Thursday, 30 June 2011

The world is quiet here

canon eos 40d, olympus 50mm

the shadow cast on my wall from my curtain thingy this evening. it kind of looks like loads of girls legs in weird tights if you squint your eyes. movie magic.

did a lot of reading about typography today and played on photoshop a lot, finished mums poster as well. ate the second of my frankly disgusting 71p lasagnes for lunch; its pretty much just a bowl of molten cheese and tomato with chunks of rubber mince meat thrown in at random.

tonight im going to start my annual read of the 'a series of unfortunate events' books by lemony snicket. they're still my favourite series of books, second maybe to philip pullman's 'his dark materials'.

taken in my room

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Eye aye

canon eos 40d, 50mm inverted, flashgun, tripod

this is the bluer of my two eyes. ones more green and ones more blue, its hard to tell at first glance but in certain lights its evident.

this took ages to set up, i had to put a mirror behind the camera so i could see if it was in focus or not on the live view. the things i do for this blog...

cleaned up the house today and finally emptied the flying ant and glass bottle ridden paddling pool. matt left 171 to go back home for abit which makes us all sad. we will be seeing him soon though as my band and his are starting a collaborative music project called 'Marriage' in July. keep em peeledz.

right, time for another microwavable lasange and mini chocolate spongey cakes.

taken in my room

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Redneck manifesto

canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens

went into central today to buy a new notepad from the london graphics center, got a nice new red one. it looks abit like a bible you'd find in a hotel dresser draw.

its so hot in my room; as i type i am in just my boxer shorts. lush

in other news my shoulders and neck are nicely sunburnt, and the only aftersun lotion stuff in tesco cost like £7.00.

taken in central london

Monday, 27 June 2011

Paddlin' 2

canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens

the nose of my lens was actually partially submerged for this photo. some would call that dedication, others would call it the reason why my camera equipment breaks all the time... i think the first is more important.

it was super super hot today so we woke up early after sweltering all night and lounged in the pool for ages. laurie and lauren came round after sorting out their housing situation for some food and beers. i think we're cutting hair later. its going to be one of those nights when the kitchen looks like a bombs hit it in the morning.

taken in the pool/water

Sunday, 26 June 2011


canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens

today was really really hot so we all chipped in and bought a paddling pool, well worth it. we spent pretty much all day in there then had a bbq. going to watch glasto coverage of beyonce tonight and hang out some more with matt pc, its so nice him being here.

stuff to post tomorrow and more pool action i expect. hello summer.

taken in the pool

Saturday, 25 June 2011


canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens

tried to make a .gif of my curtain thingy blowing in the wind but tumblr dosent like my hi res .gifs... here it is if you wanna see this baby move.

matt pc's coming up tonight, yay. also went to see what was left of a bus that crashed into a shop this morning near my house. took some photojournalisty pictures but thought putting them on here would be in bad taste. people got hurt man.

rent paying tomorrow, i have no money.

taken in my room

Friday, 24 June 2011

Waffles and cheese

canon eos 40d, home made pinhole lens

today everything broke. namely the vans clutch and joes computer, sucks man.

ive done pretty much nothing. i was going to post some stuff but didnt realise the post office shut at 12.30; so i stayed inside, topped up on vit c, ate crisps and watched case histories. well good.

im hungry and i dont know what to have for dinner. ive got some potato waffles...waffles and cheese? i dunno

going to finish off some posters later and maybe sneak in abit of glasto coverage, purely so i can relish in watching cold muddy people from the warmth of my room.

taken in our hall

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Maybe the sun keeps coming up cos its gotten used to you, and your constant need for proof

canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens

took this whilst chris was packing the van using the head torch he acquired during his rigging days. such a pro.

we drove through the night back to london and arrived at about 5am as the sun was coming up over SE15. i love travelling through the night with friends when theres no other cars on the road. it reminds me of europe.

bright eyes are playing in london tonight. i dont have a ticket because i have no money, lauren does though. i am infinitely jelly. i'll just listen to them on my ipod instead and watch some live videos on youtube in the sweat free, perfectly tempered, free beer zone that is my room. yeah, definitely better...

im only 5 followers away from the magic 150. wow. hello new people. enjoy your stay.

taken in the van

Wednesday, 22 June 2011


canon eos 40d, sigma 50-200mm lens

slightly lazy photo today. i should have probably gone out and taken an arty photo of a tennis court of something but to be honest id rather stay inside, eat and watch endless wimbledon coverage.

went to morrisons to buy food stuff for dinner, im making rissotto. turns out morrisons dont have any dried porcini mushrooms though. rubbish morrisons.

band practice again tonight, then we drive back up to london through the night. fleet services on the way. the mcdonalds had better be open.

taken in the living room

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Bfp promo

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

had band practice last night. did a few new promo shots whilst we were there as we are in desperate need of some. they were alright but we might need to do some more, im not sure im happy with them...

