Some Stuff I'll Randomly Post.

Film and Music student at Brunel University, also interested in design and photography. Soon to be a very successful dropout.
Queueing for Muse at the Emirates.

Queueing for Muse at the Emirates.

If you challenge yourself with each artistic endeavor… you invariably become a student of your own work.

—Andrew Stanton (via disneypixar)

My housemate decided to decorate the living room. He’s a Muse fan.

My housemate decided to decorate the living room. He’s a Muse fan.

jhnmyr:

That Samsung Galaxy commercial where the mom and kids are seeing dad off in a taxi cab and she wirelessly sends him a video she warns he “probably shouldn’t watch on the plane” is like a Rorschach test; whatever you think is on that video is exactly what’s on it, and that is how filthy a person you are.


Arts @ Artaud, a set on Flickr.
An event celebrating art at Brunel University’s Antonin Artaud building. The even happens several times a year, the next being in January, and is very popular with students. Among the performers were a classic guitarist, several actors, a comedian and musical singer, a cross-dresser and a live band playing Superstition by Stevie Wonder. So here are the few photos I managed to take and hopefully a video to come soon.
Shot on a Canon EOS 600D with a Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 lens.
Classical Guitarist.Classical Guitar Performance 01.Classical Guitar Performance 02.Classical Guitar Performance 03.

Arts @ Artaud, a set on Flickr.

An event celebrating art at Brunel University’s Antonin Artaud building. The even happens several times a year, the next being in January, and is very popular with students.

Among the performers were a classic guitarist, several actors, a comedian and musical singer, a cross-dresser and a live band playing Superstition by Stevie Wonder.

So here are the few photos I managed to take and hopefully a video to come soon.

Shot on a Canon EOS 600D with a Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 lens.

Crik - Memories (Music Video) (by mhidrissi)

Memories performed by Crik

Video directed by Mehdi Idrissi

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A short music video I directed for the song ‘Memories’.

The song was recorded in my old flat at Brunel University last year and we shot the video at about 11pm, a few months later, in a car park, just off of Kilburn, because the dark setting fit the tone of the song and the lighting in the car park was powerful enough to light the video. There was no pre-planning for the shoot, it was literally discussed about an hour prior and this is the final result.

Shot on a Canon EOS 600D with a Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 lens and edited in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6.

Immortal Technique: Return of the Rebels Tour, Electric Brixton.
I got to watch Immortal Technique and Lowkey, as well as a load of other rappers including Logic and Poisen Pen, live at the Electric Brixton venue in Brixton on Thursday 25th October, 2012.
A great night with a lot of pure conscious Hip-Hop with quite a number of life lectures from Immortal Technique himself and some anecdotes from his experiences in the music industry.
One highlight was the transition from Lowkey’s set to Immortal Technique’s with a performance of Voices of the Voiceless. Lowkey’s set was great with a good selection of songs and then when it got to the headline act, Technique, the transition couldn’t have been better.
Also, there was another rapper called Swave Sevah, who I had only heard of then and now quite like, who dedicated a song to his murdered brother. He then did something I’ve never seen in my life, and never thought I would, by dedicating a song to the man who murdered his brother. The song was called ‘Funeral Music’ and was essentially a threat to the man. Considering the dark subject matter it ended up being hilarious. I’m sure that was intended, because the way he introduced the song made it seem a bit lighthearted but I could be mistaken. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsVPcTHD3oM a live NYC performance of the song).
I’m glad a got a chance to see Lowkey live during his hiatus, it was definitely a memorable performance from them both, and has made me appreciate him more as an underground UK artist.

Immortal Technique: Return of the Rebels Tour, Electric Brixton.

I got to watch Immortal Technique and Lowkey, as well as a load of other rappers including Logic and Poisen Pen, live at the Electric Brixton venue in Brixton on Thursday 25th October, 2012.

A great night with a lot of pure conscious Hip-Hop with quite a number of life lectures from Immortal Technique himself and some anecdotes from his experiences in the music industry.

One highlight was the transition from Lowkey’s set to Immortal Technique’s with a performance of Voices of the Voiceless. Lowkey’s set was great with a good selection of songs and then when it got to the headline act, Technique, the transition couldn’t have been better.

