Thursday, 31 March 2011

250th of a second

canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens, vivitar flash, wireless flash trigger

that board came inches away from hitting my lens so many times.

on the bus today i overheard a mother teaching her young daughter how many pennies there are in a pound. she was amazed because her mum said the yoghurts they just bought cost two pounds. 'Two hundred pennies! Are we rich then mum?'

overhearing this kind of thing makes me happy.

going home tomorrow for my stepdads birthday mega celebration (some relatives and food knocking about in our garden). that should be nice.

taken at the weird swimming pool bowl thing

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard

sony ericsson elm

i dont know about you, but this really makes me want milkshake.

scored 30 out of 35 on my media law test today, this was very unexpected. i think that if i look at everything i need to know just as i go to bed the night before its like a million times easier to recall in the morning. maybe this works.

everything is recorded for the album now and i havent got to go to uni for a month as of tomorrow. i dont know how im going to be spending my time but im sure it will be badly.

taken in asda

Tuesday, 29 March 2011


canon eos 40d, olympus 50mm with canon converter

tim peeping out from under the make shift vocal booth we constructed in joes room today. we got a lot done, but need to do some more tomorrow. sorry again neighbours.

actual media law exam tomorrow as well. notreallythatpreparedbutwillbebecausethatswhatimgoingtobespendingmostoftonightdoing

also got to book my train ticket home for this friday and buy dinner stuff.

i need to restock my supply of asda own brand chocices and crisps.

taken in joes room

Monday, 28 March 2011


canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens, sigma flash

today was guitar day.

we got all the guitar bits recorded earlier and bass tracking is still going on now. sorry neighbours

we had couscous with olives and peppers and stuff for dinner, it was really nice. rhia also cut my hair today, it was getting a bit too mop esque for my liking.

taken in the upstairs hallway

Sunday, 27 March 2011

The day after

canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens, sigma flash

this is what i saw for most of today as i was recording drums for the album. rock

got everything done pretty quickly and its sounding really good, im happy. i usually take ages to record stuff but today i surprised myself.

after yesterday and today i feel absolutely shattered, luckily tomorrow im not doing anything particular. it will be nice not to use my legs for a while.

taken in our box room

Saturday, 26 March 2011

The day

canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens, flash catch

and so it began. today 400,000 odd people marched through london against the government cuts.

it was a very very long day, my legs hurt like hell.

i missed a fair bit of the bang bang smashy smashy because i was basically in the wrong place at the wrong time, this is annoying. apart from that i got some ok photos of the general march and fires and stuff.

taken in picadilly circus

Friday, 25 March 2011

The day before

canon eos 40d, sigma 50-200mm lens

today me and lauren went over to vice hq to have a little meeting about covering the protest for them tomorrow, its going to be a big one and a few bouts of fisticuffs are expected so im bringing along a bike helmet for safe keepin.

saw this sign today coming back through camberwell, its the march i'll be covering at the start. apparently they have a trojan horse that theyre going to set fire to in parliament square or something. also apparently oxford street topshop has hired nothing less than a small army of security guards to protect the store all day tomorrow.

its going to be interesting to say the least.

taken outside the camberwell college of arts

Thursday, 24 March 2011


canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens

took this of phil hanging up his washing today. it says something about the weather were having when you can dry clothes outside, its awesome.

pretty basic day today, everyones just hung around the house eating and stuff.

going to see thom perform his beatz live at the lock tavern in camden later. should be good. check him out -

taken in our garden

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Some summers, some summers

canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens

oh hey summer, didnt see you there.

the mock exam went ok today, it turned out to be a lot less complicated and wordy than i thought it would.

afterwards we walked and sat on the green by the london eye and ate and drank in the sun for a while. on the way there we saw prince charles speed past us in his car accompanied by some policemen on motorbikes. just another day in london.

the badge on the bag in the picture is a badge representing tangled talk records. they release my bands stuff and a bunch of other awesome. check em

taken outside lcc

Tuesday, 22 March 2011


sony ericsson elm

the first of a two day week at uni today. did presentation after missing it last week, and remembered that we have a mock exam tomorrow. i hate exams. luckily lauren wrote up all her notes, so now i have something to revise from that isnt just a series of half asleep squiggles. fanx mush.

went to asda to do the weekly shop today as well. i took up alans advice of buying asda own chocices, unfortunately i got the milk chocolate version instead of dark chocolate, but they are still really nice. well worth a paaand.

taken in asda

Monday, 21 March 2011


canon eos 40d, sigma 50-200mm lens

after 3 nights, 12 pot noodles, 1 broken bass string, 1 broken drum stick, 5 brand new songs and a lot of cigarettes we finished writing our album. now we have to go back to london and record it.


