Saturday, December 5, 2009

winter madness

Self portrait entitled 'Winter madness'.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

catch from afar.

Wobage farm sunset. 23/11/09

As I stated in my last blog, sometimes us Cornish have to travel afar to find what we are looking for and I ended up catching this bugger on a farm with a field full of perry pear trees and sheep with a warm autumn sunset in behind. How quintessentially English of the Herefordians to think of such an arrangement just as I turned up, jolly good show.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Cornish photography

St.ives harbour, low tide.

What with Cornwall's fishing, mining and farming being up the spout local cornish people have suddenly turned to photography to help bring home the bacon. They are using much the same methods as with the old crafts but just utilising them elsewhere. Going far distances to gain a catch to bring home as in fishing. Delving deeper into the subject to obtain better quality material as they would have down the mines and working year round growing collections of photo's for the whole community to feast upon. This particular print is £265 framed plus postage and packaging, hahaha. Buy now for quick delivery......

Sunday, November 15, 2009

After the storm

After the storm, Penzance prom.

Local lads await monster waves.

Local lads play with monster waves blasting over the walls, Penzance promenade.

As severe weather warnings are given to the south of England this week I was lucky enough to be in Penzance at high tide yesterday evening, the light was poor and the waves unpredictable but I managed to meet these young lads playing with the blasts on the promenade. It is a shame though as the daybefore the prom was closed and i'm sure this was a dummed down event compared to that. The prom was laden with sea weed and there were many spectators enjoying the evening battery, one onlooker stated, 'better than bloody fireworks day though intit'.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Balancing stone, Cape Cornwall.

This photo is a little ode to Edward Weston. I read a small book on him this week and it made me cry when it said he took his last picture entitled 'rocks and pebbles' in 1948. He took beautiful photos that I feel spoke a lot about his freedom when travelling or with friends. Peace and respect.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

mushroom season

Mushrooms, Nats garden, Hereford.
It is time for mushrooms as autumn is upon us. I dont know enough about them but I did take a deathcap home to my mum once to see if we could eat them and she thought I had contaminated her whole kitchen including freshly made stew! sorry mah! Richard will know what it is i'm sure, and will leave a comment. Peace to ya all and find some mushroom man.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Me (Jacob Bodilly)

Unlike the parasite

Want to be famous, plant a tree
Do something at least
Think before you speak
A blade of grass is as righteous as you, the Muslim the Christian the Buddha the Jew
What is the point in death for death, just a sorry situation?
We are dust, be at one with stone for it outlives and endures for infinity
Unlike the parasite

By Jacob Bodilly

Sunday 18th October 2009

Monday, October 12, 2009

say your prayers

Chapel, Truro cathedral, Cornwall
My sunday post, praise to the holy.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

5 minutes in Longton saturday 3rd of october

Car parking space with dirty nappy in it, Longton.

Carpark with trash, Longton, Stoke -on-Trent, England.

Cleared area, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, England.

Longton, Stoke -on-Trent, England, 3rd october 2009

I think Stoke is one of the most interesting places I have visited to photograph but I never have more than about two hours to do any. I was so lucky on saturday as the sun was going down It showered the crumbling delapidations splendidly. I hope to return to do a more in depth project later this year, I bet I don't get anywhere as good light though, also London and Pari are on my hitlist. I will call my works 'delapidayashan acrass de neayshan fareal'.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Tiverton dereliction part. 1

Tiverton hospital (derelict), 30/09/09
On returning to my home town last week I noticed it was even rougher than ever before.
Many of the shops and buildings are empty or derelict and I documented a few for the blog. I won't put them up that quickly as no one actually reads my blog. I am noticing a ot of dereliction and degredation across the nation at the moment and my visits to Stoke-on-Trent this week paints a colourfully grim picture of Britian's urban demise.
Fact; I had my head stitched up twice at this Hospital.

Monday, September 28, 2009


Street scene, royal square, St.Ives

Beware, Photograph can never really satisfy and is usually useless!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Anything and nothing

St. Ives Local outside there house on the Stennack

'Nothing really matters to meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee' (That bloke in Queen)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

promenade sick

St. Ives front in september festival, sept 09
Ice creAM AND CHIPS PLEASE mr. takeaway man sir. Can I have some tap water with chlorine in it please. The seagulls circle and dive upon their easiest ever prey.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Lonesome with cream

Lonesome with cream, St.Ives 2009

I've got better photos but I don't care, this guy was lonesome and I feel he needs exposure.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Encircling winds

The wind doth blow, seething and enraged
Everything is nice with no sympathy for the dying
Hounded are the Oaks, Willow and Pine
Everything is fine when you block out the crying
Whistling with violence, a plague for the earth
Constantly sad by your lack of reality
The wind is Hatred’s friend
Scared of giving you die away alone
Young Tree’s are uprooted and killed
Continue to lie, continue to hide
The raging power battles onward
Deaf, dumb and blind you suffer without hope.

Enjoy from Jacob

Sunday, August 23, 2009

August at the beachs

Porthminster beach, St. Ives 22nd aug 2009

A time of great prosperity and happiness. Bless the lord.

Sunday, August 16, 2009


A random from randoms of randomness.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

my dog self

Crazy looking dog, Hay-on-wye market day, aug 09

how long can all this carry on for?

Sunday, August 9, 2009

lurking in shadows

After lurking in a few dark corners and weaving through my world a bit longer I may have just a few new images, im my new hardest critic but thats not hard because I havent got very many. hello to the world!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Bloke walking home, Italy 09
Taken on Canon Eos Elan film camera, ilford HP5 film.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Drink to get happy

Drunkard, Cardiff 09.

