Monday, May 30, 2005

demolition (stairs to nowhere)

demolition (stairs to nowhere)
Originally uploaded by monkeyinfez.

more demolition, there's just something about the aesthetic of destruction.

Saturday, May 28, 2005

celebrity (?) love (?) island

I was going to rant about this, about the amazing childish stupidity of the behaviour on show, the banality of it all, and the remarkable - yet presumably thoughtless – aptness of Radiohead's No Surprises playing on the end credits.

But Charlie Brooker has already done it, and he is much funnier than me.

Friday, May 27, 2005

"There's been a terrible accident."

"There's been a terrible accident."
Originally uploaded by goodoltup.

i did love this one though (in relation to the previous post), this chap has done some great work with old kodaks from the 40s/50s.


I’ve been very much enjoying flickr but – like everything else – it’s becoming tooooo much. I love the internet, love that you can get anything you want about anything you want. And that you can share and publish in a way that was never possible before. But I’m sat here looking at photos and there’s some great stuff, some really great stuff… but after a while I can’t tell anymore. Was that the best thing I ever saw, or was it just another snapshot that was OK? I don’t know, I’m losing all sense of perspective and quality control. It’s fun, a rush of visual data, but then after a while I stop and can I remember much? Has anything stayed with me? No, not really.

I’m not sure if I’m cut out for the pace of modern times.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

it was bound to happen

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

web design, pt1

some of my current web design is now live at

it's not the main site i've been putting together, but it uses the same design along with some old content. i'm pleased with it, but no doubt there's umpteen mistakes lurking in there somewhere.

Sunday, May 22, 2005


yay! just finished putting together a portfolio of new & old work to send to photoworks magazine. don't know if it'll go anywhere, but it feels good.

Friday, May 20, 2005


the secret life of toys
(i particularly liked the comic book style of Kyozotchy)


Originally uploaded by monkeyinfez.

childhood's end.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

in transit #1

in transit #1
Originally uploaded by monkeyinfez.

i've started a flickr account which is dedicated to photo posting, this is what i'm working on right now and is the first thing on it.

"schoolboy howlers"

i'm still not sure if i actually like galloway or agree with a lot of what he says, but his performance in the senate sub-committee on tuesday was great. the full video can be found at
or see the guardian report.

and there's a nice 'highlights' video at

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

two lights looking upwards

wise words

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

old links

going through some old bookmarks today i rediscovered the joy of RTMark and subsequently found the brilliant Dow chemicals site:
Dow is responsible for the birth of the modern environmental movement. The 1962 book Silent Spring, about the side-effects of DDT, a Dow product, led to the birth of many of today's environmental action groups."

(for comparison the real Dow site is at

bradshaw dishes it out

star wars III
"... in quiet moments leading characters will gaze out over massive futuristic cityscapes resembling the photorealist artwork once used for 1970s sci-fi paperbacks: pointy buildings with swarms of pointy aircraft criss-crossing overhead, often bathed in crimson sunsets."

Go P.B!

Monday, May 16, 2005

sharing the love

Me and amy J made it along to the lady bay open studios on Saturday and it 'twas marvellous. Sun shining, we ambled around the area and into the various houses and halls that had been decked out as gallery spaces for the weekend. There was a great sense of community (something I normally shy away from, but here it felt good), the atmosphere was friendly and there was some great art on show.

Highlights were Fran Tristram's pottery (not normally my favourite form, but more on this in a later entry), Amy Cooper's porcelain lamps and Caroline Kerr's photography. A special mention also to Paul Matosic, whose polystyrene sculpture was still fantastic (last spotted at St Mary's church in town as part of the YAH festival), and the felt making & slide making workshops that we had a go at.

In short a fantastic afternoon that's left me with a warm mushy feeling in my increasingly schmaltzy brain.

Check out for more.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

why david, why?

What's the man playing at? And what does he hope to gain? What, indeed, does anyone else engaged in the same denial except to evade responsibility?

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

not just a protest vote when you agree

So, the election then. No real surprises I suppose, although I’m disappointed the Lib Dems didn’t win more seats, especially when you look at the percentage of votes that each party got compared to the number of seats they end up with.
From today’s Independent:

But what has been irritating me most is the tacit assumption of most articles I’ve read that all lib dem votes were protest votes. No, no, no. I voted for them last time, it wasn’t about just the war but a slew of other policies, and trust issues as well. Perhaps they’d suffer the same problems as labour if they were in power, perhaps it’s the fate of the ruling party to take a lot of flack for even their best policies simply because they’re in power. On this front I do sympathise, as I pointed out before it’s amazing how little I seem to read and know about policy areas where labour excel. But regardless of this ‘rail against the party in power’ ethos, and side-stepping the ideological re-moulding into one amorphous, focus-grouped lump that the three main parties are frequently engaged in, the point remains that many of the lib dem policies – and politicians – seem genuinely progressive. This is why I want to see them rise.

In my mind I see a war of demographics as the older, conservative generations make way for a more progressive youth. The conservative vote has been flat lining since 1997 on 30 odd percent, they didn’t get many more votes this time around but labour did get less. I certainly can’t imagine why anyone would want to vote for a party which ran with some borderline racist policies and hates Europe; in my mind reactionary and insular best characterise most of their policies. But we favour progress, Europe, being friends and holding hands and not going to war.

Then again I could be completely wrong, the demographics don’t seem to have played out that well so far despite the reputation of the 60’s and 70’s for peace movements and liberalism. Didn’t they vote Thatcher in? Perhaps we’ll always be doomed to war and strife and disagreement, the human condition writ large.

Either way we could at least give the lib dems a bit more of a chance, it can’t hurt any.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

On the road, in the sun, stop at the services. Ah the bank holiday, and my first mcdonalds in about a year.