Vortex winds

New work, using the ink smear technique I used way back in “Occult Bodyscape i”. This was essentially a way to try and replicate the effect of the film decay pieces. This one is an upgrade of sorts, using inks rather than highlighters.

Oh also it’s BIG. As in A5 rather than the tried and tested A6

Ink Landscape

Sounds: Starving Weirdos – Offerings at Midnight  &  P.A.R.A. – Dune Riders

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Under the bitter moon

In the country for the weekend…I’ve finally got round to scanning drawings I did for my mum and my brother for Christmas and birthdays. More work to come soon I hope



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‘traces of Winter’

New images for your perusal, not so fresh from the pen….but still barely two weeks old. These are my first attempts at illustrating some fiction…which is a short story entitled ‘The Distances Between’, written by Ben Kastin. I’m not sure where this is going yet, but I don’t think it’s quite there. More experiments are needed.

The second illustration, I’ve been working on tonight, in dribs and drabs in amongst editing videos and drowning myself in heavy vibes.

Companions: Brewdog IPA is Dead: Citra – yum!

Soundtrack: Yoga, Starving Weirdos, Grouper, Emeralds

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To the lab!

This week I finally got my act together and had a shot at processing 16mm film myself. After a not so fantastic attempt that ended in emulsion running everywhere, I once again entered the lab today and had my first successful results!

I can tell you, the excitement knows no bounds. Hopefully there will be some images of the results, in the not too distant future

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Above the ooze

It is believed that the slits along each side of the mask are to assist breathing through gills when submerged

Midnight freakout: Jandek

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Orb of light in the dead of night

A new work in progress…

Creative lubricants: Aural Fit, Sylvester Anfang II, The Skull Defekts, Oren Ambarchi

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Through the icy night, we tread

As I sit here and allow the blissful tones of Oren Ambarchi to sloosh around my skull i’ve stumbled upon a couple of drawings yet to be uploaded to the gallery. One is in scanned form, and the other a photograph.

The first image, Silken Monolith, is a piece I featured in my solo show back in November, but in an unfinished state. This is of course the finished version.

The second is the Christmas card I designed for my parents to send out to friends and family

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Scintillant Death

To be continued…

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As I promised in yesterday’s post, I’ve now gone through the footage gleaned from the lakes last week, and selected some choice teasers of the kind of thing you can expect from an edit…and maybe even the final project

Stay tuned for further info on this project over the coming weeks and months

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Haunting the Fells

So this week gone, myself and Oliver Lewis embarked on a journey to the lake district, on a recon mission for the project we have been planning on and off for the best part of six months

After a six hour coach ride overnight, with very little sleep, we arrived in penrith to be greeted by the sickly yellow glow of those double arches as  the only place to take shelter from the freezing night. Shudder.

We eventually arrived at Patterdale only to find the inn we were supposed to be staying at was closed for another three hours. We promptly headed for the the local hotel and ordered tea from a begrudging receptionist, who showed us into the desolate bar area. Then the nightmare came to a peak as the full horror of an Abba compilation began perhaps the most surreal hour of the trip. We’re talking Twin Peaks here.

Thankfully the day improved considerably, leading into what was a very successful week of filming test shots for our new project.

What follows is a photographic tale of subterranean streams, sheep skulls, martian hillsides, fog bound mountains, chemical warfare goggles, and a retired lead miner

The title of this post and the photos themselves were kindly donated by (stolen from) Mr.Lewis

Some screen grabs from the footage we shot should follow shortly

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