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22 May 1
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Banksy.

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Banksy’s identity remains unknown, but his work isn’t.

Banksy is a pseudonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter.

His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine irreverent dark humour with graffiti done in a distinctive stencilling technique. Such artistic works of political and social commentary have been featured on streets, walls, and bridges of cities throughout the world.

Banksy’s work was born of the Bristol underground scene which involved collaborations between artists and musicians. According to author and graphic designer Tristan Manco and the book Home Sweet Home, Banksy “was born in 1974 and raised in Bristol, England. The son of a photocopier technician, he trained as a butcher but became involved in graffiti during the great Bristol aerosol boom of the late 1980s… more

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Laura Barnard’s intricate cityscapes

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Laura Barnard’s work is about intricate cityscapes and patterns, hand-drawn typography, and often with a few hapless characters thrown in for good measures. Based in the UK, Laura Barnard has worked for a variety of clients from bigwigs like HP and Ted Baker to small local charities.

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7 July 3
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Fireworks at Datchet Cricket Club

Under - Art, Inspiration, My Musings, Photography, Photolog

Every year in November a bonfire and fireworks spectacle takes place at Datchet Cricket Club, Datchet (Berkshire, England). Datchet is a small English Thameside village situated just outside Windsor.

Contrary to my Upton Court Fireworks photography, I went for a different approach to capture fireworks flares, flashes and explosions in this shoot which resulted in rather abstract and surreal light painting.

I took these pictures a while back but have not been able to share online before so here we go now.








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1 April 6
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The Copper Horse, Windsor Great Park

Under - Art, Inspiration, My Musings, Nature, Photography, Photolog

This impressive statue is located at the end of the Long Walk in Windsor Great Park, Berkshire, England. The Long Walk runs around 3 miles (5km) from the Windsor Castle ending at Snow Hill where The Copper Horse statue is located. The spot provides an excellent view back to the Castle and surrounding areas. The park which served as a private hunting ground of Windsor Castle for many centuries is largely open to public now and an attraction for photographers like me.

Unlike my previous morning photography walk, this was late afternoon/early evening and the statue of George III appeared to be making some sort of statement in front of the setting sun.

The statue, commissioned by George IV, bears an ironic inscription: ‘the best of fathers’ in Latin. Like so many father-son relationships in the Hanoverian family, George III and George IV were known to have despised one another.








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18 February 5
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One winter’s day in Black Park

Under - Art, Inspiration, My Musings, Nature, Photography, Photolog

Some photographs from Black Park Lake that I took one winter’s morning. The park offers a different kind of experience in winter when it is easier to get lost into the woods.

Black Park is 530 acres of woodland and heathland just outside London with a centre-piece lake in Wexham, Buckinghamshire, England. The site is next to Pinewood Film Studios and has been used for many films and TV productions such as James Bond, Harry Potter and Sleepy Hollow to name a few.





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6 December 3
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Alexander Korzer-Robinson’s cut book art

Under - Art, Illustration, Inspiration, Literature

I wrote about Alexander Korzer-Robinson’s amazing antique book art earlier this year. Now, here comes his latest work which is also up for grab.

The cut book art has been made by working through the books, page by page, cutting around some of the illustrations while removing others. The images seen in the finished work, are left standing in the place where they would appear in the complete book. As a final step the book is sealed around the cut, and can no longer be opened.

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Paul Potts and the very first performance on Britain’s Got Talent

Under - Art, Inspiration, Media, Music

This incredible performance by Paul Potts on Britain’s Got Talent back in 2007 is never going to go old. The 90 seconds spirit-lifting performance in this clip by Paul Potts is not only inspiring but motivational as well.

4 October 11
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Landscape photography by John Parminter

Under - Art, Geography, Inspiration, Nature, Photography

This spectacular landscape photography by John Parminter offers ever-changing views of mountains, valleys, rivers and lakes of Scottish Highlands and English Lake District.

The breathtaking beauty and harsh ruggedness of Scotland and Wales, home to some of the UK’s most amazing sceneries, is a constant source of inspiration both to explore and photograph.

I was born and brought up in a rural community in the English county of Cumbria, home to the Lake District or Lakeland as it’s sometimes known.

The fells and mountains of Cumbria have always been a big influence on me and I’m regularly walking and running over them either for pleasure or in competition.

After spending many years enjoying the scenery that’s on offer, I decided to try and capture, in images, the natural beauty that I’m fortunate to live and spend my recreational time in.

I’ve had tremendous enjoyment capturing these images and hope to pass on some of their pleasure to you, they are for your enjoyment to view as much as mine.

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29 September Share your
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Mapping European Stereotypes

Under - Design, Geography, Illustration

This is something amusing by Yanko Tsvetkov, a Bulgarian-born London-based freelance designer, illustrator and photographer.

Europe According to Germany

Europe According to Germany

Europe According to Italy

Europe According to Italy

Europe According to Britain

Europe According to Britain

Europe According to USA

Europe According to USA

30 July 1
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RSA Animate – Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us

Under - Art, Design, Illustration, Inspiration, Media, Resources

Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce

This is probably one of the best animated illustrated presentations that I came across online recently. Adapted from Dan Pink’s talk at the RSA, illustrates the hidden truths behind what really motivates people at home and in the workplace.

RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) is a registered charity in England and Wales and has been a cradle of enlightenment thinking and a force for social progress for over 250 years.

Our approach is multi-disciplinary, politically independent and combines cutting edge research and policy development with practical action.

We encourage public discourse and critical debate by providing platforms for leading experts to share new ideas on contemporary issues. Our projects generate new models for tackling the social challenges of today and our work is supported by a 27,000 strong Fellowship – achievers and influencers from every field with a real commitment to progressive social change.

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