Ok, not quite a real punk but that's his stage name and I'm sure lurking beneath the surface is the true punk in him. The punk I'm referring to is Artpunk, the photographer. I've worked with him before and love his no nonsense approach and style of photography, which made him the first choice for the look we were going for.
Well, let me put you straight. This particular post isn’t about my long ago tale of lost romance (if you could call it that), it’s actually about a client request. However, it did get me thinking to that one time in my life someone said ‘We should get married’. Or at least I think that’s how it went down.
When Pole Junkie reached out to me (yes I did use that awful American phrase but hey, ignore that) around 18 months ago to chat to me about a rebrand, they had already made a dent in the pole apparel world. They wanted to take it up a notch which is where I came in. So when they recently won a Business of the Year award we thought why not share that news with everyone. Even the non pole community amongst us.
Why the shame? Because I berate my clients for not blogging enough. I need to take my own advice. So what have I been doing? No, I haven't been gallivanting around the world as some people think. I know I have a penchant for leaving the country rather frequently but I've been in good old miserable Glasgow. And by miserable I mean the weather as it hasn't exactly been a summer of sun has it?
Along with all of the other Scottish Islands, Skye was on my list as I'd always dreamt of exploring more of what's on my doorstep rather than jumping on a plane every month or so. After all, there's an amazing array of scenery within a few hours drive of Glasgow, so what better way to explore the motherland in short weekend bursts. That's the way to do it I think.
After recently completing the NC500 I was asked by many to share my itinerary. I was initially given a list by a friend and I added to it. Do some research and check out some places you fancy, and remember most of the stops on the trip are seasonal. So although I had the greatest of intentions to see and do all of the list, most, unfortunately, were closed. Here's hoping our beloved coast will cater for the tourists amongst us throughout the winter months. I'll just have to go back in warmer weather.
I'd read that Scotland had its own version of Route 66 so was curious to see what it was all about. Even though I haven't reached the West Coast of America yet I decided to tackle something that was on my doorstep and started to plan the trip for Spring this year. Warmer weather, sunny days, midgie dodging tricks and paddles in clear blue waters...
In the last post I wrote about stumbling across Ian Sanders and singing hallelujah at the top of my voice. So I'm sharing the very video I watched that helped me go back to my roots, find out who I really am and what actually makes me tick.
Do you know who you are?
Of course you do. But do you know who you are when it comes to work. And what you stand for?
It's a question that makes you think. It certainly made me think and that's why I've spent the last week or so (months actually as I started writing this in October!) seriously thinking about what I stand for. I felt I needed to nail this.
I've been a massive fan of Spike Jonze since Art School so I may be a tad biased but you can't deny this collaboration will get you commenting on it and you'll either love it or hate.