longest day today supposedly, slightly weak sunset at around ten oclock though. posted some merch, did some shopping, ate some yoghurt and watched wimbledon. summer is here

taken in symondsbury

Monday, 20 June 2011

Some coppers are bastards

canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens

the show last night was good. all the bands were ace and it was good to see matt and alun and meet new people. the night took a slightly sour turn at the end when a bored southampton policeman decided to start swearing at me / us for parking our van over zigzaged lines. when i question his phrase 'picking her fucking brains off the road' he claimed it was made alright as 'were all blokes init'. its power hungry, bored police officers like that that give the generally good, respectful police force a bad name.

pissed me off. anyway writing new songs tonight, thats something to look forward too.

taken in the van

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Fathers day pizza

canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens

went to dads today to see him and eat pizza. saw le littleish brother william aswell, nice.

dad gave me one of his old steel snare drums, it needs abit of cleaning up but it should be well loud.

the show last night was wicked, great crowd and a nice venue. southampton tonight with apollos arrows, rosa valle and others. been wanting to see these bands for ages so playing with them will be awesome.

taken in dads front room

Saturday, 18 June 2011


canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens

i made it my misson today to photograph cows in the field near my house. i dont really like cows, theyre so massive and ergh i dunno. they scare me abit. however i was determined so i went down and found them all lying down by some trees, ok cool, passive cows. but then i saw one had horns, not so good.

i waited and waited and finally one strayed from the pack a bit, so i clunked on the wide angle, set my belt buckle's tightness to 'run' and slowly walked towards the grass eater. i got a few photos, felt as though id pissed it off enough and left triumphant. feels good man.

playing in weymouth tonight. if you're from dorset go and say hello.

taken in the field near my house

Friday, 17 June 2011

This is just like sailing...

canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens

i opened the front door this morning in my underpants and got asked if i was 'sam battle for paris'. i replied yes and recieved a box of lovely looking vests. thanks mikee and em!

packed and piled into the van to sail / aquaplane towards dorset. the weather was so so so so so so bad, as illustrated above. our van is still somewhat leaky in places, and by somewhat i mean that the front passenger and driver footwells get filled with about an inch of water everytime it rains. sucks man

in other news the annual bridport beer festival is in full swing. i will be spying on people drunkenly stumbling about in the feilds from my house with grandads old binoculars for most of tonight.

weymouth show tomorrow, should be good.

taken in the van

Thursday, 16 June 2011


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

i have a goldfish called luxemburg. he's great but i often feel bad because unlike other pets, you cant really let him out of his tank. however today whilst cleaning out his home i thought id let him have a little swim in the bath. he loved it.

todays been kind of an in-between doing things day. we're going home tomorrow to play some shows, also our new battle for paris vests are arriving. this is all very exciting and makes a standard day like today seem very boring in comparison, even though we did have some thunder earlier along with lovely mushroom soup.


taken in our bathroom

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Garden gnome

canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens

woke up today feeling very well rested after last nights antics. the show was awesome, lots of people, nice bands, bita money, s'all good.

after waving goodbye to matt and tom we set off towards inner peckham to exchange la noire for F1 2010. after that we came back, sorted some band stuff, had dinner and talked about our ideal future weddings. standard

taken in our garden

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Van window

canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens

came back to london today for a show. got the van seats installed all nice.

matt and tom are here and will be for the next 24 hours, this makes 171 happy. its so nice to come back and see everyone and its all sunny and stuff. lovely.

show later, gunna be good.

taken on cator street

Monday, 13 June 2011

Seat saga

canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens

me and tim went to collect some new seats to put in the van today. we went all the way to bath when were supposed to only go to shepton mallet and it took like seven hours. seriously long.

basically both our phones (and therefore sat nav) ran out of battery and we only had the wrong postcode and the guys number and i ended up drawing a map of bath city centre on an old take away garlic bread wrapper johnny left in the van.

but yeah we got them eventually, with alot of swearing and a new found hatred for baths frankly tortuous one way system.

need to pack my bags to go back to london tomorrow nice and early.the was an awesome sunset tonight, but ive got too many sunset photos, also mum's prettier.

taken in joes room

Sunday, 12 June 2011

About last night

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

didnt go for a skate last night because the van was out of petrol and there was nowhere to fill up. so we went to tims and hung out with johnny (left). the whole night pretty much looked like this. it was ace to see him, i miss that boy so much.

woke up today and bought slight hangover cure but should probably leave it in the fridge for abit cos ive just brushed my teeth drinks at morrisons, otherwise known as powerade.

played trains with charlie, had some dinner, got new van seats sorted. going back to london on tuesday to play at the old blue last, go aswell if you want to hear some loud music.

taken in tims kitchen

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Smurf penis

canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens

went to weymouth today with chris, joe poole and tim to watch the new x-men film. pretty awesome to be honest, nice little hugh jackman cameo, the biggest coke ive ever had in my life (never ask for a large one at cineworld, unless you want to pee, alot.) and we had the whole screening room to ourselves bar one couple. i reckon we ruined their x-men sexy time.

saw these classy ladies on the way back, i love how the one with the inflatable penis looks so casual yet the others are loving it. god bless bridport.

potential late night skate with chris, joes and tim later. mmmm old times.

