Thursday, 11 November 2010


 This is for the new issue of Unfold - its out today, so if you're in Amsterdam, grab a copy! 
Its a wonderful poster publication featuring work by some very talented writers, designers and artists, covering  "what's on. where. when. why" in Amsterdam. 

(Here are some of the magical places where you can find a copy).

My illustration is for an article on Amsterdam's International Documentary Film Festival (IDFA), the biggest documentary festival in the world (the little building reflected on the fly's body and wings is the Pathé Tuschinski, where the opening night and awards ceremony will be held.)

Thanks to my art director Russell Joyce at Unfold!

Friday, 5 November 2010

Raincoats, Finlandia, raincoats and lakes, the best words I take along in my field bag...

A lot of the reference pictures I've been looking at for my Christmas cards feature huge groups of Sami children, all looking very sullenly in the direction of the camera. I've tried to make my Sami children look perky...but they've ended up looking slightly crazy instead, haha!

I am now so tempted to get knitting hats and shawls...

Thursday, 4 November 2010

its an old romance, a boho dance, it hasn't gone to sleep...

I'm still struggling to put a face on this fellow. So far my attempts have made him slightly too creepy or morose for Christmas card material. 

Tuesday, 2 November 2010


I've been thinking about early cinema and film tinting for a while now, ever since seeing Film Ist a Girl & a Gun at the Filmmuseum back in April, and because Dan showed me a really beautiful polarised print from the film archive the other week and it blew my mind! Tinting is something I've been meaning to recreate in my work for ages. I think it suits Christmas cards.

This footage was used in Girl & a Gun, the colour was all hand-painted, frame by frame: