Carpe Noctem – “seize the night” (a different take on Carpe Diem, “seize the day”) – my latest design available on a variety of products at my Print On Demand shops at Teepublic, Society6 and Redbubble, featuring my photo of our neighbourhood at twilight
First sale on my new Teepublic Print-On-Demand shop: a hoodie with my “Veni Vidi Villon” design, featuring a photo I took of the tree opposite our house.
“Veni Vidi Villon” is a play on words based on the poem “Ballade des dames du temps jadis” (“Ballad of the Ladies of Times Past”) by François Villon, and its interrogative refrain “Mais où sont les neiges d’antan?” (“But where are the snows of yesteryear?”) – an observation on the ephemeral nature of fame.
A busy few weeks over the Christmas/New Year period, with not much time for creativity…
My Redbubble and Society6 print-on-demand stores – featuring designs based on my images, which can be printed on a multitude of products – have both seen sales, which is encouraging. Various images of my dartboard are my most popular designs on both sites! No idea why.
I have added another print-on-demand site at Teepublic, very similar to the others but hopefully accessing a different market.
I’m focussing on my shops for the time being and spending less time on competition entries; not stopping entirely, just being more selective. Last year I entered 86 competitions, was a winner (including honourable mentions) in 12 and shortlisted in another 19. As a result my images featured in online galleries and magazines, as framed prints in physical exhibitions, and in various publications. Pretty happy with that.
2019 promises to be another interesting year – watch this space!
“Phantasma” – close up of an old, rusty metal doorframe on a derelict factory (since demolished), inverted (negative image) to bring out the ghostly electric blue effect but otherwise unedited – has been awarded an Honorable Mention in the Chromatic Awards 2018 Abstract (Amateur) category.
“Coogee Beach” (Sydney, Australia) and “Vegas Baby” (Las Vegas) were selected from entries in the “At Night” competition for inclusion in issue #92 December 2018-January 2019 of F-Stop Magazine (“an online photography magazine featuring contemporary photography from established and emerging photographers from around the world”)
“Together” – minimalist photo of pampas grass in our back garden on a day with glorious blue skies – was a finalist in the Fusion.Art international juried art competition “Leaves and Petals” December 2018.
“Crimble Mill” – a typical derelict cotton mill at Heywood, Lancashire, built in 1829 and empty since 2005 – one of the winners of the 2019 The Heritage Trust calendar competition, with the theme “Lost” (buildings or skills/crafts that are on the verge of disappearing), this image features on the month of July
Calendar now on sale at https://www.theheritagetrust.org.uk/calendar
“Scratch” – abstract photo of a very well used antique leather covered desktop in an English stately home, taken during our holiday to Norfolk last month – available as prints via my website and Etsy shop, and also in my Redbubble and Society6 shops, where it can be applied to various print-on-demand products including prints, posters, T-shirts, clocks, mugs, phone cases etc.
I’m regularly uploading more images to these and my bravoalpha Redbubble shop which features slogan products using my images.
Perfect if you’re looking for something out of the ordinary and I’m happy to discuss personalised and custom orders – get in touch here!