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A few snaps from my Sunday photo session in Redcliffe, Bristol. Shots of the old Pilkinton glass factory and surrounding industrial buildings.

More can be seen on my Tumblr

All images shot with my Lumix GH1 and kit lens.

Landscape

Shadow

Shadow

Door 2
Door 2
Door 1

Door 1

β€œIt is in fact the discovery and creation of problems rather than any superior knowledge, technical skill, or craftsmanship that often sets the creative person apart.”

I’ve heard people say generically before, that life is all about selling; whether it be yourself or a service or a point of view. This article in BrainPickings provides a nice insight into the way we sell our ideas and also helps to distinguish what sets apart those really creative individuals.

The crux of the argument being that the really creative folk seek to create problems, rather than to solve them. This seems almost contradictory, but then if I think about it in terms of noticing or conceiving a problem where others may not see it, then it does make sense – in a strange abstract way!

This is a bold quote from the author of To sell is human: the surprising truth about moving others, Dan Pink

“The more compelling view of the nature of problems has enormous implications for the new world of selling. Today, both sales and non-sales selling depend more on the creative, heuristic, problem-finding skills of artists than on the reductive, algorithmic, problem-solving skills of technicians.”

I think deep down we all like to think of ourselves as problem-finders, but to honest I think aspiring to be a good problem-solver is of equal value.

http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/02/01/dan-pink-to-sell-is-human/

DukeOfLancaster

 

Thought this was worth a mention…the old Duke of Lancaster cruise ship, that has been dug into the Dee estuary in Flintshire (wales) since 1979, has been given a make-over by graffiti artists from around the world. The artists include a number from Bristol – yay!

The ‘funship’ reference was the name it held during the 80’s when it was used as a bar and flee-market, which you must admit undoubtedly was fun.

So I believe the overall plan is to turn this into an open-air gallery, so the works can change and evolve. My frame of reference is the open-air gallery-esk space we now have on Nelson St in Bristol – and it’s great to see a similar thing going on but with the contrasting backdrop and context of the rugged Welsh coast. Rural-urban-art if you will!

My favourite is the skeleton with his head housed in a bird cage

Skeleton in bird cage

http://www.fullpunch.com/random/neglected-ship-the-duke-of-lancaster-is-turned-into-floating-graffiti-gallery.html/

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This looks good!
New Social mapping from google, which can be integrated into your analytics to help you build a great social game plan. Win, win.

…seems like I am not the only one!

Don’t you just hate the rigitity of the office environment? No?…maybe it’s just me πŸ™‚

Destroy desk culture

Interesting short article from Computer Arts

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