Saturday, 30 April 2011

Hose down

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

woke up today to our landlord and thom testing the smoke alarms. went into central after all that so people could buy paint and clothes and things. afterwards we came back and as our shower is currently broken (it started leaking through the floor below it) joe decided to have a hose down in the garden. it was hilarious and he pretty much went blue. hero.

later we had our second bbq of the week whilst donning our best shirts to add a spot of glamour to the occasion that was steak. my camera also decided to start displaying an er 99 message - fuck. anyone who owns a canon knows how worrying this is. its like being told i might have to have a hand amputated.

taken in our garden

Friday, 29 April 2011

Wedding day

canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens, sigma 50-200mm lens

little girl holding flag #7053, outside dinner set up, laurens shoes, outside dinner drinks with added balance, barbecue garden, what england really looks like.

the royal wedding was horrible, it was hard to move around, an early start, and annoying because we didnt get a good spot and ended up comparing sneezes in hyde park. the afternoon was much better, good conversations, good food and good music that looks set to continue into the night. i think a trip into central is planned for tomorrow, however, the chances of me waking up on the brighter side of 12pm is a different matter entirely.

taken in london

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Hello again se15

canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens

and back up to london we went. the journey was hot and cramped but the mcdonalds halfway through and cougar spotting in chelsea made up for that.

came back to good old 171 and what seems like a massive monitor and clunky keyboard after using laptops for the past couple of weeks. took this on the way to asda to get milk and bread and pizza. mmm pizza.

royal wedding tomorrow, that should be chaotic.

taken in tims car

Wednesday, 27 April 2011


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

went to see dragon (granny) and grandad today. just had a nice chat about everything and heard all their funny stories of when our dad was young and the last time granny was drunk.

ive been wanting to go and take this photo of the new lidl in bridport for some time, i really really like those kind of white lights. so much more interesting than tungsten. also im going back to london tomorrow so i wanted to take it before i went back and forgot all about it.

looking forward to being back at 171 tomorrow and of course the best bit about going to or from london - a fleet mcdonalds.

taken on st andrews road

Tuesday, 26 April 2011


canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens

posted merch orders today. later we celebrated charlies actual birthday, watched him open presents and messed about on spacehoppers. see joe above. birthdays when you're young are so much fun.

in other news, ive been thinking about maybe making a proper book of all the photos i take this year once its over, like a proper nice premium paper ridden art book. is this something people would be interested in?

going back to london soon in time to cover the royal wedding. i dont know how im even going to start planning that. apparently the westboro baptist church might be picketing, so i'll make sure im there at least.

taken in our garden

Monday, 25 April 2011


canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens

went to grandma and grandads for a bbq today, it was very hot, as was the weather... da dun crash

then we went to see dad. we had more food and i watched some bats flying about in his garden as it got dark. bats are my new favorite animals. i also took this self portrait in his bathroom mirror, i just liked the shape of the mirror and the blue and everything. it looks dated.

i think this is maybe the first actual self portrait of the project? i dont do them much. but yeah thats what i look like most of the time, otherwise im either looking at things or sleeping.

taken in dads bathroom

Sunday, 24 April 2011


canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens

today we celebrated easter sunday in our garden, it was super hot but i avoided the rays by coating myself in sun block. safety first kids.

we had dinner and stuff under the gazebo, played badminton, had an easter egg hunt and chucked some sticks at the dog. then me and joe stuck our heads in the sink full of cold water. if you're ever hot and uncomfortable and ergh then do that, its very refreshing, also you can pretend you're being held under water by some angry interrogator in spooks.

i decided to bring back the whole photo montage thing today as there were just too many photos that i wanted to use, i might make this a more regular thing.

taken in and around our house

Saturday, 23 April 2011


canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens

the gazebo putting up went ok, some of the poles had lost their numbers though so that took a while. the party itself was ace, all the kids had fun hitting the pinata (i has no sqiggly thing) and running about being excited.

easter sunday tomorrow. we're keeping the gazebo up as some of jps family are coming round for food and stuff, theres going to be an easter egg hunt as well. my egg better be hard to find, if i dont have to climb a tree i'll be disappointed.

taken in our garden

Friday, 22 April 2011

Yes officer my name is mr hermitiowitch and i did sell these boys a gazebo

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

party bags lined up ready for my little brothers birthday party tomorrow. hes so excited. (we so excited...)

i have help put up the gazebo again, gods sake. other than that it should be a good day, mum and jp have got some good games and stuff planned. when i was 5 id have been well up for it.

i would like to do something tonight, instead i'll probably end up watching more of michele roux's service; a program where people that have never been waiters before try and be waiters in really expensive restaurants. one girl asked someone if they wanted a glass of prosciutto (ham) instead of prosecco (italian sparkling white wine). so good.

