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Mashups And Montages

23 Oct

Midcentury mash-up

Mid-century Mashup

 

 

A collection of digitally enhanced images, created using various apps, from photos taken on my iPhone SE and processed in Instagram, then up-pixellated using the iResize app on my Mac Pro.

 

I present them in no particular order.  They have, however, all been created within the last three years. If you see a hypertexted title, it means there’s an original song by your’s truly, or my alter-ego Thom Topham, for you to have a listen to.

Giant DogRS

Giant Jack Russell

 

 

Lightbulb MomentRS

Lightbulb Moment

 

 

Urban Fall

Urban Fall

 

Thought Bubbles

Thought Bubbles

 

Canal Sunsets

Canal Sunsets

 

 

Honeycombe Holiday

Honeycombe Holiday

 

Eternal Flame

Eternal Flame

 

Hope and fabric roll mashupaw

Hope And Fabric

The A Team

The A Team

 

Just Be You TifulRS

Just Be You Tiful

 

Lily Rose Shard

Lily Rose Shard

 

Most- Poderm Mashup Nov 15thMU

Most-Podern

 

Self Pixtrait

Self Pixtrait

 

OnRS

On

 

 

 

Retro Graphic MashupRS

Retro-graphic

 

 

 

 

Rotunda Flower

Flowering Rotunda

 

The Windmills Of My Mind

The Windmills Of My Mind

 

 

City Scopes

City Scopes

 

Soho Light

Soho Lights And Sights

 

Patterns Of Xavier

Patterns Of Xavier

 

Whistable Wonders

Whitstable Wonders

 

 

Olympic park

Olympic Park

 

 

Hello Habibi

Hello Habibi

 

 

 

Abdul Leaf It Out

Leaf It Out

 

 

Tales Of The City

Trails Of The City

 

 

Industrial BouquetRS

Industrial Bouquet

 

 

Black Dog Kiss Meaw

Black Dog

 

Allies And Alleysaw

Allies and Alleys

 

 

 

Serge In The South MashupRS

Serge In The South

 

 

 

Bouguet Of Barbed Wire

Bouquet Of Barbed Wire

 

 

 

Shard GardensRS

Shard Gardens

 

 

 

 

Swimming In Wine

Swimming In Wine

 

Brutalism And Bouquets

 

Brutalism And Bouquets

 

The Lady InBlack Alleyaw

The Lady In Black Alley

 

Carnaby Christmas Lights Mashupaw

Shining Star (a time of love)

 

 

Eyelights fused with autumn tree

Autumn Eyelights

 

Floating GardenRS

Floating Garden

 

 

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Hooks, Lines And Sinkers

A train Runs Through ItRS

A Train Runs Through It

 

 

 

Yes. Oct 9th 2017

The Keeper Of The KeysOh My God

 

 

 

 

Will PillsRS

WILL

 

 

 

 

Floral StreetRS

Floral Street

 

 

 

 

The Waiting Womb Of Paddington Bare

The Waiting Womb

 

 

Urban SplashRS

Urban Splash

 

 

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Junction Conjunction

 

 

B1. Sky Faces

Blue Sky Thinking

 

 

 

Beauty - Polignano a Mare mashup

Beauty And The Beach

 

 

City In In The Sunset SkyRS

Watching The Lights

 

 

 

 

C1. Floating ByRS

Floating By

 

 

 

Cabbage Patch Doll

Cabbage Patch Doll

CU (Creartive Union)

Creative Union

 

Crossing The RubiconRS

Crossing The Rubicon

 

 

 

D1. Star Burger Stars

Starburger Stars

 

 

Fating For The WallRS

Fating For The Wall

The Harlesden HustleRS

The Harlesden Hustle

 

High

High And Dry

Flowerdots2. 30.1.17IS

Flowerdots

IS

IS

 

Abdul Leaf It Out

Leaf It Out

 

 

Tales Of The City

Trails of The City

 

 

HO

HO

 

 

Flowerdotstoo. 30.1.17IS

Flowerdots Too

 

 

 

Flowers In The Alleyig

Flowers In The Alley

 

 

 

 

Flowershop mashup collage. 30.1.17 IS

Floral Tribute

 

 

 

Flowershopdotcom. 30.1.17IS

Flowershop Dot Com

 

 

 

Justice TowerRS

Justice For Grenfell

 

 

 

 

 

NCY Flower MontageRS

Flower N’ Power

 

 

 

Michael In MashupRS

Michael Mashup

 

 

Orchids And CyclistRS

Orchids And Cyclist

 

 

 

Mixed-up MediaRS

Mixed (up) Media

 

 

 

 

Purple rein collageRS

Purple Reign

 

 

 

 

T. Mashup 1RS

Here In Harlesden

 

 

 

 

 

Old Oak Lane Exit MashupRS

Old Oak Lane Exit

 

 

 

Amy's Empty Winehousess

 

 

 

Autumn Circles Fallingss

Autumn Circles Falling

 

 

Crossdressingss

Cross Dressing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flower In The Atticss

Flower In The Attic

 

 

 

Me Myself And Iss

Me Myself And I

 

 

 

Nana Dot Com Tooss

Nana Dot Com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seasonal Cycles. 11.9.16ss

Seasonal Cycles

 

 

 

 

 

StreetlifeRS

Street Life

 

 

The Sky's The LimitRS

The Sky’s The Limit

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tower Of flowersRS

Tower Of Flowers

 

 

 

 

V. Mashup 3RS

Women Passing by

 

 

 

 

 

W. Mashup 4RS

Men Passing By

 

 

 

 

X. Pixel painting 2RS

Pixel Painting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Y. Melded MashupRS

Melded Montage

 

 

 

 

Z. Walking On Water

Walking On Water

 

 

 

All images © Steve Swindells. All rights reserved. October 2017.