i never want to see or learn numbers like that again.

my brains stopped working, i cant write today.

taken in symondsbury cricket club

Sunday, 20 March 2011


canon eos 40d, sigma 50-200mm lens

our cat at home called JK, i miss her when im in london. her whiskers are like the longest things ever, she must have some serious spacial awareness.

round 3 of practice tonight, my hands are somewhat swollen and im on the brink of collapse both mentally and physically. whoever said that writing music is fun was fibbing.

taken in the kitchen

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Tied up in electrical tape

canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens

basically all i saw for 5 hours last night. we got a brand new song written and it was worth all the sweat and stress.


round two tonight, but an early start.

taken in symondsbury cricket club

Friday, 18 March 2011


canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens

friday friday

today we woke up, some feeling more rough than others after the st guinness day celebrations last night.

we got everything together and began the long journey home, i was taking photos of the cars going past us and came across this gem, he obviously wasnt in the best mood.

band practice now. bring on the sweat, stress, numbers and loathing.

taken on the m3

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Antipendix 2

canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens, sigma flash, tripod, cable release, wooden spoon

at this very moment last year i was having my appendix removed after being in agony for like 2 weeks. we decided that in honour of this we would reconstruct the surgery in our kitchen, it took a great deal of planning, some pork sausages, a few bed sheets and a lot of ketchup.

im pretty pleased with how it turned out. i had to use a wooden spoon to press in the cable release and thats why thats at the bottom of the table.

doing these kind of big set ups is so satisfying. thanks to everyone for all their help

taken in our kitchen

Wednesday, 16 March 2011


canon eos 40d, sigma 50-200mm lens, tripod

ive been meaning to take this photo for a while and after our lecture today on media law i finally did. im pretty pleased with how it turned out and the ladies scarf colours and everything.

ive got a serious cold, my head feels like its been filled with cotton wool. episodes of green wing and waterloo road will get me through.

sniff sniff sniff


also got talked at by three red cross people when waiting for the bus today; one girls breath was so bad i felt compelled to ask her what she had eaten for lunch and one of the other guys insisted on shaking my hand, his glove was wet.

taken in the london college of communication

Tuesday, 15 March 2011


canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens

came downstairs to find joe and phil practising hand stands in the kitchen. yeah

had tomato and basil risotto for dinner, it was nice, even though my cold renders my sense of smell and taste pretty much useless.

only a few more days until i go back down the country to finish writing our bands album, speaking of which we now have a tumblr. its not run by me directly and i dont know what kinds of obscenities will be appearing on it, but if you like music and general arseing about then follow at your peril -

taken in our kitchen

Monday, 14 March 2011

Run walk

sony ericsson elm

today i went to uni, listened to people speak about the news for a bit then came home again.

had carrot and coriander soup for dinner, it was lovely.

ive got to do a five minute presentation on the way blogging and the internet has made citizen journalism more popular tomorrow. Should be very boring for everyone and mainly involve me geeking out for five minutes about the internet.

meeting up with our goodbuddies matt and tom tonight who are flying out to play SXSW tomorrow. mental. if you're going also, go and watch run, WALK! theyre awesome loud and stuff.

taken outside tesco, peckham

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Sunset over SE15

canon eos 40d, sigma 50-200mm lens

today had much the same feel as yesterday, unfortunately.

although everyone came back home from their weekends away / with girlfriends. its nice to have a noisy house again. took this today as the sun was setting, pretty nice view over SE15 from my window.

taken in my room

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Potato waffles

canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens, sigma flash

i have done nothing today, like completely nothing. nothing.

woke up, had some food, went on the internet, had some more food, took photo of joes amp that hes spent the last week taking apart, sanding and painting, got some more food.

re watched all of nathan barley last night, forgot how brilliant it is.

i hope i feel more productive tomorrow, but theres only so much you can do with no disposable money and a freezer full of potato waffles.

taken in joes room

Friday, 11 March 2011

Aches & quakes

canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens

tim disposing of last night, this morning.

everyones gone home for the weekend / to their girlfriends house. so its just me and brig left. its weird having such a quiet house and no stomach crushing bass coming from above or below me.

ive had a headache pretty much non stop today. other than that ive been playing on photoshop and watching the bbcs live coverage of the japanese earthquake / tsunami. pretty shocking pictures. help japan out here

taken in our hallway

Thursday, 10 March 2011

58 85

sony ericsson elm

today i handed work in, after that i came home and we made sure the council knew that we were actually students and didnt have to take us to court or pay £2000 odd in council tax. we sorted that out.

everyone came round and drank, it still going on. tim youre not in a coma. or are you?

lauren is the lyfe of the prty, she is missed.

