Posts Tagged ‘Brighton & Hove’

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Photo’d HisHerstory : Potted History Pt1…

17/06/2018

I wrote ‘potted histories’ of my days in pocket size diaries between the ages of 14 and 32.  Some reflections on that form of journalling have been mentioned in this OTTP blog within posts of the Retro Diary Enquiry category – where I look back on those herstory days of yore and link them to the current days/ways of my trans(itioned) non-binary / genderqueer hisherstory of the new Millenium ‘Teenies’ years…

It wasn’t until 2010 that I acquired a Nokia camera phone.  Then began my photo-journalling journey.  That date was still 4 years prior to my diagnosis with Asperger’s Syndrome – when my newly-obsessive snap-happy life was made clearer: taking photographs was a way to encapsulate the intensity of my visual sensory input experience; plus, being busy taking photographs gave me a way to be self-contained within stress-inducing social situations.

The discovery of further encapsulating the intensity of the lone-wanderer photographic experience into a mosaic-style grid ‘collage’ of 12 images began with the Nokia in my day-to-day life in Devon back in 2010, and continued with my life-changing move to Brighton to explore being proactively political and creativist in a trans-aware/trans-embracing (and neurodivergent-supportive) city.

The now-Instagram-tagged #fotomosaic_grids (f/m_g’s) have appeared in cube style of 9 shots taken on a Samsung Galaxy A3 smartphone over the past 39 days (from May 2018).  The journey of image encapsulation in x12, 15, 21, 8, & 9 combination fotomosaics_grids from my Nokia-to-Samsung phones useage, will be covered – or revealed in gallery displays, as below – in the next few Parts of this potted history / photo’d hisherstory…

Click on individual _grids to see them as solo #photoabstract  &/or  #accidentalart images

 

 

 

 

 

 

More manhole covers, cafe, shopfronts and macro images, etc can be seen via the Photo Books category of this OTTP / off the trolley productions blog…

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The 28months Catch Up Post…

19/09/2017

Hooray for Steroids!  No wonder the sports officials have to test the athletes of the World…

In April & May of 2015 I moved home.  I developed tennis elbow from packing multiple smallish boxes that I could manage to lift myself…  I already suffered with referred nerve pain in my hands.  With fibromyalgia I was exhausted and in pain for months; blogging seemed out of the question.  The absence from creative online activity continued until 28 months had elapsed since my last post…

But hope arrived – finally – a few weeks ago: in the form of a steroid injection to my carpal tunnel syndrome’d right wrist – making extra computer mousework† more possible and less painfully agitating.  Hooray again!  († see Glossary category” Part 2)

So here is a selection of fotomosaics in a slideshow to illustrate the journal of my life over the past two and a quarter years… they’ll show home making, beach combing, dog walking, banner wielding, herb&bulb gardening, decorations hangings, out&about adventuring – and much mobile phone photographing.

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Bikesexual in East Sussex…

31/01/2015

 

 

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Who said there’s no such thing as bikesexuality?  I can attest to its alive-and-kickingness (and so does this Canadian website).  But, how well I remember those mocking last-century-Eighties: hell hath no fury like the separatist homo sapiens…

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I have to face-and-confess it: I’m an ex-closet A-sexual with an Extra-Gel saddle still hanging on the back of my front door.  Yes, these days I’m a mere voyeur – or just another wannabe trikesexual…

 

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(But the way my lower half feels some days, I’m more likely to be seen in the company of a Germanic trikescooter…)

 

 

Confused? Don’t be.  Enjoy (hopefully) this introductory fotovideo capturing ‘the B word’ gloriously, proudly, out-and-about in Brighton and Hove (with an upbeat jazz-funk soundtrack too…)

 

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Eyes-Down Grounding…

29/05/2014

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To compensate for being high-person-exhausted from 3 solid weeks of art installations and happenings during Brighton’s Fringe & Festival month, I thought a bit of grounding via ‘curating / collating’ my incidental (not snapaholic) pavement-level Fotography of recent 3 months would be in order to help bring me downward…

Other previous manhole-cover-obsessive images can be (re)viewed at https://offthetrolleyproductions.wordpress.com/2012/12/20/all-things-manhole/ or previewed in my Blurb ebook ‘Utilitarian: A Pavement-Level Perspective’.)

(the definitely-obsessive 21-shot mosaics from said art happenings may follow in future posts…)

 

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From FAME to Tight Modern…

19/05/2014

ChirologyMontageSome once-obscure cap-gun-urban-flotsam-sporting artworks are just not content with their 5 seconds of out-in-public fame (not even when they are FAME itself: Fridge Art Magnet Examples)…

Abandoning its also-Japanese-paper-based & measure-tape-bearing sibling on the metal kitchen cabinet, this piece was not only discontented with brief loitering atop an orange and black recyling bin, but demanded further montage on corrugated card and red plastic and grid foil – plus being framed and exhibited in the Tight Modern, no less (after causing no end of adhesion angst & haiku hassle)…

More evidence from links below:

https://offthetrolleyproductions.wordpress.com/2013/08/25/five-seconds-o…ini-street-art/

http://ottpshaikucity.wordpress.com/2014/04/23/haiku-no-23/

Creative Future’s pop-up gallery, Tight Modern, appeared on Brighton’s seafront on the May Day holiday weekend for 4 days (before its tour to nearby Eastbourne’s Towner Gallery, plus two gallery spaces in London and St Helen’s, Merseyside.  The exhibition – within the shed-like structure – featured sixty mixed media works by disabled and/or marginalised folk from around Britain, all in 13 x 18 cm portrait format artworks.  A truly talented and eclectic collection of which I was honoured to be a selected artist with the rebel piece ‘Chirology’ (ex-fridge art magnet example heading out on a national tour of certain infamy)…

Find out more at http://creativefuture.org.uk/ & enjoy the slideshow!

 

 

 

 

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Adieu HaikuCity, Adieu…

30/04/2014

‘my’ NaPoWriMo 2014 – 30 consecutive days of journalistic proem-writing – comes to a close tonight with a textile arts 17-syllable haiku at the Off The Trolley Productions ‘satellite’ blog:

 http://ottpshaikucity.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/haiku-no-30/ ‎

Here are some of the fone foto images that accompanied the 30 haikus…

 

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Homage to Urban Trees…

02/04/2014

The stunning forms of spring-turning urban trees have caught my attention throughout March as I have looked up to bud&blossom against sun-blue skies – after weeks of stormy cloudscapes.

Protected elm trees in Brighton & Hove have been the theme today for my first of thirty 17-syllable-haikus to be posted daily throughout April – the US National Poetry Writing month – on this new Off The Trolley Productions blog page:

http://ottpshaikucity.wordpress.com/2014/04/01/haiku-no-1/