A few bad photos from my times at Austin Film Festival. When I become a successful film director I’ll buy a better phone. But for now this’ll have to do…
You might remember a few months back I roamed around Portland in a Bigfoot outfit for the day whilst my photographer friend Margaret Jacobsen took photos of me? Well I just got a look at the results and I’m very happy!
Look forward to sharing more soon. But for now, this is one of my favourites. It pretty much sums up what I went through in those 12 intense days writing my Bigfoot! feature film…
Massive thank you to my talented and generous friend Margaret Jacobsen (check out her work) for collaborating on this project with me in Portland and taking some really excellent photos while I goofed around like an idiot..
I’ve often felt a connection with nature – flora and fauna and shit like that. In fact, I was asked to play a tree in the school play on more than one occasion.
It wasn’t till I was looking back at photos of me in Joshua Tree National Park though that I realised why. At the time I think I was trying to look arty and pensive (like a U2 album cover), but I ended up looking like… well see for yourself.
Thomas is one of my best friends. He’s the one on the right. We met at University. As he is part-Danish and has ambitions to act, it made sense to bring a skull into the mix. Tribute to Hamlet and all that. I shot this photo with my LC-A+ with a Wide-Angle Lens.
I took this photo in London just over 2 years ago, Thomas now lives in Hong Kong and is married with 2 twin boys. It’s crazy that so much can happen in such a short space of time. I was talking to him on Skype the other day, and his boys were in the background. I was like ‘Dude, I’m back living with my parents. And you are a parent. We’re like 2 generations apart now’. Maybe the time passing gives the skull more relevance.
I’m glad I met my friend Vin Shambry. As well as being a great actor and collaborator in ‘Super Chill’, he’s just a damn positive guy to be around. He also wears a lot of hats.
I’ve taken these photos of him over the last year in Portland and LA on my LC-A. Photogenic people make you look look like a good photographer, when all you have to do is point and click.
With Christmas fast approaching, you’re probably wondering what to get the wannabe artists in the family. You got Mum a beret last year. So what’s next?
Well, Lomography released their City Guide to London earlier this year. It’s the book that I spent a few months of my life editing. It’s crammed full of photography tips, arty places to go in the capital, plus a shed load of spelling mistakes probably. There’s also a few photos of me in there, which probably explains the cheap price.
Available in all good bookshops…. Well, available in one good bookshop. And online. Get a copy today and let me fill your Mum or sister’s stocking.
This is a photo of me in the city of my birth, Edinburgh, eating haggis and drinking Irn Bru. I love Edinburgh and I love haggis… Although you can’t tell this from the picture.
This photo was taken by Randall Garcia at a shoot for Amy Sacks Eyewear in Portland. They make great glasses and they also give all their profits to animals. Which I love. Although I spent most of the shoot making outrageous demands like a true model, I took some time out to get a shot of me promoting my favourite brand, World Peace.
I hope that, inspired by the fact that this goofy idiot can be considered a ‘model’, you can believe that you too are beautiful. One day we will all be models!