Ffoto Alternative @ Bodalwydden 2013


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For just under two years now I have been working with the group Ffoto Alternative and planning their biggest exhibition to date at Bodelwyddan Castle. The work was to document the 25th anniversary of the castle. Also alongside our work we was lucky to be paired with the National Portrait Gallery who brought a  selection of work up from 1988 this featured photos of The Stone Roses, Run DMC, Steven Hawkins to name a few. A great honour to be alongside such images of icons. The work that I put into the show was seen first on google maps. I noticed that there was an old drive way to the castle. Back in February I went to document the trees. This would then be placed in a filling cabinet in the exhibition. that you would walk through with your hands. The first image was pixellated the last image in-front of the castle was clear to give a sense of distance. I like the fact the filing cabinet was closed so only the keen-eyed viewer would even know it was there.

 

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Alan in Sicily Day#5


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Busy day yesterday above and below are pictures of where I will be putting on my exhibition on friday night of photos and projection

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This gallery in milazzo castle will take some beating.

I went to the library its was very different to england it was almost like a museum I didn’t see the new Mills and Boon by the front door. Beautiful marble staircase

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I walked to the store yesterday done the back lane totally out in the fields and every so often there would be a strong smell of cannabis like its growing wild. There missing a trick if it is 🙂

Got a good solid collection of pil boxes i think ive got 12 or 13 images to project in the vault of the castle.

We are told we will get a tour of parts of the castle not open to the public. Watch out tony Robinson and time team

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This morning I met Rossi the beetle

 

Paris and The Sickness


Salon de locomotion aerienne 1909 Grand Palais...
Salon de locomotion aerienne 1909 Grand Palais Paris. Exhibits include: Monoplan Hanriot; Louis Blériot; Delahaye; Fiat; Gnome; Darracq (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Saint Germain
Saint Germain (Photo credit: Chad and Steph)

I for the last years have been in Paris at this time of the year for Paris photo which was  in the carousel below Louvre. It has now moved over to the Grand Palais, Avenue Winston Churchill in West Paris. I’ve spent so much time walking around paris I can find my way around it pretty much without a map. It’s such a beautiful place. I’ve only been there in the autumn I kind of worry what it will look like in the summer. I Love the place

Grand Palais a Paris
Grand Palais a Paris (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I miss you

I’m dull because where i am is dull

Too which a sort out was on and all inspiration gone

No seine left me sad

Toffee Eclairs beige pants and hat

only in Saint Germain can you do that

the tower base, leave me happiest were its flat

inspiration flows creativity

Take time to shoot the right line

The winter leaves make my heart wane

Self certification it wont happen again

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Snapping Rocks On An Island


English: From Atlas to the Life of Thomas Telf...
English: From Atlas to the Life of Thomas Telford, Civil Engineer containing eighty-three copper plates, illustrative of his professional labours, 1838 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

English: Britannia bridge from Anglesey The Br...
English: Britannia bridge from Anglesey The Britannia bridge carries the A55 road and the main Bangor to Holyhead railway across the Menai Straits. Viewed from lay by on A5 road. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

English: Statue of Thomas Telford in Telford, ...
English: Statue of Thomas Telford in Telford, England (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

So er yes I actually went out with a real camera (Canon 7d digital camera) rather than my Samsung S3 Phone and Instagram  and took some pictures. its been a while but it was fun all the same. I went over to the island of Ynys Mon in Wales and the Britannia bridge that carries the A55. The main trunk road to Ireland from Holyhead. I also got inspired by rocks there was a church in the middle of the irish sea near aberffraw called St Cwyfan Church . You can get to it at low tide.

 

I got some pictures of the stone lions that you can’t see from the road after the old Thomas Telford railway tunnel was burnt down in the 1970s and they put the new road on top. I love the steel structure and the rivets and bolts holding the bridge up

 

 

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Wear your Wellies day @ Erddig National Trust


After my Well received work i was involved for their coverage of the Lambing Program. I was asked back by the National Trust to document the ‘wear your wellies day’. It was a boiling hot day with bright sunlight. I was asked to capture all the events that where on during the day. As well as some of the grounds. Again with the same process as last time. Capture the images and place them into the ticket office to attract people into the gardens. I Had model release forms this time which made things a little essayer for me.

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