Monday, 22 September 2014

The Script 'No Sound Without Silence' Album Review

The Script's fourth album 'No Sound Without Silence' follows '#3', released two years ago, which spawned chart topping hit 'Hall of Fame'. 

Lead single 'Superheroes' is an upbeat and catchy track that offers a positive message, and gives a snap shot of the album's message of voicing out with thought, emphasising the importance of silence, for without it, what is sound?

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Open House 2014

Today, I visited the Gherkin and the Cheese Grater as part of Open House 2014. Despite the long queues (2 hrs and 1.5hrs wait respectively), the views were spectacular and it was great to see the newly built RS+H skyscraper.

For those going tomorrow, top tip is to wrap up warm, buy some food and grab a hot drink before joining the queue, and get your camera ready when you reach the top!

Here are my best snaps of the day:

'Grand Piano' Film Trailer Preview

From the producers of 'Buried', comes a similarly spine chilling thriller titled 'Grand Piano'.

Starring Elijah Wood as a returning young pianist at his first come back concert, he is the target of a sniper who threatens to kill him if he plays one wrong note. How will he get out of this one? We'll have to watch it to find out. 

The movie is out NOW. Check out the trailer below:

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

America's Next Top Model Cycle 21 Episode 5 Recap

So the contestants are getting along with a more than 'friendly' game of truth and dare which results in Kari and Mirjana making out. Romeo is less than impressed with the silliness. 

Their first challenge is a Tyra-teach on connecting with the camera without being sleazy, which will surely result in a sexy challenge/photo shoot. In just three 'easy' steps: the smirk, the head roll and the peeping booch/tooch, the models go away to practice before being tested on. Poor Lenox, who is just so adorable being innocent has no idea how to be sexy... awww

For the contestant's photo shoot, it will be for a fake fragrance called 'Spyder Bite' where they will be paired up for a sexy ad, with the pairs as follows:

Romeo-Lenox (lol-sabotage?)
Matt-Will (clearly the producers pushed for this for drama) 

More Line App endorsement.

Matt/Will, Keith/Mirjana, Ben/Raelia get good feedback.

Denzel/Kari, Adam/Shei struggled. Lenox and Romeo looked like a hot mess to begin with but seemed to have pulled some good shots at the end.

So it's Romeo's birthday and they're all having a good time, bar Lenox who went to bed. Romeo gets a bit drunk and starts yelling at Adam and headbutts him a couple of times- crazy. 

They arrive at their runway show- to the announcement that Romeo has been eliminated for physical violence. Bye bye! For their runway, they'll be walking in stilts like in the Cycle 17 All Stars shoot. 

Mirjana, though she was terrified at first, wowed the judges, whilst Adam and Raelia did not impress. In the end, Ben somehow won the challenge. Prize is...??

Challenge scores:

At panel...

Keith 8,8,9/Mirjana 8,8,9
Mirjana did well, Keith didn't really do anything.

Adam6,7,8 /Shei 7, underserved 10, 6
Average commercial. Shei could've done a lot better. Adam wasn't too bad.

Denzel 7,8,8/Kari 7,7,8
I thought Kari did great in the commercial, Denzel not so much. Kinda forced and creepy.

Ben 7,5,8/Raelia 10,10,7
OK. Kelly loves her for some reason. It was good but not THAT good... 

Matthew 9,6,9/Will 8,9,9
So they looked good together, but something was still a bit awkward about it... 

Lenox 7,7,1
Tyra gave her a 1 for not trying. It was super awkward and the worst commercial but I don't think it was because she didn't try. She just doesn't know what to do to be sexy. Probs going home for this... 

Hate that Tyra only gave her a 1 to teach her a lesson and show her who's boss, that ultimately, if you don't listen to Tyra and do exactly as she says, she'll send you home. 

In the end, the first call out goes to...

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Morocco Photography

Having spent two weeks in Morocco and taken thousands of pictures, I've decided to turn them into a photo book, with just a selection of the best shots shown here. Instead of focusing on the usual sights, I seek out details, objects, people and ultimately the 'life' of Morocco at different scales. 

Check out more images after the break:

Friday, 12 September 2014

Broken Mirror/Evening Sky by Bing Wright

New York photographer Bing Wright captured these stunning images of sunsets reflected in broken mirrors. The simple use of mirror to reflect the colour whilst the fragmentation creates dynamic compositions. 

Check out more images below:

'Legend' Trilogy by Marie Lu Book Review

Haven't done a book review in a while, but managed to read the 'Legend' trilogy in my holidays.

Captured in two narratives, one of Day, a boy from a poor sector who is the nation's most wanted criminal and the other of June, the nation's prodigy, on the hunt for Day, the assumed killer of her brother. Themes of suppression, minority and divided societies that dominate the dystopian teen genre permeate in the trilogy.
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