I’ve not blogged much for a while since my move to Cambodia. So it’s about time I uploaded some pics straight to you from the kingdom of wonder.
First up some Analogue stuff. When it’s hot I just do not feel like lugging around a massive SLR sometimes. So I just put my Diana Mini lomo camera and a couple of films in my bag. It’s a little experimental but it can lead to some really interesting shots. Is it better than those nice easy lomo apps on the iphone? You decide. I don’t have an iphone!
Yet more artists who’ve been kind enough to pose for Action Aid’s A-Z of London Singer/Songwriters portrait project.
Plans are now under way to set up the exhibition and gig of the final selection. Watch this space for more details.
Emmy The Great: in her living room
Bobby Long: in Hackney
Polly Scattergood: at 12 Bar
Katie V: at Zigfrid Von Underbelly
A portrait series I shot for the education charity This Life Cambodia (TLC) has been made into a book, with all proceeds going to TLC.
The original blog post is here
The entire series of photos, of the project’s 21 scholars, are on This Life Cambodia’s website here
And you can get the book here – just in time for Christmas for that extra stocking filler if you’re reading this post early enough.
The Major piece of news is that the charity Action Aid have come on board, and will be the benefactors of any funds generated by the project. It was tough choosing which charity to go with, but Action Aid do some fantastic work fighting poverty worldwide. Their mission is to work with poor and excluded people throughout the world to eradicate poverty and injustice. Some of the issues Action Aid deals with are:
– women’s rights and gender equality – education – food rights – HIV & AIDS – emergencies and conflict – democratic governance – corporate accountability – trade justice – international aid and debt.
I’m sure you’ll agree these are some really worth while causes, and it’s great that the project will now be able to contribute to the great work that Action Aid does. Take a look at their website to see their work in more detail: www.actionaid.org.uk
In other news, Vera Bohl has an entry on her blog here about her shoot (with a horse!) which we did for the project. It includes these great ‘behind the scenes’ shots of the team hard at work. Thanks Vera!
Here’s a sneaky peeky of a project I’m working on: The A-Z of London Singer/Songwriters. Yes, one for each letter of the alphabet. I’ll worry about the X and the Z when the time comes. The idea is to photograph each of the artists at a location which inspires their songwriting. Lots of great talents have agreed to sit for me so far. I’m really excited about this one. Here’s the first few shots – 23 more to come.
Tallulah Rendall : on a friend’s houseboat
Frank Turner : in Kingston
Vera Bohl : at Ross Nye Stables
Sadly it was the only festival I made it to this year. But it was in my home town of Leicester, so at least I got to sleep in a nice bed each night instead of in a tent. My brother was gutted that The Streets pulled out – the bass player had Swine Flu apparently. Oink.
Soon to be part of my up-coming photo project on London singer/songwriters. Also, he’s using this as his profile pic on his myspace page.
Also set to be in my new project. I’m shooting him this Thursday before his gig at McCLusky’s in Kingston.
Emmy The Great
Yes she really is Great – I’m hoping to get her on-board for my London musicians project too.
Bombay Bicycle Club
My new favorite band.
It’s been over a month since I’ve been back from my extended trip, and there are very few travel shots up on the blog to show for it. Yesterday I went through some of my edits to pick out some images to enter into travel photography competitions. Here’s a (tiny) selection.
A butterfly (or is it a moth?)… somewhere in China.
A rainy view over the river in Fenghuang, China.
Doing the school run Cambodia style – look where you’re going guys!!!
The long not winding road – to Longreach, Queensland, Australia.
That tree must really block their view – New Zealand.
Lakshmi the elephant gets her morning wash in the river along with everyone else in Hampi, India.
Mothers Day celebrations in Guatemala.