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I’m really pleased to finally share some images from my recent photo-shoot with the talented illusionist, Aaron Isted.

the hat

I met Aaron at my debut exhibition back in July through his girlfriend and fellow exhibitor Adrienne Wroath.  A seriously hardworking and ambitious magician, Aaron has been practicing magic since the age of 6, is a member of the Magic Circle and has recently completed a tour of America which saw him hone his craft and  perform on stage with David Copperfield.  His most recent stunt saw him perform death defying escapology in front of a crowd of over 3000 watchers as part of the world famous Cowes Week activities.  Needless to say, I was delighted to have the opportunity to work with this rising star.

hats off

I have a lot more images from this session over on Flickr, so please go check it out.

As always, thank-you for reading.

Chris x


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*one day & roses*


It’s been a frantic week.  Some interesting developments and decisions made,  a photo shoot with a magician (more soon!), the realisation that I’ve been doing the Dad thing for a whole 4 years now, thoughts about the future and the past, some spiritual agreements I cannot untangle… The usual kind of thing..


And on that note, let’s move on to a couple of pieces from today:

one day

one day

The tactile and the fleeting are sharing a similar path to one another.  The grey smoke mirrors the grey of the road, as viewed secretly from the safety of the undergrowth.  Chaos and the ordered flirt briefly before finding their own way again.

This image was born from a strange mental fatigue i’ve been feeling lately, a previously inconceivable dent in my belief system.  The usual themes are all here, but there is something new (and mildly uncomfortable) finding it’s way into these images..



Here >  Ethereal string, mortality and Love.  No more, no less… The above shot was stolen on a brief break during my photo shoot with my magician friend.


Lastly, I just wanted to say a big ‘thank-you’ for everyone who has looked at my new portfolio site.  I appreciate your time and feedback.

Thanks for reading.  I do hope to share some of my new projects and assignments with you very soon.

Take Care




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*toward the end


Today, I’m crossing the bridge between the auditory, the visual and definitely the sensual side of ourselves.  Just one simple question: If you could come back in the next life as a moment in a song, what would it be?

4-15 la femme d'argent

1-38 american dream

1-50 waiting in vain

2-04 music box

Back soon.

Chris x


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Exhibition prints available now…

homegrown collection

Prints from the ‘homegrown’ exhibition are now available to buy from my Etsy shop.

Please see the gallery for a detailed view and links to the shop.

A big thank you to everyone for your kindness and support.

More to come soon… x


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Shop Now Open…!

I am massively happy to anounce the Chemical Gdns. shop is…

shop now open...opening day!  nerves ahoy!

Initially, I shall be selling signed limited edition prints taken from the selection I shall be displaying at the forthcoming Homegrown exhibition.  Additional works to be made available shortly afterwards.  It goes without saying if there is anything you would like printed, please just contact me and I shall see what I can do for you.

I would be hugely grateful if you were to go over to my Etsy shop, have a browse around, and let me know what you think.  Any feedback is hugely helpful to me, and most welcome.  If you have any questions or feedback, please contact me via the feedback form.

I shall leave you with a few snapshots of the celebrations that took place on opening day.  It was one helluva party!

sjI drafted a few friends in to help with blowing up balloons, baking cakes etc… they’re loving it…!

shop now open...a fine establishment, the renovations were a complete success!

And if you’ve missed it, here’s the link to the shop.  Enjoy yourself.  If there’s anything I can help you with, please just ask… 🙂

Chris x


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catch dew sprinkled chemical gdns. vistas from your very own facebook apartment

Jubilations! You can now watch the Chemical Gdns grow via the social orgy that is Facebook. Get on the good vibe by simply:

1. *clicking on this chemical gdns. facebook entrance portal**

2. click on ‘become a fan’

…and you’re done.

Come on over and say, “hi”. It will be great to see you there. 😉

thanks! x

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I have a confession to make.

I have fallen crazy in love….  with cheap and plastic disposable cameras!  This was not a love born from desire, or infatuation, but more of a necessity to conserve space in the suitcase on a recent holiday to London I enjoyed recently.   I had my suspicions, and sometimes I want to ditch photography altogether as it can sometimes rob you of the moment.  I needed to relax on this holiday, and not do any stressing about taking photographs, getting lost in the moment, finding secret doors etc.  (for that is how it often goes).  However, my suspicions were unfounded and it seems my love between this and this is on a bizarre and strange equal footing.  There is enough room in my life, it seems, for both of these!


sweet lines and colours

3602769961_7c0de2cae4.jpgsunbeams through the hotel window, analog real.


…There’s more here.

Interestingly, some new experimental good vibes came out of exposure to the delicious lo-fi quality of these photographs.  I’ve been thinking a lot about the possibilities of spirit worlds (more than normal) recently, and I’ve been in the state of mind that said worlds could well be wholesomely geometric in nature, at least to our perception. Remember those psychedelic fractal posters of the late 90s?  Well, if you can it wouldn’t be quite so, but more akin to:



I am liking this idea of sweeping geometry permeating the organic world.  This is no accidental experimentation either, as I am a firm believer in the ordered  geometry within nature.  The only hitch we may have with swallowing such a notion is our romantic visions of the world, of our universe being free flowing, chaotic, and beautifully flawed…

There may also be more than a small acknowledgment to The Doors of Perception, the worlds Aldous Huxley wrote about with such intelligent detail and insight when experimenting with mescaline.  My favourite book! 🙂

Finally, I cannot stop listening to:


I discovered this album after wondering far too often what happened to the great  band Smoke City.  I discovered that the singer Nina Miranda and musician/songwriter Chris Franck abandoned their record label, got married, had a child together and released a new album together under the name of Zeep in 2007.  And this is lovely stuff, maybe not so deep down and mystical as some of the Smoke City songs, but still on a wonderfully happy summertime vibe, with deep and soulful undertones and beautiful rhythms.  Greatest of all, their young daughter makes her debut on the amazingly surreal, ‘land of the blobs’… You have to listen to it! 😀



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