Wednesday, 26 October 2016

"So, how are you finding freelancing?"

The single question I've been asked the most since making the freelance jump has been, of course, a general one about how it's all going. So... this is how it's going.

I promised myself I'd try and document how everything is panning out, and apart from the "OK, I've done it!" post, this is the first time I've actually sat and put my thoughts down about the whole thing. At the time of writing this I'm about four months in, which is hardly any time at all in the grand scheme of things. But, it's given me enough time to settle into a routine and figure some things out.

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Friday, 14 October 2016


We changed things a little on the fourth day of PARADOXPARADOX.

Thursday, 13 October 2016


There was a day two of PARADOXPARADOX, but I never made it in. My son ended up being kept in at the hospital for observation after a mild asthma attack - he's totally fine, and by all accounts was bored for most of it, but obviously that stuff came up higher in the priority list than art, so I dropped out for the day.

I was back for day three though, and it was a weird one, and very different to the first.

Monday, 10 October 2016


I've just got back home from the first day of PARADOXPARADOX, and thought I should get this down quickly while it's all still in my head.

(preface: I had to leave a tiny bit early, and before that spent the last hour or two quite distracted, due to my three year old being unexpectedly ill. My wife is, at the time of writing this, at the hospital with him. Some sort of mild asthma attack or similar, we're not sure yet, but he's doing okay now and they'll be home soon hopefully.)

This will be mostly pictures as I'm profoundly fucking exhausted, but: so far, it's been very intense and surprisingly challenging. Uncomfortable in places, highly satisfying in others.

Sunday, 9 October 2016


I've been lucky enough to be selected as one of the eight participating artists on Protovoulia's PARADOXPARADOX residency/workshop, at HOME. It starts tomorrow, and I'm excited and nervous in equal measure.

My intention is to try and document my journey through the process as much as I can, which is why I'm trying to get my thoughts down before it starts tomorrow. I think it'll be interesting to look back at this post and see if the outcomes of my venture into the unknown match my preconceptions.

Saturday, 11 June 2016

Choose Your Own Adventure

I rarely use this blog for personal rambles, but this is a big one for me. I’ve been waiting a fair while to say this too - about eight years, in fact. 

The short version is: I’ve quit my job at the BBC, and have struck out as a freelancer. I’m excited and absolutely shitting my pants. 

The long version is as follows…

Monday, 21 March 2016

Goodbye Apple, Hello Linux

Over the last few months, my much-loved but massively abused Macbook Pro has started to die on me, and I've replaced it - with a Linux machine, full time. GASP! I've been getting tons of questions from a people about both my reasoning for the switch, and of course the gory details on my new setup, and so I thought I'd throw a post together.

Friday, 15 January 2016

Live Visuals 101

OK, here it is! The blog post with the gory details.

Friday, 1 January 2016

Obligatory New Year's Post - 2015 edition

For the last few years I've been doing a round-up post at the end of the year (2014, 2013), and this year has been the craziest I've had in a long time. I find it really useful to get things down in review, if for no other reason than it's handy to keep myself in check. Admittedly I almost slacked off this year, but actually more than ever I have an important (and possibly surprising) new year's resolution to set out for 2016. I'll probably miss a bunch of stuff, but here's the gist.

So, the big news then was undoubtedly the arrival of baby #2 - Edward (Eddie) Hett: