Sunday, 28 December 2008

... are you 'avin a bubble?

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Couldn't help but start this article with the words of my friend Jonathan echoing in my ears - "are you 'avin' a bubble" - a comment he uses at least several times a night (Cockney rhyming slang for "bubble bath" = "laugh".

Creative Review commissioned photographer Jason Tozer to shoot these pictures on behalf of Sony using its new Alpha digital camera.

They are, in fact, all common-or-garden soap bubbles, shot in-camera. They’ll be revealing more on how Tozer obtained these stunning images later on. The full series is shown on CR’s photostream, or the link I've added below, and to see them at a larger size simply click on each image. I think they're awesome, and anyone whose ever tried to shoot this kind of shit in the studio has gotta be impressed with 1/ the shot quality, and 2/ the beauty of the subject.

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

New Years eve with a bang. 40's Blitz style

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Christmas is almost upon us... but what about new years!?

Kindly Neill has stepped up to the plate, and will be hosting a rip roaring party at the mansion in Oval. The theme is set: Blitz, London, 1940. I'm in the process of doing the invite for them, and while this flyer isn't in the final short list, I liked it, so I've stuck it up until the final decision has been made by the committee.

The bonus is (apart from being surrounded by an absolutely spiffing bunch of people, being able to control the dj order, no large bar bill, a massive multi zoned location, an huge outdoor garden etc) that the tubes are running all night, and they're free.

Heads down, it's gonna go off!

Wellington by night - Sam Brown

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While we're on the nostalgic Wellington theme, I recently had a squizz through our mate Sam's Flickr site, and came across some stunning pics he's done over the last few years. One series that stuck in my mind was his Welly night scene stuff. Great scenes on the wharf, some fabulous city scapes, and these stunning lighthouse beauties.

Thanks for letting me use them Sam, I'll post some more up soon.

(Welly's own) Dave Le Fleming exhibibition

Well our good mate Dave Le Fleming from Wellington just exhibited in a group show in Central London. Mixed Blessings at Signal Gallery in Curtain Road, Shoreditch.

I was lucky enough to make it along, and loved what I saw.

‘Mixed Blessings’ showcased five artists who come from very different backgrounds (art college, street art and illustration/design) but who all equally have a strong desire to tell a story.
SPQR, Alke Scmidt, Replete, Jonathan Darby and David Le Fleming's work could not have been further apart in style, substance, medium and wit. Heres what the gallery said about our man Dave:

"New Zealand born David Le Flemming has been showing his artworks for about ten years. For the past five years he has lived and worked in London. Coming from a graphic design background his works have a strong, decisive line and a very particular humour. He has made a feature of painting on acquired metal objects, most noteworthy, car bonnets. His subjects often have an unnerving domesticity about them. Davids’ work has proved to be very popular and a number of celebrities are collecting his pieces."

Nice one brother, more of the same please