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Jung, Rothko, Tanning, Duchamp: Inside the mind of Nadav Kander. An awesome British Journal of Photography interview.

Holding one of my newest vinyl, an album close to my heart: Deinonychus 'The Weeping of a Thousand Years', a 2023 re-issue of the 1996 dark/doom metal masterpiece.

Sampling beauty.

My Fuji XT-4 pistol. Asahi Super Takumar 35mm f3.5 lens on a Urth mount, and a K&F variable ND filter.

Watched Bronson again. I tend to re-watch Brit flicks when I miss London too much. This is peak Tom Hardy before all of the Hollywood fuss. Its violent and often crass but that scene where a large group of psychiatric inmates starts dancing to the Pet Shop Boys song 'It's A Sin', is alone worth the price of the ticket. If you like Nicolas Winding Refn movies and aesthetic, make sure to check his free curated website of films, essays and more art byNWR.



Found this stunning Braun Dieter Rams Hi-Fi CE500 & CSV250 on sale here.

Portrait of the great Alfred Schnittke by Reginald Gray. His Requiem compositions (1975) is used in my mixes often. One of Schnittke’s most conceptual statements, it boldly combines styles (from the Baroque to avant-garde), composition techniques, and lineups. It is also one of the highest expressions of Schnittke’s Polystylistics and the so-called “new simplicity.

Album artwork for Gravenhurst's 'Offerings: Lost Songs 2000 - 2004' by the unmistakable William Schaff. This album was released by Warp almost 10 years ago, and is a collection of unreleased and intriguing early treasures by English singer-songwriter, record producer, multi-instrumentalist and journalist Nicholas John Talbot, who died of the young age of 37 in late 2014.

A penchant for the dramatic. The vinyl for Prurient 'Oxidation', released 2012 on Hospital Productions.

Sahara sand storms reached Portugal again, turning blue to sepia, reminding us of what a Dune-like dystopian world with a faltering atmosphere looks like.
Perfection. Douro river.


MAAT in Lisbon is hosting in its Gallery 1 an extensive exhibition of photographs, videos and sculptural pieces by Nicolas Floc'h (France, 1970). From March 27th until 26/08.

This Birdie is of Danish design and is an ingenious friendly reminder to keep a healthy indoor climate.

Animal Collective's "Sung Tongs" will be 20 years next month! An album that has made a huge impact on me and is still relevant in my collection. This is a picture I took at 8mm in Porto back in December 23. This is an incredible record store where I got myself some rare Moondog and Urfaust last time I visited and it's guaranteed to make you splurge on dozens of records you didn't know you needed.

Shoes of The Week


Montalegre – Portugal


The twisted roads to Montalegre demand your attention but are also the epitome of natural beauty.

It is Sunday today, but no resting for the local cattle breeders.

Mother and Son (front). I took this picture from inside my car. They wouldn't move and rightly so, this is their patch, they own the cobblestones. Hope to see them next year.

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Snow in Montalegre, North Portugal. 10 March 2024.
We go up to Montalegre once every year around this time,  for the traditional “Cozido à Barrosã”, a delicious dish proposing an assortment of local smoked meats and vegetables cooked in boiling water. But really, it is only an excuse to venture into one of the countries most stunning sceneries of the North. Second to none in its combination of desolate small planes and majestic mountains, it acquires the status of fantastic with the arrival of the snow. Omit needless words. Music excerpt taken from Malaria by Celer.
Paris FW24, etc.


The Paris round-up (28/2 - 2/3)

Outside the bustling Merci.

Mandatory visit #1.

Mandatory visit #6. Ofr. is one of the nicest bookshops for modern magazines and thematic, lifestyle centric books. Congrats to my youngest kid Tita for completing another turn around the sun. Here she is pictured holding a copy of  Hartcopy Aesthetic Survival - 20 Bivouacs in One Season.

'It's the brand's largest store at 1500 sq meter and will provide a holistic lifestyle experience for customers...' - Kith. Sure it is almost embarrassingly big, its got a nice looking bar (pictured) and is full of  the 'beautiful people' one expects to see carrying bags (from UAE, KW or similar) and S. Korean tik-tokers and thats all white marble shiny and rivals any dept. store for valuable product, but this is actually a store I will skip for the Internet, and not the other way around.

Now here's a store I will not skip for the internet, its the always seducing Broken Arm. It's a store that feels really modern but also traditional in its aesthetic, like the good old days of the best new stores opening up in the early days of the new millennium, such as the b Store in London (closed sometime in 2012), Tres Bien in Stockholm or Odin in NY, stocking old favourites like Bless, Christian Wijnants, Ute Ploier or Bernhard Willhelm.
I also wanted to speak to the store about their project OHNE which had blew my away a few years back with its intrepid web design and super content... its currently being updated and will continue to be curated by the good folks behind the concept store.

'Bom Dia, Boa Tarde, Boa Noite', NR. 42-74: Celebrating 25 Years of Always Stress with BLESS.

Found a nice little book about Alentejo, my favourite region of the South of Portugal, published by A Week Abroad. There's always something interesting to be found at Merci.

More books.

Yes, that's the 'Pont de Bir-Hakeim', the bridge used in Christopher Nolan's 2010 mind boggling movie 'Inception'. In the movie a section of the bridge is transformed into an infinite mirror, as Ariadne looked on in disbelief.

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