Ignorance, Hairspray and Daffodils

Today I intended to go into town, grab some stuff and then shoot some street and go photograph a few locations I want for a new series of images. Instead, what I did was buy my stuff and make a dart back home. Sunderland City Centre is possibly the most irritating place to be when the kids are off school, which seems to be every other week these days. I had people pushing me out of the way, walking infront of where I was looking at products and generally being so ignorant to other people around them.

At one point, while looking at which hairspray to buy (yes, I know it's not great for the hair, but I need it to keep my hair looking as dashing as ever) I had some ignorant little cretin stand directly infront of me. Like, I can understand him doing so if I were quite a distance back from the shelves, but I was probably less than two feet away? He pushed by others and planted himself directly at the point where my toes ended. That kind of attitude really annoys me, espeically when I would have moved along, if he had asked.

So, as a result of all of this, I left and didn't shoot any street or the locations I wanted. On the ride back home I felt such a feeling of let down that I hadn't taken any images, so I snapped this with my phone while I was walking to my house. Nothing special really, just some interesting architecture, contrasting colours with the daffodils and grass and crappy track marks off the council grass cutting machines. 

So that's my day, nothing too interesting I know, so forgive me. Tonight however, we're going out 'clubbing' for our friends birthday, which was yesterday. It's her first night out in a year as she's now a mummy! I plan to get her absolutely WASTED. Good day to you all! 

Lost Street Photography

Finally got round to getting some old street work of a busted hard drive, so i've uploaded them to my website after going through them with a fine comb. Some didn't make the cut, sadly, but they're still there for future upload possibilities.

For now, go take a look here -

Zine Preparation

Here begins another project, this time a zine of some of my photographs. It's in a very early stage and it's most definitely the rough stage. I'm still working out which format I want to go for. I have three to decide on, the single page folded zine, a smaller cropped format or a typical A5 format with 16 pages.

I also have a few ideas of which way the images could go in, creating a different atmosphere which each selection of images, I guess I need to look at them with another creative and get some feed back.

Updates as usual, once it progresses into something more appealing than a bunch of paper on a desktop.


Hanging Up The Cross

After so many long years and lots of interesting reading and thinking, it's time for me to hang these up for a while, if not forever. The cross as a symbol for something higher has been freaking me out a lot lately. I've been feeling more negitive feelings towards faith than positivty and that is a scary thought to me. So, for the time being, i'm going to push the whole idea out of my head and see what happens.

GFPhotoBlog 3.0

After a serious think, I'm going to start uploading to this blog once again. I will be posting to my website too, for those users over there, but i've got a lot of requests for me to post on here again.

To kick off, why not start with three high contrast b&w images from a quick walk last week. I do love shadows, so they had to be included. I will hopefully be posting a LOT from now on, so I hope you're all ready!


Mundane: another image