Archives for posts with tag: Prince

Somewhere Here On Earth (for Nikki), 2012

OK, so I’ve deviated from my own (unwritten) rules regarding titling my photographs with this one. The title is taken from a Prince album I own (Planet Earth) – but have never played, so have no idea what the song sounds like. I took against this album because it was given away with a frightful tabloid newspaper. It’s tainted. I’ll probably never play it – I should sell it on Ebay really.

Nikki just said to me, “I hope you’re going to stop this Prince thing soon.” And I think she’s got a point. If I get much closer to the bottom of the barrel, I’m going to compromise the pictures or the people represented in them, and I don’t want to do that. So I’m looking for another recording artist whose back catalogue I can plunder. Any suggestions welcome!

A Million Days (for Leon), 2012

Another shot taken outside Coutts bank, The Strand, London UK. The exterior windows have been covered with red, white and blue sticky-back plastic. The colour cast makes the red look orange here, but I prefer it, so I’ve left it uncorrected.

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Regular visitors will know that all of my photographs for several weeks have been named after Prince songs in response to this article *. My intention is to carry on with Prince titles for one more week, after which I want to change tack. I would like to continue with song titles if possible, so any suggestions for artists whose repertoire I can plunder would be most welcome.

*Deanne over at Obsolescence Project, raised more questions about titling artworks, and is telling cracking jokes about them!

Around The World In A Day, 2012

This was taken on Keeley Street, London, UK. A great look, in my opinion. Not sure how you would classify it, but it reminded me of Jules Verne for some reason, which is handy because it sort of dovetails with the Prince title used here.

I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man, 2012

This was taken on the stationery Hayes train, Charing Cross Station, London UK.

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RIP Ray Bradbury

Sometimes It Snows In April (I), 2012

Sometimes It Snows In April (II), 2012

Sometimes It Snows In April (III), 2012

Sometimes It Snows In April (IV), 2012

Sometimes It Snows In April (V), 2012

All of these, bar IV were taken in or around Covent Garden, London, UK. IV was taken near to Waterloo Station.

And so we come to my favourite track on Prince’s Parade – officially a soundtrack album, but one without a duff track on it, and, hey, it features Kiss! Irresistible, no?

Starfish and Coffee, 2012

This was taken in Covent Garden Piazza, London UK.

Take Me With U, 2012

This was taken on Langley Street, Covent Garden, London UK.

When Doves Cry (I), 2012

When Doves Cry (II), 2012

When Doves Cry was the first Prince song I heard. It was on the radio in a petrol station I was working in. It was one of those “What the?” moments. It’s still one of my favourites.

This week’s posts are all named after Prince songs and are in response to this article. I would also like to point you in the direction of Obsolescence Project, where more questions (and jokes) about titles are being presented. And there’s voting fun to be had in my previous post.

Condition of the Heart, 2012

This was taken near Waterloo Station, London, UK, yesterday.

Regular visitors will know it’s Prince week here at The Future Is Papier Mâché. If you’re wondering what I’m talking about, the answer can be found in my last three posts*. With (potentially) three posts to go, I thought I would democratise my titling process and open a poll (about the direction fo future posts), so here we go…I will consider all votes cast before end of play on Sunday.

* In short, this week’s posts are under the influence of this article. I would also like to point you in the direction of Obsolescence Project, where more questions (and jokes) about titles are being presented.

 

I Wonder U, 2012

Elephants & Flowers, 2012

These were taken on the outskirts of Beckenham, Kent, UK. It sounds a long way out of town, but you can walk to London in ten minutes.

It’s Prince week here at The Future Is Papier Mâché. If you’re wondering why every post and photograph goes by the name of a Prince song, the answer can be found in my last but one post. But in short, this week’s posts are under the influence of this article. I would also like to point you in the direction of Obsolescence Project, where more questions (and jokes) about titles are being presented.