Category: Gossip

  • The Camera Adds 20lbs: ‘Monster’ Lens Brings £101,000 at auction

    The Camera Adds 20lbs: ‘Monster’ Lens Brings £101,000 at auction

    FOLLOWING THE CALL OF A MYSTERIOUS PRIVATE BIDDER, the incredibly rare Nikon f/2.8 fisheye lens sold at Grays of Westminister for £101,000. The huge wide-angle lens is said to be so extreme that is can “see behind itself” – weghing in at a healthy 5.2kg, measuring 171mm in length and a diameter of 236mm. The […]

  • ARRUGAS “Wrinkles” – a film by Ignacio Ferreras

    ARRUGAS “Wrinkles” – a film by Ignacio Ferreras

    New Directors Award at SAN SEBASTIAN, nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 2012 ANNIE Awards, 11 nomatinations (including one for the Best Animated Film) in 2012 Goya awards; longlisted for the Academy Awards. I’m lucky enough to be promoting and helping create the publicity for a great European feature film, called Arrugas (eng: Wrinkles). […]

  • The Unspoken Rules of Facebook

    The Unspoken Rules of Facebook

    In the beginning there was Cambridge, MA. 2004. The code for Facebook version 1.0 had its last tweaks clack-clack-clacked from a tiny room within the graduand folds of Harvard, before being released into the world. Today, it’s worth 4.27 BILLION dollars and calls Palo Alto, CA, home. Facebook is the social networking service that’s irreversibly […]

  • His Master’s Voice: About To Choke?

    His Master’s Voice: About To Choke?

    [AS FEATURED BY CHIMP MAGAZINE AND FUTURE ARTISTS] EXPOSURE TO THE STREAM of doom-impending headlines would make it easy to believe that the death knell is nigh for HMV. With no official gauge of public reaction to the possible loss of the company, there has been an interesting lean towards keeping up shop – a […]

  • 4 Years In The Making: Underground Art Documentary Invisible Circus Emerges

    4 Years In The Making: Underground Art Documentary Invisible Circus Emerges

    Tweet: @invisibleccircus. Image courtesy Naomi Smyth Naomi Smyth brings her avant-garde sensibilities and unique camerawork to bear on Invisible Circus: No Dress Rehearsal, a documentary about a communal group – The Invisible Circus – whose inspiring indie ethics and refusal to sell out is caught on film. The screening is in Bristol this Saturday at […]

  • RICKY GERVAIS: GOLDEN GLOBES’ MOST CONTROVERSIAL HOST?

    RICKY GERVAIS: GOLDEN GLOBES’ MOST CONTROVERSIAL HOST?

    Sexy dress! Sexy dress! Sexy dress. Sexy tux! Oh look Angelina turned up! Sexy dress… How do you solve a problem like making an overblown awards ceremony interesting?  For many, the 68th Golden Globe Awards spelled a night of back-patting and Academy Award predictions. For others, it’s watching the motion picture elite swan around, dine […]

  • Paloma Faith, In A Manner of Speaking

    Paloma Faith, In A Manner of Speaking

    Paloma Faith, In A Manner of Speaking   JOURNALIST SALI HUGHES SAID – ACTUALLY, TWEETED IT, BEST: “Everyone going batshit mental over Paloma Faith: have you never said something on Twitter on a bad day, that made you sound a bit of a dick?” Exactly. The temptations are always there: to VENT AND TYPE FURIOUSLY […]

  • MANCHESTER INDIE FILM: UK FILM COUNCIL ABOLISHED – AFTERMATH

    MANCHESTER INDIE FILM: UK FILM COUNCIL ABOLISHED – AFTERMATH

    THE GIFT OF HINDSIGHT can be a wonderful thing. In the average time it takes to get over a break up, two months have passed since Jeremy Hunt, Minister of Culture announced a number of cuts and “streamlining” initiatives that saw many public bodies merged, or simply culled. The public sector has forced its goodbyes […]