Archives for posts with tag: Between Scarlett and Guest

Then and Now, 2016– Then and Now, 2016 –

On 20th December 2014, Ashley Lily Scarlett and I started a conversation in pictures called Between Scarlett and Guest. Ashley is based in Sydney, Australia and I’m in Beckenham, UK – we have never met. But we trade pictures on an a sometimes daily basis.

Below is my side of the conversation from 11th September 2016 to 3rd February 2017. It incorporates archive images and those taken specifically in response to one of Ashley’s shots.

You can start “reading” Between Scarlett and Guest from any point (and read backwards or forwards) and it should still make some kind of sense.

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David Cook and I are reviewing each other’s record collections one disc at a time on a new blog called Zzzounds! David has just reviewed The Seer by Swans. Check it out!

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BSAG 293– BSAG #293, 2015 –

The 20th December marks Between Scarlett and Guest’s one year anniversary. BSAG is the blog I share with Ashley Lily Scarlett. It’s a conversation in images* – a game of visual consequences in a way. And a lot of fun (for me). Ashley’s a great collaborator – we give each other a lot of freedom – and her beautiful work’s a daily visual spur. Thanks very much, Ashley! Here’s to another year!

*the conversation can be “read” in any order and from any point – come and check it out.

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Dick Titch #1, 2015– Dick Titch #1 (Afternoon), 2015 –

A very helpful sign has popped up outside Charing Cross station. It offers advice on a wide range of subjects, and I’ve pictured it here. Here are some of the other helpful things it says: “Don’t drink too much, know your limit and stop,” “Only take what you need,” and “Phone your mum.” Nikki made the last one up, but you get the idea. London, 2015.

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On 20th December 2014, Ashley Lily Scarlett and I started a conversation in pictures called Between Scarlett and Guest. Ashley is based in Sydney, Australia and I’m in Beckenham, UK – we have never met (although we nearly did once). We trade pictures on an almost daily basis. Dick Titch #1 has not appeared in BSAG yet, (but the Afternoon half has). Below is my side of the conversation from 18th November to 1st December 2015. It incorporates archive images and those taken specifically in answer to one of Ashley’s shots.

You can start “reading” Between Scarlett and Guest from any point (and read backwards or forwards) and it should still make some kind of sense.

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After The Flood, 2015– After The Flood, 2015 –

On 20th December 2014, Ashley Lily Scarlett and I started a conversation in pictures called Between Scarlett and Guest. Ashley is based in Sydney, Australia and I’m in Beckenham, UK – we have never met (although we nearly did once). But we trade pictures on an almost dailyy basis. After The Flood has not appeared in BSAG yet, (but it’s only a matter of time). Below is my side of the conversation from 27th August to 19th September 2015. It incorporates archive images and those taken specifically in answer to one of Ashley’s shots.

You can start “reading” Between Scarlett and Guest from any point (and read backwards or forwards) and it should still make some kind of sense.

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After The Flood is the sixth and final track on Van der Graaf Generator’s 1970 album, The Least We Can Do Is Wave To Each Other. You can listen to it here.

Circumstances, 2015– Circumstances, 2015 –

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Before working with Ashley Lily Scarlett on Between Scarlett and Guest, I hardly ever cropped my street photographs. We are now 225 images into our conversation in pictures (you can start “reading” from any point, by the way, so don’t feel it’s too late to start…), and I’ve come to love working within the limitations of the square. Curves zing, angles bounce…

The title for this post is taken from Captain Beefheart’s 1972 opus, Clear Spot. I wish Captain Beefheart was still around…

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Please Click HereAshley and I are very proud to announce that Between Scarlett and Guest, our conversation in pictures, is featured in the latest issue of Creative Thresholds. Thanks very much to Melissa for inviting us and making the post look wonderful.