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March of the Internet Nobody, day twenty five, part 2: The art of anticipation…

I figured you’d probably have had enough of eye popping animated gifs this week and besides, I’m still awaiting some inspiration from the final respondee to my offer. But I did spend a while mucking about with photo editing this afternoon and I was so pleased with the result that I’m going to share it with you.

It is of course a Twin Peaks inspired image, as the countdown to the new series continues, featuring yours truly in a suitably dramatic and Lynchian theme, this time with no knitwear involved.

 
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Posted by on March 25, 2017 in Arts, Photography, Twin Peaks

 

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March of the Internet Nobody, day twenty: The gif that keeps on giving…

After my latest burst of animated creativity last week, making the gif for Todd and Dustin that I posted yesterday, I had an idea for this week’s theme; a personalised custom gif giveaway, a gifaway if you will.

Yes I’m offering a lovingly crafted, unique, exclusive and free animated gif, for one person each day this week.

So, whether you’d like me to make something for you to display on your blog, or you just fancy a weird screensaver for your phone, the first person to make a request in the comments of this post will receive a mystery gif to do with as they please.
You may specify the photo to be used, or I can do something strange with your blog avatar, or you can have a lucky dip and just see what I come up with for you, it’s entirely up to you.

But what I do with the source material will be up to me, ok?

In fact, I will take the first two requests today, to give me a chance to get started on the week’s task, then the first request from each day after that until Friday.

I have already had a quick muck about and made one for myself, using an old dalecooper57 graphic from the early days of Diary of an Internet Nobody as an example of the type of thing that can be done with a single image, see what you think.

 
 

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K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge…

It’s time to face it, it’s Monday.

But it’s also time for faces on K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge, so it’s not all bad.

Today the theme is; Portraits and I’ve gone strictly conventional, well, except for the ghostly self portrait and the reflection…

Check out K’lee’s post HERE.

Now, let’s see what you came up with…
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To get involved with the challenge, post a photo to your blog on Monday, add a pingback to this post (or to K’lee’s) and don’t forget to tag your post #CosPhoChal.

Alternatively, add a link to your blog in the comments of either mine or K’lee’s post and we’ll come and check out your entry.
Any and all effects, editing, Photoshop, Instagram, morphing, collages or whatever other post production techniques you fancy are permitted, (in fact, they’re actively encouraged!) so get creative and turn your photos into artworks for the Cosmic Photo Challenge.
#CosPhoChal

 
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Posted by on March 20, 2017 in Arts, Photography

 

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And then there was the ’80s, luvvie…

Here, then, is my contribution to the My First Post Revisited feature, as nominated by Luccia Gray from Rereading Jane Eyre.
It was in fact my fourth ever post and documents the first leg of a youthful theatrical group’s trip to the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival.

Down the time tunnel we go…

Diary of an Internet Nobody.

Back when the 21st century was still just a suffix in the title of Sci-fi novels and documentaries about robots doing the hoovering for you, an intrepid band of teenage drama nerds embarked on a mission to self-finance a trip to the world famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

This is their story.

At the start of the decade that sartorial taste forgot, I was at a comprehensive school in Sussex studying (ha!) for exams.
Most of the few high points of my school days revolved around various theatrical activities, both in and out of school. Half a dozen friends in the year above me – studying drama properly for O’ level – had formed a comic mime group. This is the style of mime that allows props, sound effects and basic narration, still preformed on a blank set in whiteface makeup.

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I had managed to blag myself a…

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Reblog: Liverpool (UK)

Reblog: Liverpool (UK)

A sightseeing tour of Liverpool with Dizma, from docks to beach to city, in glorious colour…

Dizma

Liverpool-Dizma-Dahl-Diztopia-Photography-Blogger-UKI traveled to Liverpool for my day job recently and instantly took this great opportunity to book a late train back and roam around the city with my SLR for you all. I spent hours researching what spots I could visit, given that I only had 5pm-9pm to do what I wanted, and by the time I would have begun, practically 80% of the recommended places to visit would have been closed. Although, I’m always one for building an itinerary which doesn’t involve buying a ticket into the land of the indoors anyway, so this suited me fine. 😉

This is primarily a gallery of my very short time there, but also a potential guide, or point of inspiration, for any photographers who are looking for a new place to shoot in the UK.


Liverpool Docks

The Liverpool Docks are honestly a sheer delight to promenade in. A big part…

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Posted by on March 17, 2017 in Arts, Photography

 

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Reblog: Naming the Money, Lubaina Himid, Spike Island, Bristol

Vibrant colours and African culture, captured by John Kerridge in Bristol…

John Kerridge

Naming the money is the largest installation of Lubaina Himid’s exhibition at Spike Island, Bristol and has only been shown once previously in its entirety. Comprising of 100 life-size printed figures on freestanding wooden grounds. The figures depict shoe, toy, and map-makers, drummers, dog trainers, ceramicists, herbalists, viola da gamba players, dancers and painters. Visitors to the exhibition can walk among the figures. The figures represent Africans brought to Europe as servants and given new names and roles.

Lubaina Himid is a contemporary African artist and Professor of Contemporary Art at the University of Central Lancashire. Her art focuses on themes of cultural history and reclaiming identities. She was one of the first artists involved in the Black Art movement in the 1980s  and continues to create activist art which is shown in galleries in Britain, as well as worldwide. Spike Island is an international centre for the development of contemporary art and design.

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Posted by on March 17, 2017 in Arts, Photography

 

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Reblog: Benelux

Enjoy a tour of cosmopolitan Europe, with Yu Deng’s wonderful photos…

Yu Deng

Shot in Dec 2015 in Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg


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Posted by on March 17, 2017 in Arts, Photography

 

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