 

 

 

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2014 Revisted Via My Old iPhone 4S (which died). Part 1.

28 Aug

The title speaks for itself.

This is most definitely a photo blog, but I will probably feel moved to comment on pics in passing.

I’m writing this in the early house Bank Holiday Monday in N.W London. The stragglers from Carnival are still dribbling by on this sultry, late summer night. I just had a joint on the balcony, accompanied by a V&T. So I’m feeling creative, having just up-pixellated (I think I invented that word) all these pics using the iResize App.

2014 was an interesting year. In August, I’d literally moved-up-in-the-world (to an even better loft apartment in the same complex but one floor up!) and had a brief but wonderful autumn holiday in Barcelona with my mum (aged 86 at the time), Mike, Sylvie and Thibault Swindells, and my teen nephew Leon Bahar. I also released my pretty-damn-rocky album The Hanging Baskets Of Babylon (why not click to listen to it, as you peruse the pics?), which is available to stream and download on all the usual digital suspects. Most of it is collaborative,  with some cool high-caliber American musicians: Jay Tausig, Ralf Lenz and former Captain Beefheart (yes really!) drummer Robert Williams, amongst others.

I’m just going to post the photos in the order that they appear in the desktop file.

10. Sainsbury's homebase, Finchley roadRS

Ten

 

Abandoned Morrocan PouffeRS.jpg

Abandoned Morrocan Pouf

 

Grand Union Canal Towpath, Harlesden.

Allotment ArtichokeRS

Allotment Artichokes

Bath.

 

Arches - Parc El Clot, BarcaRS

Arches

 

Parc Del Clot, Barcelona.

 

Autumn glory - Roundwood ParkRS

Autumn Glory

 

Roundwood Park, Harlesden.

 

B4 it's BegunRS

B4 It’s Begun

 

Elephant and Castle.  These bleak and strangely evocative subways no longer exist.

 

Barcelona From Parc GuelRS

Park Guell

 

The view of Barcelona from Gaudi’s surreal,  pleasure garden is quite breathtaking. You can see the scaffolding around the towers of his ever-evolving masterpiece, La Sagrada Familia, in the centre of the pic. It looks like the great man also invented ‘upcycling’ with his imaginative and creative re-use of broken crockery.  Mind you, he probably broke it on purpose.

 

Barcelona MarinaRS

Marina Marinara

Barcelonetta.

 

Barcelona Metro StationRS

Metro Windows

Barcelona.

 

BarchitectureRS

Barchitecture

Barcelona is full of architectural and visual contrasts and surprises at every corner. It’s such a great walking city too. And there are cable cars, a funicular railway and even escalators (up to Park Guell) to help with the hills.

 

Billy Fury wayRS

Billy Fury Way

 

I find this so evocative. It’s over the road from West Hampstead Overground Station.

 

Canal Wharf. JPGRS

Wharf

 

Grand Union canal. Harlesden.

 

Cat And Tiger Bike. NCYRS

Hidden Tiger, Surpised Cat

 

I found the kid’s tiger bike in the street. I thought one of my neighbour’s children would appreciate its retro, wooden charms. JJ, my wonderful cat (he passed earlier this year aged 19) looked somewhat taken aback by this territorial intruder.

 

Cawsand BayRS

Lemon Grey Horizon

Cawsand Bay, Cornwall.

Chiswick Mall SunsetRS

Chiswick Mall Sunset

 

 

Cool Venue, Hackney WickRS

Hipster Hangout, Hackney Wick

 

 

Damnation Alley, West HampsteadRS

Damnation Alley

West Hampstead.

 

 

Derelict 50s Building, Hammersmith BridgeRS

Derelict Sunset Reflection

A beautiful 50s block overlooking Hammersmith Bridge which has since been demolished (criminal!) to make way for yet more tiny, anodine, dreary unaffordable apartments (with river views) and no architectural merit whatsover.

 

Dining Afloat Alfresco. BathRS

Alfresco Dining Afloat

 

What a cool invention – that’s the first time I’ve seen such a sliding/canvas roof thing! Sydney Gardens, Bath.

 

Diversity At summer Rites, Tobacco DockRS

Diversity

 

Summer Rites.  Tobacco Dock.

 

 

Ella Ella TooRS.jpg

Ella Ella Ey

Soho.

 

 

End Less. SohoRS

End Less

 

Soho.

 

 

Film Crew. Poundstretcher HarlsdenRS

Save

 

A TV interview with… a homeless woman? A drug abuser? Or maybe both. Outside Poundstretcher in Harlesden.

 

Fox In The Hood. ladbroke GroveRS

You lookin’ at ME?

A fox in a derelict site by the canal at Ladbroke Grove.

 

Framed landscape. BathRS

You’ve Been Framed

The view from Mike and Sylvie Swindells’ terrace in Larkhall, Bath. Thom Topham is my Bowie-esque alter-ego.  Double album coming soon.

 

 

Gaudi's Park Guel GatehouseRS

Park Guell Gatehouse

Barcelona.

 

 

Happy Selfie. SS & LexRS

Happy Daze

 

Me and Lex on holiday in Kingsand, Cornwall in May 2014.

All photos © Steve Swindells.  Part 11 coming soon.

 

 

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