Thursday, 19 March 2009

Echo pic.

On my way to work I passed an accident.  I took this image that was used by the echo just after it happened.  It appeared in the newspaper and on the website.  The occupants (mother and baby) escaped but with serious injuries.  It was very misty at this particular time of day.     

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

The Crisis brief is done!

The layout is now printed for our submission to the D&AD brief.  Here is the result.  The actual key was placed on to the board with a short length of string.  Anna and myself are very happy with the result.  This has been a great project to do.

Thursday, 12 March 2009


Yesterday at work, I met a chap by the name of Les, who was celebrating his 90th birthday with a trial flying lesson.  I had a chat with his friend Betty who told me that he was 'left behind' in Dunkirk during the war.  Apparently he had walked 1300 miles to get home.  Les had brought in the very boots that he wore for this amazing journey.  It was quite ironic that I had been talking to Kit on Monday about objects of relevance to my FMP project.  Not long after, I spoke to another club visitor.  Michael had been a worker in the Bourne Valley gasworks in Branksome when it was hit by an enemy aircraft during the war.  He told me that he was the only survivor from the canteen where the workers were eating during the hit.  I have taken telephone numbers so that I can interview these amazing people for my FMP.

Monday, 9 March 2009

WRL (Work Related Learning)

I have started to write for the WRL unit.  I have initially written a Career Plan but this will move onto the essay itself.  We have a meeting today with Kit at 1.30.

WRL (Work Related Learning)

Jamie Cullen has emailed Eden Frankham and the meeting has been arranged for tomorrow (10th March) at 1.30. This is good timing as we have the Hamish Muir lecture at 10.30 and CV session at 12.30.

Sunday, 8 March 2009


At work today, I have started to make progress in the hunt for Pilots who have flown during the war.  A few of my customers have given me the names of some possible contacts.  At this stage I would ideally like to find Pilots who have flown from the old wartime runways in the locality so that I can gather information on their experiences and to find out about connected stories.  I also wanted to practice some aerial photography and so I managed to jump aboard one of our aircraft that was outbound to Somerset.  I wanted to get a shot of the Cerne Giant near Dorchester.  The result is above.  The chalk giant has apparently been 'raked' recently.  He really looks like an Illustrator vector graphic!

I wonder who put the roller skates on him! (they were not 'shopped' on!)

The Restaurant Canvases

Here are the images that were requested for the restaurant.  My images were printed onto a canvas type material and stretched onto a wooden frame.  I have had a great deal of positive feedback from the customers, especially regarding the large aircraft image.