You know that old saying that kids prefer to enjoy the box the Christmas present arrived in more so than the actual Christmas present? This is that x1000. The project is by French artist Olivier Grosset?te and aimed to create monumental structures based on medieval forts or historic structures which were in the region at one time. It’s all done using recyclable cardboard and packing tape. I love that it follows the ideology of reduce, reuse and recycle because the project reused cardboard and when it was done recycled it all. It inspires and educates both about how we can have fun with simple things and also discusses the architectural history of the region. I loved this.
The locations were;
- Williamson Square, Liverpool city centre
- Ashton Park, West Kirby (sadly the rain got to the cardboard and it collapsed)
- Knowsley Safari Park
- Norton Priory, Halton
- Victoria Square, St Helens,
- Bootle Leisure Centre, by The Strand Read More
Earlier this year I was asked to produce a series of cast portraits and behind the scenes stills of Lily Cole working on her new film ‘Lily Cole: Balls’. The film marks the 200th anniversary of Emily Brontë’s birth.
We only had an hour on set but it was fascinating to watch a film being made.
The cast is comprised of four actors: Tia Bannon, Sarah Gadon, John Sessions, and Gillian Bevan. Balls has been co-written by Lily Cole and Stacey Gregg, and produced by Kate Wilson at Fury Films. The film has been co-commissioned by the Foundling Museum, Brontë Parsonage Museum and Rapid Response Unit, with support from Arts Council England.
Gareth Hughes is a podcaster based in Anglesey. I was commissioned by Swiss magazine Migros Magazine to go photograph him for an article they were doing on him. His podcast is basically him walking around Anglesey speaking English as part of a foreign language education network.
I’ve got a boat load of photos from our travels that I just haven’t properly sorted out yet. Bulgaria was 2013 and I have no idea why I didn’t get around to sorting them. I’ll get to them, soon hopefully. It is interesting looking back though as I see the photos differently with hindsight.
I really enjoyed Bulgaria. We would do an early walk around the island and then spend the day on the beach swimming and sun bathing. It was a good combination of photography and relaxing.