Well…We’re here again, the end of another rotation around the sun.
This is a year I will never forget as it was the year I finally escaped Japan – after 10 years and 1 day exactly.
5 months in to my rehab/recovery and I can honestly say ….. well I could write a book on how I feel about the whole thing, but I won’t for everyone’s sake….Let’s just say, so far, it feels 99% like the right decision.
This months piece I DP’d, shot and edited in Belper, Derbyshire for my good friends Postfuel is now up on the Influx site.
This time it’s about Bowler Motorsport, a company that builds custom rally cars based on Land Rover Defenders.
Another fun and interesting job contributing to my slow and steady slide towards becoming a car nut.
The past few weeks has been a blur of (good) busyness what with a trip to IBC in Amsterdam at a days notice with the newsshooter.com team, a D.P. and editing job for my mates Postfuel on drift car nutter Buttsy Butler, a motion graphics job and then this past week to Photokina in Cologne again with Dan and the newsshooter.com team.
I am proud to present my latest short film “Not With A Bang” (Title stolen from T.S.Elliot because I have delusions of grandeur) the result of months of work and what amounts to a final parting shot to Japan.
I advise watching it full screen on a reasonable sized monitor or it won’t make a lot of sense and you’ll miss most of it.
Featuring a lovely tune my my dear friend and ex-band mate from back in the day:-
My 2014 Show reel
I was lucky enough to do a tandem paragliding flight with Keiko Hiraki the womens 2013 world champion paraglider.
Pt.2 of my continuing adventures with aerial filming in which we discover that things are a LOT more complicated than they seem………
Recently I was in Fukushima prefecture shooting for Greenpeace where we interviewed people in temporary housing and visited their original homes in areas which are no longer safe to live due to radioactive contamination.
Katsutoshi Tsukahara, Shamisen player. A video to accompany Richard Smart’s piece in The Global Post
A look back at 2013…..
My official video for the CMHxHTD (Cross My Heart Hope To Die) track “Roller Coasting”!
281_Anti nuke – Documentary trailer – “Post Fukushima, a young father and artist assumes a mask and the name ‘281_Anti nuke’ and takes to the streets of Tokyo angering right wing users of the Internet.”
Recently did a very interesting photo/video shoot with Fujimoto Kenji, the ex-sushi chef to Kim Jong Ill and Kim Jong Un.
My second video for the rather lovely and talented Repeat Pattern, this time for the track “Fuck But Beautiful” from the self titled album out now on Cascade records.
A music video I did for Repeat Pattern’s “Mud Fonk” track on the upcoming ‘Traces’ EP over on lo-vibes.bandcamp.com
Jordan – Umm al Jimal, A ruined city in- A video
After the man made wonders of Petra we headed a little further south to the spectacular natural splendor that is Wadi Rum.
One advantage of not taking the bus for the 260km trip from Amman to Petra (despite that being the WAY cheaper option) is that you can attach your GoPro to the bonnet of the taxi and take a time lapse of the entire journey.
I have a new hotel to add to my list of ones I sometimes dream of, The Canary Hotel – Amman
“Innocence Of Muslims” film U.S. Embassy Protest Sep 14th 2012
أنا من القمر – Jordan Pt 3 – Amman – Australia vs. Jordan World Cup Qualifying Football Match – 12th Sept 2012
The story of the day I went to my first football match – Australia vs. Jordan World Cup Qualifying Match – 12th September 2012
I don’t want to stop cycling in Tokyo, but given the situation, what am I supposed to do?