dimanche 31 mai 2020

Shirtless Torso Calendar (a fabulous recap)

It all started as a 1st april prank, when we turned our forum "a world of Breyer" into "a world of shirtless torso"...
Glorious day.

Then as we all know it was a dream coming true for all of you, we did the Calendar with my friend Cléclème.

So are you ready for a year of Shirtless Torso?
(the calendar was posted on my facebook page month after month for a year)

samedi 23 mai 2020

Stupid Confinement Pictures 2

Stupid confinement picture n°8
Stupid confinement picture n°9
Stupid confinement picture n°10
Stupid confinement picture n°11
Stupid confinement picture n°12

I tryed really hard to run another batch of thoses, but in the end, I didn't really had the energy. Here's the pictures though.

lundi 13 avril 2020

Stupid Confinement Pictures

Stupid confinement picture n°1
Stupid confinement picture n°2
Stupid confinement picture n°3
Stupid confinement picture n°4
Stupid confinement picture n°5
Stupid confinement picture n°6
Stupid confinement picture n°7

Stupid confinement pictures - Behind the Scene.

One day, I woke up, wonderin' myself "what if" for this month shooting, I'll do pictures inside, pretending I'm outside.
Don't get me wrong, I can, actually goes outside as I've got a garden with lots of space in it, fact is that I've already done so much pictures in this exact garden that I feeled, I needed to be more creative than that.

Stupid confinement picture n°1

I wanted to do a windy picture of Stomwatch, but how to figure wind in an interior? That was the challenge. The second problem I encouter was that I wished an outdoor seen from the inside behind, but well, there's light problems you cannot fight.

Stupid confinement picture n°2

Who was incredibly popular, because it's obvious that toilet paper is the new trend. I just wanted to make a jump and it was the perfect material.

Stupid confinement picture n°3

At the exact moment I shutted the door entry with my fences, everyone wanted to go out... of course, that fat Lady wasn't in the mood to jump and destroyed it. I had to do a take two on this.
Difficulty may come from everywhere.

Stupid confinement picture n°4

I wanted to picture some water splash, as it's a classic - they are so popular, but well on the inside it doesn't work that well. Bathtub are really hostile environnement.
I laughed so hard doing this one btw.
But please, do not waste water at home, water is precious.

Stupid confinement picture n°5

Because cats just involved themselve that much in the process, I wanted to picture a cat. But of course, when I tryed to choose Lady for a change on my casting, she just ran away at the exact moment I putted the horse next to her. Luckly, Darjeeling isn't as coward and posed perfectly.
Maybe a little too much perfectly.

Stupid confinement picture n°6

When I was a child, I got a shelve where every case was a box for one of my Barbie Horse. I played the game by putting them hay and water in.
Today both my bookshelf and Barbie horse cabinet are full but I wanted to redo the same things I would have done as a kid with it.

 Stupid confinement picture n°7

Well, they are day like easter, where you usually got chocolate figure. But not this year, because of the confinement. So I must admit, that's the sensitive point.
I'm currently disgusted and doesn't found a funny idea.

I'm not sure if I'll run another week of thoses, but I hope you liked it.

mardi 31 mars 2020

You’re not enjoying confinement? You're not going to like climate change.

When I usually took my camera on, it's to capture the beauty of nature.
That's the main point about my modelhorse pictures - showing the awesomeness of nature, with the most naturalistics pictures I can take.

To be honest, I started years ago because I lost my fate in drawing (I found it back recently) and needed something to express myself. I needed a focus, I found it in my wishes to shoot horses in the wild -but instead of the luck to have real ones as models, I found that figures did the job just fine-


But we've got a problem isn't it?

