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Postcards to my Future Children

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In April 2012 I was walking next to the Seine in Paris whilst peering at the wide array of vintage magazines, records and tat that the stalls were selling. I felt my euros burning a hole in my pocket, but yet possessed no desire to buy something I knew would sit gathering dust on my shelf. I thumbed through old postcards, some blank and some with long forgot[...]

Getting Started, Getting Here

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"That's it," I said, sitting back and looking round at my friends. "That's what I'm going to do. I'm going to live in the woods". It was the early autumn of 2012, three of us sat in my friend's room having just watched 'Into the Wild'. The other two agreed enthusiastically. Phrases like "it would be great", "totally amazing" and "me too!" were thrown aroun[...]

Artist Interview: Midori Takaki

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Did you experiment with other mediums before choosing to work with ceramic? What was the process? No. Clay is the first and only one medium I have worked with. How do you think growing up in Japan has influenced your work? My work is full of what I have observed, experienced and felt in my life. Animism in Japan is wonderful thing. We see spirits everywhe[...]

A Photographic Journal: An American Roadtrip

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"Our road trip started in Banning, CA where we chased cars down the freeway to Las Vegas, NV and watched the sun rise from our hotel balcony after a trippy night in “the city of sin”. We all wore matching Hawaiian shirts and I won eighty bucks from a dollar in a slot machine. From Vegas we drove through the Hoover Dam to the Grand Canyon, AZ and stayed in t[...]

A Photographic Journal: Beit Hakerem

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The neighborhood's name was based on the verse in Nehemiah 3:14 ''the Dung Gate was repaired by Malkijah son of Rekab, ruler of the district of Beth Hakkerem. He rebuilt it and put its doors with their bolts and bars in place." Beit Hakerem was the first Jewish neighbourhood to be built in south-west Jerusalem and was at the time separated from the rest o[...]

A Photographic Journal: Barbados

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I hadn't been to Barbados - the home of my mum's family - before December 2013, when I travelled there to join my family for Christmas. For the first time, I got to explore the land, eat the foods, and meet the people that had previously only existed to me in faded photographs and stories. These are a few of the pictures I took during my stay.

The Rapidly Shrinkxpanding Shanghai Pt. 2

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Continued from Part 1 Next to the neighbourhood that was still being demolished was a construction site, where, a quick glance at the not-up-to-date Baidu streetview revealed, an almost identical neighbourhood to that which is pictured in Pt. 1 and at the gallery at the end of this post stood very recently. It was both amazing and saddening to see the befor[...]

The Rapidly Shrinkxpanding Shanghai Pt. 1

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Whilst it may be growing outwards, the most obvious growth is upwards - it's a city with more than 20,000 buildings 11 storeys or higher, and more than 1,000 buildings with over 30 storeys. Construction is everywhere, and with a population growing so fast, room in the centre of the city is running out. To make way for new high-rises, old neighbourhoods of 2 [...]

A Short Ride in the Jungle: Riding Solo across the Ho Chi Minh Trail

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Complete with a beautiful Pink(ish) Panther motorcycle, Antonia started her journey across the Ho Chi Minh Trail in the spring of 2013. We're sharing with you an extract of her novel A Short Ride in the Jungle: The Ho Chi Minh Trail by Motorcycle with details of where to purchase below. An introduction to her journey Constructed between 1959 and 1975, the [...]

A Photographic Journal: Rome

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It was my first experience in Italy and I went armed with a 35mm camera and a sense of curiosity over the attitude to Rome as a tourist. I was interested in the way people would stand and photograph the same things and beautiful, mundane things went completely amiss.

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