Portrait and Clouds

Jun 23, 2014 | Posts, Photography

I added two new photos today, a portrait and an iPhoto.

The portrait is a photo of a woman. I’ve deliberately kept it a very dark, dreamy image, because I really like how it disguises her, but not her beauty. The highlights on her cheekbones and her nose give her a very youthful look. Her hair, barely visible in the image, is playfully arranged around her face. Her smile, vague, but joyful. I’ve hidden her eyes because I wanted the image to have a sense of privacy, intimacy.

The image was shot in low light, without correct white balancing, so I’ve had to correct a few things in post. The image wasn’t sharp everywhere, but that also added to the charm. I’m very happy with it and I love her face in this image.

The second image is one I shot on my iPhone while in the UK. The sky and clouds were pretty dramatic, but it was too light to make out real detail. The sun was just about to set and there was just a tiny bit of color in the sky. I punched up the color in post and upped the drama a bit further. I wanted it to look apocalyptic. I love apocalyptic images. I love clouds. I love storm. But I bet if you’ve spent just a bit of time on my site, you already knew… 😉


If this is it, i’d like it to look like this



Released 5 years ago today – Summer Of ’92

5 years ago today Shipwrec released my CausaliDox EP Summer Of ’92. In this post I take a look back and talk about what the tracks mean to me.

Sampling into Assimil8or

Today I decided to sample some non-electronic instruments into my Eurorack sampler. A tabla, a cabasa, a wooden flute and some pillbottles.

A critic in time

Today I spent some time selecting poems I wrote in my early 20’s for the website. It feels strange to critique myself and my poetry 20-some years later.

A synth sci-fi short story

I’m not recording. I’ve decided to just let this happen. It’s been going on for a while now. And I think it is probably too late anyway.

Lost in a memory hole

I’m not sure what happened. I got lost in a memory hole tonight. Well, I can reconstruct it, sort of. And it’s not like it hasn’t happened before.

Bob Knutton – It Sates Itself On Doubt

Ventured into darker regions today, tribal modular drums, echoing and distorted thrust me into the gloom. I explain how I recorded the track and what gear I used.

CausaliDox on NTRFRNZ Radioshow

This past week the track There Is Nothing In The World from my CausaliDox album Between The Leaves Lies Eternity opened the excellent NTRFRNZ radio show in Brasil.

sonOnos – Tomorrow

Got lost in the machines today. It was nice. 

CausaliDox – Cohort Death Signal

I wanted to make the Pro-One sound dangerous. Things started building from there. It sounds like an existential threat.

website redesign finished

Over the past 6 weeks I have worked on redesigning my website. It was hard work, but I am so glad I stuck with it, because I am quite happy with the redesign.