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Blue Bird Burning

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I am your dream of a bluebird sky
A migraine on waking,
The bird, flightless behind your eyes
falls to a cold, day-lit death
screaming it’s blue.
 
I am burning with our afternoon ghosts.
Sparks of that day
float below my ribs and catch
in the ash of Sunday dinners.
Flowers of then fire from my dress.
 
I am the soft swing of our future.
Even the dead’s hair grows on
from bone, so lets keep singing
our bluebird song, hop,
step to and seed the streets with me.
 
Copyright Claire Jane Carter
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Blue Bird Burning – Paste up Collaboration with Poet Claire Jane Carter

Tom Randall in National Geographic

I’m quite chuffed that one of my favourite pics of Tom Randal from the Wide Boyz tour has made it into National Geographic.

Tom Randall on Belly Full of Bad Berries in National Geographic

Tom Randall on Belly Full of Bad Berries in National Geographic

Victoriana

Brief preview of work from my new project Victoriana

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Sheffield School of Photography

Sheffield School of Photography #1

Sunday 28th September 2014

A full day of tuition, advice and photography with me Alex Ekins. I will share some of the knowledge that has enabled me to have my photographic work published in a variety of internationally prestigious publications including The Times, The Guardian, Photo Professional, Le Monde, Colors and National Geographic.

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Based at Persistence Works in Sheffield, this is a introductory course for all levels of photographic ability.

8 places only

I will run practical sessions on subjects such as setting up your camera, composition, subjects, copyright and publishing your images. The workshop will run from 9.30am until 5pm with a lunch break, followed by a optional informal evening meal in a nearby pub.

Bring a digital camera and if possible a laptop with some editing software (I recommend Adobe Lightroom). Also shoes and clothing suitable for some walking around Sheffield.

Supported and Sponsored by Canon, Rab and F-stop

To book click here – http://alexekins.bigcartel.com/product/sheffield-school-of-photography-1

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Sherpas in Sheffield Short Film

The very talented film maker Adam Bailes has make a short film about my latest street art installation in Sheffield

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Sherpas in Sheffield

The next stage of my Sheffield street art life-size paste ups was completed yesterday. A set of my  Sherpa and Porter portraits from Everest Base Camp have been stuck up on the Persistence Works artists studio in Sheffield.

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7 Sadhu Paste Up Project 3

The #7sadhu project continues with a new appearance on Mary Street along the road from the excellent B&B gallery

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Ganga Das

 

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Ganga Das on Mary Street

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I Eat Pizza While Tom Randal Climbs Hard Stuff

 Earlier this year I travelled to Italy with fellow Rab Professional Tom Randall. Tom was going to climb some of the world’s hardest finger cracks and attempt his then unclimbed project. I went to take photographs and eat pizza.

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Blue Rab Ninja

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7 Sadhu Paste Up Project

The 7 Sadhu pics were taken in situ at the Pashupatinath Temple near Kathmandu using a portable studio, They were then printed life-size and cut out by hand before getting pasted up in the streets of Sheffield.

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The 7 Sadhu cut out and hanging up at Persistence Works

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Sadhu #2 in Arundel Street

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Sadhu #3 LP Records and Tamper