Thursday, 31 October 2013

Season of The Witch #3

Magic Circle by John William Waterhouse, 1886

Flashback #13


Random photos from my negative files. #13 - Caroline Ridley-Faux - Halloween, 1982. 
(Happy Birthday, Caroline! x) More portraits here.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST - Trailer #1

Flashback #12

Random photos from my negative files. #12 - The Bayswater Witch, 1982. 
More portraits here.

Season of The Witch #2

How to Become a Sensuous Witch by Abragail and Valaria. Paperback Library - November 1971. 

Saturday, 26 October 2013

October 1962

Class! From this month 51 years ago... Art direction & cover design by Arthur PaulPhotography by Don Bronstein, but no model credit this time. 

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

G R A V I T Y



Yep! It's an incredible film for sure. A completely immersive experience, and the 3D is superb.

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Meltdown Man

Bad Letraset hell, from this week 33 (gulp!) years ago. Lettering maestro Tom Frame was obviously on holiday! Production art for 2000AD prog #183, 25th October 1980 by Massimo Belardinelli. Click the 2000AD Production Art link for more classic covers.

Doctor Who: 50 Years' Trailer

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Vampire Academy

I really should scan some more 2000AD production covers, but meanwhile... what a superb poster!

Friday, 18 October 2013

DiStUrBiA

Just in time for Halloween is this fabulously freaky fashion editorial in Dazed & Confused magazine's November 'Dark Arts special'. Photography: Jeff Bark Styling: Robbie Spencer Hair & Makeup: Rick Gradone Models: Linn Arvidsson, Anouk Hagemeijer, Lena Hardt, Irene Hiemstra, Larissa Hofmann, Jamily Meurer and Clara Nergardh. More here






Thursday, 17 October 2013

Frieze Frames

Michelle had complimentary tickets to a preview of the Frieze Art Fair, so we went along last night and I took a few shots with my Nokia. They're random and untitled, but it was an interesting show and vast in scale. The champagne was a bonus! Click images for large.


Michelle and I saw the Ron Mueck exhibition in Paris in May, which was incredible. We were prohibited to take photo's there, but here it was allowed, so this was a perfect opportunity for me.

I don't know, I just don't know...

We didn't stick around for too long, but found this last exhibit fascinating. A mirror with a gradient of white half-tone dots, giving a strange illusion of mist.


Blade Runner - Classic Noir


Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Batgirl #10


Adam West = Batman + Yvonne Craig = Batgirl, 1967.

Monday, 14 October 2013

Dune 2014



An homage to the Dune movie, inspired by the opening sequence and made primarily using 3ds Max.

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Jodorowsky's Dune



Last night I was lucky to get an invite to see Jodorowsky's Dune, a truly exceptional documentary by director, Frank Pavich about Alejandro Jodorowsky’s infamous attempt to bring Frank Herbert’s novel to the big screen. If you get the chance - go see it!

Back in the early-seventies, Jodorowsky enlisted an elite group of artistic mercenaries, including French comic book artist Moebius, who illustrated the storyboards; screenwriter Dan O'Bannon (Dark Star, Alien); artist H.R. Giger (Alien); and SF paperback illustrator Chris Foss. For the cast, he lined up icons ranging from Salvador Dali and Mick Jagger to Orson Welles, and even his own son, who was put through two years of gruelling martial arts training to prepare for his role. I went along with Rian Hughes, who is the editor and designer of Hardware: The Definitive SF Works of Chris Foss. Accompanying Frank Pavich was Mark Bennett who runs a really comprehensive website called Dune - Behind The Scenes which is well worth checking out.



Producers: Frank Pavich, Stephen Scarlata, Travis Stevens 
Starring: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Michel Seydoux, H.R. Giger, Chris Foss, Nicolas Winding Refn, Amanda Lear 
Director: Frank Pavich 
Cinematographer: David Cavallo 
Editors: Alex Ricciardi, Paul Docherty 
Music: Kurt Stenzel

To see the incredible work that Chris Foss put into the Dune project amongst others, check out his website right here: ChrisFossArt.com




Saturday, 12 October 2013

Doctor Two

The Second Doctor, Patrick Troughton with Wendy Padbury as Zoe, in Dr. Who and The Dominators, 1968.

Friday, 11 October 2013

Doctor Who: The Web of Fear!



At last... the moment we could only dream about. The return of Patrick Troughton in one of the best Doctor Who stories of all time! I really can't wait to watch this again.




Suzie Q!

Today's Oranges cupboard discovery is an absolutely pristine copy of Popster magazine #22 featuring my teen idol, Suzie Quatro. As usual there's no date on this anywhere, but I'm guessing 1974/5 by the tracks that are listed. All for 15p!



Thursday, 10 October 2013

125 Street

One of my favourite fashion magazines, French Revue de Modes features some beautiful photography and styling for its fall-winter issue; shot by the brilliant Thierry Le Gouès, styled by Marcell Rocha and featuring models, Nykhor Paul and Flaviana Matata. More here.



Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Flashback #11

Random photos from my negative files. #11 - Ina OtzkoSandnessjoen-Norway, 2005. 
More portraits here.

Sunday, 6 October 2013

London Film & Comic Con 2013

Anderson: Psi Division!
Running for two days is the London Film and Comic Con and I went along yesterday to take a few shots at the request of Mike Conroy and his daughter, Cassandra - the organisers of the Comics Zone. It's open until 6pm and it's well worth a visit if you're in London today. Here's a selection of images from yesterday featuring some of the amazing costumes on show. Click for large.

The Doc Ock costume was actually incredible
Above Right: Mike Conroy and Below Right: Cassandra Conroy the Comics Zone Organisers
Darth being his usual friendly self
John Freeman of Down The Tubes with Rian Hughes and their early collaboration The Science Service
Spidey goes shopping
Judge Death
Yikes!
Shawn Levy as The Second Doctor with his pal Zoe
A young David Tennant by the looks
Trouble with Tribbles
L-R Geoff Senior and Simon Furman, the creators of Marvel's Death's Head
Mysterio and friend
The dapper Peter Hogan, author of Resident Alien
DC vs Marvel
Ghosts well and truly Busted!

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