Friday, 29 June 2012

Engerland!








Ok so we didn't make the Euro semi finals... there is always next time!  Angus McDonald has been documenting how we showed our support for the team using the flag of St George during the Euros and the last World Cup.  Enjoy the results... http://www.angusmcdonald.net/#

Forgot to add that when Angus sent the promotion for this project it came with two lovely fat red rubberbands which he then sweetly photographed and sent me!  It's all in the detail...


Wednesday, 27 June 2012

You'll need 1 x willing parent, a couple of wigs, a box of props...




Jon Baker came to see me quite recently and I was charmed by this on-going series he does with his dad.  Like any good model, Mr Baker senior likes to be furnished with as much information as Jon can muster about the chosen artist he is impersonating so that he can get into character. Jon says he's a very enthusiastic participant in the project. Lucky Jon! http://www.jon-baker.co.uk/

Monday, 25 June 2012

Non Olympic Sports






Whilst we all go sport mad this summer and find ourselves watching things like pole-vaulting or BMX racing in the 2012 Games, legendary fashion photographer Norbert Schoerner and super stylist Charlotte Stockdale depict some sports that we won't see represented, more's the pity, particularly if you can look this stylish.  See more here: http://www.clmuk.com/photography/norbert-schoerner/fashion/i-d-summer-2012/non-olympic-sports#8

Friday, 22 June 2012

Curios galore

Trepanned skull

Rectal tobacco resuscitator

European executioner's mask pre1700

Fakir's sandals 1871

Maleus Maleficarum; witch hunter's manual 1494

Boots for bound feet

Nelson's razor and Napoleon's toothbrush

Preserved tattoos 19th Century

Pharmacy leech jar 1831
I envy Thom Aitkinson for having had the privilege to take these pictures of some of the extraordinary items found in the Wellcome Institute.  They make me think that the riproaring world of Tin Tin has come to life; I mean here is a pair of actual fakir's sandals!  I dread to think what a rectal tobacco resuscitator is (those three words shouldn't really appear together in a sentence let alone describe a real object) and as for the bits of dried out tattooed skin...  You might have seen them if you'd wandered past the Wellcome Trust on the Euston Road earlier in the year or look at the whole set here on Thom's site: Thom Aitkinson
Here's an article about the project:
Wellcome Institute exhibition

Friday, 15 June 2012

Don't forget to....






Feels like Erin Hanson should do a book for all 1st year students embarking on a life away from home...  Mind you, who couldn't do without a little helpful reminder every now and again?  See more of her brilliantly irreverant work here: http://recoveringlazyholic.com/index.html

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Look for a loveheart







I set myself a little brief of taking a picture a day on my Hipstamatic app but sometimes fail to do so if I don't have the time or see anything worth photographing...  Just came across Quentin Bacon's site where he has a few inspiring series in his Personal section based on a sole subject he's stumbled across in different situations; crucifixes, chandeliers, finished plates and love hearts as shown here.  Love hearts are all around us and not just scrawled on walls or carved on park benches it seems... http://www.quentinbacon.com

Friday, 1 June 2012

Jubilee Tea!

Gavin Reece

Garry Walton


Paul Boston


Jenny Hoare

Anna Hymas

Melvyn Evans

Lucy Truman

Robyn Neild

Nick Kobyluch

Sean Syms

Maxwell Dorsey

Andrew Farley
It's a special long weekend for the Jubilee so here's a special long Jubilee-themed blog post!  Claire Meiklejohn got all the artists at her illustration agency to celebrate those two great English institutions, tea and the Queen.  These are some of my favourites.  http://issuu.com/meiklejohnillustration/docs/jubliee_royaltea_2012_300?mode=window&backgroundColor=%23ffffff