Oh God, sorry about the truly dreadful pun in the title, the cold is getting to my brain! With temperatures in my studio (that's the garage by the way) hovering around the 2ºC mark it's time for a little indoor work with no heavy lifting. Hence I'm rifling through my DVD collection for my next series of subjects. I've invested in some slightly larger (24" x 18") canvases which are spot on in terms of aspect ratio (1.33:1) for the pictures I have in mind. I've also managed to acquire a goodly collection of Ealing movies that weren't already in thepicturepalace library (ebay is your friend). So first up for consideration are the collected works of the very wonderful Alexander Mackendrick http://bit.ly/eFB9HC and in particular the absolutely beautifully photographed (along with brilliantly written and hilarious to boot) 'The Man in the White Suit' http://bit.ly/gwGB4v Next up will be 'Whisky Galore' http://bit.ly/fiVXzO but the screengrabs below will give you some idea of why 'The Man in the White Suit' particularly appeals as a subject. All those lovely inky blacks for starters!
Work in progress and other stuff that happens.