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Aye up

September 16, 2008

Hello and welcome to my photography blog. I’m a documentary photographer and writer from Manchester in the UK. You can email me at: david@dunni.co.uk or watch a short film or three here on vimeo and you can read my own publications here at Issuu. 

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Live on film

February 8, 2016

The third of Crispy Ambulance’s revues is on at Dulcimer in Chorlton this Wednesday, 10 February. My Atomic Witch video is getting an airing – if (like me) you can’t get there you can watch it here.

dulcimer

 

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Recent Bequests and Acquisitions

January 9, 2016

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Sometimes you see a piece of work that perfectly does what it is supposed to do. One such is ‘Astronomical’ by my friend Mishka Henner. In 6,000 pages spread across 12 softcover volumes, he demonstrates how astronomically large our solar system is. Each of the 5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59cm) pages represents a million kilometres. On page 1 is the Sun and on page 6,000 is Pluto, the other pages are black. To fully appreciate how this works see here, which takes us on a ten minute page turning video of a busy Volume 1 where we see the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars and the Asteroid Belt.

It was produced in 2011 as a print-on-demand set in an edition of 130 which has now sold out. However I’ve just been given edition ‘131’ by Mishka on a permanent loan to join my specialist collection of Mishka Misprints. There was a mistake made during the printing which cut his name from the bottom of each spine – those of you with The Right Stuff will have noticed that A-S-T-R-O-N-O-M-I-C-A-L and M-I-S-H-K-A H-E-N-N-E-R both contain 12 letters, which looks nice one letter per volume. All in all it’s one of those projects that works as a piece of art and a scientific demonstration of scale (he and I are aware that Pluto’s claim to be a planet has been challenged – and if you think science isn’t about politics, read about the discovery of Pluto). And it’s one of those ideas where you hate someone for coming up with something so simple yet brilliant and wishing you’d done it first.

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Happy Christmas

December 25, 2015

cctv xmas tree

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Festive Photo Fayre

December 18, 2015

This week at Open Eye in Liverpool

FESTIVE PHOTO FAYRE - FLYER-1

FESTIVE PHOTO FAYRE - FLYER-2

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Hazard sign

December 15, 2015

For a long time I’ve been more taken with ‘things’ rather than photographs of ‘things’ so I suppose it was entirely predictable I’d have one of these hazard signs made. It’s 30x20cm and made from acrylic with raised tactile lettering in black on a yellow background.

gun warning cctv

And here’s the original design.

 

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World War 3-2-1…

November 27, 2015

 

 …is my new FaceBook page where I present the usual mix of photography/absurdity/erudite observation. If you are on FaceBook, please give it a Like and maybe even a share. Thank you.

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Special edition

November 16, 2015

1984 Cover Design BookThe International Association of Privacy Professionals who acquired my collection of 1984 ephemera, have re-published my booklet about the cover design of Orwell’s book. This was given to delegates at their conference in Amsterdam. Here’s their version (Right) with the original (Left). The original edition has now sold out, but you can download a pdf of it free from here.

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