snapshots and observations

Monday, 30 June 2014

3 gems for monday

this is going to be skill.

right ?

on a shoot last week
a dog model

and this thing...
it was big. bigger than a wasp.
any ideas ?

a big wasp perhaps ?

monday ( sunday post )

this is sunday's post, but it shows what i did today ( monday )

i had a shoot at breakfast time and guess what ?
the chef said to me " do you want a bacon and egg butty ?"

what a touch
it was a handsome sandwich.
perfect start to the day.

obviously it put me in a happy mood for the rest of the shoot.
what ?

Saturday, 28 June 2014

saturday stuff

a little thing i bought at the pool in aoyama

the b-side.

mrs w's sock game


and cuffs

some ginger ale at the monocle cafe.
nice bottle eh ?

a sketch in la niña's notebook

some sort of creature at the marylebone fayre

and another.
i like this one's beard.

greetings cards is still big business in the con ran shop.
what goes on ? you just scan a page from an old book
and print it onto card and charge just shy of a fiver.

i guess this one is kind of nice though.
plenty of bubble filling scope.

i like retaw.
they take the word "water" and flip it for their brand name,
then sell magic trees in different shapes for £15 or so, but they're so slightly
fragranced that they also sell you perfume you can spray onto them to re-charge
the things.
what kind of fool would buy into such items ?

and finally...
fast forward to july 2018 and gareth bale holds aloft the world cup
after wales beat brazil 8-0 in the final.

what ?

n7 details.

another detail of some very nice af-1's
orange n7 embroidery on a charcoal cashmere tongue tab.

orange embroidery on a cashmere heel tab with black 3M heel strip.

n7 burnt into cork insoles.
pendleton wool n7 sock liner.

Thursday, 26 June 2014


i was shooting in my outdoor studio

it's a long story 

and football is on so it's a long story that will just have to wait.

the monocle summer fayre and the monocle cafe

a week or so ago i skulked over to marylebone to check out the monocle
summer fayre.

the good ship monocle.
this is an illustration on the wall as you enter monocle's london hq.

they had welsh products for sale

a book
for bright ideas

skill !
pwllheli no. 8 rock.

get in !

they had non-welsh products for sale too
swiss army knives.
i like this one with a fox on it.

these had a nice pattern too.

old skateboard bags

and two little piggies playing leap-frog
what ?

afterwards i took a stroll to the monocle cafe
naturally enough i opted for a flat white

and a bircher muesli

all in all it was a good afternoon hanging out with monocle.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

tuesday's blog post

i think i'm up to date now...

here are three pics i just found. iphone pics from
when i was in beijing a couple of years ago.
the hotel i stayed at was called the opposite house.
i would have to say it's the best city hotel i've ever slept badly in.

i think if you search for opposite house on my blog you'll see other pics.
it really is a great looking place.

obviously i spent a bit of time shooting the outside of the hotel. it was a
corking building. though no doubt i took this pic because i could see my reflection in the glass.

and another similar pic.
i remember spending a fair amount of time waiting outside the hotel for our
driver to sort his life out.
at the bottom right corner you can see the boss and the writer.

i'm not sure if they were joking with us but...
this dessert we had one night...
well after we'd eaten it the writer and the chef told us it was frog spit.

some proper pics now.
of some proper shoes.
tease pics really.
that icy outsole though...

leather midsole too.

metal n7 deubres on the spare laces.

orange top eyelets.

leather n7 deubres.

different coloured pivot points on each shoe.
red for port, green for starboard, right ?

oh and finally for today
a sneaky self-portrait at a shoot i did yesterday where i brought n7 misery to w1.


this world cup situation is getting me behind with blogging.

well... that's my excuse.

so let's publish a few pics now, for yesterday's post then a few more for today.

i bumped into a chap wearing one of my n7 t-shirts the other day.
what are the chances ?

you do the maths.

number of people in the world
( or should it be the number of people in england... or london ? )
divided by 20 ( number of t-shirts printed )

anyway, it was quite a coincidence. right ?

less of a coincidence was this
me posing up with four girls i'd just photographed...
them smiling and me looking miserable.

one of the girls

one of the girls in black and white.

la niña wearing her england t-shirt

my special boy wearing his england shirt

the new england crest i designed for the next world cup campaign

mrs w wearing her new england tee

and finally...
my version of the pre-match player introduction videos
with me wearing my new england tee.

sorry about the words underneath. i cribbed the video off instagram and couldn't get rid of them.

the gist was that the tees are for sale with all proceeds going to lupus uk.

anybody want one ?