Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Anonymous Inbox Submissions...

Inbox post...dope roller!

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Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Some Black and White Filmings...

I still get people question me on why I still shoot film with the 1000's of so called advances in digital photography. I still cant give any of you an answer as I dont know why. The effort of the whole process is mega. All that extra effort of having to buy film, shoot the film, mix up chemicals, load it onto a reel, put the film inside a tank, develop the film, wash the film, hang the film to dry, then finally cut and scan the film. Yes it is effort, but being able to do the whole process yourself is fun, and film gives results you just dont get from digital. Maybe im just sad, ignorant, or just still a film nerd. But dont think I will ever stop shooting it. So enjoy a few B&W photos...

These are all shot on some Ilford HP5 Pushed a 1 stop to 800iso. Developed in Microphen developer (stock) then fixed with Ilford Rapid Fixer.

Preparing for a mega London Tube Mission...

Mental Asylum Grounds...

Asylum Bench...

Oh No... Access Details..

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Old School...

Random Pictures...Sorry for no recent updates, I have been out and about just been mega busy with work and sorting stuff out...


Sunday, 16 October 2011

How To Walk a Dog London Style...

This absolute winner was posted on my car forum, and it deserves a million views...made me cry with laughter!

Monday, 3 October 2011

Jehst with Live Band, Camden Jazz Cafe 30th September 2011....

I have been waiting too long to see Jehst live. I remember the first time I ever listened to him and it was a recording of a freestyle, I got it sent to me over msn when I was 12-13 years old. From then on I was literally hooked. I couldnt get enough of his tunes. To this day I am still pretty cringe worthy and rock all his songs on my mp3 player.

I had bought tickets for Hospitality at Brixton, then I was just browsing the internet and saw this pop up. I knew which one I had to attend straight away. I got straight on selling the tickets and they sold by the next day. I then purchased Jehst tickets straight up, Im glad I did as it had sold out when we arrived on the night.

Im not gonna blab on much in this post as theres not much to say apart from it was a SICK night. Had a few funky DJ's to warm it up, then Skriblah DanGogh played. I knew I recognized the name on the night, but I couldnt remember where from. Then I realised and all the terra firma stuff came to mind. Anyway enough of that, all I can say is his new album hes released/releasing is off the chain. So many good tunes, beats are sick, some dope vocals going on and the lyrics are on point. I dont know what else to say apart from check it the fuck out!!

I was a bit unsure on the Live band setup for Jehst, but it worked so well again. Was madness to have a DJ, drummer, vocals, bass and mpc. It was a simple idea I just hadnt seen it before so it made me happy. On he came and the whole crowd exploded. We waited a long time but was so worth it. Was also dope to see Stig of the Dump there and others who got involved for a session on stage. Broke the set up a bit but was nice, especially when you dont expect it. Sorry the photos are pretty wack, all hand held on film. Shot on Delta 3200 pushed to 6400iso, so they are a tad grainy. They are developed in Microphen, then fixed in Hypam for film nerds like me. I always like to know the details.

Jehst with Live Band, Camden Jazz Cafe 30th September 2011....

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Jehst Live At Jazz Cafe 30th September 2011 Teaser Pic....

Just a quick photo from Jehst with a live band taken on the 30th September 2011 at Camden Jazz Cafe.
It was such a live night, will have the rest of the pics up tomorrow but for now enjoy this!

Jehst Jazz Cafe 30th September 2011...

Friday, 30 September 2011

Inbox'd Actions...

Just some very quick re-edits of some flics that ended up in my inbox. From Dettol Kills....

Pranged...

Chilled...

A Few Tunnel Shots...

Just a few shots of some tunnels explored when ever it was...

Which Way?

Walkways...

On and On...

Monday, 26 September 2011

Rainy Trip To Amsterdam...

I got away on 2 holidays this year, and finally managed to visit Amsterdam. Its another place on the map I have been meaning to visit for years. I had visited years ago on a family holiday, but there's not much you can do when your with family, especially at a young age. Me and my Girlfriend managed to get free flights using Air miles, so all we needed was some accommodation and we were set. It was still a very last minute trip, we had only booked the flights 2-3 weeks before we departed. When I was looking at hostels I was looking at 30-40Euros a night, and that was each. Im assuming there is still some dirt cheap, skanky hostels that I could of found for 10Euros a night or something, but I wasnt feeling that kinda trip. I had already done a hobo mission in France for a week. I decided to look into camping, and that was the winner. It was 44Euros for the time we would of been staying there. So I wrote down the location, and we prepared.

