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November 29, 2009

good ship father - the shoot

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November 26, 2009

GOOD SHIP FATHER

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stills from the screen tests

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November 25, 2009

Whoopee

The IRS e-mailed me today [4 times] - seems I've paid too much tax

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but since I've never paid any tax in the USofA I won't hold my breath

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November 24, 2009

costume design

young Clara's dress

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first ideas

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the drawing that went off to the dressmaker

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the dress that came back from the dressmakers

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young Clara in the dress

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November 21, 2009

here's a good wan

back in July
as the sun was setting
behind an oaken copse

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UPDATE - no photoshop on this by the way

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new location

Now confirmed the location for the music video:

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and not a moment too soon.

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November 20, 2009

raising a stone lintel

People who know about these things think that this is the way ancient man hoisted the lintels atop the sarcens at Stonehenge.

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Nothing like using traditional building methods I say. Mind you, they probably didn't use old pallets to gain the necessary height.

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November 18, 2009

and in a previous life

before I started painting the figure,
I used to paint landscapes
with a knife
that's palette knife
now Bowie knife
a Bowie knife would have been well tricky
and could have got me into trouble with the law
I guess

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Thurstonland, acrylic on canvas

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November 13, 2009

back aboard the time machine

I've been picking through the envelopes of early negatives again, and I've found a moody self-portrait, aged 15:

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and a 120 roll film double exposure:

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November 08, 2009

what happens when a bit of chocolate biscuit goes down the wrong way while you're adjusting the levels in Photoshop

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and [in another image, you'll note] what I was aiming for:

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photographs of Rebecca Riley for the cover of her new book: Dick, the life and times of a Highway Man.

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November 04, 2009

composite imaging

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Amy in the ballet top

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November 01, 2009

scouting out locations

Been to a fabulous old house today, looking for a location for the latest video project.

Around an old 16th Century house on the outskirts of Huddersfield is a lovely autumn garden with the ultimate caravaning experience:

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fantastic.

The house was great, thick wide floorboards at crazy angles - it was like walking around an old sailing ship in a heavy sea. It had secret rooms, hidden staircases and a priest hole. It also had wonderful moulded plaster ceilings, of which this is but one:

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not that we'll be filming the ceilings.

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