Monday, October 31, 2005

Bryony, The Lady Of Shalott

Originally uploaded by steve.wannabe.
From a shoot at the weekend. I tried to capture the end of Autumn, the beginning of winter.

Friday, October 28, 2005

Horsley MO360

Horsley MO360

I mentioned before that one of my interests is the insanely great Horsley Camera Company. This morning, after starting work on the day job @ 6.45, I had a creative epiphany - a ‘what if’ moment.

You know that you can put 35mm film into any medium format camera and turn it into a panoramic (of sorts) – well…. what if we did this to a medium format panoramic? Mike Rignall (our incredibly talented camera designer and CDO*) pondered and came back to me with the Horsley MO360: a full functional 360-degree panoramic camera powered by hand. Woohoo!

With negatives that are 24mm x 200mm in size! Lawks-a-mussy.

The great thing was… Mike did the original design 4 years ago. So…. Following ‘Ethel’ (see my earlier post), We will release the Horsley MO360 in a couple of weeks. Watch this space.

*CDO = Chief Dream Officer

Avian Flu

Avian Flu & The Modern Guide To Health
Not a day passes without some article on the web, in the newspapers, on the TV about the dread fear of Avian Flu and the millions of possible casualties. Every one of these newsblips contains statistics and amplified scary stories yet little advice is given. How I long for a time when we were slightly more innocent and more pragmatic. Have a look at our parents received advice at the National Film Archive at
I recommend Modern Guide To Health, every thing from slumping at an office desk, sunshine and wearing tight socks. Happy Days.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Google Base

Google Base
Originally uploaded by dirson.
Just saw this. There is no stopping these clever people is there? Thanks to dirson for posting this on flickr

Wednesday, October 26, 2005


That which is done after the human mind loses the ability to focus/concentrate

Tom Peters

Just been reading Tom Peters’ blog. I’m a University of Bath MBA (1998) and remember reading  In Search Of Excellence a few years earlier. It was one of those books that convinced me to take the MBA.
Tom’s still got it. I recommend everyone get over to his blog at now. In particular, checkout his Project 05 piece.

Saturday, October 22, 2005


final body 2
Originally uploaded by steve.wannabe.
For my sins,I am the proud owner of Horsley Camera Co ( this is our latest baby. ETHEL, a true 360 degree rotational medium format camera. Ain't she cute. Released to eBay today. 2.4 kg, cigars all round.

Thursday, October 20, 2005


Originally uploaded by steve.wannabe.
another one from Sunday's shoot. I just love the energy of this picture.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

6 hours to the big one

Minus 6 hours
Originally uploaded by steve.wannabe.
Took this at the VJ day exhibition in Bristol.I've tried to create the look and feel of a carbro print.

Monday, October 17, 2005


Shot this yesterday at Paintworks Bristol. The model was probably one of the most photogenic people I've ever photographed. Posted by Picasa

Friday, October 07, 2005

Gregory Crewdson

On Crewdson, Friday 7 October 2005
I’m reaching a sort of impasse in my photography where my influences seem to swamping the ability to produce something new and original. Until now I’ve specialized in ‘Hollywood’ portraits and been influenced by Hurrell, Powolski, etc – I sorta branched off from this into stuff that’s Film Noir influenced and now I’ve seen and studied Gregory Crewdson’s stuff, I’m trying to work out how I can synthesize the three threads and make something that’s mine.
Anyone else go through this?