Monday, 21 May 2012

things and thanks

thank you all for your comments about stella, kind thoughts kind words.
i wanted to post some recent work on here, but i haven't got much to say to go with it. its still a bit chaotic splitting my stuff between the studio in the shop and the one at home - i'm in a permanent state of confusion about where things are. this creates limitations that can be constructive - i just gotta get into the flow.



this one i made for my self. i found that piece of wrought iron work out on one of my walks and the rust is just perfect on it, so is the metal work.



this one i made for the shop, but have been wearing it to check the balance on it. a friend, maria, soldered the silver ball on it for me, it stops the leather slipping off.



this little pouch has the stone shown in it and that can be hung on a strap as its drilled, but its a nice stone to hold or rub until eventually you polish it like that.

and i remembered what i was going to post originally.
the basket weavers





2 years ago these guys were here and as i drove past i stopped and asked the guy in the last photo if i could take a picture of him, so he said, are you going to buy a basket? and as i didn't even have 50 cents on me i said no - so says he, what am i? a mountain that you can just stop and photograph me?
last summer i stopped and said, how much for the basket, and got these with the holga. they asked me to send them prints, but as i've lost there address and only just developed the film i'll wait until they turn up and give them a print each. though they won't be impressed with black and white. also the whole time i shot and talked with them they never stopped working.




11 comments:

  1. Your work amazes me. It has such a pleasant ease and serene quality. At least, it strikes me that way.

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    1. thank you tracy, much appreciated the way it strikes you

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  2. ...always interested what you will do next. These necklaces are beautiful and archaic.

    The basket-weavers...love the comment about being a mountain :-) In their portraits they look beautiful and proud. That's a great portrait!

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    1. thank you dawn, yea the mountain comment made me laugh too, not a lot i could say to that

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  3. The basket weaver portraits are fabulous - and they seem so timeless - as if they were taken 80 years ago...
    And your newest work has me breathless - so beautiful!!! The pouch is gorgeous and the spear-like piece is stunning. Wow.

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    1. ren, thanks! the holga makes pictures like that - timeless, but also the subject is pretty timeless

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  4. The new work is awesome, and it's no surprise... and the photos are also awesome as usual! Filakia Pola

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    1. big thanks and filakia steph

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  5. The spirit of your special view of the world is apparent in every photograph and piece you create. Every post of yours is like a virtual museum for my eyes.
    Thanks so much alek.

    I'm having a bit of a panic as I can't find your earrings. I saved them out to bring back to Alaska and won't find out for another 6 months if they are still sitting on my dresser in Arizona or are really lost. Pray for me!

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    1. kim, thank YOU muchly,
      hope the earrings turn up, if not let me know and i can always try and replicate them, but i'm sure coming from me they just wanted to hang out in scorching arizona :)

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  6. Oh! Alek..you are a true artist! Everything so amazing!

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