Wednesday, 25 January 2012

A little Uruguayan sunshine

Recently returned from Uruguay snuggled in between Brazil and Argentina, and met this excellent photographer who is based in Montevideo. The images are all taken using an analogue camera (which in Uruguay is a trend that has not really managed to surpass the digital craze). They range from the more abstract to some fantastic portraits of people from in and around the country.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Winter with the Real Odd Shutter

Happy New Year to all, I thought I would kick off 2012 with an (eclectic) bunch of photos I have taken over the Christmas break:

Monday, 16 January 2012


It's good for you,
That's what I've heard.
It helps you grow,
It helps you learn.

But enough! Enough!
One day, I'll say,
So tough! And up,
My life will swing.
How now,
I wait,
For better things.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

The Film of 2012 (so far)


This post was initially intended to be a brief round-up of the year's upcoming cinematic treats. This idea was scrapped this afternoon, as soon as I left at the end of the 15:20 screening of Michel Hazanavicius' The Artist. Here's what oft-accurate film magazine Little White Lies had to say on the subject:

''Heartfelt, heart-warming and sparkling with charm. You won't get the smile off your face all the way home.''

I couldn't agree more. Not only was this the best film I've seen this year, but I have a suspicion it may continue to hold that title for the forthcoming three hundred and fifty-five days. Do not let yourself be deterred by the lack of spoken dialogue until the closing scene, or the lack of colour (not to mention 3D); this film is a thoroughly modern masterpiece. Genuinely genius, and highly recommended.