I did purchase a new tent, which did set me back £40, but its one of those things I could justify. I really do like a bit of camping, so its gonna get some serious usage in the next few years. As usual I was packing light, couple of t-shirts, shorts, jeans, hoody and a coat. Where as the misses had a whole wardrobe. I had all my camera bits as well. I finished work on a Sunday night and we prepared everything before heading out early on a Monday morning. We got a lift from Teh Otter over at Silent UK, which was handy as. Trying to get to Heathrow for 7am is a nightmare. Would of consisted of night buses and all sorts. Im not gonna lie all the fuss over Terminal 5 was too much. I dont fly much so maybe thats my problem, but whats so fancy about it? Its all new and fresh etc, but I cant see whats so special about it. The only thing I loved about it was this HUGE escalator. Sliding down this thing on my bum would of been a dream. I would of broken my back at the bottom, but who can say they wouldnt want to try?

Bum Slide Deluxe...
Flight wasnt long at all to Amsterdam, takes just over an hour, but you gain the hour back when the clocks change. First thing was to get from the airport to the city center. We flopped straight away by getting on the wrong train. It said Centraal on the board so we hopped on. After 40 minutes of travelling into some random fields, we decided this was definitely not the right train. The train kept rolling through stations which was a tad scary, we werent sure if we had gotten on an express train that was going to take hours. It finally came to stop at a station, so we jumped on one going the opposite way. After a nice scenic hour and a half train journey we arrived back at the airport.

Random Train Journey...
We got on the correct train this time and probably no more than 20minutes later we arrived at the centraal station. We quickly hopped on the 26 tram towards Camping Zeeburg. Their trams are mega efficient, they run every 5 minutes or so and are quick at getting places. We had a quick walk to the campsite, which seemed like hours because we were so tired. We arrived at the campsite and set the tent up asap. The weather wasnt amazing, and didnt look as if it was going to get any better. We got the tent up and about 10minutes later it started to rain. We sat around for a bit and had some food and a drink. 


Bustin' The Nikes...
My girlfriend had an old friend visiting Amsterdam at the same time as us but was leaving the next day, so we only had Monday night to see them properly. So we headed back off into central on the good, trusty tram. It had stopped raining and had slightly cleared up which was a result. We met them at the station and off we went. He had been on a mash up all day, well all week with his mates. I think we were expecting them to be in a worse of state than they actually were. We met them at the Grasshopper, which seems a busy and like a pretty well known and popular bar/cafe. I had been told to semi stay away from the mainstream places, but I wont lie, I really liked this place. You had the smoking room downstairs, the middle floor was drinking, and they had a restaurant upstairs. You also had some outside seating which was real nice for an afternoon/evening session.


Grasshopper, Amsterdam...
I wasnt sure what to expect from any of the places in Amsterdam, I havent actually been on a kinda solo holiday here in my life, only with family as mentioned before. So in we went, and im not gonna lie, everyone probably goes to Dam for the green and nice buds, but when I saw they had hash, I was a tad intrigued to see what theirs was like. I dont really know why, I think it was when I was growing up I used to smoke hash all the time, it was more common for me to have hash then any bud. So I said sorry to my woman, and got myself 2.5g of some Super Pollen. All I can say is the quality of hash in the UK is miserable compared to Amsterdam. It crumbled so nice, smoked and tasted amazing, and it actually burns away nicely. I dont think I had one hotrock burn a hole in any of my clothing. 


Old Friends...

Friends, of a Friend's, Old Friend...

Chocomel, Hash,  and Dr Pepper...No More I Could Ask For...
We chilled in the grasshopper for a fair few hours. Literally sessioned the hash all night. Our plans were to just have a quick wander around the red light district and see what mischief we could get up to. Its pretty funny watching this butters slags trying to earn a measly wage. Do they really earn that much money? All you see is the usual lads out on a holiday, winding the women up at their windows. I think the only people you see walk in and out are either the pimps, or some form of rich Arabic Prince/Businessman. Either way it made me laugh, especially when I finally went that girl looks as if she could be pretty good looking. Then we would walk over and I would be like "FUCK NO!". Always had a mashed up face.


Wonky Roads...
We walked around for a while, got some dinner, we got some banging noodles. I think the place was called Wok To Go or something cant even remember now, but it was pretty amazing. We got a tad bored of the Red Light District, and decided to say our goodbyes and head back to the campsite to get some well needed sleep. I know people might think camping must suck, but when you got a blow up mattress, 2 sleeping bag, someone to hug, and the space of a 3 man tent, its more cushty than you would think. 


