Monday, February 11, 2013

The Thames Estuary

The River Thames is the longest river entirely in England, stretching 215 miles (346 km). It has always been important as an economic resource, a water highway, a boundary, a fresh water source; a source of food and more recently a leisure facility. But it has not always been a pleasent river to be near. In 1957 the National History Museum declared the River Thames as biologically dead. How bad was it?


On September 3, 1878, The Princess Alice, a passenger paddle steamer set off on the "Moonlight Trip" from Swan Pier near London Bridge to Gravesend and Sheerness. At around 7.40pm, as the steamer was approaching the North Woolwich Pier, the half way point in its journey and where many passengers were to disembark, she collided with the Newcastle bound vessel SS Bywell Castle and split into two.

Friday, February 1, 2013


366 was a year long project, that started on February 1st 2012 and ended on January 31st 2013. By filming every day of the year and picking a few seconds from each day 366 was created.

Thank you to everyone who tolerated me filming them, even if most people never asked what I was doing. Special thanks goes to Anna and Simone. You know why...

Music by month:
February Stars - Foo Fighters
March into the Sea - Modest Mouse
Wake Up April - The Promise Ring
Month of May - Arcade Fire
June on the West Coast - Bright Eyes
July Flame - Laura Veirs
August 8th - NoFX
September Morn - Neil Diamond
October - Jonas Alaska
November Rain - Guns 'N' Roses
Black Day in December - Said the Whale
January Hymn - The Decemberists