Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Angel Of the Fallen

digital print: shot and processed iPhone 3GS

Two weeks ago, despite inclement weather, I enjoyed a weekend at the Fairport Convention: an annual music festival held near the village of Cropredy in Oxfordshire. Whilst there, I spent time with my cousin Kevin, a fellow genealogist, and together we visited just a few of the many beautiful Oxfordshire churches where our Romany ancestors were hatched, matched and dispatched. In one of them, I took a photograph of a war memorial from which I made the image posted here: I can't recall exactly which one it was, but possibly Tadmarden, where my 3 x great grand parents Moses and Lucrecia Smith buried two of their children. Moses and Lucrecia made baskets, nets and skewers, plying their wares around the villages of Oxfordshire and Northamptionshire. They slept in bender tents. and can't have made much money but, in true Romany tradition, they honored the resting place of their children with a beautiful gravestone.

I have somehow managed to loose all my pairs of distance spectacles and break the ones I use with the computer. Suddenly, the World looks like one of my photos...very disconcerting.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Le Livre D'Automne

Le Livre D'Automne

iPhone collage

We're going away on Thursday and there are one hundred and one things to do, but, of course, I can't focus on any single task.
So here is another collage that I made last night from a photograph taken and processed back in January. I can't recall how many, or which particular Apps were used but I have Renee, of Playing With Brushes, to thank for the inspiration! Thankyou Renee!

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Monday, August 9, 2010

Looking back at January Mourning


Series taken and processed: iPhone 3GS

These images have been developed from an iPhone photograph that I took during an early morning coach ride to London, back on January.

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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Salvaged Fragments

Rispa's Gift

Joy Of Joys

I've had four nights of unbroken sleep, which is a record for me and can possibly be attributed to two things: Slowing right down and giving up coffee. Neither have been easy! Learning to be still and calm is a daily challenge for me and I feared I would not be able to get myself back into a creative routine. Now I'm allowing myself a little time, during the day, to conduct some iPhone experiments and I've returned to my love of all things scratched, mottled and only partially seen.

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