I remember when I was a child. There was no real recycling of waste. You had to bring stuff by yourself to the right place. Of course, almost nobody did it, but my parents did. They were mocked by other people about "wasting their time" by not throwing all their stuff in the generic garbage. 
Also, I remember we bought water in glass bottles. I'm unsure why, because it's been years and years that I only use tap water. But you could take the glass bottle back to the store and get a few cents for it : it was clever! Why in the world are such things so rare now? Oh, because of plastic bottles of course. So mostly, as far I know, we were taking care of the planet the best we could, even before it was "in" or considered "a necessity". Today, I hope most of us do handpick their waste.

Dieweg Graveyard, Bruxelles
Also, I remember that one day, a lady came to school and asked us to draw "the future". All my classmates drew flying cars. I didn't. I drew a polluted beach with dead marine animals on it. It was judged "unrealistic" and very "disturbing". 
Clearly, flying cars are the real deal now. 

NO. But today, the oceans are almost empty... of fishes. Because, of course, if you count plastic they are really full.

Mediterranean Sea, France - (and yes that's myself)
The reality is that we’re gonna face climate change. We are actually already facing it.

French Alps
Are we aware that in all this confinement bullshit, there's a zoonose? But why? Because by destroying wild animal habitat and melting the planet, we are going near places humans should never go to... or have never been to before. 
So of course, a lot of unknown sicknesses and viruses from ancient times or even that we are not aware of are hiding there. 
And they are coming in quicker than expected. So yep, when humans vote for more forest destruction, when humans vote for more pollution, when humans vote for more intensive farming, when humans vote for not changing the world as it is... humans go for more and more confinement in the future. 
In order to survive.

La Roq, Belgium
There is NO planet B. So please, if you love our world, try to protect it. It wouldn't hurt and is worth a try, isn't it?

Tag says "Protect Earth"
Since the beginning, our State (I'm talking from France, but I'm pretty sure it's valid everywhere) are cutting into our fondamental rights and  uses it to take control of the crowd.
All the surveillance and confinement things they took in place, will not disapear after the crisis. It's a huge way to oppress the people and they're not going to leave it.
They have their opportunity to control our liberties - our gouvernement use this whole story to cut in our social system, to cut into our right to express, to force though sensitive projects, to get rid of the poors...

We shouldn't be happy to confine (even if we must), we are loosing our battles.
By unrolling the red carpet to covid-19, the gouvernement knows they had the weapon to strangle us.
They have their own economics profit behind this, the security and health of the people aren't really their problems at all.

We should be really, really carefull in the future.
If you like dystopic story, we're right in it. The worst way.
Paranoïa seems to be the best fertile ground.

Petit-Roeulx bus stop, Belgium


The good news is that mostly, natures is healing back while we are staying at home. The bad new is that is just a short hiatus.

Amaterasu, Sun Goddess is a related article.

jeudi 26 mars 2020

Seven Years of Colour Change

Today it's been seven years since I bought my mare!
As she's a surprise varnish roan appaloosa she turns white or turns brown depending on her mood...

So are you ready for this travel?
Let's start portrait:

This is a picture from BEFORE I bought her.
2012 or 2013 not sure.
May 2013
October 2013
April 2014
May 2014
September 2014
January 2015
June 2015
May 2016
July 2016
August 2017
December 2017
May 2018
September 2018
November 2018
January 2019
March 2019
October 2019
January 2020
March 2020

And let's go for the same thing, whole body pictures...

Those two pictures are the older I found of her.
She looks like still a filly.

Those pictures are from before I bought her.
2012 or 2013.

March 2013
April 2013
May 2013
April 2014
Color Hack1
July 2014
September 2014
November 2014
January 2015
March 2015
July 2015
September 2015
Color Hack2
September 2015
October 2015
February 2016
May 2016
July 2016
October 2016
April 2017
April 2017
May 2017
August 2017
September 2017
Color Hack3
October 2017
January 2018
March 2018
November 2018
January 2019
February 2019
April 2019
May 2019
July 2019
October 2019
January 2020
Color Hack4
March 2020

So yep 7 years together it seems long but it isn't...