A man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do to get wifi - Vancouver, Canada, 2011.
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Paris with Jenny. My girlfriend and unofficial personal assistant. Always look after the people who look after you because they are pricelessly unique. Be their rock.
"Never give up. No matter what anyone says. Even if you are nearly flat broke. Even if you have to sleep sitting upright for 9 weeks in a van. Even if people don’t understand your vision. Your vision is your vision, and you’ll never die sad or regretful of the fact your pursued a career you wanted badly enough. I’ve shared a lot of thoughts today, but this is primarily because I feel that even though I have an obligation to continue working towards where I want to be; I also have a duty to inspire others.
Don’t stop. Believe in yourself. And that’s all a big ‘self quote’ right there.”
Working at Mind Candy in London last year before directing some new content for their Moshi Monsters brand.
I’ve just spent a few days off in Paris with my girlfriend Jenny. Needless to say it was an amazing adventure. Tomorrow though it’s back to work and September has begun, which is the month of big change for me in 2013. All has been quiet on my blog lately for various reasons. More news to follow on what’s coming up and why there’s been a gap.
What do you do after a week working your ass off, and you find the surf is flat? You go fishing with the old man on the boat.
Holiday Explorations: West Cornwall Storms
During my break in Cornwall, on one very stormy day, I decided to take my girlfriend Jenny and my dog Tilly down to a secret location on the south coast. Myself and Jen had walked it already the last time we were in the area; but the sea was fairly calm. This time was a different story as the pictures show. If you look at the wide shot of the bay you can even see 2 tankers facing outwards into the harsh onshore winds to avoid being broken off their anchors. This is actually one of the most dangerous pieces of coast in the UK with the rock formation know as the Manacles dotted along the coast (visible in one of the pictures, some parts under the water while others petrude out).
There is something about this place which is extremely haunting, but I love visiting it. It is the essence of everything that is wild and abandoned, yet you can feel how humans plied their industry there. Some of it you might recognise from the Funeral For A Friend ‘Best Friends And Hospital Beds’ video I directed. I always feel like the sea is trying to ‘take back the land’ when a storm is raging there. I spent most of the time keeping an eye on my over-curious terrier who was like a kid in a candy store with anything and everything. In the end Jenny had to pick her up, which is where I managed to grab the photo of them both. Two favourites, the best.