didn’t come off till near the end of March, so that was nearly 6 months with a convertible I couldn’t use.
Last month I set myself a 52 week photography challenge in order to keep my creative juices flowing. Carrying on from last month, here’s February’s efforts
So for the following week I re-shot much of it…
This time a lot happier with the results. Green rug handily filling the place of grass, some old hard drives to create some terrain, and some cloud backdrop paper I hadn’t got round to using yet… Read the rest of this entry »