Saturday, 29 October 2011

Grim up North.

I snapped these while shooting some band promo shots for Fallen Colossus - I'll post those soon!
The old Yorkshire Chemical site has become my new favourite shoot location. It's massive and there's graffiti, trees, a bridge over the river. So much good shit!

Friday, 28 October 2011


God I love photos of space. Especially nebulae. It's the colours and the shapes. 

Also they really make me understand the feeling behind this quote...

You develop an instant global consciousness, a people orientation, an intense dissatisfaction with the state of the world, and a compulsion to do something about it. From out there on the moon, international politics look so petty. You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, "Look at that, you son of a bitch."
— Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 astronaut, People magazine, 8 April 1974

The idea that these are images of collapsing clouds of gas and dust that are slowly making new stars and planetary systems is just mind blowing. If you can't see just how fucking awesome and amazing these are it's quite possible you have no soul. 

Here are some of my favourites...

Great Orion Nebulae

The Bubble Nebula

The Fairy of Eagle Nebula

The Waterfall Nebula

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Thursday, 27 October 2011

Wax Bar part deux.

I took my polaroid camera with me to the opening of Wax Bar too. These were the results! 

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Nuclear winter - 15% off!

FINALLY etsy have added a feature so you can change the name of your store!
So welcome to et respice finem. Which is Latin for 'and look to the end.' I thought the name fit quite nicely with the name of this blog, and my more 'morbid' bone pieces.

I've added a lot of my new winter range to the store - nuclear winter was the concept - and I have to say I'm so please with these pieces. Definitely some of my favourite I've created so far. I can't wait to get some more bone pieces up soon! And I've created bracelets for the first time!

These are a few of my favourite things I have up so far...

I'm so stoked to finally get this line live I'm offering a 15% discount on everything if you enter FALLOUT at checkout! 

In other news, pop over to the wifes blog and take a look at some photos she took in my flat, some photos she took of my cat, and some photos she took in my favourite junky warehouse 'Swiss Cottage'. She has some mad photo skills. 

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Wax Bar & Juke Joint.

Any Leeds folk I suggest you get down to Wax Bar & Juke Joint. It just opened last Thursday night - I was lucky enough to be there with my camera. Unfortunately there is a direct correlation between my interesting taking photographs and how many cocktails I've had. One goes up, the other goes down. Anyhoo, there are more too come! I thought I'd split them into two posts. 

Friday, 21 October 2011


While reading about what's been going down at Dale Farm I couldn't help but notice that some of the photographs are beautifully striking in an odd way. I suppose it's the contrast. Or the composition in some of them. I thought I'd post some of the images that I'll always remember from various moments of unrest in the UK. I've featured some from Dale Farm, the 2011 London riots, the Poll Tax riots, the Miners strike, the winter of discontent and the battle of Orgreave.

I think my two favourites are the guy from the NUM staring down a police officer during the miners strike, and the punks kissing in front of the burning building during the poll tax riots. Look at the heaps of rubbish from the winter of discontent though! We thought we had it bad when the bin men went on strike... was it in 2009?
I guess the reason like I like reading about troubled times in the past is because it reminds me that what is happening now isn't anything new. No matter how much the media might try and convince us otherwise. Pretty much every decade has had some moments of unrest. That's how the economy - and life I guess works - we have good moments and we have bad moments.