Smashing photography from Ireland at

Smashing photography from Ireland at the Irish Times website. Exposure 1999. Catch photographer Matt Kavanagh ripping off Anton Corbijn’s world famous shot of Miles Davis, in this portrayal of Screamin’ Jay Hawkins. And this wonderful thang.


Talking about Anton Corbijn… apparently in February 2000 his own site will be up at www.corbijn.co.uk. Rejoice! I’ve been fortunate to meet Anton on a few occasions here in Holland and abroad, and eventhough he is one of those stick insects – see below – , I think he’s a super bloke (Quote from the interview: “Have you ever photographed people who aren’t famous? ‘Yes,” Corbijn answers with a knowing smile, “but every time I do, they become famous.”). Of course it helped that he granted me the use of some of his work in my book for free. [ Right, that’s just about enough namedropping there, thank you. ]

The yanks had MTV’s Real

The yanks had MTV’s Real World. The Swedish had Expedition Robinson. The Dutch turned the lives of a couple of mindnumbingly boring individuals into the commercial hit that was Big Brother. The Brits are just glad to be…


From the makers of the Expedition Robinson site, another TV related production: Mosquito (click on mosquito 2.0). I have no idea what it’s about (I gather from the text that it’s a site accompanying a new TV show presenting new technology in a humorous way… correct me if I’m wrong) but the flash stuff is impressive. Warning, it will take over your screen. If you don’t understand the Swedish at all, the (small) button for the menu is somewhere in the right hand corner. The button to get your screen back to normal is in the left hand corner (‘avslute’).