Friday, 5 December 2014

Antidote

Here's my latest musical offering.  This time graced with the wondrous presence of Noko 440.  The accompanying film features talented aerial performer Evelyne Allard.





written & produced by © Gaynor Perry

Noko 440:  wires, whistles & widescreen wonder-dust

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ANTIDOTE

A little sanctuary
A little sanctuary
A gentle touch, feeling warmth
Could it be an antidote, an oasis
Evoking pleasure, carry us away

I’m feeling nothing, I’m weightless like pollen
Try and push me over, resistance like iron
You build me up, thirsty, hungry
Nothing can touch this melody inside me

A little sanctuary
A little sanctuary
Gentle words, feeling warmth
Could it be an antidote, an oasis
Diffusing pressure, melt away

I could forgive you, I could forgive myself
Or tear a hole through the ether
We’re not immune, our shadows entwine
We’ll find the sun, breathless, breathless
Could it be an antidote, an oasis

We’re not immune, our shadows entwine
We’ll find the sun, breathless, breathless

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Thursday, 6 November 2014

Portrait of Kate Daisy Grant

I've been very fortunate recently to work with Kate on the imagery for her album and also the video for her song Silent Night.










You can buy Kate's new album 'Portrait' here.





Saturday, 6 September 2014

Blue Bear



Blue Bear
40 x 40 cm
Oil on board

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This painting & photographs of the bear appear in my book How Shall I Get Elephants To Stay.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

How Shall I Get Elephants To Stay (a book of dreams)

Preview Here

We sleep.
We dream.

During sleep the body and mind repairs itself in order to thrive. It is a time for restoration where essential truths are revealed in the realm of dreams, engaging with all the senses.

In dreams, perception of time and space defies scientific laws. There are no rules in these
surreal vistas, only an invitation to explore, untethered, and learn the true nature of our fears and desires.

Throughout history a reverence for the power and meaning of dreams has shaped civilisations.  They provide us with a potent awareness of ourselves and our bearing in the world.

How Shall I Get Elephants to Stay is an account of my own vivid dreams, illustrated and embodied by my photographs, paintings and sculptures. The title itself is from a vivid dream which showed me writing this book. It is my testimony to the beauty, wonder and mystery of the inner and outer natural worlds.


Worldly Possessions – a song beginning with water and ending with flesh.
In this book the nature and landscape photographs are incidental, nothing is staged. Many of the photographs being taken on my phone as the moment requires. I'm fascinated by the way dreams and waking life often overlap. Uncannily offering a timely metaphor to underline a message sent by the subconscious. Bringing this nocturnal awareness into the daylight helps me to strengthen an alliance with my environment, to discover my bearing in the world and to perceive subtleties of seemingly reciprocal influence.

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Portrait of Evelyne Allard













Evelyne is an aerial artist currently performing in LIMBO at the South Bank in London.  

I was struck by the poetry of Evelyne's performance and wanted to capture the essence of that feeling in these photographs.   



Sunday, 1 June 2014

LIMBO

Danik Abishev

LIMBO is a wonderful blend of music, dance, circus, sideshow, magic, acrobatics and spectacle.  I'm lucky enough to have seen it twice now and each time has been a life affirming experience.

Here are my photos of the cast warming up before the show.










Mick Stuart










Hilton Denis