Also, there was another rapper called Swave Sevah, who I had only heard of then and now quite like, who dedicated a song to his murdered brother. He then did something I’ve never seen in my life, and never thought I would, by dedicating a song to the man who murdered his brother. The song was called ‘Funeral Music’ and was essentially a threat to the man. Considering the dark subject matter it ended up being hilarious. I’m sure that was intended, because the way he introduced the song made it seem a bit lighthearted but I could be mistaken. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsVPcTHD3oM a live NYC performance of the song).

I’m glad a got a chance to see Lowkey live during his hiatus, it was definitely a memorable performance from them both, and has made me appreciate him more as an underground UK artist.


Chaouen., a set on Flickr.
Another set of photos from Morocco, this time from Chefchaouen, taken on the last day of my trip in the summer. Chaouen is a 15th century Moroccan city built by the muslim exiles from Spain as their refuge. The entire city is surrounded by the Rif mountains and the buildings are all painted blue. It’s also a sister city of Issaquah, Washington. It’s a nice place to spend a day or two in. You’ll spot loads of people selling clothes, crafts and paintings related to the city, a load of old restaurants and hotels and more tourists than I’d expected. Almost all of the tourists I saw seemed to be photographers or have an interest in photography as they weren’t your average compact camera tourists, they were all sporting high end dSLRs etc. The day we went was one of the hottest days of our summer, reaching up to 48 degrees, and hiking up a mountain in that climate was quite hard. But Chaouen’s definitely a city worth going to again.
All photos taken myself with a Canon EOS 600D mounted with either a Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 or Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6.
Chaouen, Morocco.Shy.Silhouettes In Play.Tree.

Chaouen., a set on Flickr.

Another set of photos from Morocco, this time from Chefchaouen, taken on the last day of my trip in the summer.

Chaouen is a 15th century Moroccan city built by the muslim exiles from Spain as their refuge. The entire city is surrounded by the Rif mountains and the buildings are all painted blue. It’s also a sister city of Issaquah, Washington.

It’s a nice place to spend a day or two in. You’ll spot loads of people selling clothes, crafts and paintings related to the city, a load of old restaurants and hotels and more tourists than I’d expected. Almost all of the tourists I saw seemed to be photographers or have an interest in photography as they weren’t your average compact camera tourists, they were all sporting high end dSLRs etc.

The day we went was one of the hottest days of our summer, reaching up to 48 degrees, and hiking up a mountain in that climate was quite hard. But Chaouen’s definitely a city worth going to again.

All photos taken myself with a Canon EOS 600D mounted with either a Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 or Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6.


Marrakech., a set on Flickr.
Here are a few photos from my trip to Marrakech in the summer that I’ve finally gotten around to posting.
Marrakech is always an interesting place to be, especially at night, as there’s so much to see and do around the main square. You’ll see merchants selling hand crafted masks and figures, cooks selling different types of food (like sheep’s head, for example), and a load of performers. There are some people walking around with snakes and monkeys so that you can hold and take photos with. I personally don’t trust them because I’m not certain on the hygiene of the animals, but other tourists love them.
It’s a tourist destination so when walking around the square you tend to hear many different languages and see different kinds of people from all around the world. It’s quite interesting to see. Marrakech has become one of my favourite cities that I’ve visited and will continue to visit.
All photos taken myself with a Canon EOS 600D mounted with either a Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 or Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6.
Blind Violinist.Market, Marrakech.Market, Marrakech.Cook.

Marrakech., a set on Flickr.

Here are a few photos from my trip to Marrakech in the summer that I’ve finally gotten around to posting.

Marrakech is always an interesting place to be, especially at night, as there’s so much to see and do around the main square. You’ll see merchants selling hand crafted masks and figures, cooks selling different types of food (like sheep’s head, for example), and a load of performers. There are some people walking around with snakes and monkeys so that you can hold and take photos with. I personally don’t trust them because I’m not certain on the hygiene of the animals, but other tourists love them.

It’s a tourist destination so when walking around the square you tend to hear many different languages and see different kinds of people from all around the world. It’s quite interesting to see. Marrakech has become one of my favourite cities that I’ve visited and will continue to visit.

All photos taken myself with a Canon EOS 600D mounted with either a Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 or Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6.