Friday, 10 May 2013

1927 in Colour

London in 1927 from Tim Sparke on Vimeo.
Incredible colour footage of 1920s London shot by an early British pioneer of film named Claude Friese-Greene, who made a series of travelogues using the colour process his father William - a noted cinematographer - was experimenting with. It's like a beautifully dusty old postcard you'd find in a junk store, but moving. Music by Jonquil and Yann Tiersen.

William Friese-Greene apparently conducted some of his early film experiments here in Brighton and lived in Hove; he even has a bus named after him. Read more about Mr. FG here.

Monday, 6 May 2013

Bank Holiday Brightness




All taken in the lovely spring sunshine today at Monks House. If anyone would like to buy that house for me, that would be fab, thanks.