taken in bridport

Friday, 10 June 2011


canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens

this was the view from my window for most of today, dark grey clouds loomed over bridport and finally broke around teatime. at least it means mum dosent have to water the garden.

walked into bridport to buy an envelope, had some lunch and nice meaty dinner mmm. should be seeing chris later for a drink, i tried to get hold of johnny but he is being illusive as ever.

hello to new followers and stuff. i took on a fair few of you all at once last night; i dont know how that happened but hi hey hello anyway.

also tumblr has now made it so i can now answer ask messages privately instead of replying via other peoples ask boxes/on my page. ask me stuff!

taken in my room

Thursday, 9 June 2011


canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens, 2 studio lights

came home today to teach mum how to use the new studio lights she purchased to take photos of the dresses shes been making / acquiring. spent quite alot of time playing with them myself and taking photos of charlie showing off. (see above for perfect example)

had some food, chased the dog around the garden with the hose, ordered some vests, confirmed some band stuff. should be seeing long lost brothers chris and johnny tomorrow, i cant wait.

i'd write more but this laptop is painfully slow, it takes about 10 seconds to type one word.

taken in my room

Wednesday, 8 June 2011


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

woke up at a reasonable time today after having some odd dreams involving pizza and black metal. today i spent a lot of my time watching reaction videos to the new twilight trailer and listening to music. sorted out some band stuff, should have a few shows coming up soon. we had gnocchi in creamy cheese sauce for dinner with some white wine. i had macaroni and cheese for lunch aswell, so much melted cheese.

going home tomorrow for a few days to sort out van seats and teach mum about studio lighting.

tonight we're catching the mouse thats been hanging around. above is the bait. tonights the night.

taken in our hallway

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Burgess park

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

woke up late today after hunting a mouse last night that has been hanging around our house for the past week or so. we didnt catch it although we did come very very close, so regrettably the traps are out and lined with cheese.

spent a good deal of today making badges, cycling to and from burgess park and to and from tesco. had some canned mushroom soup for dinner, it was pretty disappointing but i bought onion ring crisps aswell. not all bad

i like todays image, pretty summery.

taken in burgess park

Monday, 6 June 2011


canon eos 40d, tokina 12-24mm lens

so back to the old, crisper, less arty, typical andinmyhandsacamera photos. sorry arty people/tumblr, im sure the pinhole lens will reappear soon.

spent most of last night drinking with matt and everyone after the horrific journey home in the van. spent most of today cleaning out said van and fixing the various holes in the roof to put an end to the leaky. also bought some new duct tape for only £2.00!

i need to tidy my room; its a sorry sight. the floordrobe needs organising.

taken outside our house

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Pin'ole 7

canon eos 40d, home made pinhole lens

came back from bridport today. unfortunately this sunny photo of roses in mums garden dosent really describe the hellish journey we had back up in the new van. so i will with words...

basically it turns out that it leaks, like seriously. through the roof mainly but also under where the front passengers feet go. we tried to fix it at fleet with ducktape, insulation tape, mcdonalds knapkins and tims boxer shorts but its still pretty bad. swam/drove the rest of the way back to find a matt pickering-copley at home.

this made us all happy again.

last pinhole photo of the series, its been fun. hello new followers.

taken in mums garden

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Pin'ole 6

canon eos 40d, home made pinhole lens

today we went and bought a van. her name is Jasmine.

matts coming up tomorrow, that will be awesome awesome.

going home for the night to drop of the old car and deliver mum my old camera. yes mum thats right, i tried ringing you but you didnt pick up so im either already at home or coming through the door in like, a minute.

taken outside our home

Friday, 3 June 2011

Pin'ole 5

canon eos 40d, home made pinhole lens

woke up today to find everyone in the garden enjoying the sun. its been such a nice day today and is only just getting dark. must appreciate summer whilst it lasts...must appreciate summer whilst is lasts...

we went to asda, came back, ate some veggie 'tastes like meat' burgers, basically purchased a van and now mark is shaving his shoes. i love living here

in other news joe finished building his bike. he is now selling it on the virtual bidding website eBay. so if you're after a nifty little runner for those quick missions to the pub / university / church / designated meeting place / secret lovers house, then its for you.

taken in our garden

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Pin'ole 4

canon eos 40d, home made pinhole lens

went into uni today for a last little critique and a quick look round all the third years final exhibitions. pretty good stuff in the photojournalism exhibit, the free beer wasnt bad either.

came back to 171 to find that phil and tim had been out to test drive a potential band van. exciting stuff.

alun used one of me pin'ole pictures in a new poster, check it out here

taken outside lcc

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Pin'ole 3

canon eos 40d, home made pinhole lens, tripod

had some vivid dreams, woke up, got some pizza, got some eiffels (fanx emleh), played football, nearly got hustled by some dudes in proper football kits, cut my foot open again, came home, had some lovely spinach and potato soup followed by lemon meringue courtesy of mark and thom, doing post, chat to some people, eat some more food later, watch some more of the ricky gervais show, sort out things i need to post, go to bed, wake up for critique thing/end of year show, life goes awn and awn and awn.

taken in my room