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London Walk About

Seemingly one of the first mostly sunny days of the year, also by far the windiest day too! Only a smatter of rain fell too, compared to the bucket loads we seem to get every other day, this put Tom and I in higher spirits! The first interesting thing we found was the London Hydraulic Power Company’. It’s former use was to install a hydraulic power network of high pressure cast iron water mains. It closed in 1977 and is now used as a restuarant and arts centre.

Fan Edit
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Fan 4
Sand exsists on the Thames shore?
Sand & Stairs
After going down a platform that we technically shouldn’t have been on (when has that stopped us before!) we found a curious red crane attached to the side of the building that was labelled ‘A & B King Henry’s Wharves C & D’.
Red Crane 1
Red Crane 2
I was challenged by my girlfriend, Leanne, to take a photo of something green. So here is that photo!
Green Photo
This was a strange one. This was attached to the building offscreen to the left. From what I could work out, each level was the persons ‘terrace’ or ‘garden area’, very strange! I wouldn’t be a fan of the structure to actually use it (if that is what it’s used for) but it’s an interesting structure for a photo!
Spikey Gardens
The Blue Bridge. Tom has a lot more information in his post on this bridge – here. We were standing in the centre when it started beeping at us so we made a hasty retreat and started snapping away!
Blue Bridge

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Chill Reel 2012

Haven’t posted anything in a while, so what better way to get back into the swing of things than putting up my first ever showreel! Featuring new work, including what I had been busy working on for Defected Records.

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Moon

Since it was this month’s full moon and it was a clear sky I decided to try and photograph it as best as I could. Click to full size.

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Highgate Cemetery

I had an amazing day touring Highgate cemetery. The cemetery consists of an east and a west side. In the east side you can walk freely around, but the west side which is older, requires a tour for you to access it. Outside near the cemetery entrance were these interesting chimneys, each having its own individual pattern.


Straight away the entrance looks imposing. Our tour lady told us lots of interesting things about the place such as to get the body across the road (where im standing) to the east cemetery, they had an underground tunnel so that they didn’t have to cross the road. It is currently waterlogged but they are trying to restore it.


It was very overcast all day and with all the trees overshadowing the cemetery it made it hard for photography. Wasn’t allowed tripods, and even if you was, at the speed the tour was going I wouldn’t have been able to use it anyway. This was the only bad thing really, the tour was interesting and i’m glad I learned some interesting facts about the place but I would have liked to wander off afterwards and taken photos without being rushed. I could have easily spent all day in the place. The one time I did lag behind I got called to ‘are you coming?!‘ To which she explained later she wasn’t allowed anyone out of sight as some people book tours and wander off with the intentions of scattering ashes of their loved ones in the cemetery without permission, which I found quite amusing to be honest.


Some parts of the cemetery had a very ‘Indian Jones’ feel to them.




This pyramid-shaped grave was the 11th grave put in the west side cemetery.



This is the grave of Thomas Sayers, who was a bare-knuckle prize fighter. There were no weight divisions back then and his final fight against an American, John Heenan, is regarded as the world’s first boxing championship. This match lasted 40 rounds, a match only ended when a fighter was knocked down, so between them they had been knocked down 40 times! The match ended in a draw when the crowd flooded the ring. The dog guarding his tomb was Sayers’s constant companion called Leo, or Lion.





Highgate cemetery is well worth visiting, though it is rather annoying that you are forced to have a tour to see the west side. The tour is only an hour long and I feel we only got to see a fraction of the place. Despite this I thoroughly enjoyed myself, I would love to have the opportunity to explore the west side of the cemetery and discover at my own leisure.

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32 Second Render

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20 Second Render

Quite a bit is missing but this is what I have made so far.

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Abandoned Rainham Marshes

Stumbled acoss this place last week late in the day, so today we went back and explored all day. Tom Barden and myself declared it a golden find, check out his blog to see more photos. We also filmed a fair bit which will be released in our podcasts, unleashing on the 1st of February.

No problems with security, a few lorries and cars driving past the area as we were inside, apart from that, a piece of cake! Oh and I almost got scared to death while walking up some metal stairs, I looked up to find some weird eyes looking back at me from between the rungs, after a second of terror I realised it was a cat!












This was pre black cat scare. Though I think my eyes would have been a lot wider than this!

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