Build a well for Bono

No, not to throw him in, don’t be cruel.

Phil Romans has organised the 2nd photo auction in support of the African Well Fund‘s ‘Build a Well for Bono’s Birthday’. Last year, his efforts raised $11,000 for the charity.

The African Well Fund is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was founded in 2002 by a group of U2 fans. Since that time, AWF has raised more than $300,000, which has been used to fund clean water projects that have benefited over 60,000 people in sub-Saharan Africa.

Nineteen U2 fans and photographers (including myself) have donated over 100 pictures of the band (and one of one of their best friends) to be auctioned off on eBay. All proceeds will be donated to the 5th Annual Build a Well for Bono’s Birthday fundraising drive.

The photo auction starts April 14th, and will last for 7 days. The first auction starts at 12pm EST, and each auction will subsequently start at one minute increments.

Go check out the photos and put in your bids. If I may make a suggestion: this photograph by some Dutch woman would be a fine choice.

Angel of the North

Angel of the North

Taken near the start of our road trip which took us from Nottingham to Newcastle to the Lake District, Manchester, Leeds and Nottingham via Sheffield. It was freezing cold up there near the Angel, but what a lovely and relaxing break it turned out to be.

I used a Photoshop action on this picture to simulate lith printing, a process involving special developer and paper, much employed by Anton Corbijn. Check out this with/without example.

View ‘Angel of the North’ large

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Eat your T.V.

Eat your T.V.

Surprise, surprise. With Jade Goody gone, the evil coven (Jo, Danielle, Jack and Cleo) are laying into Dirk Benedict and Jermaine Jackson, since they’re now afraid to go after Shilpa. Their new bullying tactics? Among other things Hiding Dirk’s (macrobiotic) food and taunting them with it, and waking him up during the night. The latest plan involves dressing Jack up as a woman. They think it will hurt Jermaine since he’s muslim. The mind boggles. Jo is full of glee as she talks about how close to ‘breaking point’ Dirk and Jermaine are.

Cleo: “He takes his macrobio diet seriously as he believes it helped him beat cancer.”
Jo: “So what.”

Yes, it’s time to burn your Sclub7 discs.

Oh, you’re not watching CBBUK? Count yourself lucky not to be drawn into this car wreck television.

Read the summaries at HJ’s TV blog.