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Jim Sanborn

Monday, June 18th, 2012

I love these photographs made by artist Jim Sanborn.  Light is projected onto a landscape revealing its topography and then photographed at night with long exposures.  The result is something that looks almost computer generated and surreal feeling.

Monochromes are alive and well

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

At university I went through a phase of making monochrome paintings and still love them today.  For me a plane of colour is the purest expression of an enjoyment of seeing.  It’s absorbing and uplifting and not at all limiting.  One of my biggest ‘ah ha’ moments came when reading the thoughts of Belgian artist Marthe Wéry, who said that the more restrictions or rules she placed upon her practice the more options opened up and she was free to be creative within the boundaries. Something that I think applies to most other practices as well, especially design.

I was reminded of my love of monochormes the other day when I came across this series of sky photographs by Eric Cahan.  I hope you enjoy them too.



Sunday, November 1st, 2009

During my recent holiday to India I was fortunate enough to be able to go to Chandigarh.  India’s first planned city, built to be the new capital of the Haryana and Punjab regions, although actually being apart of neither, when India gained it’s independence and was separated from Pakistan.

As the city would be planned rather than developed organically over centuries Jawaharlal Nehru India’s first prime minister saw that there was an opportunity to create something special and recruited the Swiss architect Le Corbusier to design a city that would be a symbol of hope and modern India.

The result is a place unlike anywhere else I have visited in India, the streets are wide and tree lined, traffic well organised and obeying the rules of the road, large parks and green spaces flow through the city allowing it to breathe and the grid system layout with numbering of each sector allows for easy navigation.  Key building are designed by Le Corbusier himself and have a wonderful sculptural yet functional form, this style however is not confined to a few key buildings an continues throughout the city.  The strong angular concrete buildings create an interesting contrast to the lush greenery that surrounds them.

For more photos see my flickr set.


Monday, August 17th, 2009


Stunning images of the everyday by Trentgbarker, more on his Flickr stream.  Great compositions and use of colour.