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Seabird

There’s a song that was introduced to me quite some time back. Introduced by someone I keenly listen to – and very much to my benefit. He has not only a knack for patience but a wonderfully eloquent affection for music.

It’s called Seabird, by the Alessi Brothers. It’s extraordinary and has a certain but effortless melancholy, enough to suit your very own and quickly dispel it.

And I have been away from land too long and need to come home…

…so I am back with great excitement and enthusiasm – and a familiar sense of calm and serenity that follows an outpouring of words – not indulged for years.

It’s exciting to be again rolling with the blog-post-punches and expressing a little of my one true love and motivation…other than my most beloved motorbike, of course.

Here’s a few from a recent jaunt to the Brecon Beacons in Wales. Skirrid Mountain it’s called, or to call it by it’s real name, Ysgyryd Fawr or ‘Holy Mountain’.

It’s the first time in years I’ve taken pictures only for myself and me alone. Oh how I loved it, running and darting about, falling over and perspiring energetically.

There’s nothing really more to them than a re-stoked fire, picking up a fiercer flame.

And that’s the beauty.

 

 

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Work to travel: Travel to work

This was exciting, exhilarating and bloody good fun. Brand journalism is the game.

We’ve all set ourselves goals in life whether we know it yet or not. One fundamental aspiration I have is to travel with work; to experience places and people my personal finances would never allow. I think that I ve made a start…

Last year a good friend of mine introduced me to the visual research agency, Bamm London. As soon as I’d given their website a once-over I knew without doubt that I wanted/needed to freelance for them. A year later and I am there. They are the most wonderful bunch of minds, editors and administrators – plus more.

Whirlwind.

My first job was to  shoot, over two days, a stop motion piece for a whiskey company. It was only for the client’s internal use but my my it was fun. I’d never done anything quite like that. Challenging and brilliant.

My second job resulted in my travelling to Paris and Brussels over two days. A fast-paced visit to the continent that required me to document the journeys of two very different people; one a French actress and the other a young lobbyist. I am sure you can guess their respective destinations.

The brief orbited the idea that: “when people get together, great things happen”.

I accompanied a charming man with a videocamera and another with a dictaphone.

It was exceptionally fun, so welcome to the Eurostar

* All photographs taken were submitted directly to Bamm as raw files. The photos below are my selection and edit.

Meet lobbyist, Junior, before he departs for Brussels

Now meet Selma en route to Gare du Nord. She's off to meet her fiance in London

Arrival in Brussels

Arrival in London

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Er heisst Walter Kurz

In another life, I wish to be called Walter Kurz.

This summer, a friend of immeasurable kindness allowed me a short week in Germany. My stay intercepted, not only the finest of fine suns, but also the pleasure of watching Germany lose out to Spain in South Africa – in spite of my friend’s nationality, which happened to be quite unfortunate at that particular time.

Autobahns, Holstein Pils, lakes, Hamburg and Berlin became our staple throughout.

I haven’t much thought of posting these loose photo essays. Perhaps they’re interesting.

‘Four Days in Deutschland’

And this is Laurens; the friend

Our 'relatively' minor companion

The minor's major

Treptower Park

Schlachtensee

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