Tuesday, 31 July 2007

Fake a dream

Yesterday it was pouring with rain here and I decided to have a coffee (and a piece of wonderful choclate cake) in the little Italian coffee bar called Punto Italia nearby to get at least some sort of Italian feeling. I found a photo by Jörg Schaper in a book on Venice I was reading. Anyway, I took a photo of it. Afterwards I googled it and found it here on Flickr.

Monday, 30 July 2007

Monday Moon

In 8 hours time, i'd be playing badminton with a couple of my colleagues but i've to be careful not to overdo it. my right knee has been acting up again and its impeding on my training for 2.4 and 10 km runs.
No dinner plans as the game will end late and there's much to do since i've yet finished with the tagging of the documenta works on my flickr page. maybe i'll call it documenta:documented....4 more locations to go. I hope i'll be able to get local art teachers to view the works and use them in their lessons (IP issues...err hiaks!).

my nanotank on my office desk too needs a change of water and i've yet had the time to change the filtering medium. the inhabitants seemed ok still but the plants have started to turn my tank into a jungle, creating so much shade that the bottom feeders seem to feed under 'moonlight'.

Sunday, 29 July 2007

Birmingham Poster

This poster was recorded yesterday using my mobile phone It is located in a busy shopping mall and unlike many advertising posters has remained in a shop window for many years.
This is unusual as this type of media has a very short and often volatile
Today I uploaded the first digital photograph I took of this site in 2003 - I often work with serial projects incorporating sequences.
This is the corridor view into the Shopping Mall and was recorded and retained due to the poster of the baby (no longer in existence) and the figure walking through the shot - (the poster is behind the figure). At the time my main interest was the evidence of the footprints on the floor marking the entrance to the Mall - this has now been repaired
Past, present and transitory space combined

Thursday, 26 July 2007

Everything WJW Did

The text - image below / right has been reduced in size and there is now only one
image in Flickr that references my fathers visit to Heidelberg. Edit - 3.8.07
Flickr Link

in 8 hours time

i will write about my next 8 hours. exactly 8 hours cos its the time difference between the 2 furthest points where Peter and I are at so far (Singapore is +8 GMT).

i will be tagging the documenta photos that i'd taken over the weekend on my flickr page before i go to bed while my wife will be catching her late night tv.

i will also have seen how the renovations for my apartment is coming along. the work has gone on for far too long and the contractor will be getting hell from me.

the travelling time will be about an hour from where i work to the apartment and i have to get used to commuting the distance.

Wednesday, 25 July 2007


I have recorded over 250 shots of this shop window during the last 3 years - this one taken today has a clock (11 minutes past 6) If you look carefully I am reflected in the window as well - the moment of recording recorded.
The shop is a place of transactions, exchanges and sales. Almost everyday the main display changes - price tags are composed alongside the still life objects, it is a living transitory contradictory space.

Tuesday, 24 July 2007

Dark Landscape

Inside /outside, partially open, half glass screen - View from my car window -
after sunrise, cropped fuji camera shot .

The unrecorded view I saw seconds before, was an atmospheric hillside with
swirling mists...

Monday, 23 July 2007

Drawing Travelling Inspiration

...a visual phantom - personwalkinginwater

Later the drawing is copied freehand using an art program - it is included here, I will scan the original and replace this one when I have time.

dreaming a waking picture thought.

Sunday, 22 July 2007

Tell Me Why?

Tell Me Why a Neil Young track is playing at home as I write this, Mary's choice - but fits in with a shot I took 1 hour 10 minutes ago.. Most of my Fuji recording is fast ....taking the image as soon as I see it without moving from where I am - the first 'eye catching' view is often the most important

I think the two red chairs are talking to each other - each providing a different shade of opinion - pink, maroon, pink -
Tell Me Why?

Saturday, 21 July 2007

Journey from Frankfurt

This composite blog maps visual media ideas.
The first recorded picture begins with my journey from

Moving through time and space on different pathways,
record one 'fast' picture everyday, upload it and
say a few words about the thoughts in your head
at the time
.....Memory Mapping