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Nomadism

Under - Art, Inspiration, Literature, Media, Photography, Poetry

Traveller, photographer and cinematographer Marty Mellway compiled this truly inspiring piece of work with clips from his travel videos. The end result is a fascinating fusion of music, poetry and photography – a very intoxicating mix for creative and curious minds!

I use photography and cinema to capture what I see and feel. I live a lifestyle of almost perpetual motion only stopping for short breaks before heading back on the road. I travel as much and as often as I can. My films are a tribute to this incredible world and everything it shares with us. I’m so inspired by the idea of cinema and photography, the very act of capturing light energy and making it mean something is just so incredible and profound – Marty Mellway

… and yes, below is the beautiful poem in this video by Lord Byron (George Gordon) 1788–1824 – narrated by Tom O’bedlam.

SO WE’LL GO NO MORE A ROVING

So, we’ll go no more a roving
So late into the night,
Though the heart be still as loving,
And the moon be still as bright.

For the sword outwears its sheath,
And the soul wears out the breast,
And the heart must pause to breathe,
And love itself have rest.

Though the night was made for loving,
And the day returns too soon,
Yet we’ll go no more a roving
By the light of the moon.

View more of Marty Mellway’s work here.

2 October Share your
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How to eat your Apple by Erick Oh

Under - Art, Illustration, Inspiration, Media, Poetry

Erick Oh is a Korean animation artist based in California, USA. He spent most of his life in Korea where he started producing a variety of work, in which the boundaries were blurred between media and contents. Even though it is in animation where Erick feels most comfortable as his main tool to communicate and interact with the viewer, he would not consider himself only as a film maker but as an artist who continues trying to expand the definition of animation and art.

‘How to eat your Apple’ is an extension of Erick’s recent illustration series in the form of an animated poem. It is without a protagonist, a defined narrative, set point of camera view or any other aspect of mainstream film language; ‘How to eat your Apple’ surrealistically portrays human nature and its essence in the circle of life, its change and death as shown by re-compositing various symbols and objects. This piece flows more like a moving illustration than an animated film, and connects to Erick’s other static illustration pieces and written stories which finally culminates to one big quintessential question on life.

20 July 1
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Dreams come true

Under - Art, Inspiration, Literature, Media, Photography, Poetry



‘Dreams come true’ is a visual poem directed by Damián Perea and presented for the candidature of the city “Las Palmas de Gran Canaria” for the European Capital of Culture 2016.

3 February 2
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The Immigrant

Under - Inspiration, Literature, Media, Poetry, Technology

Poetry and robots together in perfect harmony by Autofuss.

20 January 3
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I Write …

Under - Art, Inspiration, Literature, My Musings, Poetry, Typography

I write - Words by C. C. Carpenter II / Typography Asif R Naqvi

I Write
I write, I erase
I learn, I forget
I live, I learn
I love, I hate
I come, I go
I sleep, I wake
I do, I am.

Poetry: C. C. Carpenter II, Typography: Asif R Naqvi, Type: Goudy Old Style BT

13 February 2
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Where did You Go?

Under - Art, Inspiration, Literature, My Musings, Poetry, Typography

Where did You Go? by C. C. Carpenter II / Typography Asif R Naqvi

Where did You Go?
You were here a minute ago.
Drinking soda and
Laughing out loud
And loving the wine
And making eyes
In love.

There were two of us then.
Now there is one.

We were having so much fun…
I only shut my eyes
For a minute
And you
Slipped
Away.

Poetry: C. C. Carpenter II, Typography: Asif R Naqvi, Type: Garamond

9 January Share your
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Sound, form and space

Under - Art, Design, Inspiration, Media, Motion Graphics, Music, Poetry

This brilliant piece of work, Syn Emergence, was conceived by Rich Bevan as part of Masters at the Bartlett School of Architecture – examining his associative relationship between sound, form and space.

The project is constructed according to a range of specific sonic and spatial scale rule sets (micro, component, meso and macro) which I designed as part of a cross-disciplinary notation/cartographic system.

Time lapse sunrise!

Under - Art, Geography, Media, Nature, Photography, Poetry

I haven’t seen anything so beautiful and breathtaking than this … it’s so poetic – is it really real? It is nature’s poetry at unimaginable scale! View these clips full screen where possible.

You can view the whole compilation below including ‘Time Lapse Milky Way at Hakuba Lake’ and ‘Sunrise and Milky Way Rising at Kirigamine’ by mockmoon.

29 May 5
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Magic!

Under - Art, Literature, Media, Music, My Musings, Poetry, Typography

Back in December 1999, I wrote to CC Carpenter II that how fascinated I was with his poetry and requested for his permission to use some of it in one of my projects. I got his reply and permission after three attempts. It has been over 9 years since I had last contact with him – his website, his work is no longer online. I could only dig out 2 emails from that time in my inbox without any contact details, the email address not working anymore – I couldn’t trace him anywhere actually!

To be honest, I don’t remember much about him now – in fact I never knew much about him at the very first place, but his words are still scattered all over in many of my finished / unfinished projects. Back in 1999 I was searching for many answers for one question and somehow found CC Carpenter’s poetry online. It simply clicked. I had done ‘Nut, Bolt & Sparky’ earlier that year and was looking for another substance. His work opened up several windows in my mind. I found a rhythm in his poetry and started to look for a sound that can match it.

It took me over three years to find something that can go with his words. Pakistan produced many great folk singers – remember Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan? He is just one of the legends that the world knows, but, there was another one, Pathaney Khan, who passed away quietly three years after him. Pathaney Khan’s voice added life to CC Carpenter’s poem ‘Magic’ with a melodious tune of Reshman (another folk legend) in the background.

I assembled the whole piece in May 2003 but, I’m only been able to write about it now – after six years to be exact!

I took for granted all the things
You said to me.
And now I see that you’ve taken
It all away from me.

Poetry:
Magic by C. C. Carpenter II

Featuring Voices:
Pathan-e-Khan (Mai wi jana jhok ranjhan)
Reshman (Aksar shab-e-tanhai mein)

View Magic