Long Distance Beard Art?

My long distance package from a friend Dave Carter Baker in Birmingham arrived today containing my shipment of Fused magazines.

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After cutting open with my big scissors and then vigoursly ripping back the flaps I was quite surprised to find an  extra gift .

Should I frame it and lock it away in my downstairs safe.

The art of grooming, beardart from bakersy by the grim weeder.

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What exactly is it ?

Peculiar and strange.

A long distance personal dna infused self portrait or a religious icon of the beards contemporary cultural status? I have yet to figure this out.

 

 

 

Fused Magazine

Take a look at my dps and interview by Peter Paul Hartnet in the fantastic Fused magazine, available throughout the Uk and selling at the eye candy popup store in Birmingham.

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Anomie

Geronticide

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Strange

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My new photobook is available to buy on Amazon and Blurb .

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

Set within Grange Park a council estate in Blackpool which the locals call strange . This book is derived from a desire to document areas of personal significant importance to myself with an intention to memorialise .
By embedding myself in the lives of the people who live on Grange Park and documenting their story through audio and visual photographic testimony I entered a world which spoke of the unknown , murder , lingering ghosts , deja vu , omens , portents and pain .
A hidden world not everyone is exposed to .

An aura of strange .

Evidence of premonistic connections through time .

Montage

The technique of producing a new composite whole from fragments of pictures, text, or music.

The Hand 

Prison

Do you see the hand ….?
Abhorrent ! ….Disembodied , attached to naught .
What …. trembling ….despairs ,
are summoned forth ?
When your eyes connect ….
over a cold flesh caress .
Your hanging limbs ….
with darkness near ….
A named aversion ….dread is here ?
A twitching due …two secret fears !
The basement door is opened now ….
To close it…. You know not how .
Those secrets wished to be unknown ….
forever smite you in your home !

Previous Communications 

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Up To The Seventh Degree

Enhancing Social Presence through networking .

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On all your pages and social networking sites you should specificly cross link your most popular sites in the heading or details to provide your best sites with slightly more exposure but also giving your lesser known pages some equal attention and likely hit rate . Therefore think about the likely hood of the link being seen and where it is posted according to a viewer who will look at your site or page and also what the chances are from this visbility to if or how they will see it when clicking or stumbling across your page . You want the most visibility and likleyhood of a response  . So if and when some one comes to your page they will most likely notice the link and and chain look through all your sites thus giving them the most exposure and hits .

Facebook

Although I would not recommend facebook and would prefer google plus and twitter , I suppose I use because I feel I have to . It may help in sharing my work and getting minor publicity . So … Use facebook and post images from your own pages with specific targeted keywording and also more rare but precise and subject informed to increase chances of being noticed and noticed by the right people as well as with links to your own websites and published work included in the image , then post them to different groups with lots of members and specific subject matter .

Google Plus

Use google plus and post images from your own page with specific targeted keywording and with links to your own websites and published work included in the image , then post them to different google plus communities with lots of members and specific similar subject matter to gain the most followers and shares thus exposure .

500 px

I Use 500 px for validation and motivation as it is more frequently used by real practicing members of the photographic community . Getting a response on here should mean more than a facebook page as it is uninfluenced by other people and societal constructs or personal barriers so it is a more pure form of recognition in your passion of photography . 500 px has caused people to search for me online regarding work and job opportunitys . I also use it as a visual eye opener to search for works I myself would aspire to . Again Use 500 px with specific targeted keywording and with links to your own websites on your front page and published work included in the show image space .

Twitter

Twitter is good again for getting promoted or valuable publicity online as it has a direct link to the most inspiring and biggest names in your field . It would only take one time at being sought out , seen or recognised by someone with clout to rocket your practice into unknown levels . I see twitter as one of the most valuable ways to get noticed by the right people . Facebook is the last choice ,  if good at all as it comes with the baggage of social barriers and negative constructs of society at your home level , people are not capable of there own susceptiveness on facebook they are like sheep to the alpha . It will be no good until you make it for real if any at all even then . It is all a physchological tool of no use to your career aims at a basic level .