Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Monday, December 29, 2008

Beverly Hills Santa...

It's true that Beverly Hills is disproportionately Jewish, as well as being one of the wealthiest city's, per capita, in the world. So shouldn't Santa be elsewhere, come to think of it? I'm just asking...

Saturday, December 13, 2008

More Past Lives.

Jenine was a cocktail waitress in a Hollywood bar. Anna was Norwegian, in Hollywood for wholly unoriginal reasons (not least, unoriginal for a pretty girl). Jenine was offered a modeling opportunity at two agencies based on my photographs of her. I set up appointments for her and she didn't show up on three separate occasions. Neither of us profited then.

This was an accidental photograph,. Anna was holding a reflector for me. I told her to put the reflector down, hold on to Jenine a moment. Snap. I've always liked this image, and I took a lot of trouble printing it (its a poor quality scan). It was taken in a back alley near Sunset Blvd and La Brea Ave during a previous life.

The Birds.

There's a lot of them...four blocks worth of this.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Birdwatch 2

The Birds - they're coming...

(Side note - the pic below this one is a decent shot I think, but it loses some of its power when viewed next to this one. Point being, I suppose, that picture placement is an underrated art...something to consider at your next gallery show)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Missing Girl.

Having been born and raised in England's industrial north-west, my aesthetic is always pulled towards industrial images. For a long time I would compose images such as this, except that the image would often contain a woman too - my perspective on fashion, on female beauty etc. At the very least, it's the kind of fashion-based photography I aspired to.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


I'm still not sure what's going on with this blog, nor the direction it will take. Meanwhile, a couple of pictures presented themselves, so...

Saturday, November 29, 2008


The blog's on a mini-hiatus. It needs a shake-up of some sort if it's to continue. It may be that it takes on content, rather than mere images. Either that, or I'll need to re-examine the aesthetic, because it was never supposed to be about bland vaguely pretty pictures, but rather, about a way of thinking and seeing. So for now, I'll go on with the shoe-gazing and await inspiration.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Summer's Over

Well of course it is - it's November after all. But summer leaves late here - and yet in spite of which, it already feels a long way in the past.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Cocktail Lounge. NYC.

It could be anywhere, but of course it's in New York City. Some days you can't help but miss the old girl...not least, having just seen Charlie Kaufmann's Synecdoche, New York .

Monday, November 10, 2008

Paint a Pretty Picture

Sometimes I settle for the vaguely pretty, inoffensive image. Here, for example. A return to more creative/provocative fair soon...

Sunday, November 9, 2008

End of the road.

I've never seen road-kill like I saw it on the way to Marfa. Every couple of hundred yards, deer, coyote, skunk, armadillo lay traffic-battered by the side of the road. Meanwhile, this is the front of the car rental after the drive back home. Lots of window-shield cleaning along the way, I can tell you that.
This is the last of the Marfa series for now.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Dimensions Variable

But is it 'Art?' Gallery wall, Marfa, Tx.
It's easier to read if you click on the image.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Dedicated Follower Of Fashion

Autumn in New York usually signifies the appearance of boots on fashion conscious women across the city. This Texas girl is precocious - 78 degrees of desert sunshine, but she's committed to the wet-weather boots. Sometimes style is all.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Not quite ZZ Top.

Did I say it was a six or seven hour ride? Well, it depends on whether you get a speeding ticket along the way. $ the extra time for driving 'sensibly.' Or at least, legally.

Still, the road that leads to Marfa may be the very road Enzio Ferrari had in mind when he started designing cars...

Monday, October 20, 2008

Marfa, Texas.

So I came to the artist's outpost, Marfa, in West Texas. It was closed. I mean, all of it - the whole town. On Monday and Tuesday, Marfa shuts down completely. Fortunately it's only a SIX-SEVEN HOUR drive from Austin...

Anyway. It didn't stop me taking a few pics. More to follow...

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Dog Envy.

All Virginia Woolf wanted was a room of her own. Me, I want a garden as well as a room. Also a dog. Some books. The rest I may be prepared to forfeit.

Town Lake, Austin.

Monday, October 6, 2008

The Many Moods of Stephanie Gutierrez

Allow me to introduce Stephanie Gutierrez...

Stephanie is an actor...

She's also a world-class optimist...

and as I think these images show, an all around delight.

These are a few images from a fun, playful session we worked on in attempts to generate a head-shot.

Unfortunately, my camera battery died an hour into the shoot. What an amateur. Me, obviously. Not Stephanie.