Creative Mondays 194 – Polzeath Beach 2015

Polzeath Board

“What is Creative Mondays?

Monday’s are always a drag. The start of a new week, you have to go back to that routine of going to bed early/get up early. If (like me) you have to commute then you prepare for that long journey into work and that long journey back for the first time after a nice two day break.

So to kick off those lousy Mondays, I’m going to get my creative mind flowing in a positive way. Creative Mondays. A chance for me to show off something unfinished or finished that I’ve been working on throughout the previous week.”

It’s been a bit of a busy year so far but I will always find time to get down to the beach. Fresh sea air and plenty of surf, there’s nothing like it. It’s also becoming a trend that I will end up on a beach in September just to hold onto that Summer feeling one last time. This year is no different and I thought I’d share a few shots that I took over the last weekend.

House silhouette

Bird on a wire

Polzeath sunset

Polzeath Beach Panoramic

Rock perspective

Shell on the beach

Polzeath Sand

Polzeath Beach 2015

Creative Mondays 149 – All Is Lost Poster

All Is Lost poster design

“What is Creative Mondays?

Monday’s are always a drag. The start of a new week, you have to go back to that routine of going to bed early/get up early. If (like me) you have to commute then you prepare for that long journey into work and that long journey back for the first time after a nice two day break.

So to kick off those lousy Mondays, I’m going to get my creative mind flowing in a positive way. Creative Mondays. A chance for me to show off something unfinished or finished that I’ve been working on throughout the previous week.”

If there’s a film that I enjoy, then there’s a damn good chance that I’m going to design my own poster for it. Just this past weekend I caught the amazing stranded-at-sea survival film ‘All Is Lost’ starring Robert Redford.

From Metacritic:

“Deep into a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, an unnamed man wakes to find his 39-foot yacht taking on water after a collision with a shipping container left floating on the high seas.”

I love films like these. Rather than a story setup and simply explained to the audience, you are given a front row seat and taken on the journey with the actor. Although Robert Redford has no more reason to prove himself as an outstanding actor, he puts himself into a role that most actors/actresses would struggle to fill.

I wanted to capture some of the beauty in this film but also the ever-present danger that comes with being alone at sea.