Monthly Archives: April 2010

Get it done Noir

This might just be my next business card.

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62/365 Pretty Blossoms

Trees with blossom on the West Hoathly Road near East Grinstead in Sussex. A nice peaceful scene. Hard to imagine the b*****d who drove by so close as to almost knock me down as I crouched at the side of

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61/365 Pupak Again

Forest Row artist Pupak Haghighi-Brinch. This is the second session with Pupak. I could do many more. I wrote some time ago about shooting portraits and at the time I pondered the idea of making one ultimate image that would

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60/365 London Bus in East Grinstead

Fortunately I had a meeting in East Grinstead today. If I hadn’t I wouldn’t have known about this bus being there in the old High Street. There were a bunch of different vintage busses and a larger bunch of enthusiasts

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59/365 Hillary

Hillary is a teacher. She is staying at ARTS House for the weekend up from Devon. At first she approached the sitting with all the enthusiasm of a trip to the dentist. So we chatted about teaching and football for

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58/365 Chair

You might not believe this but this pic took about 5 hours to make. If I had set out to make the image above it would have taken maybe half an hour. But this is in fact a failure. Of

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57/365 Trampling Corn

Went for a walk with Aled and Rosie in Turners Hill today. He wanted to trample over the farmer’s crop so I got this as evidence.

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56/365 Let’s Go Bowling Dude

I was in Tescos in Forest Row and saw these skittles. For some reason they called to me so I bought them. Then when the person I had wanted to shoot today didn’t get back to me in time I

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55/365 Ice Pie

25 Cents isn’t bad eh?

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54/365 Susanne Lawrence

Susanne Lawrence is an artist who lives somewhere between East Grinstead and Tunbridge Wells.

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53/365 Sarah and Rebecca

I was just testing how the camera worked when tethered to a TV. Sarah and Rebecca are always up for a shot and I liked the result. So there.

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52/365 Count Baron Von Alucard

This is a portrait of my father the Count Baron Von Alucard. You can find out more about him on his website.

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51/365 7 Hour View

Thanks to those who wondered what had happened to me for the last three days. I’m happy to say I’m alive and survived them. Friday night was not that interesting. I set off from East Grinstead at around 6:00pm on

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50/365 Liz Lets Loose

Yesterday you saw Liz on one of her few and far between better days. Today I’m aftraid she reverted to form after drinking some camomile tea. And today is day 50 of the project. It has gone remarkably fast. I’m

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49/365 The Flower

Liz wanted a picture showing this plant that had suddenly flowered after years of not flowering. I wanted to do more lighting on different planes similar to yesterday’s shot of Dave Press. This was the result.

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48/365 Dave Press

Dave Press is an amazing guitarist.  I am proud to say that this is the first shot of a series I will be making over the coming weeks that will amount to the first of my unusual local people projects.

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Just Sayin’

I heard there were manisfestos being published. Thought I’d try and help out by putting the main three parties intentions into one succinct image. Yes  I have used the same image before but not with quite the same text.

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47/365 Wolfgang

We had just done a fairly standard, safe, profile portrait and then I switched the lighting and props around so as to get this. Quite like it.

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46/365 Pupak

This is Pupak. A very interesting lady who got a group of local artists in the Ashdown Forest area together and helped them form a group to facilitate collaboration and help each other with marketing and such. We met today

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45/365 Leaving The Scene

Conceived and lit in about three minutes. Then about 45 minutes to process. Some people think it all happens in a snap.

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44/365 A Nice Bit of Crumpet

I was advised that if I wanted to get more readers then this was what I had to do.

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43/365 Cards in the Hat

Today’s picture was a hard one to come up with. I’ve found more and more that I am easily inspired to shoot people or dogs and possibly other critters but other things are very hard work. I had no one

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42/365 Smoker’s Porn

There is nothing, although freshly ground coffee comes close, that is quite like the smell of a humidor full of quality cigars.

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41/365 “The Future is Within Our Grasp”

Saw Max today. He begged me for another portrait. I eventually gave in. Then he spent an hour and a half in make-up and another hour getting his hair just right. At the end of that he was so excited

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40/365 Dreams of Bogie

Had to be done. What else can I say?

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39/365 Selma

Selma is a guest in East Grinstead from Holland. Her mother recently featured here and her father may do as well some time soon. The family are staying at the best guest house in the East Grinstead area, ARTS House,

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38/365 Reverting the Stats

Look I know what yer thinkin’ but I had to do it. Every time I have a pic of myself the stats go up and for the last few days they had dipped. What d’yer mean what stats? The site

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37/365 Promise of Spring

Weather still quite cold in Sussex but there are signs of spring all around.  Spotted these along the A22 today between East Grinstead and Forest Row. Actually there are lots of them around but these were nearby to where I

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36/365 West Street Fish and Chips

If you are an East Grinstead resident you are probably familiar with this place on West Street. In fact you are probably one of the many reasons I have to queue whenever I go there. I think it is one

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35/365 Andy

Very close to the East Grinstead Rubgy Club lives a man who, well, let’s just say lives a man called Andy. I want to keep this site family safe.

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