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Army Men Around the House.


I love these little set ups by Gareth McGorman, called Army Men Around the House.

Yes, I’ve seen figurines used this way before. I’m thinking of farmhands chopping up florets of broccoli, that sort of thing.

But, I just find these quite amusing. Perhaps it’s something to do with the fact that I used to play with toy soldiers as a child. (Much to the consternation of our cat.)

Gareth hails from Toronto, Canada and I first came across him on Instagram. I can’t find a website for him, but I’ll post a couple of links to his work under the shots.

Enjoy.

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Links:

https://www.instagram.com/armymenaroundthehouse/

https://www.facebook.com/armymenaroundthehouse/

Gareth McGorman

 

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Voice of the Great Spirit


I first met photographer, Dave Campbell back in 1992 when I worked for Owens DDB in Dublin.

He had quite a fearsome reputation as one of the best photographers in the land. His work was second-to-none, and, suffice it to say, we got on like a house full of stout.

He wasn’t fearsome. He was just a perfectionist. (What he can’t do with a pint of Carlsberg and a twizzle stick isn’t worth knowing.)

And thus began a friendship that has lasted 20 years.

Not only is Dave Campbell a brilliant advertising photographer, he’s a pretty amazing bloke too. The sort of fella you’d want in a trench beside you.

But the reason I’m writing this little post is not to laud him as a professional advertising photographer, but as a wildlife one.

Dave has been going to a place called Knight Inlet in British Columbia for the past dozen years or so and has taken some pretty extraordinary shots of bears and their habitat.

Bear photography, Knight Inlet, British Columbia, Canada by Dave Campbell.

Voice of the Great Spirit

Anyways, he’s published an amazing book of his travails in the wild west of Canada called Voice of the Great Spirit.

Knight Inlet, British Columbia, Canada.

The book was also designed by a lady called Margaret Healion, who is one of the preeminent art/creative directors in Ireland. So not only do you get a book full of breathtaking shots, it’s beautifully designed too.

Double bubble.

Can anyone smell fish?

Fall apart in my backyard

So, if you like your National Geographic and David Attenborough, I reckon you’ll like this.

If you fancy buying a copy for Chrimbo, you can do so here:
Voice of the Great Spirit.

Declared interest.

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