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This is the twenty-second collaboration between Richard from CK Ponderings and I. It was Richard’s turn to set the theme. Hope you like the results…

Richard Cooper-Knight:

Darkness, 2013

If I am honest, I struggled a little with the theme this time. My immediate thought was a nighttime light trail, but I’ve done those to death recently, and didn’t want to duplicate an idea I have worked on before. This skull is actually part of a grave plaque in a local church. Not the holiest or most commemorative of sculptures, perhaps, but that’s Victorians for you!

Richard Guest:

Darkness, 2013

I too struggled with the theme and I set it (thinking it would be a breeze – don’t know why I ever think that. That’s it – no more general themes!). This is a tree not far from our house. Inverting the image seemed to emphasise the crazed little growths.

One of my favourite bands, Van der Graaf Generator, have a song called Darkness (11/11) which, thanks to the magic of Youtube, can be seen here.

Untitled digital photograph, 2012

Untitled photomontage, 2012

Untitled digital photograph, 2012

Untitled digital photograph, 2012

Untitled digital photograph, 2012

“There are no demons behind this – just men, Rufus. We’re creating Hell on Earth.”

Untitled digital photographs, 2005

These were taken with my first digital camera, a 5MB Pentax compact. The idea was to convey a sense of unease with mundane objects – a kind of underlying terror with the everyday. The camera was never the same afterwards.

Untitled photographic print 1988, rephotographed and treated 2011

Untitled digital photograph, 2011

Don’t Bring Harry is track 8 on The Stranglers’ 1979 album, The Raven. You can read more about it here.

Beware of Harry Scutt!

Jersey Evening Post, 1984

Fall In Love With Me is the second track on Japan’s 1980 album Quiet Life. You can read more about it here

Ascent (1990), bookwork in an edition of 1.

The Siren Songs is the first track on Thomas Feiner & Anywhen’s 2008 album, The Opiates Revised. You can read more about it here.

Untitled photograph 1988, rephotographed, treated and montaged 2011

Underpass is the name of the third track on John Foxx’s 1980 album, Metamatic. You can read more about it here.

Untitled photographs 1984, rephotographed and treated 2011

Untitled photograph 1987, rephotographed and treated 2011

Forsaken Gardens is the name of the 4th song on Peter Hammill’s 1974 album, The Silent Corner and the Empty Stage. You can learn more about it here