Fifth of an initial six triptychs shot for The Blind Swine, the soon to be sleaziest (in a good way) place to hang your hat whilst indulging in the finest of eating and drinking pleasure in York.
So other than the above words it’s been a little quiet from me of late, it’s been a busy old time plus I’m on one of those half year review timeouts from it all. You know the ones, I lock myself up inside my own head and have a million conversations with myself. I usually head out on the bike alone into the country lanes just for some time away, no distractions, just me, myself and my thoughts. It’s been a strange old rollercoaster of a year so far, huge ups and some pretty major downs. I’ve had to bail on a couple of really great ideas simply due to my lack of time and then at other times I’ve been scratching around for inspiration with all the time in the world. I’ve dropped some balls along the way but also pulled off some pretty grand last minute jobs. Time to set out the plan for the next 6 months, figure out where my path is right now and quit getting distracted from my main aims for 2012.
Anyway back to the photography, another from the Blind Swine tomorrow and i’ve been particularly mean in holding back this one until last as it’s of the guy who actually got me in on this shoot. Ha! sucker. Honestly though it’s worth waiting for if you’ve ever wondered what the untold secret of top flight chefs is . . . . . . . .
“When you get to the end of all the light you know and it’s time to step into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing that one of two things shall happen: either you will be given something solid to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly.”
― Edward Teller
Keeping the personal work going back on the streets with the X100.
That’s right I’ve returned to the Fuji X100, pretty much a year on from first taking delivery of the little beast I’ve gone and got another. New firmware has really transformed aspects of the camera and I’m pretty happy to be using one again. I’ll pop a few thoughts together in the upcoming days to give you an insight into why I’ve gone back to this camera, for now let’s just say I’m smitten all over again.
Lone tree, alone in it’s thoughts of spring and the return of it’s leaves.
Winter is starting to take a hold, just as we are starting to try and toilet train the puppy. Poor little puppy sat shivering outside unsure as to why we have to be there. He’ll get it I’m sure, I just hope he does before the first snow . . . . . . . .
I seem to be properly addicted to shadows playing with light and lines at the moment. This is pretty much the same spot I shot a previous 365 and one I will probably return to again at some point as it’s such a great location when the light is just so.
Canon 5D mkii, ef 35mm f2
On the note of B&W, the urge has finally beaten me down and I’ve got three rolls of Tri-X to shoot and enough chemicals to develop them myself (as if I’m not busy enough at the moment eh). I predict this adventure may provide a humorous blog post if nothing else.