Friday Review

Good Friday Sunrise, Elsa Bleda, and a Podcast

It’s Good Friday today! I’m a bit delayed writing this week’s Friday Review because for some reason I decided to pop out to Burgess Park this morning before sunrise to capture a quick timelapse video of the sunrise. Lucy said, “where’s the rest of it?” – this is about 2 HOURS of recording time. Oh well… 

This week’s reading

  • Nadia Boulanger: The pioneering woman who taught Philip Glass, Aaron Copland and a generation of American composers: Link (via Red Bull Music Academy)
  • The Third Self: Mary Oliver on Time, Concentration, the Artist’s Task, and the Central Commitment of the Creative Life: Link (via Brain Pickings)
  • A Rumelt perspective on good strategy: Link (via SlideShare)

Top Tweets


Elon’s Roof

High brow graffiti

Featured Instagram: Elsa Bleda

I’m definitely not the first to find Elsa’s work alluring (81k followers and counting). She has a wonderful Blade Runner-inspired, atmospheric and neon-filled aesthetic. Her account is filled with moody, nightscapes but the misty atmospheric style and bright fluorescent lighting carries through, giving her shots a consistent look.

And finally…

I don’t want to keep going on about it, but… I’ve finally got the first episode of my podcast up – available on iTunes and Stitcher initially. You can read more about it and listen or subscribe to the podcast here.

At Easter last year I was photographing a student conference out in Germany, which was a lot of fun, but I must admit I’m happy to have a quiet one this year after a very busy term. Hope you all have a very happy Easter!