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April 26, 2017 / Aware of the Void

Most Haunted – Busted

For a number of weeks now it was impossible to close one of the drawers on cook Island. I had assumed that it was possessed by some sort of ghost. I got home for work a bit early and dug out my old ghostbusters outfit.
Tests were made and the issue was exercised.

April 22, 2017 / Aware of the Void

Ear Worm – Paper Planes

I’ve had this in my head all day so posting it hear so someone can tell me why I think it’s so fecking fantastic….maybe it’s the Clash, maybe it’s the subtle nob to Sri Lanka maybe it’s because it’s a type of Rap that I find accessible. 

Who knows!! Enjoy

February 16, 2017 / Aware of the Void

A Curry for Todd

About a year ago I told Todd that I would show him how I make one of my curries. It’s taken far to long to do this mostly because real life has been eroding my spare time at a savage rate.

The video is a rough guide to making the classic Channa Masala. It’s basically a chickpea curry.

Enjoy Todd – let me know how it goes.

Basically:

Soak chickpeaks overnight.

Fry cumin seeds, chilli and onions until golden. Add garlic and ginger paste. Add Garama Masala, corriander powder and salt to taste. Add tomatoes and cook until it’s reduced to a mushy paste.

Add this paste to the chickpeas and simmer until the chickpeas are cooked to your required texture. 

Serve with rice, bread or whatever!

December 31, 2016 / Aware of the Void

One a Day – Reflection

​So it’s that time of year again. The annual making of the #oneaday video. It’s been a whirlwind of a year. I’ve lost some friends and family. That seems to be a side effect of getting a little older. I remain resolved to live my life as best I can. Events this year have reinforced the need to try and live each day like it’s your last. I often fail at this but hope to try harder. What’s the plan for the next year? Work hard, study, try and reconnect with people that have drifted from my life, cook more, eat less. TRAVEL and do my best to live by the mantra “don’t be a dick” and when I fail at that apologise and hope for forgiveness. 

Happy new year!!

August 21, 2016 / Aware of the Void

Sinharaja Rain Forest – Sri Lanka

Camera: Olympus Mju II Film: Kodax Tri-X awareofthevoid.com/ www.facebook.com/AwareOfTheVoid filmdev.org/recipe/show/8676

Camera: Olympus Mju II
Film: Kodax Tri-X

I spent most February in Sri Lanka. It was a trip filled with highlights and one of them was the trek through the Sinharaja Rain forest. I had managed to smash my Nikon F100 on the climb up Adams Peak so the point at which we had reached the rain forest I was shooting with my Olympus Muji II and what remained of my Kodax Tri-X.

These is some of my snap shots from inside the forest.

 

August 6, 2016 / Aware of the Void

Slide Film Development Kit

In this video I am just showing how easy it is to mix up the working solution for slide film development. Its pretty simple but from reading posts on various websites this is one aspect of the process that seems to trouble people. Over the weekend I hopefully clear my backlog of slide film (E-6).

If you develop your own black and white film this process is very similar. The temperature for the chemistry is just a little warmer.

July 22, 2016 / Aware of the Void

People Make Ballymun – Exhibition


My friend Jim Leonard has been taking photographs in his home town of Ballymun since the 1980’s. As part of the 50 years of Ballymun celebrations he has been invited to display some of his portraits in the Axis project space. 

There are 18 beautifully shot portraits on display that go some way to capture the unique spirt of this area. 

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