May 2013

Archiving

since a couple of years back I've been using a lot of archive materials for certain projects, now it's become one of my favourite parts of what I do. It's amazing what you can find in an old photo archive.... here is a bit of info from a photo I recently saw about a quarry in the town I was raised...

THE MONKEY HOLE

The Monkey Hole is deep and dark. It got its name from a story of days gone by of an Italian organ grinder who used to entertain men working in the quarry, for that is what the Monkey Hole once was. From its top the organ grinder dangled a rope on which his monkey would perform tricks. One day the rope broke and the monkey was killed. This ended the performances, but the name has stuck ever since.

 

have a look here for pics  and more info.... http://www.wirksworth.org.uk/X005.htm

The Old Woman, the buffalo, and the Lion Of Manding

This is the latest project I'm working on with Adverse Camber. Here are a couple of behind the scenes vids from the project which opens in Birmingham this friday, where I'll be making a proper trailer for the show...