All the greens go brown. The bats and swallows looping and swooping. The sinking sun makes us 20 feet tall in our shadows. Autumn walks. T-shirt and scarf weather. Horse chestnuts and beech nuts crunch like a bowl of healthy cereal underfoot. The sycamore helicopters dizzy dance down to the ground. All the berries, all […]
Natural draft wet cooling hyperboloid towers at Ratcliffe-on-Soar, near Long Eaton. Space Cadence A ‘moving stills’ film I made on a train ride form Liverpool to London a long time ago.
Dave the cat. The finest farm mouser I’ve ever met. A gentleman, a rogue, a pugilist, and a big sop when he wants to be.
The Nurse checks out the latest offerings of conkers the horse chestnut trees of Glynde. Here comes autumn!
Marsyas by Anish Kapoor. Installation in the turbine hall, Tate Modern 2002–2003. Shot on 8mm lens to capture the vastness of the space. Anish Kapoor has been in the news recently with his somewhat controversial purchase of the Vantablack patent. This is one of the darkest paints ever made. He has also accused of trying […]
Really interesting chap, en engineer who worked on infrastructure building on the St Leonards seafront. Sadly, I lost his card, so if anyone recognises him, please put me in touch.
Cats, no less liquid than their shadows, Offer no angles to the wind. They slip, diminished, neat, through loopholes Less than themselves; will not be pinned To rules or routes for journeys; counter Attack with non-resistance; twist Enticing through the curving fingers And leave an angered, empty fist. They wait, obsequious as darkness Quick to […]
Brighton Speed Trials were first held in 1905. It is the oldest race on the calendar. Earlier races around Bexhill, further East on the Sussex coast no longer run. Madeira Drive was actually asphalted in the first instance for this very purpose. This was the work of Sir Harry Preston, a dynamic pugilist, sailor and […]