Monthly Archives: September 2012

Brolin- NYC.

a very very lovely song, can’t stop listening to it. I want to use sound in my next project whatever it may be, back in Uni next week, so will see what comes.

Clarence.

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Reckless Unbound.

Simply a lovely, lovely series of under water photographs. Christy Rogers photographed a bunch of people jumping into deep Hawaiian waters in the dark night. The thing i really love about this series is Rogers did not use any sort of photographic manipulation after she took the images. The lighting, the colours, the textures are all captured purely from her skill. I think this is something that always plays on my mind about photography today, everyone seems to be doing it and so easily with the hand of photoshop, what ever happened to the beauty of untouched images. Anyway, just thought i would share a few lovely images, i kinda just want to paint them over my bedroom walls, they feel so tranquil.

Clarence.

Imagine.

I got back from Bestival in the Isle of White last night, it was really amazing. Literally so many brilliant bands/people performing, a lot of favourites, but i think its fair to say Stevie Wonder was the best, probably the best gig i’ve ever been too in fact, Definitely something to talk about when I’m like 70 or something. My favourite song was when he covered John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’, it was so lovely, unfortunately i can’t find a video of the Bestival one but here is him singing it all the same.

Clarence.

What was the best part of your day? (India addition.)

This whole concept came about when my flat mate would ask me ‘what was the best part of your day’. She normally would ask me the question after me complaining about something that just had happened, it kind of worked as a way to think of the good things that happened and forget the bad. We are thinking about perhaps making a separate blog/website where people from all around the world can answer the question, kind of taking inspiration from the Post Secret website, and allowing people to remember the good. I decided to begin a little project while in India so I wrote on a wall of a lovely hostel in Goa (Asterix hostel, Vagator, check it out if your thinking of going) “What was the best part of your day” I then left a pile of post it notes and a pen near by so at the end of the day people could leave their answers and hopefully feel happy about the day they just had. The last two post it’s in the image above was a reply to a post it from one of the guests regarding a sex incident, unfortunately in the morning, the person destroyed the post it note which explains the “best part” of their day, you can make of it what you will.

Clarence.

Invitations of India.

While walking through the last fort in Jaisalmer, India which is still inhabited by people, i came across paintings like this which i found interesting. A man explained to me that these painting are in fact wedding invitations. The indian traditions being completely different to that of ours here, instead of sending out paper invites the families of the couple paint an image (usually of their god) upon the side of their house, including text of the couples names and the date they shall be wed, this then allowing neighbours to become aware of the news. I thought this a really lovely idea, I’m unsure if i’ll ever get married or if it would be practical to paint an invitation on the side of my house here in England, but perhaps i’ll think more originally and culturally when making future invites.

Clarence.

Shadows of India.

We visited probably about a million temples while in India. Possibly the worst experience of my life occurred upon walking into the Karni Mata temple in Deshnok, Rajasthan (aka the rat temple). Google it. Unfortunately I do not have any proof of my awful experience, as I had to delete the evidence shortly after taking the photo due to the image of the bloody rats (literally bloody) giving me nightmares. Furthermore, there were a lot of very lovely and amazing designed temples. Here are just a few images of catching some light in the dark spaces.

Clarence.

Bruno’s Blog.

http://mytrippostcards.com/#!g9/1N170/photos/mytrippostcards-foto293

While I was in Goa i met Bruno Castrillon. You should check out his website, its really lovely, Bruno has been travelling since a young age and has gone all over the world, his website is his photography work from the places he has seen. Its a really nice set up, you can choose each country and see his general photography and then theres his ‘taste of the world’ section, which is his exhibition of interesting food from around the world. The part i loved about his website is that he has added a postcard on the reverse of the images (click to see the reverse) from the location it was taken, with both a map of the location and a few words about the image. A really lovely website.

Clarence.

Food Diary of India.

I decided while i was away that i would continue on with this documentation of the every day. I thought it may be interesting, simply to record every thing i consume on the trip (food only), i guess its interesting to see the variety of food we eat over a period of time in a different country, but my reason for doing this was to be able to visually see the quantity of ‘information’ (images) that is able to be recored from simply documenting one small part of daily life. I recorded 206 images of the food consumed over 7 weeks and two days of traveling in India. In some images you see, the food is for a group, in the Indian culture they would all bring a dish, then all sit round on the floor and share the food, eating with their hands. I have to say, i mastered the hand eating rather well, I’m kind of sad to have to go back to cutlery. Prior to the trip i thought perhaps we would loose weight while away, but due to the economy of india, we ate like kings.

Clarence.

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