And Jesus turned water into wine. This bloke was cool, he sang us a song and everything!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

natural perception

currently untitled

I have sensed so much darkness in people's brains, this photo reminds me of their minds.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Master and apprentice

Master and apprentice.

An old man and a young man are talking to eachother.

When the old man hears of the young man's achievements he says he feels forlorn that his own life hadn't been like this.

The young man disagree's and says, 'Come now, you have done many things and achieved much'

The old man says, 'No, I am a fool before your achievement'

The young man's attitude changes now and he finally says, 'If you would be willing to change what you have had and what you have done, that is, your natural path as a man I am ashamed to say I will have to surpass you as I follow none of these ideals.'

The old man doesn't understand and changes the subject.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Monday, May 11, 2009

Friday, May 8, 2009


hELL TO ALL MY 4 FOLLOWERS. That wasn't sposed to happen but it did and you cant change the past. Tonight I spent one whole hour looking at photo's trying to pick 'one' to put on my blog but I only found 'one' and its this one. I think I need some new photo's now and waiting to do some proper black and white printing in the next few weeks. I dont even know if this is a good picture anymore. Im tired now.

Monday, May 4, 2009

To boldly go where no photographer has been before


I wanted to do a blog tonight called, 'another boring nice photo' which was going to be an attack on photographs that look nice for about one second and then you don't want to look at them anymore, but if I was to put one of my boring nice photos up I would be just as bad wouldn't I. So I really hope from now on I can just select the great photographs. I mean everyone has a million photo's now because of digital and its all to easy really and then you cant select one so you pick anything, thats what people do I think. I'm pissed off and bored by it all, the flimsyness of it all, surely we can say something definitive a few times withour magic photo box machines.

You know we are aliens don't you but we just don't admit it. Thats why we have all these crazy inventions and big monkey brain technologies. Fuck boring nice photographs, I don't just want mild mystery I want full blown fucking witchery. hahhahahahaa

Sunday, May 3, 2009

subversive figures exhibition

'Toy soldier' by Robert Bradford

Robert Bradford

Hey there, I went to the 'subversive figures exhibition last night and had a really good time, everyone was really cheery and the atmosphere was healthy, unlike the show at the newlyn arts gallery last weekend. It was held at the St. Ives society of artists gallery which is a beautiful renovated chapel in Norway square.

It is ''An exhibition of figurative painting and sculpture which explores the strange territory and occasional overlap between the beautiful and the ugly.''

The show is made up from a group of artists working in Cornwall, they are; Robert Bradford, Una d'Arigona, Sue Dove, Ian Dunlop, Sara Jenkins, Karen Lorenz, Penny Macbeth, Morwenna Morrison, Lisa stuart, Linda styles.

My favourite piece was 'Toy soldier' by Robert Bradford, a huge sculpture of a space age type soldier made of old toys that greats you with his pink gun as you enter the exhibition. I spent so much time being excited about it that I didn't really give the other works much time which is a shame, maybe i'll go back when i'm not tired and pissed on cheap booze.

I wish them all the best, sound as a pound. check out their blog;

Thursday, April 30, 2009

man in the mirror

Dudio, Venice.

Going back through my images of Italy again, I went there for two reaons only. (1). To visit Nats who was working there in a nursery. (2). To take loads of pitures. I am still deleting the bloody things, I must have taken about 3000 photos. Oh well, really enjoyed it and I think I satisfied my appetite for coffee and cigarettes and biscotti's and pasta and pizza and dodgy fashion and photos, but not of Nats. Of her, I am a complete addict!

'I'm talkin bout the maaaan in da mirror, I'm askin him to change his wayays'. That song always made me think of going to the post office with my mum when I was a little kid, I still remember a day dream I had about it year ago, all the booths turned into mirrors and all the people disappeared, it was grey silver and there was no way out until I woke up.

Jacob Bodilly secret: I used to dress up as Micheal Jackson when I was about 5 and do all the moves, Yeh.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Always late with my pictures, I would never make a journalist. I took my bird out Marizion to look at the view. It stank really bad and the weather was real crazy. Intense bright sunlight through black clouds onto the churning waves.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Anotherphototolookatifyouwan t

Did quite a bit of photography at the weekend but I only have one image today. I did some rude ones but im not putting them up on my blog, hahah. Did some studies of my girlfriend Natalie an she did some of me. She has the most beautiful hands on the planet.

Gonna go out with my black and white film camera one day this week to catch the spring flowers. Bought a Halina 3000 manual camera for £5 at a junk store as well, it works fine, the lens is clean. I wanted a Holga but this will suffice for the time being. I am also going to do a few motion pictures on my Gaf super 8 camera this year but it takes so long as there is only one place in England that sells the film and the you have to ship it to Germany or America to get it developed. Haa, bet your all bored now.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Tourista diavolo

Signage, Newlyn, Cornwall

Hello anyone. I am trying to still take a picture. I went a bit crazy yuther day and wrote down loads of stuff about why I was taking pictures in the streets. Trying to have a bit of a break and a rethink about how too bring more positivity to my photos. I think I love photo's but I am not putting enough love into mine because I have to do all the other things as well. Honey and banana cream pie. This sign is as you enter Newlyn, I thought it was remarkably brilliant seeing as though its a one way system so you have to go that way, hahahahaha.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

ay baa ggom lad. Feeling dissillusioned today as to whether taking pictures of random people is gona land me in trouble I have opted for a tame one this easter sunday. Praise to Jesus christ, the rebel messiah.

Monday, April 6, 2009

My beautiful homeland

Nan and Logan

Nan Christine 84, Logan 8 months

Horse in meditation

View towards cot valley

From the magic garden

Magic teapot

Magic snail colony

Jubilee pool, Penzance.

I love my homeland and my family. Praise to Ja