All posts tagged: Halloween Jack

Halloween Jack by Marta Nava for [shutter and ink.]

Of ups and downs… and further down.

I have the feeling that I’ve only been complaining lately… Possibly not so much over here, but face to face. When people can pretty much figure out you’re not at your 100% with just one glance, I guess it’s time to start snapping out of it. Truth is, I don’t deal well with bad moods. Since end of last week, I’ve been feeling a bit down. I’ve had too many things going on in my mind, and I wasn’t sure how to deal with all of it, so I pretty much decided to shut down and don’t deal with anything at all. Last weekend, I spent it in bed. I wasn’t necessarily sleeping all the time, sometimes I was just staring at the ceiling/wall, or maybe watching series, or yes, sleeping. My brother was tentatively poking his head around to check I was still alive from time to time, and to check whether I was going to have lunch and the usual basic-survival stuff. On Saturday, I made a bit of an effort to go …

The Sunday Post

This past week has been weird. I fell sick on my last few days of holidays, and spent a couple of days working from home, feeling poorly, sneezing and being all around disgusting. By Thursday, I was feeling much better, even if my throat still hurt and my voice sounded a bit broken. I have the feeling I’ve wasted a week of my life overall, but what can you do, right? You just cover yourself in layers, take meds, bring tonnes of tissue wherever you go and move on. On Thursday I discovered a little place around Soho that serve juice, tea and smoothies. It’s called Juice Tonic, and it was awesome. If you’ve never been and are in the area, make sure to pay them a visit. The guys are very friendly and look like wizards when they’re preparing your drink. They’re also up for a laugh if you’re in a chatty mood! Yesterday, I attended the latest Halloween Jack gig, at the 229 in Great Portland Street. The venue was really cool, not …

Let’s rock and roll!

Last week I was invited by Halloween Jack to be a photographer for their gig on Thursday at The Underbelly of Hoxton in London. This is something I had never done before. The closest would be by taking my smartphone or point-and-shoot camera and snapping some drunken pictures of our shenanigans in a pub. On this occasion, my friend had asked me if I would be interested in advance, so I had time to prepare and worry about the outcome. Taking photographs at concerts or bars is quite tricky. First of all, there isn’t a proper source of light. It seems that light levels are relatively constant (er… dark all the time?) but since the light moves from one lamp to another, and changes colours, it’s difficult to get great results. I read a lot about the subject because, even if I do understand my camera, and how photography works and how to play around with the settings, the unknown is something that makes me nervous, what can I say? On the night, I went …

A few photos for you!

Hello everyone! I’m trying to post regularly again, as I’m aware I’ve been leaving the blog quite abandoned. This weekend I’ve spent it mostly cleaning. I was tidying my room on Saturday, but for some reason, I don’t know what I’ve done, it’s again a mess. Ah well… Today I went to my friend’s for lunch and we had raclette. I love it so much! It was nice to catch up, and to meet her friend, and gossip for a bit. I even got to practise my French listening skills! After eating a lot, we even had dessert. My friend had cooked an apple tart, and her friend had brought cakes from Paul’s (as I don’t have such a sweet tooth, I brought the cold meat – but I did eat some tart!) Everything was super yummy! Afterwards, I came home and started working on the photos I took at my friends’ gig. There are quite a few that I actually like! I don’t want to share them with you yet, because I want them …