Hampton Court: image of turbulence

Hampton Court Palace: a statement of power, a symbol of intrigue and downfall. It is one of my favourite places – not just for the building, although it is magnificent; not just for the history, although it spans centuries; not just for the beauty of the interiors and artworks, although a lifetime would not be…

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Rock Face: a poem on deflection

Rock Face – the poem vocal assault of bluntnessparry and thrust of the jokervacuous echoes filling spaceavoidance of the interloper Rock Face – the image Today I had an assessment / pre-course meeting for goal setting prior to beginning a DBT skills course for people with autism spectrum disorder.Yesterday I was wound up about it,…

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Surreal Sunday: more veggie fun

With all the ‘less-than-great’ news doing the rounds I thought I’d inject some sun into Funday Night. As in my previous ‘fun veggie faces’ post, both these images are of actual vegetables that have found their way to my chopping board. These guys are rather special. I prepare lots of veg every day and in…

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Conwy Castle, but not as you know it. More surreal images.

A visit to Conwy Castle afforded a great opportunity to capture photographic images that I thought I could blend to create a surreal montage. Sometimes when I have this kind of project in mind I will start from a broad outline of intent; other times it’s a complete free flow of ideas. On this occasion…

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Do you see faces in everyday objects? You’re not the only one.

Perhaps I’m not meant to plan. This one, where I thought I’d post something each day, certainly isn’t working, but then … I’m enjoying other stuff so I guess that’s good. I decided to put out some fun things I do based on the fact that I see faces, and images of people, everywhere I…

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Abstract Life: surreal situations

Fifteen years ago I was stumbling around in a particularly dark place: my mind.I was referred to the mental health charity ‘Rethink’ by one of my care team. I went along but found I was unable to interact in any way with the support staff there. Tim had been assigned to act as my Key…

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