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The gritty documentary photographs of Claire Martin

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By Sandy Carson in New Photography on Saturday 26 November 2011

Claire Martin got her start as a social worker and turned her efforts towards her camera. And it shows. Her nitty gritty subjects and intensely intimate reportage of squatters and junkies won her the Magnum Foundation 2010 Inge Morath award. Her work meshes between fine art, documentary and contemporary photography.

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Phenomenal bike riding by Danny MacAskill

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By Sandy Carson in Video on Saturday 26 November 2011

What’s there not to be said about this Scottish street trails rider. 15 million hits on YouTube can’t be wrong. He’s an absolute beast and has mega skills on a bike. This video is a journey from Edinburgh to the Isle Of Skye and was filmed by his room mate Dave Sowerby. Make your granny […]

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Jape: an electro-rock band from Dublin

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By Sandy Carson in New Music on Saturday 26 November 2011

Jape are a electro-rock band from Dublin, Ireland featuring members of Redneck Manifesto, Somadrone and VisionAir. Their music makes me want to do the highland jig and their videos are top notch. I got to know these guys after using a Redneck Manifesto song in an Etnies Video. One of their songs, Phil Lynott, was […]

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Redneck Hippie: a documentary about gun fanatic Jeff Pierce

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By Sandy Carson in New Film on Friday 25 November 2011

English film-maker Philip Bloom really nails it here, with this short documentary on Texas old time BMX legend and gun fanatic, Jeff Pierce. He’s part redneck, part hippie and part nutcase! I hate guns, but really enjoy nerding out on the camera work here. Shot with a Red Epic and Phantom Flex, the slow-mo on […]

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Picture Black Friday

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By Sandy Carson in New Photography on Friday 25 November 2011

This is a call for entries photo journalism project on what your country looks like while it scrambles franticly for bargains on the busiest shopping day of the year. My past year’s entries (see above) were shown at the Finch and Ada gallery in New York last week and featured in the fall issue of […]

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Filz Felt: an eco felt company

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By Sandy Carson in New Eco on Friday 25 November 2011

When I think of felt, I think of the wee furry animals we played with in junior school. But now we’re all grown up, we can still enjoy felt, thanks to this Boston-based eco felt company. They makes choice custom home d├ęcor for your office or lounge that’s both sustainable and biodegradable. My cats approve […]

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Scottish Star Wars Episodes

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By Sandy Carson in Video on Friday 25 November 2011

Okay, this might be a bit of a wildcard and too much of an in-joke for you non-Scottish speaking viewers with no access to subtitles. But it’s pure genius if you ask me. The weather is so bad in Scotland that it brings out the best in us. As well amazing You Tube dubbers. Like […]

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