During my photography degree, I made a series of films from the bridge on the Chocolate Path, above the sluices from the Underfall, recording the different ways the water reacted according to the weather, tide, and if water was being released from the Floating Harbour into the Avon. I loved standing still in the same … Continue reading “Outflow films”
At the end of July Matt, Vik and I were looking for a walk to do away from people, which was a bit complicated, with the Chocolate Path closed, and crowds filling Bedminster and Southville for Upfest. It can be challenging, finding walks that start in the city centre and includes places we haven’t been, … Continue reading “A walk around some functional Avon spaces”
This summer, I experienced something that was legitimately one of the very best things I’ve done in Bristol, and something I’ve longed to do for years – I went on the Bristol Ferry trip down the New Cut, to Netham Weir. This is a rare trip anyway, as the Bristol Ferry Boat Company only run … Continue reading “Bristol ferry trip down the New Cut”
It’s a dreich, dull April – I laughed, because double-checking the spelling of dreich, the Oxford Dictionary example of how to use it is ‘a cold, dreich early April day’. I still haven’t replaced my broken film cameras, but on Saturday, I took one of Vik’s Holgas – a plastic-lensed, medium-format, very basic camera, with … Continue reading “Dreich Holga photos”
Two mobile phone film-ettes from Ashton Avenue Bridge: Christmas Day 2017 Wednesday I’m missing the Chocolate Path so much, and the Outflow, but I hope I can find other places to film.
I’m always trying to find new views of places I walk all the time, to try to find new photos, and it surprises me afterwards – why did I never do that before? Last week there was a Spring tide, and the grass on all the silt banks was washed flat, so it was the … Continue reading “Exploring the river banks”
It’s the Bristol Balloon Fiesta this weekend, and they’re notorious for not saying whether the mass launches will happen or not – so I set the alarm for 5:30am (ugh) yesterday to try to see the 6am ascent, but fell asleep before they confirmed it would happen. Then the evenings have been too windy for … Continue reading “An Avon meditation film”
Such a hot day, and of course I’m wishing I could take photos of rain on the surface of the river and the Harbour in the middle of a heatwave… But I went out to film and see how it all works in the sun. First, the outflow, slowly letting water from the Harbour into … Continue reading “River and Harbour films, 18th June”