Tuesday, 3 June 2014

New work from Central Asia. Exterior wall of the Arman Cinema in Almaty, Kazakhstan

Following a recent trip to Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan) I have spent a couple of weeks sifting through the pics from my trusty, albeit ageing Canon EOS 350D.  In the last few days I have turned my attention to this little gem.  This is an exterior wall of the Soviet-era building that houses the Arman Cinema in central Almaty. I love these shapes carved into the wall and the strong blue element seemingly makes everything 'shine'.

Cinema Exterior Wall.  Almaty Kazakhstan

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Friday, 7 December 2012

A couple of snaps from Vilnius...

TV Tower from Vilnius Rail Station.  November 2012 
Model Railway in Vilnius Rail Station.   November 2012

On the train to Trakai, Lithuania.  November 2012

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Experimentation with Sun Art paper...ode to Boris Mikhailov...

An experiment of mine, using a series of negatives from the Azerbaijan project and a pack of Sun Art paper I bought in DC.

I'm not necessarily a fan of photograms, and alternative processes.  However as a bit of fun I thought I'd try this out.   The imagery below was never selected from my final edits for the Az project, but I still love these pictures.   Railways always get to me and I have no idea why.   The carriage itself was a fantastically green metallic rusting beast and just asking to be captured.  I returned to Batumi and to my dismay the carriage had been removed.

What I like about this is the aesthetic connection to Boris Mikhailov's 'At Dusk'.  Which is by far my  favourite photographic piece by any artist.   Maybe it's something about the Soviet era carriage.  Who knows?

Enjoy :)
Disused railway car - Batumi, Georgia.  16 August 2011 (original photograph).  

Cyanotype/ Photogram experiment:  June 2012

Impossible project polaroid experiments: Maiden Erleigh Lake

Maiden Erleigh Lake 1, RG6.  Spring 2011

Maiden Erleigh Lake 2, RG6.  Spring 2011

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Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Picking up from where I left off in Yerevan - development of new images and ideas on 'postcard' Tbilisi

Untitled 1:  Tbilisi, Georgia.  13 July 2012

Untitled 2:  Tbilisi, Georgia.  13 July 2012

Untitled 3:  Tbilisi, Georgia.  13 July 2012

Untitled 4:  Tbilisi, Georgia.  13 July 2012

Untitled 5:  Tbilisi, Georgia.  13 July 2012

Untitled 6:  Tbilisi, Georgia.  13 July 2012

Untitled 7:  Tbilisi, Georgia.  13 July 2012

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Sunday, 12 February 2012