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Hey! It’s all pretty mad b4 I’m off to Africa, so only have time to throw down a couple of things for the blog: “So I’m jetting (or chugging) off to Tunisia Monday morn to work as a Dialogue Coach on a movie called ‘Maria’, directed by Giacomo Campiotti – who’s done several films, including the remake of Dr Zhivago with Keira Knightly, Sam Neil, etc. I’ll be working with up to 70 Italian, German, Spanish, and Tunisian actors on their labial movements… cracking the whip on their intonation, rhythm and speed etc in English… as well as taking the panic out of their eyes. I skyped Jesus the other day. (may be a good title for a book). It’s going to be well intense. I do enjoy working with (most) actors – especially if they’re talented. If they’re talented it’s an absolute joy for me. Mostly you need a plethora of energy, patience and good people-skills-psychology to get them to the starting gates. Once they’re through the gates, you need to be there for them too. I’ve worked twice in Tunisia already, and on a superficial level I remember it being very very foreign, dusty, poor, completely void of the niceties we are spoilt with over here, and basically another planet culturally…… But taking myself off to a Bedouin market near Hammamet, with it’s noisy bustle and rattle, nose-wrinklingly pungent spices, and brilliant colours, or to the shifting sands and tumbleweed of the Sahara desert, or in the hills stumbling across a wizened old shepherd with one tooth but a light in his eyes, who looks as if he’s in a 700 year time warp… It can be pretty powerful. Its full of contrasts. I remember on a particularly important religious day, the head of every household had to kill a lamb as a sacrifice and provide the family with a feast. One day I saw people walking around, going into shops, hanging out having coffees… with lambs on leads, as if they were pets. It rained overnight. The next morning, on the way to Empire studios at 6 a.m the sun was dancing and glistening on the large rain puddles alongside the rough roads. The puddles were a shimmering red. It’s a fascinating country. I also see it with a photographer’s eye. For me it’s about colours, tones, heartbeats, nature’s own compositions, textures, wrinkles, hands, the very pulse of the terrain itself. So all my senses are at play. Constantly absorbing. After all, it’s not about what you see with your eyes.

Anyway, better get packing.

By the way, if you who are perusing this would like to see my website as a photographer it’s:  …I’m absolutely certain I can take a great portrait of you. Take advantage of me before I get famous.

All the best, Adrian.

Ps. Edwin, do you realize this is the first time I have ever blogged? It’s fun. I’ve been meaning to find the time to create my own.


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 Freelancing and fresh fish by doubledutch

 When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.”
“The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.”
from Lewis Carroll’s “Through the Looking-Glass”

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