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Friday, 5 December 2008


Venice, originally uploaded by Christ tell.

I have recently revisited some old files, scans of film shot with my beloved Canon AE-1. It mades me realise how few pictures I was taking at the time compared with the digital era and the importance of scanning my old films, as this medium is rather fragile...

Monday, 1 December 2008

Warrior of the Emerald Buddha temple

Two years ago I was back from a trip to Thailand. Considering the current events in Thailand and the unrest blocking the International airports in bangkok, If I'd gone at the ame period this year, I would have benefited from extended holidays...

Thailand is a truly beautiful country, well worth a visit at least...

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Persistent rose

Persistent rose, originally uploaded by Christ tell.

After a nonexistent summer, we get a few rays of sun, nature is a bit lost, not knowing what season we are in...

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Photography and exploitation of pre-conceived ideas

Platform, originally uploaded by Christ tell.

I went to Berlin two week ends ago, and I mischievously took photos that represented pre-conceived ideas about Germany. Although I stayed in Kreuzberg in Berlin which is very different to the rest of Germany, I wanted to capture some photos that represent a common view of Germany. Note the cleanliness, the 'No-frills' look, the rucksack, the clock to remind you of punctuality...
You can make your photos say anything. That's the magic of photography...

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Urban moves Festival 26&27 July 2008

Urban moves (by Christ tell)
Urban moves
Originally uploaded by Christ tell

Even though most of this summer has been cold and wet, the weather was magnificent on the weekend when the Urbanmoves Festival took place. One performance involved the dancers moving from the stage into Piccadilly Gardens fountain. As soon as they reached the fountain, the waterjet started, and all the kids joined them, screaming and jumping everywhere....

Saturday, 7 June 2008

Lee Griffiths Concert at Alter Ego 31/05/2008

Another great concert of Lee, with Colin joining him with vocals and guitar. The concert was supposed to happen at Moho as part of the Hide and Seek festival but due to a mix up, the band was moved to Alter Ego.
Not all the fans could catch up with the last minute changes, and since the venue was out of the way of the festival, the audience ended up as friends and family. Lee and Colin gave an outstanding performance.

Thursday, 29 May 2008

The festival season has started in Manchester

Kranius at the Ruby lounge

Last week-end featured two festivals in manchester city Centre:
- Eurocultured in Wakefield street with 5 venues and bands, european breakdance and graffiti competitions, a feast for the eyes, and
- MAPS, a Northern Quarter festival for Music, poetry,comedy, fashion, arts.... over 16 venues and 200 performers.

Saturday, 17 May 2008

The UEFA cup disaster

Considering how sour the 14th May turned out to be, a city center trashed and riots (more than 100 000 Glasgow Rangers gathered), I'll try to keep in mind the photo above taken the day before, of a little boy playing football on the Piccadilly Gardens fountain in Manchester city Center. Around the fountain were the Adult Rangers fans, cheering and drinking, and in the center, possibly the ones really deserving the name of fan, the children actually playing the game.

Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Some football event going on today

I've always tried to avoid football, but living in Manchester makes it extremely difficult...

Thursday, 8 May 2008

Manchester University fashion show

The fashion show represents a whole year of work for the students, who also are the catwalk models at the show. The event took place tonight.

Monday, 5 May 2008

Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester is not the prettiest place in town, but it is a very popular spot for people to meet and soak up the little amount of sun that we get here at the moment. It is also providing children with a fountain of endless fun. The water jets appear, grow and vanish sometimes randomly, sometimes with a pattern. The parents watch their offspring and have dry clothes and towel ready for when the children come back to them exhausted and full of stories to tell as they start shivering...

The fairies are around us

In the back street next to my building, there is a little fairy that it took me a long time to notice, she's watching who comes in. She's a beautiful creature, well hidden between a blue water pipe and a red brick wall. She must have been living here for a while....

What do you think she's watching?

Wednesday, 9 January 2008