I love it when companies really consider design, especially the design of packaging and it's use with the product. I do love packaging you have to ruin or break in some way. Not had much time to play with this yet, I'll be spending hours on trains at the weekend, maybe I'll take it along.
Just had a very windy walk to the seafront to see these beautiful creatures put on their show. To watch them it's weird to think they have no idea people are watching them. I wonder how they'd act if they could perceive people observing them. Would they be more flamboyant with their moves or would they be shy and self conscious?
It's amazing to consider the state of flow these birds are in, and to connect it to the feelings humans have when they are doing something with absolute focus, in the moment and with no care about who is watching and observing. It's a state I find myself in when drawing and improvising and I really want to find myself in that state in more areas of life.
I'm really looking forward to sharing this part of the Beyond Work project. I've enjoyed photographing Taras, but, I've enjoyed listening to his stories even more. What you see in this photograph is a small snapshot of the care and attention to detail he puts into his work everyday. The coffee shop feels like a living embodiment of his principles that come alive in his tales about living and growing up in Ukraine and his journey to England.
The work I've made with Taras including some of his stories will be available in a limited edition book made by Stanley James Press in the coming months.
The contemplation of things as they are without substitution or imposture without error or confusion is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention. (Francis Bacon)