The bees have landed

Art, Arts, Photography, Places

#beeinthecity

Salford and Manchester 23rd July

There’s been a swarm of colour land on my home city

Hard working and landing on the landmarks around the place

Bringing a buzz to the neighbourhood!

The bees will bee (deliberate typo) in the surrounding area till the end of august

Check them all out at https://beeinthecitymcr.co.uk/art-trail

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Blue Beeter – at the home of Children’s Bee Bee Cee!

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St Johns Bee – Created by Schoolchildren in Salford and on display in the Lowry

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Diverse-bee and Friends –  created by Withington Girls school and on display in the Lowry

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Beedazzle – at home in the Lowry Outlet

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Gravitbee – landed by the ship canal

#beeinthecity

#beeinthecity Update

17th August – Have been checking out the Little bees that have been added to the trail

Greater Manchester – If there’s any you would like me to photograph – let me know

In the meantime – I’ve found some archive photography from 13 YEARS AGO!

(Good evans I was only a bairn (sic))  – Cowparade was a forerunner to #beeinthecity

and I have one or two photos in the archive should you want to see them.

Back in the Studio

BASIC, Photography

Brain and Spinal Injury Centre, Salford

7th July 2017

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We were back in the base camp of BASIC Clicks photography group on Friday creating scenes with backgrounds, toy cars and figures

taking every day items and creating something new, from behind the camera lens.

Another show at BASICs sponsor, John Lewis will be on display soon.

Here’s some of my favourites from Fridays session. Created with the trusty Sony Bridge camera.

 

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Magnified

 

 

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Framed

 

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Wine and Roses

 

 

 

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Sailing boats

Feeding the Heffalumps

Animals, BASIC, Photography
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Feeding the Heffalumps at the Virtual Zoo!

Another Photographic from the archive – without the need for a soaking at any of the Zoo’s in the Northwest of England!

Amazing what you can do with a magazine and some toy figures….

Created by Inky at the Portacabin.  Home of the BASIC Clicks photography group.

Camera : Sony DSC – H300

Additional Model (sic) – provided by playmobil.

Riding around in Outer Space

Galvanised

Art, Industrial, Photography, Poetry

Salford, 21st January 2017

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Formed to hold things together –

keeping the cogs of the machine going,

the humble six sided nut, and his mate the bolt

have quite a creative side to their partnership.

watch in awe –  as the mighty pair … mimic michalangelo

turner or Lowry in the shapes and pictures ,

occasionally coming to life

with a photographer’s eye

 

 

My little island

Arts, BASIC, Outdoor Pursuits

location : brain and spinal injury centre, salford

18th October 2015

welcome to my little island….

its a follow on to last weeks island exercise where we’d landed and set up a community on the island.  After landing and knowing nobody was coming to get us, I reckoned on small settlements made from wood and bamboo, and the solar cells from the rescue boat could power vital equipment (!)

we would live off what we would catch produce and forage, fish, crabs fruits and berries.

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Scribbles in Notebooks

Art, Art Gallery, Arts, Photography, Rehabilitation, Relaxation

Pens and Pencils

Salford , 18th July 2016

“Just a humble little scribble from my notebooks”

I like writing and drawing, and though i’ll never be the next big thing when it comes to these artforms – I still find them helpful in my never ending mission to concentrate the mind.

 

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Pen Drawing, Roman Ruins, Oledeniz, Turkey

 

Whenever i’m off somewhere nowadays – I take my kit of supplies with me – notebook (A5) , pencils and paper, Bridge Camera, SD Cards, travel card , cash and not forgetting – supplies for lunch.

I get to my intended destination – I’ll have my lunch, find a suitable vantage point and begin recording what I see.  Sometimes – it’ll be a poem or verse, and others – it’ll be a photo or a drawing.  The inspiration comes from what I see.   The process, concentrates the mind.  As the basic forms take shape on the page – either in word, or in drawing – ideas come alive on the page

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Impressionist painting of the Roman Wall, Castlefield, Manchester (c) Brian F Kirkham 2015

When I get home – I’ll play around with the scribbles and drawings.  Thanks to my laptop I now have two marvellous sets of tools to turn my images into artworks – I principally use Adobe photoshop elements, but also use Corel’s Painter Essentials suite for its wide range of brushes.

Of course, if I want to use the time to concentrate – the computer gets switched off – the box of paints comes out and i’ll put something together from my notebook drawings onto my painting pad in Coloured pencil, pastels, watercolours or even oils

 

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Painting of IWM North, Brian F Kirkham, Salford 2015