taken in the peckham one stop shop

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Digital vomit

canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens

my room this afternoon feat. phil

uni was simple today, thats how id describe it. simple bus, simple lesson, simple shrimp impression, simple sandwich, simple bus home.

i have to finish writing up this interview tonight, ive done 500 words and i get a pizza if i do another 500, i get beer whenever i want one. its all about incentives kids.

had an interesting chat today about the new digital age, the internet and digital cameras when i got home with tim, phil and a nice girl called becky who ive met once or twice before. my favourite pete millson quote ( theyre all ive been looking at for the past 2 hours apart from when lauren sends me links to half naked girls on tumblr ) relates to the topic well - "people are so tied up with this digital vomit, theyre drowning in it"

taken in my room

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Pancake day

canon eos 40d, olympus 50mm lens with canon adapter

today is pancake day. we had nice savoury ones for breakfast with mushrooms and bacon and cheese and everything. we still have mix left, so im going to make some more in a bit.

other than that i did the washing up, went in the garden for a bit and then started transcribing some of the interview i conducted yesterday, hard work, especially when you hate the sound of your own voice.

also if you want to read something funny and interesting everyday go and read this -

taken in our kitchen

Monday, 7 March 2011

Interviewing pete millson

canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens

today i met up with photographer pete millson (above) to interview him. we got tea and coffee and just basically talked about the best and worst bits of photography for 40 minutes or so. it was awesome and he is a nice guy.

now i have to write it all up in 1500 words and hand it in on wednesday. hello late nights.

got the train back to london this afternoon and now im home safe and sound, also got alans zine through the post along with some ace looking stickers. you should really go and buy one, really. - BUY IT

taken in costa

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Arf arf arf arf arf

canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens

today was a travel day.

got the train back to bridport so i can be on time to interview this man - - tomorrow. im looking forward to it a lot.

if you havent seen the updated previous post my ipod screen did actually fully break later on last night. the digital bruise spread enough so it renders the thing pretty much unusable.

i sat through most of the train journey reading bukowski and listening to the lady on the seats opposite mine talk on the phone, loudly, forever. her laugh was actually like somone going 'arf arf arf arf arf arf arf arf'

it seriously pissed me off

taken on the 2.35 to weymouth

Saturday, 5 March 2011

You're one of those ball-breakers aren't you?

canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens, sigma flash

ellie made this and it resides in the sort of art gallery that has grown on the wall around our stairs. its nice.

i nearly broke my ipod today when it was under the leg of my chair that i sat down on. although it is pretty bent and the screen has a massive black and yellow digital bruise it still works perfectly. i honestly think its the most robust, hard-working piece of technology i own.

update - later that night my screen gave up completely, it is now completely white minus some purple bruises. i no longer have portable music. words eaten

going home tomorrow to interview a man about his life, more on that later.

taken on our stairs

Friday, 4 March 2011

Cable release

canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens, sigma flash, cable release

took this last night, just liked how simple it was. also contains camera equipment and i like photos of camera equipment.

havent done much today, had some weird dreams last night and kept waking up. also bought 8 crumpets, 2 tins of meatballs, 4 packs of tortilla chips, 4 yum yums and a snickers from tesco for less that £4.00. result

taken in my room

Thursday, 3 March 2011


canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens

handed in another assignment today at uni; 'general news'. submitted some photos of the people celebrating in trafalgar after the fall of mubarak. hes going to hate them i can tell.

came back to find out everyone was going for another spot of skating. we found this weird swimming pool in burgess park that has this like diy concrete ramp / wallride built onto it. seriously nice one who ever built that there.

eagarly awaiting the delivery of alans zine which you should definitely go and buy if you hate violence... buy it if you love it as well actually, theres some drawings of knives that you might get a kick out of.

taken in burgess park

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Happy birthday matt 2

canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens, tripod, headtorch


happy birthday dude, i did this last year as well and i dont plan on stopping.

the double t on matt leaves a little to be desired but it took a while, so y'know leave it yeah.

started listening to johnny foreigner last night for the first time ever. i love bands that just do it because its great fun rather than trying to hold up some kind of image or ideology. makes it all seem a bit more real and heartfelt.

deep man

taken in my room

Tuesday, 1 March 2011


canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens

this evening mark came round and we watched football. the live stream was really glitchy though and it made watching it more frustrating than usual, also manchester utd lost so that makes for an unhappy mark and tim.

i feel tired today, i think a bit of bukowski and bed is in order.

speaking of order, make sure you order alan's zine, its got some of my photos in it - it comes with a lovely cardboard cover and maybe some stickers with knives on. KNIVES MAN

we are cutting a window

taken in tims room