June 30, 2010
father and daughter
I was taking Johanna's passport photo [12 week old people need a passport if they are, as she is, going to travel to Germany, or anywhere else for that matter] and it was no mean feat in itself, but imagine my surprise, when, enlarging the image to check for focus and such, I discovered that I was in the photograph too - there was an image of me reflected in her eye.
The square is the soft box of the flash, suspended above Johanna and I am on a ladder leaning over with the camera. Who'd have thought it?
This was the one we wanted but there was too much shadow going on for the likes of the passport police:
June 22, 2010
the final cut has been signed off, the pictures have been locked, we move into the dub, living in a world of sounds and noises for a few days before the final track laying and mastering.
meanwhile here are a few of the locked pictures
June 20, 2010
nearing the end of the film
June 19, 2010
documenting the Holmfirth Art Market
June 18, 2010
Felix the Cat - what a rascal
June 16, 2010
another one from the film
June 11, 2010
and while we're on the subject of fish - or nearly
here's a still from my forthcoming documentary on Kirklees College
June 10, 2010
in another world
free diver Guillaume Nery "jumps" down a blue hole in the Bahamas while merely [merely!] holding his breath. More amazingly perhaps [because she's concentrating on other things] Julie Gaultier filmed it without oxygen either.
June 09, 2010
of sand and sea water
last week we upped the amount of sand and added some water
dancers from Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts and Edge Hill University on Formby Beach
June 07, 2010
tribute to Ivor Cutler
June 05, 2010
ready to pinch the pants you left on the fence post or kick sand onto your cheese and tomato sandwich
June 02, 2010
I picked up a harmonium from an old house in Leeds today.
It's provenance is said to include, as a one-time owner, the late, great, Ivor Culter, Scottish poet, wit and raconteur. Who once sported the slogan "Never knowingly understood".
It's well worn, chipped and yellowing keys still make it hum when the pedals are pushed.
Under the bonnet, said pedals inflate two pairs of bellows which in turn inflate a further bellows, which provides an even pressure across all the pipes. All fancy stuff.