Wednesday, 30 June 2010

The Wrecking Season

Is an increadably personal documentry about the beach combing of Nick Darke filmed and directed by his wife Jane. I've been trying to write a synopsis but the BBC site nailed so ill just quote it;

"This haunting film, photographed by Nick's artist wife Jane, which uses atmospheric and evocative archive shot by his father, captures a unique portrait of his daily work as he combed the wild seashore for the wonderful hardwoods, exotic sea beans, fishing paraphernalia and fascinating artefacts deposited on Cornwall's beaches by the ocean's long haul drift.

It's an uplifting tribute to a remarkable man whose house, garden and whole existence are full of the wonderful things he found and whose data and observations feed into important global ocean research and investigations."

Its not on the iPlayer but there is this and this.

Saturday, 26 June 2010

Cornelius Ellen
Is one of the oldest and most respected Beachcombers on the island. Both me and Sam where lucky enough to Visit Cor at his house when we went to Texel. Cor is an amazing man and has dedicated his life to beach combing, his collection of messages in bottles is one of the most compelling stores we found on the island.

The entrance to Cor's house


Cor's Radio

An old passport photo

This letter is amazing I know the compression dose it no justice so click on it if you want to read.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Sign Painter Documentary

As a continuation from the 'Up There' post from last week, I found this to a blog for a documentary about sign painters in the US. Its nice to see another documentaries blog whilst they're still in production and the concept and the stills all look boss.