I spent a part of the morning taking some product shots of Gerry’s prints and snapped a couple of photos of the studio at the same time. This is the place where we work. Most days it’s this messy.
This morning Gerry and I went for a walk around the neighbourhood. The studio cats were out chilling in their favourite car park.
Everywhere you look around here there is street art.
This is Arnold Circus. I love these streets. The buildings are some of the oldest council houses in the UK. A couple of years ago the first flat Gerry and I shared was just around the corner from these streets. The area has changed a lot since then. It was already on the verge of changing from trendy, but run-down, to trendy and totally done up. Now all the corner shops and old school cafes have turned into designer boutiques and expensive coffee shops.
There seems to be a photo or film shoot in this neighbourhood almost every week. Things to look out for are lots of cables and massive trucks with lighting equipment. I once almost ran into Rachel Weisz being followed by a massive camera on a platform not far from this place.
The famous shoe tree off Brick Lane.
I love these old streets close to Spitalfields.
A couple of weekends ago Anne and I took advantage of the unusually warm weather and headed out to Epping forest north-east of London to take some photos.
Anne is a seasoned Epping forest explorer and we stopped to have lunch at one of the many lakes in the forest.
Anne thought it was a good idea to lie down on the leaves.
I joined her. The city feels far away in the forest. Families with excited children passed by, as did several people on horses. I spent a couple of quiet moments listening to the wind and then got up and continued exploring.
As spring is in the air I decided it was time to give this blog a bit of a spring clean as well. Perhaps you’ve noticed a slightly different layout.
I'm so excited!
I picked up this little beauty from the lovely Tori at Films not dead at the BackYard market today.
I’ve been wanting to get a twin lens medium format camera for a while now. I’ve never used one before, but am looking forward to starting to experiment a little bit over the coming weeks and months. A roll of film has only 12 shots, which makes you really stop and think about what to shoot. Luckily I have some nice (although slightly odd) projects in mind.
It’s sitting next to me on the desk in the studio and I keep looking at it, peering into it, figuring out how to use it. Look at those lovely shiny lenses. Isn’t it gorgeous!