snapshots and observations

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

tainted love










incase i forget or don't have time to post some pics today,
here's a video i spotted the other day which i kind of like.

the girl has a music box thing with holes in the paper or whatever it's called
and it's plugged into a mandolin.
so she turns the handle and it plays the music.

that's genius right ?


she reminds me a bit of anna friel too.









Tuesday, 22 April 2014

first few pics from paris









i have loads of iphone pics from gay paris but first off let me show you some proper
photos taken with a proper camera.
just a few today because i'm very busy, but hopefully i'll have more to show you 
tomorrow.



the view from my hotel room in paris.
there was a smart little balcony and a view of the blackpool tower.










looking down onto the street below.










a nice mosaic around the corner from my hotel










and another.










this was the christian louboutin shop on rue st. honore.
i can't believe they get their deliveries like this.
i swear in london there would be a heap of security guards.










i had an iphone time-out guide to the best flat whites in paris.
this was the only place on the list that i managed to try though.
as well as good coffee, they also do food.
mainly omelettes.










it's a teeny tiny place with wonky stairs. well worth trying if your'e in
the st germain area.









and look, they gave me and mrs w a free marshmallow teddy bear each.


tres bon.





Monday, 21 April 2014

easter monday









right, before i bore you with photos from paris...
( what i mean is, before i edit my paris photos )

let me show you a few other pics i have kicking about.





i bumped into my friend barrington a couple of weeks ago.
he showed me some of his very impressive collection of...
er, what are those things called ? that you use to catch fish with...










they look really nice.
i've never been into fishing, in fact i've only ever tried it twice.
but i was never offered these little things to play with.










they're great aren't they ?
i don't think they're for using on a canal though, which was where i did my first
attempt at fishing ( when i caught nothing )
or when fishing for mackerel in a boat off the west coast or ireland where it
seemed to me that the fish were throwing themselves at the hooks to get caught
and i lost count of how many of the fools i caught.










these things barrington had though... they were amazing.











i might just start collecting them for the halibut
( leave it - ed )










oi oi !










moving on...

a bloke in wales sent this to me last week.
a model of a sports photographer.
can you guess how big it is ?










yes
i guess it was a subbuteo accessory










oh
some japanese chewing gum.
just what the doctor ordered.










and
some air max 1's i bought from liberty.
ropey laces though.










paris stuff tomorrow.










sunday in paris ( thursday in london )









ok, i'm putting this post together in london on thursday 17th.
because i'll be in paris on sunday and i don't want to have to resort 
to blogging from my phone again.

so... just a few random pics from my blog folder to keep you entertained ( i hope )





oh... just one pic in fact.

i forgot to finish this post and now i'm back home.

what was i going to say about this picture ?
only that "there will be socks"








Saturday, 19 April 2014

a few more portraits









a few more portraits from my website.
and perhaps ( if i can be bothered / remember ) a few words to accompany them.






albeiro. he used to work in my building.
i did some portraits of him to send back to his family in colombia.










erin o'connor. i photographed her backstage at the old vic a few years ago.
i had only 3 or 4 minutes but got some really nice portraits of her
( if i say so myself )










martin parr.
my favourite photographer.
i shot him at the tate modern a few years ago.
he was a nice bloke.











what's this bloke's name ?
oh dear... i can't remember. i remember he was called bob
and he was ( like me ) deeply welsh.
he was in that film master and commander with russell crowe
and he was also in 'hunky dory' last year ( which was a great film )
oh... it'll come to me... bob somebody anyway.










this portrait was at the border of england and scotland.
he was the singer of a band that i thought was going to make it big time.

i was wrong.










my friend and assistant g-fog, maybe 3 years ago.










jeff the chef... and his lobster friend.










grrr ! i can't remember this lad's name.
he was a barman though at a new place i was photographing.
or should i say a mixologist at a new place i was photographing.










kitty and teta... i remembered their names no problem.
they were performers at a restaurant called circus.










i can't remember this fellow's name... but he was french.





er...

that's all for now.












Thursday, 17 April 2014

chips / paris / fries









i'm off to paris this morning
i don't know about you, but i never say the word "fries"
you know why.

to me they are always chips.

gareth bale










what a player.



what a great goal to win a cup final.

cymru am byth.