Monday, 23 June 2008

You have to give me cinq points.

Please go to this website and give all my designs 5 points. If you want, you can leave a nice comment. The name's FacileCamille.
It only takes seconds to register and I'll be posting a couple more patterns on there. If they get a good enough score, they'll make the fabric, sell it on their website and send me 5 meters for free.

Go! Go! Go! Get voting!

Friday, 13 June 2008

Save Polaroid.

Polaroid may be closing their factories at the end of this year. That would be very sad. Ilford were thinking of buying them up, then abandoned the idea. I found out from the Facebook group that one of their marketing rep was running a survey, which could mean Ilford are still thinking about it.

If you want to, you can fill in the survey below and send it back to I reckon it would help a little bit. You'll probably need to buy some films too. I feel a bit bad actually because I joined the Save Polaroid group and haven't actually bought Polaroid films in ages. So let's bring it back from the dead and use it!

Here's the survey:

Please rate your responses to statements 1 to 7a on a scale of 1-10 (1 being high and 10 low) and complete questions 7b and 8. Number 9 is optional but if you decide to answer it, please be as precise as possible

I love Polaroid because...
1. It allows the capture of spontaneous and instant images.

2. I like the feel, smell and tactile nature of Polaroid print.

3. I prefer analogue to digital technology.

4. I use it as a proofing tool.

5. I like the size of the image it creates.

6. It allows me to print real black and white silver halide images from the negatives.

7a. I like the quality and look of a Polaroid image.

7b. Please describe what it is that appeals to you about the look of Polaroid, eg its use as an artistic tool for expression.

8. What would you use to replace your current way of working when the supply of Polaroid film eventually runs out?

9. Any other comments (please be brief and explicit).

The Facebook group
The petition
The other petition
The other other petition

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Peeing in the desert.

I remembered today that all the pics I had taken in Mali had disappeared.
I went to Mali with my mum and our oldest friends (they're not that old, they're just, you know, we-were-at-your-birth kind of friends).
We flew to Gao, and drove big 4x4 across the Sahara to Timbuktu and floated back to the airport on the Niger. I remember it as the best trip I have ever been on and almost cried when I realised that all the pics had disappeared when some asshole broke into our flat a couple of years ago and left with my laptop. Luckily, I had sent some of my photos and sketches to one of the old friends who has just sent them back to me.

The two best things about the trip:
1. Not having access to a toilet for 2 weeks and having to pee in the middle of the Sahara.
2. The air being so dry that you're never sweaty and when you laugh, your lips stay stuck over your teeth.

So anyway. Here they are.

Thursday, 5 June 2008

What they did in Week 4.

I can't really see what's changed apart from those little steps I hadn't even noticed on the plans. The neighbours are slowing everything down with their complaints and, more generally, the fact that they're complete retards. I doesn't bode well. The builder is starting on the roof, since he can't build the bloody walls.