Tuesday, August 26, 2008

As I was going to St Ives ...

Went to Cornwall for the weekend. Tidy little villages meet wild and rugged landscapes. Inspiring.

Inspired by these coastal rocks ... the colours and the textures.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

oh onion you are so beautiful

onion study
I'm embarking on a wee project with a friend ... which involves me exploring vegetables ... starting with the onion.
I love the way nature seems to explode as you look closer. An onion, a crispy brown skin encasing a whiteish greenish smelly cooking ingredient that makes you cry ... simple.
But start looking and its actually a pinky rust coloured casing with lines expanding through the middle and contracting at the ends. Peel this layer away and the most beautiful greens are revealed fading into white.
onion minus fairy wing
Then look at the peel ... and its actually
I found a fairy's wing
a fairy's wing?

There are so many nuances to the different layers ... some have an almost synthetic electronic quality with tiny surfaces reflecting light in different directions. While other layers are really matt and paper like.

And now for the nudie shot ... quite explicit really.
naked onion

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Monday, August 18, 2008

catch up

I've been ignoring my blog ... apart from the odd ssd product update ... there's been no photos of things that inspire me ... I guess I've been busy ... I guess its been summer(ish) ... I guess its time to start posting again. So lets take ourselves back two and a half months to our trip to Puglia, in Southern Italy. Ahhhh ... just thinking about it warms me up and relaxes me. The city rising from the sea above is Polignano a Mare.

These buildings are part of Sassi di Matera, an ancient town which began as a prehistoric cave settlement. Most of these buildings are actually the built entrances to caves.

The people in Puglia were incredibly friendly and generous. Especially in the towns were tourists weren't common. We were given fruit for free, people refused our tips, and generally people were very patient with our dreadful Italian.