23 July 2017
This is murpworks! mu + rp = works.
murpworks is the creative home of artist mu and writer rp. Together, we make up murpworks (as we go along). mu draws, paints, animates & builds, rp photographs, writes & tries to co-ordinate. There are a whole load of influences – many and varied.
The picture says everything we want it to.
There’s animation in the form of a Walk Cycle, there’s anonymity but also a knowingness, it’s nowhere and everywhere, it’s cluttered but there are clear forms, it’s black and white but appears colourful…
The black and white picture was taken in Warminster, South West UK. It’s location was more quixotic, rather than exotic.
William Henry Fox Talbot created the earliest known surviving negative of a window at Lacock Abbey. This photo is in homage to him. The Abbey was also used as location for Hogwarts in two of the Harry Potter films.
Column with Statue
Peace & Photography
A walk back past Foxholes…
The road rises slightly, encompassed by high hedge rows. We travel back from The Bath Arms at Crockerton, past Foxholes. Soon it will be dark when we make this trip as the nights draw in.
From the journey into work , to the station. The train now standing…
Behind Platform 13 is about to be transformed after years of neglect. There’s something fitting about this image to me – everything stripped away…
The industrial grime of the railway line is brought out, while everyone walks away…
I see the Sans Serif boldness stands out against encroaching grime and flaking paint…
I took these photographs on the way to and from work. Each have architecture as the subject but each very different. They show the diversity of styles that a City can house.
Pillar of Law
Shadow on Concrete and Glass
Although each image is very unique and different, they form a cohesive whole that is Bristol.
The Early Morning Light
I’m often walking through the City, early in the morning and sometimes the light falls and scatters in just the right way.
In this photograph, I love the way that the light looks like its coming from the street lamp and how it scatters across the tarmac. I love how the traffic cone is framed. But then again, that’s just me…
Peace & Photography
A Journey By Train
Early morning journey, clouds streak and trees blur
The sun rises
It flares and flashes
Soon the day will pass me by…
31 August 2017
Warminster – Bristol Temple Meads
Samsung Galaxy S7
This book was recommended to me by a passer by on the train. He saw me reading Stephen King’s The Gunslinger. It took a while but I’m so glad I took up the recommendation.
The Passage is a fantastic story, masterfully told. After Hideo Yokoyama’s Six Four, it’s a change in genre but both excellent long reads by great writers.
Save the Children
Throughout the summer months, at a farm in Hill Deverill, Wiltshire people give up their time to create Cream Teas (and bake cakes and savouries) to raise money for Save the Children. Hill Deverill Farm is a beautiful setting, with a barn for the teas and gardens to explore or sit out in when the weather’s fine.
The following images show the beautiful setting for the day
Window – Hill Deverill Farm
Small Tortoiseshell butterfly on Buddleia
Pots on the Wall
In the Greenhouse
Save the Children
Photographs of worn stone sea wall at Watchet. They bear the appearance of Beehive honey comb.
Moving in close to the subject really picks up the textured detail of the sea worn wall.
The two pictures above were taken with Fujifilm X100F on ACROS emulation – out of camera jpegs.
From Behind the Sea Wall
Just finished reading SIX FOUR by Hideo Yokoyama – a police procedural crime novel set in Japan. A slow burn masterpiece. Outstanding! I will unreservedly recommend this book to anyone. It is one of the best novels I have ever read – I place it in my Top 5.