Wednesday, July 08, 2020

This blog has moved

This blog has moved to another platform: it's now integrated with my portfolio site, where regular posts will hopefully resume soon. I've had this same template for 14 years, and it's been out of date for at least a decade, so it's about time.

The newly-designed barnflakes site also has new sections for Barndoor Books, Barnacles, Barngains and Homeless Movies. I've actually been wanting to do this for years; hopefully readers will enjoy exploring the new site (which is still very much a WIP, especially the blog, where the text and images from this blog didn't seem to import properly. Sigh. Only 1,000+ posts to manually amend).

For sentimental reasons I'll keep this blog active for a while, but they'll probably be no more posts here and eventually I'll make it seamlessly redirect to the new site.

Thanks for reading.

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

St. Decay in Cornwall Today

My book of infrared photos of Cornwall, Welcome to St. Decay, is featured in this month's Cornwall Today magazine, available from most supermarkets and book shops in the county. Photos from the book grace the cover and a six-page article (which I also wrote). I'm extremely grateful to the team at Cornwall Today, in particular Tim Dixon, for featuring my photos.

Previously on Barnflakes
Welcome to St. Decay

Barndoor Books

A selection of recently printed Barndoor Books, from left to right: Pulp Poetry, Welcome to St. Decay, Rashisms, It's A Shame About Ray and Collected and Selected Poems.

Here's what some people are saying about some of them:

'The whole concept of this and these mesmerising images of alien-like landscapes of Cornwall taken on an infrared camera are so incredibly haunting, evocative and simply staggeringly beautiful.'
– Christian B

'Quite wonderful'
– Naomi

– Tim

'I really love your book. It’s novel, beautiful, intelligent and ascerbic in places – just like Cornwall. I think you’ve created something that says something new about Cornwall and I love it!'
– Rachael

'Should be in the Tate Modern'
– Frances

– Chris

'Clearly a labour of love'
– Helen

'Amazing and challenging images of where we grew up'
– Bob

"U r a fucking genius!!!!!!"
– Christian G

"Makes me want to meet the legend"
– Mel

"You must have a lot of time on your hands"
– Caspar

"Brilliant work"
– Narinder

"No comment"
– Ray

'You Are The God! Colossal respect, sir. To me, this book is what the world needs – badly!'
– Malcolm

Welcome to St. Decay and Pulp Poetry are available to buy on Etsy.