You Can Never Hurt Me!

They put me down, they bullied me, they tried to strip me of my dignity, then they beat me and thought they were rid of me forever….




But i’m stronger than they could ever imagine.
I’m invincible!
They can’t bully me, they cannot strip me of my dignity as it’s greater than they could ever comprehend, their beatings do not hurt me, they will never get rid of me!

I am greater than them!
I am stronger than them!

I live, and they will be haunted by what they tried to do to me!


I never die!




Love to all


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Phallus Impudicus

Woodland Penis……
Cock Of The Woods…..
Or better known as a Stink Horn.

Whilst walking in the woods today we found some of these little beauties.



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The White Cliffs Of Dover

Today’s little outing was to the famous White Cliffs. This is another from the iPhone using the Hipstamatic app. At this point the rain was starting to drift in so it has a slight mistiness.



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Glastonbury Tor

I’m on a bit of a road trip at the moment to celebrate my birthday, which was a few days ago. I had a couple of nights on a really lovely campsite (Paddington Farm Trust) on the outskirts of Glastonbury.

After setting up my tent I needed to stretch my legs so of course wandered up the Tor. Here’s a photo taken on my phone on the way back down.



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Naked UrbEx

This is just a trial video of some naked urban exploration.

The main part of what i’m trying to do is art nude photography, in this case within the urban exploration style. I started using video and realised it could help me view different settings and poses, not just in the derelict building type settings, but anywhere i’m on my own trying to create art nude self portraits. I also started to see how i could possibly use the video itself as a part of the art.

A lot of this come from me having been a life model for over 20 years, mostly as my main job, so although i now have a different full time job, the use of the figure in photography is very important to me.

This is by no means the finished product. I want to try and find music that may fit, i think in this one it’s reasonable, but maybe not perfect. I need to also think more about what to video and how to those clips together.
Sometimes i may want to show how i go about getting photos, and other times just show the exploration. For the moment it’s all about experimenting and trying find something that works well, so please bear with me and maybe help me along the way.

I do a bit of Urban Exploration from time to time. On some of those trips i also try to do some art nude photos. I wander around to try and find the right places and poses. It’s hard alone so i decided to try some video to record what i’m trying to do. It also made me realise that with video i can try poses and see what they’re like, then take still images. Time isn’t always with me as there’s always the risk of people coming along and most won’t appreciate what i’m trying to do

Back in January i took a few video clips at a site was visiting and this is the result.


Naked UrbEx from Purple T on Vimeo.


Photos taken during this trip.

First is a still from the video, this is what started to make me realise that video can help with poses.



This one fits with others i do about the way the human figure is forced to be hidden away by the warped view of many in society who can’t cope with a bit of flesh. It shows me trapped in a dark and dismal place.



And again trapped and trying to find a way out.







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Having recently decided to get a new phone and finally upgrade from the old iPhone 3G to the 5S it was interesting to see all the updates on camera apps.

One of the apps I’d liked is “Slow Shutter”. I felt there was potential to experiment more, especially to create movement in photos of people. The greater control offered with the app compared to early versions is really encouraging me to see what effects it can do.

Last night I had a quick experiment with a self portrait. The result was encouraging. I then edited it in “Snapseed” and used a simple effect to help darken the background.

As a starter I’m quite pleased with this.







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Earth Wizard……On Laundry Day

The title is a description given by a viewer on Flickr. He also said on one of them that it was “like viewing the world through an enchanted snow globe….without the snow”
I really liked what he said. He’s studying art and you can see his work on Flickr here

I took these using the Lensbaby fisheye optic.












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