Competition now over
Final score and winner CFA (22 not including first two and 10 bonus points for the last one)
Captions added to images when I can be bothered.
Since posting this page I have updated one image -same photographer, and added two new ones I had overlooked – so the chronological order is now shot to pieces.
I have also withdrawn one which was not really true – so the numbering is also shot to pieces.
When I started this blog I promised pictures. Since then I have presented one animated bidet and a few other s0rdid odds and ends. So in a similar spirit to the ‘Ten Commandments’ post I thought I would set myself the challenge, as honestly as I could, of collecting the images that have made the greatest difference to my creative life. I am sorry this sounds so pretentious but I can’t think of another way of putting it, because I don’t mean life I mean projects – you know what I mean.
To avoid presenting a family photo gallery documenting weddings, births, deaths, Christmas, holidays or cats, dogs, stoats etc all bar one of the images collected here are third party images – in other words I have had nothing to do with them, I wasn’t there, I don’t own them, I didn’t make them but for some reason they have had a big influence on the things I have gone on to try to do. In many ways they are quite burdensome, in so far as I find it impossible to think of a project in which one or other of them has not featured in a somewhat obsessive, repetitive way. There is one exception; the first image is in a category of it’s own – uniquely it has inspired my real life and my creative life in equal measure.
After the first exceptional one they are in chronological order starting from the age of about eight when you will note my sensitivity to the visual was zero but I have an almost overwhelming sense of joy when I see the image – I can smell the overheating components .Things really only kick off from image 3 when I was age 13 which you may note equates to some degree with image 1.
To those nerds among us – I know you are out there – I offer the prize of an honorary mention on this blog if you can associate an image with its source , director, designer, artist – whatever. The first and second ones do not count. It’s just occurred to me its a it like an advent calender and another thing – how very similar a lot of them are – hmmm?