Sunday, 30 September 2012

Hats, Harris Hawk and Richard Burton

Mark modelling his birthday present - a quilted linen cap from Donegal, found in Antwerp...

The Trafalgar Square Harris Hawk - we've seen him before but he's always interesting to watch.

A flurry of filming in Lincolns Inn  - Vin Diesel in Fast and Furious 6 and Kevin Costner in Jack Ryan - again no requirement for a couple of ageing joggers as extras. Like the explosion cavities in the side of the BMW

Nice Richard Burton image in the window of a Clerkenwell brand agency.

Saturday, 29 September 2012

The Get Out Clause

As seen in Antwerp's excellent photography museum - part of an exciting exhibition on modern photography - titled From Here On

Unable to afford a proper camera crew and equipment, The Get Out Clause, an unsigned band from the city, decided to make use of the cameras seen all over British streets.
With an estimated 13 million CCTV cameras in Britain, suitable locations were not hard to come by.
They set up their equipment, drum kit and all, in eighty locations around Manchester – including on a bus – and proceeded to play to the cameras.
Afterwards they wrote to the companies or organisations involved and asked for the footage under the Freedom of Information Act.
"We wanted to produce something that looked good and that wasn't too expensive to do," guitarist Tony Churnside told Sky News.
"We hit upon the idea of going into Manchester and setting up in front of cameras we knew would be filming and then requesting that footage under the Freedom Of Information act."
Only a quarter of the organisations contacted fulfilled their obligation to hand over the footage – perhaps predictably, bigger firms were reluctant, while smaller companies were more helpful – but that still provided enough for a video with 20 locations.
"We had a number of different excuses as to why we weren't given the footage, like they didn't have the footage. They delete after a certain amount of time, so if they procrastinate for long enough, they can claim it's been deleted," Mr Churnside said.

Friday, 28 September 2012

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Tuesday, 25 September 2012