Monday, 31 December 2012

Fei Fei Sun

Yet another striking cover. Vogue Italia January 2013 - Fei Fei Sun by Steven Meisel.

Mind Blowing!

From the Imaginary Foundation - Thanks to Ra Khan for the heads-up (excuse the pun!)

Commercial Break #21

This visually arresting muscle-bound ad for M·A·C Cosmetics 2013 collection has just appeared on their website. No photo credit, unfortunately.

Saturday, 29 December 2012

Friday, 28 December 2012

Gangster Squad

Time Stamp

All of the Doctors, from William Hartnell to Matt Smith are to feature on a special set of Royal Mail stamps in 2013. The collection marks the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, with all 11 Doctors featuring on their own first class stamp and four of the Doctor's enemies, including the Daleks and the Cybermen, appear on the second class set.

Thursday, 27 December 2012


Having already listed Gerry Anderson's puppet shows, let's not forget his first live-action show, UFO and the memorable costume designs of Sylvia Anderson.

TV21 Annual 1967

From my cupboard and still in pretty good nick for its age, my all-time favourite annual.

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

A Boy & His Supercar

That's me, somewhere around 1962 with my favourite toy - Supercar. Thanks, Gerry Anderson.

S.I.G - F.A.B - R.I.P

Really sad to hear that Gerry Anderson, the creator of all these incredible tv shows that I grew up with has died today at the age of 83. What a incredible legacy he leaves us with.

Hitchcock Frenzy

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

A Thrill-Powered Christmas!

A Festive production piece from 2000AD Prog #145 - 29th December 1979. Art: Carlos Ezquerra.  Colours: Tom Frame. Click on the  link for more.

Commercial Break #20

Such a beautifully executed montage from Dior last year, but back on tv this month starring Marilyn Monroe, Marlene DietrichGrace Kelly and by contrast, the still living and breathing Charlize Theron.

Monday, 24 December 2012

Moonrise Kingdom

I took this shot the night before major storms hit the south-west of England

Daily posts have been going up on automatic for the past week as I've been away on an internet-free vacation with Michelle and my brother, Martin and staying on a Lighthouse on the Cornish coast. This was partly Inspired by my uncle Arthur, a Lighthouse keeper, who worked on most of the lights of the British Isles during his lifetime and was one of the last of his kind before the lights became fully automated in the eighties. He was the best uncle to have as a kid and would tell the most incredible stories. He'd be stuck out in the ocean for two months at a time, with a month on land in between, though sometimes if the weather was really bad he'd be there for much longer as there was no way of retrieving him or his fellow keepers. Just how bad the weather can be, we experienced first hand as serious rainfall and major flooding in the region made the news. After a horrendous 12 hour journey, we made it back in time for Christmas, but only just! Below is a Polaroid I took of Keeper Robertson on leave and back on dry land in the 1970's.

The Lighthouse itself. The foghorn was an added bonus to our vacation!

Keeper Arthur 'Robbie' Robertson in 1975

'Trouble with Lichen'. I found this beautiful specimen on an old and weathered British telephone box
The Cornish coast just before the storm.
Another Moon shot. Just... because

Hothouse Flowers

Photographer Steven Klein delivers another stunning fashion feature for US Vogue's January 2013 issue. Grace Coddington is the stylist and Carolyn Murphy and Karen Elson are the models.

Barbi Benton Was Back!

Barbi Benton seems to have a bit of a following on here, so with that in mind... from 27 years ago another Barbi Playboy cover. The Gala Christmas Issue - December, 1985. Art directed by Tom Staebler and Photographed by Richard Fegley.

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Pierrot le Fou

Pierrot Le Fou, 1965 directed by Jean-Luc Godard, starring Anna Karina and Jean-Paul Belmondo.

The Alien Pit!

More classic 2000AD production art by the inimitable Kevin O'Neill. This one's from Prog #223 - August, 1981. Click on the  link for more.

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Party On! #2

What a great shot! Vogue Germany, January 2012. Photography: Ben Hassett. Styling: Beth Fenton. Model: Magdalena Frackowiak.

Friday, 21 December 2012

Alien In My Cupboard

A present from Rian Hughes from a couple of years ago. Note the eyeshadow as a distinguishing feature of this particular species.

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Party On!

Vogue Mexico, November 2011. Model: Maryna Linchuk, Photographer: David Roemer.

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