I have a real affection for my home town. Portsmouth is on the up at the moment but I still love the faded charm of Clarence Pier. The Wimpy, the arcade, funfair and pebbled beach.
My best friend Josh and I went for a photo walk together, played some arcade games and ate burgers.
We visited the Pembroke pub in Old Portsmouth on Friday night, my awesome work colleagues and I. Yes I ended up doing rude drawings on bar snacks. Then Aspex hosted a Festive Family Fun day on Saturday and alternative Santa beards were a treat.
So far this weekend has been awesome…
this looks the business
paper mache robin with a bonnet I knitted
Beard I made
I love my City, as you probably know from previous posts! If you have never visited Portsmouth your missing out. Most visitors only ever see Gunwharf Quays. A City is a real place, it has rubbish in it, empty buildings, discarded seafood, gorgeous views and you love it! So yesterday a.m before work I took some photos.
Its not just boats here, but boats are awesome
a secret place
little blue boat
Thats your week sorted
There is a God
Pal Europe looking large
All photos taken on my phone.
Today I’m keeping it local ladies and gents. These boys are creating something gooood….
First up its Quiet Corners Mr Paul Gonella, I cant begin to describe this guys photography/filmwork just go and check it out. Makes me feel otherwordly when I look at some of his work. Check out Forever Circling too, stunning work.
Next up is my good friend and co-worker Ashley John, a constant on the local creative scene and all round gent. This guys work keeps getting stronger and he is a great lesson in how not to give up. If you keep producing and participating you rule the day. You can see Ashleys work in Aspex current exhibition ‘It must have been something you said’
Next up is someone whose work I have admired from afar, his photos are honest and he applies personality to them (if that makes sense, huh?) Any way their awesome check out Thomas Mccaughan, Tom Time Waster, local bon viveur. I would love to curate some of his images for an exhibition, oh yes.
It was really hard to choose some local lads as there are so many awesome creatives in Portsmouth! So will do some more for sure later. Peace.
Yep its true, its rad! So glad to be home but equally I want to live in Belgium now, Belgium is where its at! My heart though belongs to this island.
Found some Portsmouth photos on Tumblr today from portlockoclock, jonathanring, billiecawte, saltyvincent,dreamofpirateships. I love them…
I have to see the sea tomorrow or I think I might be sad.