Go into the arts. I’m not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an an enormous reward. You will have created something.

Kurt Vonnegut

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Drive Time

What, you don’t like Drive?

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GoMA: A Tale of Two Films

Glasgow, Scotland

The Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) in Glasgow is well worth a visit. It’s perfect if you’re looking for a quick creative fix or somewhere to wile away a few hours.

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Blaenavon in Black and White

 

We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again, if in doubt make it black and white. Keeping it monochrome is a classic way to keep your photos looking timeless and adds strength in the automatic focus on content. This was made clear in the portraits that featured in this season’s T magazine. Peter Lindbergh shot today’s biggest Hollywood stars in a make-shift hut studio on the beach at Cannes; a strong series made sleek through the lack of colour. Of course if you’re shooting on a black and white film you don’t have much choice in the matter, as with the above images of Blaenavon.  This set is taken of the industrial landscape surrounding Blaenavon Industrial World Heritage Site, Wales. Have a gander…

Photography: Jessie Rodger

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Fountain Foray into Film

These neon lit fountains can be found at the new University of the Arts London development alongside Regent’s Canal.

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