Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Friday, December 01, 2006

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Bristol from the bridge

Gloucester Road

This is the best road in Bristol, if not in England. Not this particular bit of it though, this bit is shit.

Favourite Greengrocers

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Three Moving Evas

Slow shutter speed. Looks morphed.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

More doors

The more of these I do the more I like them.

Shops - Gloucester Rd

I know it is an insanely busy image.That's not supposed to be good but my stuff just is busy, that is how I see city living. Overloaded, visually as well as every other way.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Fab Pic

This is my favourite picture of those I took recently at Liverpool's famous Lantern Carnival

Tuesday, November 07, 2006


You know I like symbols, so let this image stand for the complex emotions which arise on returning for the first time to the home you have recently left, spending some time there with your closest and dearest, and then leaving again.

Lantern Carnival

This is always a great event.


Our Elise works in The Lotus Room on Bold St

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Ellen on a bridge

I like symbols as much as the next man, and there is nothing as symbolic as a nice bridge.

M & S


This happens a lot here.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Internet humour

This one has been doing the rounds. Made me laugh.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Big Car


Isn't it lovely the way commercial interests are never allowed to dominate the aesthetic of our urban landscapes?



In case of emergencies, plaincloths para-diddymen are on call with tickling sticks at the ready.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Dramatic Bikes


Nice gallery in Bristol, lovely stairways.

At last

Finally getting somewhere.

Saturday, September 30, 2006


I baked these for a cake sale at my daughters school. I kick ass as a housewife.

What Bristol looks like Pt 4

Hilly, and with a lot of posters advertising drum and bass nights.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

History of Oil

Cannot recommend this highly enough.

Rob Newman’s History of Oil


This man has just arrived in Bristol from the 1960s.

What Bristol Looks Like Pt 3

More bikes


This is a complicated picture, not entirely sure that I like it, but cities are complicated places to live, a fact which is difficult to portray pictorially without being messy.

What Bristol Looks Like Pt 2

Monday, September 18, 2006

Buses speak to me


Really exquisite place.

The most beautiful thing though is this flight of steps, worn down by monks coming down to evening prayer every night for I don't know how many hundreds of years.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

At Last

It is the classic of classics. Setting a standard for production values and for acting that is on it's own. It is
Ardenlee Avenue

A New Theory

I am working on a new theory that suggests that any photograph containing a bicycle cannot be all bad. Or perhaps that there is no such thing as a bad photo with a bike in it. I am testing this out by taking lots of pictures. Here is one.

OK if you insist.

I am now going to bow to public demand and post a picture of myself. A complete lack of vanity coupled with a huge amount of personal humility and cool prevented me from doing so before. So here you go.

Automatic Doors - a minor obsession

There are many reasons for my enthusiasm for automatic doors, perhaps I will go into those later, but I have been pleased to find many great examples of the genre in Bristol. There is an enormous soulless expanse of mall called Cribb's Causeway that is just coming down with the things.
Here's quite a nice one:

This is a detail from the same door.

If that's not a metaphor for fragile human mortality trapped within a runaway machine driven ecological nightmare then I don't know what is.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006


Of course it was Ardenlee Avenue that started it all off, and although the original work is not yet available online, this trailer gives a flavour of the gritty drama and dark 'urban noir' feel of the original. Many say that subsequent work, such as The End Justifies the Means surpasses the first film with it's brooding monochrome and more contemplative pace, but I think the freshness of Ardenlee Avenue makes it the stronger film. Can't wait for Wonderboyd, the latest prequel, which should be released soon.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

A lonely furrow

Thank goodness there is still one Lighter Fluid fansite out there keeping the faith, till the lads get back on the road. Great news about the album too.

  • Lighter fluid fansite
  • Monday, September 11, 2006

    Curves: conspiracy?

    On Saturday I visited a building that contained this staircase.

    Later I walked along this street.

    Coincidence? Draw your own conclusions.