Many of my humorous photographs of objects take everyday expressions and use these as ideas for the pictures. For example, we are all familiar with the dreaded expression when we go to our dentist, “Open wider Sir.” So I used this as the title of one photograph of my face with a tiny man and toothbrush, cleaning my teeth! So something different in humorous photography.
See it on page 3 of the indoor table top photography.
Another example in an outdoor scene is using the expression, “Kerb Crawler.”
This illustrated a parked car’s tyres right on the edge of a kerb, thereby introducing double meaning into the photograph. See it in gallery 5 of the
Many of my animated films also use this same technique of using ordinary expressions to inspire ideas for different films, all listed in the Cinema Foyer. The earlier films were all shot on a 16mm reflex Bolex cine camera at home,
any engineering equipment required being all home made, such as the animation rostrums and the tracking crane used for the Buttons film, excerpts of which can be seen in Cinema 4 of the films section.
Later films were shot on a Sony TRV900 digital camera using software to capture the frames. The most frequent films were made entirely on the PC,
the music for these being composed on the PC too.
Some years ago a friend gave me an antique Royal typewriter. Being interested in animation I experimented with it and eventually produced the very first animated typewritten film, “Red Type.”
I was then invited to submit this film to the London and New York Film festivals.
But they would only accept my film in a 35mm version. The film had been made in 16mm. with my Bolex camera. So, at great expense for me at the time, I had it blown up to 35mm!
It was then shown at the Odeon, Haymarket, London, and subsequently at the New York, Lincoln Centre. “Red Type,” was also the first sound film I had made.
I have also collected early wireless sets over many years and some of the more unusual items are also shown on this web site. Some are vintage wireless.
“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”
Who really spoke those immortal lines first? Click here for the mystery.
Finally if you suffer from Laryngospasms CLICK HERE
Finally, finally, my incredible collection of novelty radios are here.
Some are extremely rare such as the James Bond pistol and 007 logo radios.
Kit Kat radio, Michelin and many, many more.
Most have nice integrated controls as part of the overall designs.
Not to be missed, so be amazed CLICK HERE