This is just the little bit I can do to give back to the music scene and the people that make it up, who have meant so much to me.
“For those who are lost, there will always be cities that feel like home.” ― Simon Van Booy, Everything Beautiful Began After
"Just the Push and Pull of Progress..."
"It's more about subtracting every single buck from the tourists that still flock there. Gentrification and the need for developers to maximize their profits from every square inch of the place means that there just aren't any scruffy little basement clubs left. Those scruffy little basement clubs were the areas lifeblood. Now, it's all penthouse flats and global brands. They destroyed the very thing that drew people there in the first place - it's superficial sleaziness." Derek Ridgers
"The Miskatonic Expedition of 1934"
The following images were inspired by the
The Pnakotic Manuscripts
Expanded upon by the resultant research
into Animal Experimentation, Husbandry
and modification under the direction of
Profesor Dzhon Dou
U.S.S.R., Circa 1938-1950
"Printmaking & Alternative Process"
- These reproductions of 17th-19th Century printing plates are created to highlight historical image-makers and the processes they utilized. They are created on copper or brass plates and etched using an acid bath to create an intaglio or relief image. As such they represent not only a pice of art, but a teaching instrument introducing the viewer to the history of modern image making.
- I use the same historical process to create original artwork as well.
Addition processes used in the creation of my original images include;
Argyrotype Contact Prints
Salted Paper Prints
Cyanotype Contact Prints
Various Transfer Methods
VanDyke Contact Prints
Copper Metal Transfer Image
: one that is the lowest status or rank (Merriam-Webster)
I disagree. To me the Bottom Feeder provides the foundation for an ecosystem or society. Often overlooked and under appreciated, The Bottom Feeder goes about life with a quiet resilience and strength. Unlike a Unicorn or other romanticized creature, the Bottom Feeder is real and necessary. It will persist and remain through changing tides and currents of adversity. I am a proud Bottom Feeder and I will do what I can to support those who are like me.
This is dedicated to all the Orphans of The Industry: the hardworking visual artists, the performing artists, musicians, poets and writers. I believe in you and salute your spirit.