Thursday, 31 October 2013

Golden Slumbers


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~ Golden Slumbers ~



Believe it or not, I wasn't dead, at least as far as I can remember, but I was dead tired so I though it would be appropriate to immortalise the moment.

It was taken in the dark so it's the little iPhone's built-in flash that's taking care of the atmospherics and nose shadows. Throw in a bit of dream-like post processing and hey presto. Slumbering Sab if you please... ;~S


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Dream Tunnels


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~ Dream Tunnels ~



It's surprising where photo ops turn up. Here we are on the way into Invalides station from the Seine-level entrance to be faced by, well, a whole range of Super-Sabs no less! ;~S


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Framed


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~ Framed ~



This is one of those swing doors you have to push after having gone through the turnstyle at a train station in Paris.

There's a slightly strange angle at the bottom which I noticed was just enough for a rather elegant lady to squeeze through after having scrabbled under the metal spikes. I was surprised and amused and even vaguely affronted as though it affected me in some way.

You really want these people to get copped in a sort of nasty, the other fellow getting it, not me sort of way.

But maybe she'd just forgotten her pass. I'll let it pass.

 ;~S


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Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Legless


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~ Legless ~



Here's me legs and here's me.

In a park in an anonymous park...

I'm being put off by Radio 6 wittering on but I can't escape it...

Just been namechecked on Radio 6! It's true!!! Sab in Paris, that was me, and it was me who was loving Lightflight being played for once in a million years by Lindesfarne, wasn't it?

Happens once in a million... ;~S


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The Scream


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~ The Scream ~



Not that it's really a scream, more of a bleaughhhh, but never mind.

Gotta love the crazy colours, no?

Anyway, I'll be seeing you on the other side of this one, not to be dwelt on. If you know what I mean. ;~S


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Red Lip Renegade


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~ Red Lip Renegade ~



Not sure where this UFO came from but here it is.

Need I say more? ;~S


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Friday, 25 October 2013

Heart of Oak


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~ Heart of Oak ~



It's another RER (train) photo I'm afraid. In their endless quest to humanise the carriages they've installed this whirly swirly pattern in an effort to forstall other scratchers and taggers. I'm in the middle.

There's something, as they say, about the receding lights of a train wagon that makes for a fine photo.

When I go, maybe I'll be remembered, just for a fleeting second, for my fanciful train photos. This'll be there in the collection with a bit of luck... ;~S


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Thursday, 24 October 2013

Double Vision


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~ Double Vision ~



My glasses are the definition of a walking disaster area. One lense is hanging in there by a bit of a freezer bag wire tie and the other is scratched to hell. I've never gone this long before with a pair of specs in such a sorry state.

Reminds me of the days, well, months, nay years I spent with a piece of crap phone before the acquisition of my first iPhone changed my life. ;~S


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Bench Parking


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~ Bench Parking ~



This is quite a pleasing homage considering the amount of time I've spent plastered to Paris park benches in my life. And I do love this model in particular; perfectly designed to welcome an aching backside of a weary Paris wanderer. ;~S


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Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Rail-Time Reveries


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~ Rail-Time Reveries ~



Another night-time train trip home, as the chilly autumn evenings draw in. Actually, that's not quite true as a southerly wind is bringing us an exceptionally mild and pleasant October, if you please. ;~S


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Bleary Balthazar


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~ Bleary Balthazar ~



This thoroughly devilish concoction is worthy of a death metal album cover if you ask me.

What on earth would my fellow workers think if they knew this was what I got up to in my free time? Not to mention my students. And it's probably best they don't, for everyone's sake. ;~S


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Days of Devotion


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~ Days of Devotion ~



This is a mixture of a church where I eat my lunchtime sandwiches, a typical Parisian facade, and me.

Oh, and some kids larking about and the odd loafer on a park bench. Childhood innocence. That's worth being devoted to. ;~S


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Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Know What Eye Mean?


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~ Know What Eye Mean? ~



The shadow bottom left is actually the iPhone's as I held it up to the light. Whoops.

The eye's turned out pretty well. Especially considering I generally get completely blinded when looking into the light.

I know I've done this composition recently, but it seemed worth it this time. If you know what eye mean. ;~S


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Still My Beating Heart


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~ Still My Beating Heart ~



This pic features a tee-shirt I made with a Paris café pic of mine. It's almost legendary.

As you can see I'm shocked and surprised.

The heart's still beating though, reassuringly; there's a heart that beats in Paris... ;~S


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From Here To Eternity


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~ From Here To Eternity ~



Almost called this 'From Here To Intercity' but I'm not convinced this was taken on public transport.

There's something deliciously impressionistic about this one. Shapes and colours melting into each other, most of them on the yellowy orange end of the spectrum, admittedly.

Can't even remember where or when it was, but obviously the night. Ahh, it's often the night... ;~S


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Monday, 21 October 2013

BCNU


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~ BCNU ~



Fond of this one - I'm moving into Peter Gabriel territory I reckon, with that sort of dripping dissolving look.

Purposely won't tell you how I did it, just to keep the suspense intact.

Got to work this morning; grabbed a coffee and a pain au chocolat and trotted off to my lessons. None of my entourage were any the wiser. Funny how life is.

One day one of them'll say, say Sab, been following your self-portraits for quite a while now. And I'll get the shock of my life. Till then... ;~S


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Nature's Way


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~ Nature's Way ~



Like many of my favourite portraits, this one surprised me. I seem to have two juicy maggots crawling out of my nose whereas in fact they are utterly innocent soft tree curly things that have never crawled anywhere ever.

Anyway, it's one of my most original self-soliloquies recently, so I'm sticking with it.

Here's chewin' the cud with y'all... ;~S


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Yo-Ho-Ho An' A...


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~ Yo-Ho-Ho An' A... ~



Me lookin' like a yo-ho-ho sailor boy, mereckons... all that's missin's them high seas... ;~S


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Saturday, 12 October 2013

Which Possesses


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~ Which Possesses ~



Paris... which possesses. Quite a nice grab shot even if I do say so myself.

And it has possessed me, to the point where I'll soon have lived half my life here, that'll happen in about five or six years, just a flickr of time.

This shot was taken outside the British Council in Paris on the Esplanade des Invalides, although there's nothing here to indicate it. But it's amazing how often the word Paris features on magazines covers in one form or another. It's a narcissistic city to say the least. Which possesses... ;~S


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Blur At The Best


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~ Blur At The Best ~



Don't ask me for more details on this one (the way you tend to), I don't have them. Things are a blur at the best of times, but in this case, doubly so.

The sadness in my droopy eyes are tiredness, I know that for one thing, but apart from that, the process is a mystery.

I kind of like it though. Kind of melancholic. Kind of kind of... ;~S


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Desperate Times


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~ Desperate Times ~



He he, me next to a Desperados ad. For those of you who don't know, it's a tequila flavoured beer and the bane of my life. Not that I was on it at the time of taking the pic. At least, I don't think I was... ;~S


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Thursday, 10 October 2013

Big Stripey Lie


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~ Big Stripey Lie ~



Part of my monochrome initiative, which is so different to the colour version, and in many ways much better. I'm going to have to reassess my relationship with colour. We're having a bit of a tiff... ;~S


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Sunshine Charlie


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~ Sunshine Charlie ~



Great what you can do with a willing Will and a set of stripey curtains, isn't it? ;~S


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Ripping It Up


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~ Ripping It Up ~



This is a re-hash of an earlier mashup which has ended up looking like I'm pulling off a ripped up version of myself, which would be an idea in itself. I'll have to look into it. ;~S


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