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October Sale!

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I’m having an October sale over at my Etsy store.  I have discounted all prints and collections by 10%.

www.chemicalgdns.etsy.com

Thanks for looking..

Chris

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*illusions*

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*

Hi

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..

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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..

roses

roses

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.

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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

x

Chris

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*toward the end

Hi,

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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*planets, stars & mystical gardens..

Some new works.  I’ve been streamlining my workflow, making some conscious decisions regarding my creative process.  But don’t worry, I am not going to bore you with the details.  The following pieces have been born from these new ways of working, so let’s cut to the juice..

st*rs

I like the idea of fallen leaves forming the basis for a new astrological system.  I thought of the wise folks from many civilisations ago looking up to the stars and begin to join the dots, allowing all manner of cleverness to ensue.

stars detail

Here’s a closer view as I’m aware the lines are very fine at this screen resolution.  You can view larger here if you like.   As you can see, the final plot-line meanders slightly and goes off in search for further secrets, something beyond the stars..

planets

(In keeping in with the idea of plotting new star systems from fallen leaves)

planets detail

Lastly,

they never knew

They never knew, these two.

they never knew blog detail

Until next time…

Chris x

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*suddenly hidden..

After the build up and subsequent excitement of my first public exhibition last week, I am now back in familiar waters (or unfamiliar waters?  It remains to be seen).   In many ways it is a relief but, on the other side of things, It felt wonderful to be part of something again.  The exhibition was a success in many ways, and I have a photo-set on flickr which documents the opening day.  I won’t harp on about it too much here, for I feel it is time to move forward now.  Instead, I shall leave you with three photographs from the last week…

there is an influence

I find my concerns with the spirituality of living, the balance between dark and light becoming stronger and more pronounced in my work..  It’s a difficult for me to describe that in any way whatsoever, so I won’t.  This is probably why I choose photography and art over theology and book writing..

wih my heartbeat

I am interested in the moment, and of secret channels that sometimes glare at us from hidden places.   I like the title in the photograph above.  I’m sure the English is terrible, but I didn’t want to word it any other way.  We are lonely pilots in life, whether we are with or without others.  The steady rhythm of our heart tells us all we need to know, where to go now, what is next.  Life is instinctual, we mustn’t let anyone convince us otherwise.  The beauty is in the moment, and the risks we sometimes have to make to be where we want to be.  An opportune encounter in a cathartic crowd is not so dissimilar to a lonely moment at the entrance of a tiny forest.

she waited

There is romance here; agreements across time and space, the way the heart pauses from time to time as if waiting for a radio transmission from the ether.  Either that or I’m in the undergrowth seeing lines from one thing to another.  Probably the latter… But most probably the former… maybe… !

On another subject entirely, I just have to share this fantastic (unofficial) video to Radiohead’s ‘all I need’.  Some bright spark has used footage from the 1996 French film “Microcosmos” and put it together to the music of this beautiful and haunting song.

all i need

I cannot even begin to express how well they go together!

Finally, before I go, I just wanted to say a big thank-you to everyone connected with the Homegrown exhibition – the organisers, the artists and all of the lovely people I had a chance to talk to about the things that matter… You all made it a fantastic experience.

Cheers!

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

Chris

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