taken in our front room

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Leather beats feather

canon eos 40d, sigma 50-200mm lens

bristol zoo was ace. the kea you see above and the bats were the best bit for me. ive never seen bats so close and theyre big man. like cute and big. one nearly wee'd on a lady as well.

obviously there were the typical red faced, angry crying kids being dragged around by the ankles with half an ice cream stuck in their hair, but once you get past that, it is a really cool place. i debated going into insect world but at the last minute decided against it, in case you didn't know, i really really do not enjoy spiders. we did go into reptile world though and i snapped this cheeky lizard, he came close to being the photo today but i just liked how regal the kea looked.

taken in bristol zoo

Wednesday, 20 April 2011


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

today i went to the bank, failed to sort out my overdraft extension, swore in the street and got looked at by a lady, mowed the lawn, went to morrisons twice, had an argument with a tree whilst mowing the lawn, took a photo of joe jumping out of my bedroom window and got bitten by some midges.

tomorrow the family (minus joe) are going to bristol zoo. hopefully this will involve less tree arguments and considerably less animal bites.

joes going up to see his grrlfrrend ellie in london, she is an artisty person and runs this here blog. go and follow / bookmark / tell your friends / screen cap the page, print it and stick it on your bedroom wall. her stuff is really good, honest.

taken outside morrisons

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Desire lines

canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens

feel the earth and dig it up, put yourself in the hole.

hung around today at home and tried to speed up mums laptop as it is well and truly clogged. just to give you an idea, when i clicked to add or remove programs, it took around ten minutes for the list to populate.

got an email telling me that i received a mark of 78% for my interview article, although apparently i dont use full stops enough, he is right, i use commas way too much.

the photo is a part of a new project on desire lines. i've been facinated by them for quite sometime and thought it would be ace to put together a really bland looking blog full of them all. go here. feel free to submit your own desire line photos!

taken in bridport

Monday, 18 April 2011


canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens

went to portland skatepark today with phil, tim and joe. it was really really sunny so taking photos of radical skating was made difficult by shadows. i couldnt be bothered to get a flash out. lazy.

got a mcdonalds afterwards and won some small chips on the monopoly thing, after also claiming a sundae from a previous victory. wegotherewaytoomuch

skating at portland always leaves you with a horribly dry combination of beach hair and concrete hands, as its a concrete skatepark right by the beach. it feels like the pores in my skin have been polyfillered.

taken in tims car

Sunday, 17 April 2011


canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens

mum and charlie watered the plants and veg in the garden today, it was very sunny. i finally jumped out of my bedroom window into our garden, ive been meaning to do that since we moved in, it was higher than it looked.

watching the 100 best magic tricks, some of these guys are nuts. however the 'comedians and amature magicians' commenting on them are really quite unfunny.

hopefully going to portland skatepark tomorrow and finally sorting my overdraft.

taken in our garden

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Joe returns

canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens

joe came back from the lake district today. also mum took in the new green cords she bought me from h&m today, as i only took one pair of trousers home with me. theyre cooler than they sound, honest.

going out in bridport tonight (woo yeahhh). should be very uneventful and relatively cheap, so im happy with that.

insert funny anecdote about something i did here.

taken in the front room

Friday, 15 April 2011

Friday drool

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

friday friday, gotta get down on... oh has that gotten old now? sorry internet.

my little brother really is the best person to practice portraits with. endless posing, shouting and drool everywhere, lens included.

hung around the house for most of the day after getting up at 7am (wakin' up in the morning...) and watched kids tv shows and robot wars; brilliant, although craig charles' black leather, tassle ridden jacket looks even more ridiculous in 2011.

looking after little brother is finished now though, so i can sleep in like hell tomorrow. screw you and your relentless morning regimes rebecca black.

taken in my room

Thursday, 14 April 2011


canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens

went to the park today with charlie, phil, rhia and her little brother cai. it was ace fun to climb on everything and become kids again for a few hours. phil made a nice leek, bacon and mushroom pasta for dinner as well, supercooka.

beer, family guy and chocolate eclairs tonight. ace time

taken in haven holiday play park

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Lego camera

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

me and philip are going to be looking after this little tinker (aka my little brother) for the next two days whilst mum and jp go away. hes lovely, but it just means early mornings and trying to be entertaining all day. im not entertaining.

i have a 40p 1 litre bottle of morrisons lemonade, they are such good value.

taken in charlies room

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Sky pool

canon eos 40d, sigma 50-200mm lens

took this of my trusty (broken-ish) 12mm today basking in the sunlight.

barclays was closed thanks to a powercut caused by a fire at 5.30 that shut off power to the whole street, i heard the sirens and everything but i didnt get up. im such a bad photojournalist sometimes.

also the show in bournemouth with brontide got cancelled, sucks.

