Thursday, 27 January 2011
Wednesday, 26 January 2011
Every now and again life makes interesting little twists and turns.
Tonight I met Laura Pannack at the D&AD Student Sharp'ner event that we both talked at.
I'd known Laura for years via mutual friends from Brighton (where we both studied). I don't think we ever met when we were living in that city, but we met numerous times when our mutual friends came up to visit London and we all met up.
I knew she was a photographer, but not much more.
Well, it turns out I've been following her work without putting a face to the images.
I'm an almost obsessional follower of the Guardian Weekend Magazine. The magazine's featured Laura's work numerous time over the past year, including a big article on her brilliant ongoing documentation of YBN (Young British Naturists), which I felt was one of the most fascinating, and beautifully captured photographic collections I saw last year.
Sensitivity and human empathy is at the forefront of her personality and work. I'm really excited about all of her ongoing and future projects.
Phew! It really does go to show, you sometimes never know who you're sharing a pint with.
Just beautiful work.
Tonight I will be speaking at the D&AD Student Sharp'ner talks. It's all to do with the D&AD Student Awards.
I've been asked to speak for bang-on 6minutes, and apparently I'm first on. So come see me talk if you'd like.
The event takes place at Vibe bar, Brick Lane, E1 6QL. Starts at 6:30pm, and will last no longer than a couple of hours.
Hopefully see you there!
Friday, 21 January 2011
Thursday, 20 January 2011
Sorry, I've been a bit slow on this one.
5 days ago the lovely guys at It's Nice That published a little interview with me about my top 6 books on my bookshelf.
Here it is...
and it feature's Richard's (my cat's) bum in high resolution! Enjoy!
Monday, 17 January 2011
A short film by Daniel Askill.
I remember seeing this 5 years ago. It was in Issue 8 of Specialten Magazine.
It had quite an impact on me.
I've just revisited it today, after being reminded of it at a talk I went to in the Autumn where Bif showed it as an inspiration.
A wonderful piece of work...
Friday, 14 January 2011
This was posted by my friend Christa Holka on Facebook today. Via her friend Natalie Curran...
"This is a totally legit/operating cash machine in east london with the language choices "English" or "Cockney." My friend Natalie Curran happened upon it a few days ago choosing 'english' to get her cash but had to go back and try again with 'Cockney.' this is what she saw..."
Wednesday, 12 January 2011
Monday, 10 January 2011
I just got a lovely package through the post today from IdN Video.
They're very kindly featuring the promo for Skream "Listenin' To The Records On My Wall" in their latest DVD about "Quirky" music videos.
SO nice to receive the final product.