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I’m not really sure what I think of Redbubble anymore. When I took a 6mth+ hiatus from 2014/2015, I likened it to feeling like Redbubble was North Korea, except all my friends were there. Kinda evil, but not so much if all my friends are there. And they’re nice.

Now I’m seemingly back… because my friends are here. And they’re nice.

I’m not sure whether this development says more about me than it says about Redbubble. I think I liked the site better when it was able to draw a better distinction between art/design and photography. Sure, they know where their bread is buttered and I fully, totally, 100% respect that. But you’d wonder why they don’t realise the value of what they have (had?) in their photography communities.

I mean… just because you’re Nissan, making really quirky environmental cars and urban SUVs for kind of strange and old people doesn’t mean you can’t also make kick-ass GT-R racers that embarrass Porsches and Lamborghinis on racetracks. Which they do. And maybe there’s a whole bunch of marketing people at Nissan wishing they had a more ‘singular’ design ethos and more comfortable ‘niche’… but to date the decision makers there seem comfortable with just being really good at whatever they do, no matter how disparate and seemingly unrelated those things are.

People are complex. Weird how a site dedicated to art – of all things – seemingly can’t quite get a handle on that!

I hope they figure it out.

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three premieres in three days!

Hello, / and yes unaccountably I still do premieres (I’m fast approaching something like 400, which is a bit disturbing, or perhaps cool) – and after a brief hiatus of three weeks, followed by two in two weeks (’The Absolutely Fabulous":https://bernd-talasch.squarespace.com/movie-premieres-2016/abfab / movie and Legend of Tarzan / ), it then peaked with a rather surprisin…
Posted 3 months – 5 comments

Photos from the Absolutely Fabulous premiere

Like many things British, Absolutely Fabulous is one of those things that passed me by. And here where I sit surrounded by 52% of Britons who no longer want to be part of Europe, perhaps it’s my fault that I never felt a reason to want to adapt to that culture, just like they always felt a little apart. / It’s a strange world we live in… but until the countdown clock hits zero a…
Posted 3 months – 2 comments

Trooping the Colour 2016

June 11th, 2016. / Technically ‘trooping the colour’ refers to a larger event that involves The Queen inspecting her troops. You need to apply for a lottery to have a chance of viewing that inspection. I didn’t, however like many events, you can line the route and watch it all go past to and from Buckingham Palace and along The Mall… / Up until today, I’d successfull…
Posted 4 months – 1 comments

Photos from the X-Men Apocalypse Premiere

Last week, I had a rare (but not unpleasant) three events in three days I was able to photograph. On the Sunday, it was The 2016 TV Bafta Awards , on Tuesday it was Alice Through The Looking Glass but the big one was on the Monday – the cryptically and enigmatically titled "global fan screening’ of X-Men : Apocalypse . / I’m not the hugest fan of the franchise (but then aga…
Posted 5 months – Leave a comment
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