Monday 17 February 2014

Poison Arrows

Poison Arrows from Gaynor Perry on Vimeo.

It's not impossible or unsurmountable, just say it out loud
Could be that you think it doesn't matter if you keep your feelings locked away
Darling, poison arrows will fade to dust
Sometimes it's hard to trust

First we crawl, then we walk, then we run and then we fly
Embracing all the new beginnings I'm calling to me every day
The grass is long in the meadow, I trace the contours where we lay
Darling, say those arrows fade to dust - only time will tell for us

Something to say coloured by the night
Just like a dance there's letting go and holding on
Spirited away like fallen leaves
Melt into the ground, we're just resting - we're resting

And I'll see you for you, you'll see me for me - what arrows?

Tiny shoots are breaking through, reaching up into the blue
I'll see you for you, you'll see me for me

I'll see you for you, you'll see me for me

Simone Austwick
Howard Austwick

Film, photography & music
written, performed, produced
© ℗ Gaynor Perry

Saturday 15 February 2014

Portrait of Derek Ridgers

Derek Ridgers, photographer.

I first met Derek nearly 20 years ago, and he really doesn't seem to have changed much over the years, I have to say.   His hair may be a little greyer, but essentially his unassuming and pragmatic nature remain intact; as does his very dry sense of humour.   An expert in his field, he's a modest man who has accumulated an immense and varied body of work.  He doesn't appear to be enthralled at all by the glamour of the Hollywood A-listers he's photographed, giving equal credence to his superbly prolific archives documenting the British subculture. He's fair and impartial, each subject is given his full and focused attention.  He's a bit an enigma, really.

Friday 7 February 2014

Encephalic Cleansing






The idea behind these paintings is not to think, but to purge.

Each painting:
25x 25 cm
gouache on watercolour paper