Thursday, 7 May 2009

Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent.

upside down?

"Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be automatic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don't bother concealing your thievery- celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: "It's not where you take things from- it's where you take them to." Jim Jarmusch

Wednesday, 6 May 2009


I love Amsterdam. Amazing."In Amsterdam, the canals are the mistress"
Sophie. The apple
people watching. the apple

This is MY England...

"The British are special. The world knows it. In our innermost thoughts we know it. This is the greatest nation on earth." - Tony Blair

This is MY England. Here are just a few pages from my Foundation FMP sketchbook. I was looking at British Culture. Picture Quality is a bit shit but you get the idea.

"To be a skinhead is to be violent. They have a great tendency to engage in criminal activity." - Barry Morrison

One of my favorite photographers; Martin Parr. Check him out
"The English contribution to world cuisine - the chip." - John Cleese

"Be England what she will,
With all her faults she is my country still." - Charles Churchill

"If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is forever England." - Rupert Brooke. The Soldier