Derby Festé 2013

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Whoop! I do love Festé, when it rolls around, it’s always the sign that autumn is here, next up is Halloween!

This year, I didn’t get to see as much of the festé frolics as normal as I’ve been snowed-under with video editing work (the results of which will appear on here shortly).

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I got into town just in time to see FlameOz at Cathedral Green and they were very impressive. All manner of fiery, very dangerous-looking dancing and twirling and whirling.

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Thankfully, no-one ended up as a flaming kebab.

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Then was DJ Yoda. I was a bit wary about this because I thought it sounded a bit passive. After all, essentially we’re just watching a massive screen while a bloke twiddles some decks off to the side, Wizard of Oz-stylee. But I was wrong, Yoda created a performance of live video/audio scratching that got the hundreds of people there singing and dancing and whooping. The best bit for audience involvement was when he played the chiptune version of Blur’s ‘Song 2’ and the crowd filled in the singing.

Nat And Alex

Alex and Nat turned up and had a boogie along with me.

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Then we headed to the Market Place where I got some of the tasty grub above and we caught a tiny bit of the Indian drummers:

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After that, we were a bit too cold and went for a coffee before heading off home. Wish I’d got to see more but it was still a great night and another reason to love Derby. 😀

Hugo & Nat

Nat’s new puppy, Hugo, came to visit and he had a great time running around my garden, sniffing things and generally being loveable.

Of course, he’s totally in love with Nat, as you can tell by this pic:

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Click here for more Hugo! 😀

Silver


‘Silver’ is my first photobook and also my first with the female nude. It features a prose poem I wrote last February about two lovers and the text is sexually explicit.

The original poem is here.

And you can buy the book here.

I’m soo happy that, after years of planning, I finally have a book of nude(s) finished and on sale. Go me! 🙂

Wilbur!

On Tuesday night, the snow cancelled our BSL lesson so Nat and I went to visit her sis, Amy and her new baby, WILBUR!

Wilbur is a pug puppy. But he’s more than that: he’s a little gentleman, he’s a fat little sausage, he’s a bitey gremlin, he’s a moon-eyed cherub.

I totally fell in love with the little feller, of course, as you can see from this pic:

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He’s irresistible. I want to tickle him and tease him and smush his silly face and grab his tiny tail. He was quite tired out after a couple of hours of that!

Oh, and here’s a video of the little chap, too. Enjoy! 😀

More Paris Pics

Ahh, I miss it so much!

Snowy Elvaston With Nat


I really, really hate snow.

I stumble, I slip, I skid and, eventually, I fall over. This isn’t a comedy fall. It’s more like when a redwood topples. There’s a massive CRUMP as I hit the ground, birds alight from trees for several miles, crocodiles return to the water. It’s that kind of thing.

But snow is really pretty. Nearly as pretty as my friend Nat. 😛

So, who could resist the photo op this Monday presented, a snow-iced Elvaston Castle and Nat dicking around. EATING SNOW! URGHH! What’s that about? *shivers*

Enjoy the gallery!

(I didn’t fall over… yet…)

Nat Guildhall

Just before Crimbo, I managed to grab some proper photo time with Nat ~ we’ve both been so busy this year with our 3rd-year degree stuff that I haven’t got any proper pics in aaaages. Here’s the first set from that day, some shots near Derby Guildhall. Enjoy! 😀

Jessi

Only the second set of portraits I’ve taken of Jessi but I feel like I’ve been photographing her for years. There’s just something carefree and totally relaxed about her that comes over in every shot. She’s a joy to work with!