2022 – Cricket Metaphors Best Avoided

I try, but apparently not hard enough.

Here we are again at the end of another trip round the closest nearly perfect ball of hot plasma heated to incandescence by nuclear fusion at it’s core.
This one marked such a special number of such circumambulations that it filled me in near equal measures with morbid dread & teeth gritting determination.
It was made up, like all the other such journeys I’ve been on as one of 8 billion passengers on this 40,000km circumference ellipsoid 70% covered in water, of the usual ups, downs and bumps in the road.

I’m deliberately leaving out work stuff this year, there were jobs for Museums, The Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office, Trinity College Cambridge, Kickstarter Campaigns, Film and After Effects work for short films, an American adventure as DOP on a feature documentary to name a few but so much of it I’m not allowed to show here so…….

Here is a personal photo/video or 2 from each month, something I can use as a memory aid when my faculties slip even further.


There was a lot of this.
A slippery slope.
@documentally featured heavily this year (as in previous ones) so best to start as we mean to go on


I visited a dear old friend (who will HATE this photo) I hadn’t seen for nearly 20 years, we watched some footage (bits shot by me) of us in India from 1999. She was still suffering from some of the worst long Covid symptoms of anyone I know.
Miss Sparkle, I love you as much now as I did then.

12% ? Just the one then I think.
Fuck the Tories


Holkam beach in Norfolk was exactly what I needed.
Existential advice from a waltzer


Yep, a lot of this. The visceral realness a fantastic antidote to small town English stagnation.

Councillor Slade’s reflected glory
Smoked Salmon and cream cheese bagels by the lake.


Right, won’t be needing those L plates anymore
Took a year and a 1/2, loads of £ and conquering some fears to get here. Glad I did. Fun :)


Oh, you have got to be fucking kidding me!

THIS really , REALLY pissed me off. I’m still not over it emotionally.
Happy 50th to me, not.


Uchujin and Danny Griffin on top of a hill in Oxfordshire ©Uchujin-AdrianStorey
Me and Danny “falsalama” Griffin on top of a hill in Oxfordshire. About the only good thing to be said about the end of last month and the beginning of this was I got to isolate at Dannys house which was the best possible place that could have happened. It’s been years since we spent that much time together and it was fucking ace despite the lurgy. I’ll add it to the list of things I owe him for (it’s a long list).
An actual summer? ©Uchujin-AdrianStorey
The temperature reached 40 degrees for the first time ever in the UK. Nothing to worry about then climate change deniers.


The unbearably nice man Lash - Thats not a beer holder mate, thats the filler cap :)
One of several visits to the almost unbearably nice man Lash Marash – Thats not a beer holder mate, that’s the filler cap :)
The Victoria Baths in Manchester was very cool.
Not just a nonce but, a LYING nonce. Manchester sticker art was very cool too.


Doc and Marty parked outside my house
Took a lovely trip to the Peak District with my wife. Proper nice it was.


Portland was technically a work trip but we had so much fun and it was so photogenic that the rest of the month doesn’t stand a chance.
Portland, Oregon October 2022 – One of my fave phone photos in a while.
Portland, Oregon October 2022 – It’s true everywhere though


closeup portrait shot of uchujinfilms person as an aging detective in a scenic cyberpunk mystery environment, intricate, elegant, highly detailed, centered, digital painting, artstation, concept art, smooth, sharp focus, illustration, artgerm, tomasz alen kopera, peter mohrbacher, donato giancola, joseph christian leyendecker, wlop, boris vallejo ©Uchujin-AdrianStorey
Experiments in AI Art took up a LOT of my time. This image blew my mind.
A reminder that what we desperately need now is a new Guy Fawkes who doesn’t fuck it up this time.
The horrible number birthday, plus upcoming changes to living arrangements was having some pretty major ‘ripples in time’ effects. Physical and psycological boxes packed a lifetime ago were opened.


I released a new short film, I wrote a thing about it.
He’s not the messiah, he’s a very naughty boy

I can’t believe you made it all the way to here. Surely you have better things to do?
See you in 2023!

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