Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Celine and Julie

CĂ©line et Julie vont en Bateau : "aller en bateau" also means to get
caught up in a story that someone is telling you...

A wonderful film by Jacques Rivette, 1974

Lines To A Movement

Show me again the time
When in the Junetide's prime
We flew by meads and mountains northerly! -
Yea, to such freshness, fairness, fulness, fineness, freeness,
Love lures life on.

Show me again the day
When from the sandy bay
We looked together upon the pestered sea! -
Yea, to such surging, swaying, sighing, swelling, shrinking,
Love lures life on.

Show me again the hour
When by the pinnacled tower
We eyed each other and feared futurity! -
Yea, to such bodings, broodings, beatings, blanchings, blessings,
Love lures life on.

Show me again just this:
The moment of that kiss
Away from the prancing folk,
by the strawberry-tree! -
Yea, to such rashness, ratheness, rareness, ripeness, richness,
Love lures life on.

Lines To A Movement In Mozart's E-Flat Symphony
Thomas Hardy

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

The House of Whim

The House of Whim
Collaboration between photogrpaher
Pavla Kopecna and
Laura Hemming-Lowe,
Charlotte Croft and Chloe Stephens
Jan 2009

Sunday, 20 February 2011


Magnolia is an ancient genus. Having evolved before bees appeared, the flowers developed to encourage pollinationn by beetles. As a result, the carpels of Magnolia flowers are tough, to avoid damage by eating and crawling beetles.




His soul stretched tight across the skies
That fade behind a city block,
Or trampled by insistent feet
At four and five and six o'clock
And short square fingers stuffing pipes,
And evening newspapers, and eyes
Assured of certain certainties,
The conscience of a blackened street
Impatient to assume the world.
I am moved by fancies that are curled
Around these images, and cling:
The notion of some infinitely gentle
Infinitely suffering thing.
Wipe your hand across your mouth, and laugh;
The worlds revolve like ancient women
Gathering fuel in vacant lots.

From T.S Eliot's Preludes
Pictures by Chloe


Under Water Games
Kodak Underwater Camera
Pictures by Chloe

Friday, 18 February 2011


Daphne prayed for help to the river god
and was transformed into a laurel: a heavy
numbness seized her limbs, thin bark closed
over her breast, her hair turned into leaves,
her arms into branches, her feet so swift a
moment ago stuck fast in slow-growing roots,
her face was lost in the canopy. Only her
shining beauty was left.