October 26th, 2006


Too many to list

Off to Whitby later, where I will stay for a variable amount of time based on how much I enjoy myself. At the moment I'm tempted to come home on Sunday as the 80s night would be more out of habit than enjoyment - but I might feel better when I get there!

Last weekend was reasonably relaxed. Friday night hanging around with some friends; Saturday 9-10 miles on the bicycle without letting my tyres down by mistake followed by cinema and clubbing; Sunday spent relaxing even more and having another crack at the spare room. Monday and Tuesday were spent shopping for shoes and being annoyed by HEIs; Wednesday and Today will mostly be about work.

On Saturday I saw A Scanner Darkly which was ok. It took a while to really get going and I suspect I had a better time with it than fishthecat as I'd read the book. Still, technically it was interesting even if it goes some way to demonstrate why Blade Runner is a better film for not being a faithful adaptation of Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?

Not quite wanting to go home I had a quick nose around their exhibitions and convinced myself I should fill in the paperwork to display some of my own stuff there; but there was some brilliant stuff to see - like a couple of examples from the Roadkill Family Album (not as bad as it sounds and well worth a look!

Then it was back to the cinema for The Children of Men. Clive Owen reflected perfectly a dull wooden dystopian future and it was, when all is said and done, a relatively enjoyable romp. Michael Caine was terribly grating though - with his characterisation mostly limited to saying "amigo" at the end of every sentence.

Curry on Sunday was lovely - though vegetarian restaurants, in this case Jyoti in Sparkbrook, still slightly confuse me by having a decent amount of choice - but of all the things in the world to complain of...

Now I must get on with things, but to have one less band in the backlog - here's the full set of pics from Lacuna Coil the other week.

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Work just about done.

Now I need to write a 150 word artist statement for a show. Any ideas?

"I am really very normal and just enjoy playing with my camera. I don't understand words like hyper-real and can't keep a straight face when saying Zeitgeist out loud.”

“My images try to be raw and uncompromising which seldom makes me any friends but is guaranteed to make an impact. I work in colour and black-and-white, depending on my mood. I like abstract shapes and adrenaline fuelled live events; and can use a studio as easily as I can navigate the crowded pit at a gig.”

“Intuition drives my work, whether that be in trying to seize a moment during three-songs-no-flash or working with models and dynamic briefs. I keep all the pictures I take and show the ones I like. Perhaps it's my taste more than my art?"

Comments? Thoughts?