I got a good nights sleep and we woke up to rain. It wasnt chucking it down, but it was enough you would get pretty wet after a while in it. We waited for it to die down, then we headed back in to central. We hadnt planned much for any of the days, which was probably a bad idea considering the weather was now crap and we couldnt aimlessly wander around. Well, we could, but we didnt want to walk around because of the weather. We decided to head down to a few of the market places we had heard of, and check what ever we saw along the way. 


Nice To See Some London Heads...

Oker Etch...

Henxs Market Stall...
I spotted quite a few London heads etc over there, there is a lot of bits dotted around in un-suspecting places. I didnt manage to get any painting in as the weather was pants, didnt even get to scope or see much either. We wandered around near enough all day, having the odd stop off in cafes etc. I had been recommended a few cafes by a friend. We stumbled upon one called Bluebird. I think its quite well known, but it was still quiet. There was only a few people in there. They had a pretty good selection. The one that seemed to stand out was some Candy Kush. It was one of their most expensive but it wasnt overpriced. It has to be some of the best weed Ive smoked in my life. There could be better but the taste, smell, just everything about it was amazing. Obviously a fat one was rolled and off we went. All I can remember is getting half way through, stopping and staring out the window for an hour or something. I remember my girlfriend asking me what I was looking at. I really didnt know! If I could somehow buy this back in the UK, I could buy a few grams and it could last me years. 

Shes Special...


Munching...


After dossing around in there for a while we had a few drinks, then we knew we had to move on or we would proper green out and fall asleep in there. We went for another wander in the rain, which kinda sorted us out. We stopped off at some Argentinean Restaurant, no idea why, but their prices seemed pretty reasonable, and as soon as we saw the BBQ Spare Ribs sign we both knew what we were feeling. They were mega tasty, proper filled that gap in my stomach. We went for a usual wander around after this. Saw some more bits, bought some more snacks etc, before hitting the tent again.


Walking...

Walking More...


We woke up to the last full day we had, and yep, it was to a dark grey, cloudy sky again. It was damp but hadnt rained yet. So we darted out pretty early. We had overheard someone talking about visiting the zoo. For some reason this seemed like a dope idea. While it was nice we walked from central station all the way to the zoo on the out skirts. It was a good 45minute walk, but we saw a load of stuff on the way which was nice. Especially considering we hadnt got to walk around all that much because of the weather.

We reached the zoo, we thought the ques were massive, there was loads of school kids about. But we walked up had a ticket with in a few minutes and walked straight in. Now you are all probably gonna read this and think why the fuck would you go to a zoo when your in Amsterdam? But the way I see it is why just sit in cafes stoned out of your face all day. Their zoo was massive though, we wandered around for about 6 hours. Theres loads to see and how the display everything is so different to the UK. You have enclosures for monkeys etc that you actually walk into and walk through. The coolest one was the butterfly's. You walked into a big greenhouse and had the butterfly's floating about, all around you. If you were quick enough you could grab them. It was just a random cool, new way to see animals in a zoo. It beats being meters away behind a cage.

Butterfly...

Butterfly...

Seals...

Lizards...
I loved the zoo, I managed to see some turtles having sex as well. Which made me giggle, Im pretty immature like that. I managed to get some snaps of a dress that my Girlfriend had made up in Vietnam. Then more wanderings were in order, and we got some more food after visiting a cafe. We visited somewhere which said unlimited ribs. I opted for a steak but the ribs were pretty tasty. Then we headed back to the campsite for more sleep.

Dress Tings...

Dress Tings...

Dress Tings...

Hotdog...I Remembered Him From Years Ago...
We had quite a chilled few nights that we were in bed pretty early. But this was because the campsite was a long walk away, and we had to get the tram back there, which left at 12.45am latest. I suppose this was the only downside to camping, but if the weather had been nice we would have rented bikes, or maybe even done the walk. We never tried to see how long it would have been. There wasnt much we could do on the last day, we had to be at the airport at 2pm to check in. So we had to wake up early, pack the tent up, pack everything then head off to central. We woke up at 10am and had everything packed by 11am. We left the campsite then headed off into central. We decided to visit The Grasshopper again as it was pretty close to the Centraal Station where we could catch the train straight to the airport. We stayed there for a couple of hours then headed off and said bye to Amsterdam.

I really think I need to get back to Amsterdam. I felt as if I had missed out big time due to the weather. I love just walking around cities and seeing stuff, but the weather stopped this. It meant you had to keep walking from place to place, and you couldnt just sit around outside chilling all day. It meant you ended up going to a museum, then walking to the nearest cafe, then walking straight back to a museum again. Which is still good fun and it passes time, but its a bit repetitive. So I think a trip will be planned in the near future to revisit.

Typical Out the Window Shot...