Friday, 29 May 2009

A Place to Live, A Place to Thrive

I need to move again. Can anyone help? The flat I'm living in now is fine, but vaguely tainted by bad flatmates and bad vibes. I need somewhere lived-in. A space respected for being more than student digs. Some walls with an old picture or two. Preferably, a little bit San Francisco, a little bit Parisienne, a little bit Park Slope, Brooklyn. And of course, centrally located somewhere in Oxford.

Townes Van Zandt's kitchen (which looks strangely like my father's)

Really, all I want is some good community: a kitchen with one of those big long unstained wooden tables you get in European households, where everyone just sits around sipping tisane...

Thursday, 28 May 2009


This was a shoot I did with the lovely artist Lucy Barlow ( The moves were hers. The camera was mine.

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Did I Ever

Ginger Rogers sang this in 1933:

'Did you ever see a dream walking?
Well I did.
Did you ever see a dream talking?
Well I did.
Did you ever have a dream thrill you
With "Will You Be Mine?"
Well, it's so grand
And it's too, too divine.

Did you ever see a dream dancing?
Well I did.
Did you ever see a dream romancing?
Well I did.

Did you ever hold heaven right in you arms,
Saying, "I love you, please do?"

Well that dream was walking,
That dream was talking,
And that heaven in my arms was you...'

Monday, 25 May 2009

Gelato and Pastries

The mellow drapery of her blouse caught his eye. He looked. She saw him look. Then months, seasons passed, and never could they quite manage to recreate the moment fully--but, god, how they tried.

Then, one day, she cuffed him gently across the chin and, in that moment, they saw each other again, for the first time.

Saturday, 23 May 2009

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Bergman Inspiration

Personally, I sense in Bergman a kindred spirit of the highest order. One who lights the road ahead. As if my feelings, my interests were not only reflected back to me in an exotic, more complex, more cohesive form--but projected outward too:

''[Here was] the codification of a rule I have always followed and was to follow from then on: irrespective of everything, you will hold your communion. It is important to the churchgoer, but even more important to you. We shall see if it is important to God. If there is no other god than your hope as such, it is important to that god too."

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Steichen-esques At Night

Port Meadow Moon #1

Port Meadow, Mississippi

Port Meadow Lake #2

Port Meadow Lake #1

Random Shots


Hunks and Colors

Doorway, Holywell St. with Lucy

Bedroom Light