Here are some photographs what I took recently. It’s pretty easy: just look around at stuff and press the button.
It’s still indescribably exciting to be allowed to do it though.
Last week I photographed artists and their art in Weymouth and Portland, this week I’m playing guitar like a demon. Rehearsing for a gig at the Arts Centre in Bridport in memory and celebration of Fin Gunn: a guitarist and songwriter who was a friend and inspiration to many. I always enjoyed a chat with him on Saturday’s in Bridport and I’m bloody annoyed I never got round to playing some music with him. That’ll teach me: don’t be a twat and worry about work and money, go and do stuff and worry about it all later (or never). Also, Wednesday is a rehearsal with Paul Machin!
If you’re in and around Portland and Weymouth (or can get there) over the next week and a bit, come and have a look. There are lots of thoughtful, touching, eloquent and quite frankly uncategorisable installations (my words, not those of my sponsors I hasten to add) to go and enjoy – it’s all good stuff!
I’ll put a few pictures up if I remember to.
Went to do some today and met lots of nice people, one of whom was Hywel Davies who’s a composer and sonic artist. Come and see his work on Chesil Beach, Portland. It’s very beautiful.
Also today I received a commission to photograph the artist Don Bachardy in London. Very much looking forward to that; very much not looking forward to paying for car-parking in the capital.
Last night Paul Machin and myself had our second rehearsal. Honestly, you just wait!
I forget to attend to this blog, so, apologies if you’re the sort of nutcase who checks-in from time to time (just being funny, not rude – I hope).
I’ve photographed some lovely couples’ weddings, a t-shirt ‘range’, live music, my family (of course), festivals, authors, ever more portraits… the usual. All good fun. Bought a Leica M2 which is very nice. You just wait until you see something interesting (or poignant) then you look through the viewfinder and, finally, press the button. Phew, time for a cup of tea and a sit down.
I’ve also been writing and rehearsing with Paul Machin. We are great I tell you. That’s not opinion, that’s fact.
See you again in a few months – peace and love (we love Ringo).