had a pizza at tims and went to robs to watch football on his massive hd tv, you can literally see into peoples skin, its gross / amazing.

taken in my room

Monday, 11 April 2011

Bed abuse

canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens

my bedding situation down here in bridport, pretty comfy. also ive taken the duvet out of the sheet, partly because its too hot and partly because its nicer to sleep on it as the matress is kind of springy. and yes that is a copy of catcher in the rye (thanks lauren). anyone that says holden caufield is an unrecognised genius is wrong, hes just a bit of a selfish arsehole really.

i havent done much today. washed my hair and stuff. bought some chocolate muffins. had some nice dinner.

going to go and see if barclays want to extend my overdraft tomorrow, i really really hope they do.

taken in my room

Sunday, 10 April 2011

So much water so close to home

canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens

went to the beach today for the first time this year. it was full of typical tourists, fat hairy people fingering questionable parts of each other on the beach and burnt men in umbro shorts sporting wobbly british flag tattoos.

headed over to the new skatepark on portland afterwards. there was a fairground behind it and that next to the blissfully clean, smooth concrete just looked so visually impressive as it got dark. im going to go back and take some proper photos sometime.

rhia bought me a mcdonalds afterwards and we had a chat about general stuff on the way home, it was nice. we always have very headclearing chats.

taken on westbay beach

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Blue sky green grass

canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens

a lot of landscapey green grass blue sky posts recently. samey, but i think its testament to the weather we've been having and its basically just what bridport looks like.

none of us have any money so the traditon (a year old) of group grand national silly betting was replaced by football playing. a bit less exciting but equally as sweaty.

first tims house bbq of the year tonight, should be good.

taken in symondsbury

Friday, 8 April 2011

Distance knows a heavy heart best

canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens

came back to bridport again today. up and daan up and daan.

last night was cool. we had dinner outside ( yeah i know i said that yesterday, still though. mental ), had some beers, lauren came round, watched funny / sickening videos on the internet. stndrd m8

joes going to the lake district tomorrow, jello. i dont know how long i'll be down here but i think it might be a few weeks maybe, it'l be cool to see old friends / the rents though.

i miss london too easily

taken on fleet bridge

Thursday, 7 April 2011


canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens

today was another sunny one. we went to the park again to play a bit of football and then we had dinner OUTSIDE. i know right

going back to bridport tomorrow for a while. band has a gig in bournemouth on the 16th at the ibar with the almighty brontide. excited

if you go then you win a prize. ( not really )

taken in burgess park

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Football 2

canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens

we spent most of today in the sunshine. it was seriously nice, so we went to play some football up at burgess park. took this when i was meant to be goalkeeping.

my bands been offered a string of nice shows about the place and our album is so so nearly finished. exciting times.

i also bought some strawberry splits.

taken in burgess park

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Going up the country

canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens

came back to london today. back and forth back and forth.

took this on the bus, it was foggy over askers. got talked at by a mad old lady whilst waiting for the bus ''ive been waiting here an hour for this bus blah blah blah its the bloody indians coming over i tell yer! what d'ya think of that eh?''

she mad

taken on the 31

Monday, 4 April 2011


canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens

today me and joe went to see dad, i havent seen him for ages and it was cool to catch up with him. he is such a hilariously laid back father; we found a mouse in the kitchen behind his microwave and all three of us tried to catch it, it got away but he seemed happy for it to live behind the boiler from now on. he also confused the words dubstep and twitter into the hilarious 'budgiestep'.

if i can turn out like him then i'll be happy.

taken in dads living room

Sunday, 3 April 2011


canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens


today i took a six man tent down all by myself, helped cook dinner, helped with the washing up, bought some vitamin C chewy things, kept my eyes peeled for spiders creeping up on me, snapped a glowstick in half, got florescent liquid everywhere and took part in a good, practical discussion regarding the wonders of mobius strips after dinner (g33k family).

i has no umlaut

pretty nice sunset over bridport tonight. its weird not having any high buildings in the way but also good, as they make stitching panoramas together in photoshop such a hassle.

taken in our house, bridport

Saturday, 2 April 2011


canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens

the gazebo assembly went better than expected and the party was cool. lots of people, good food and badminton. mum ( - d'awww int she pretty) and jp did a great job of sorting everything and minus a few spillages it was a good day all round.

in other news there was a spider in the bathroom last night and hes not there today, i dont know where hes gone but im sure he'll creep up on me when i least expect it.

taken in the garden

Friday, 1 April 2011


canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens

today was a nice day in peckham, a shame then that i spent most of it either in bed, on a bus or on a train.

im now back home with the family as we are having a partay for my stepdads birthday tomorrow. apparantly i have to get up early to help assmble a gazebo... fucking hell.

taken on cator street