Relatively unaware of Jane Stockdale’s photography in 2008, this year we have been intrigued by the extent (and distances) Jane is prepared to go to capture the shot she wants. So much so she kindly hosted one of the talks and was featured in the second publication, if you don’t know her work it’s probably about time you did.
Jane’s image of 2009, "Driving through the Himalayas we kept on seeing all these road safety signs. This is one of my favourites along with ‘speed thrills but kills’ and ‘drivings risky after whisky’. "
Mark out of 9 for 2009?
Bit of a rollercoaster year as always, 7 out of 9.
Best new discovery?
A year is a long time but one of my best new discoveries was Kashmir.
Best idea was finally passing my driving test and betting the builders over the road from my studio a fiver that I’d pass my test.
What were you doing this time last year?
This time last year I was shooting a local football pitch project for Adidas and working very hard on lots of projects.
What broke? How did you fix it?
I broke my little toe and was supposed to wear an NHS foot cast for three weeks but chucked it after three days because it made me hobble like a T-rex. Also a bridge broke when I was travelling through Kashmir and we were stuck for two days waiting for the Indian army to fix it.
What piece of work really stood out for you?
Heaven music video by Spike Jonze. I almost accidentally spat out my tea out when I first saw it – I love it.
Book would be Subway by Bruce Davidson as he’s one of my favourite photographers of all time, album wise difficult to choose but maybe The Horrors, Primary Colours, worst film would be the disaster movie 2012 which I watched the other day but worth it for comedy factor because its sooooo bad.
Did you get Swine Flu?
What are you going to miss about 2009 and what are you looking forward to in 2010?
Roll on 2010…
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- Jonathan Castro’s vibrant designs are a realisation of his research and exploration
- Friday Mixtape: top picks from ten years of Field Day
- A retrospective look at Latif Al Ani’s photographs of Iraq’s “golden age”
- Olimpia Zagnoli illustrates How to Eat Spaghetti Like a Lady
- Cost-effective, beautiful shit: an interview with the Deadbeat Club
- YouTube releases its first own-brand font, YouTube Sans, inspired by the play button
- Inside Susan Kare’s sketchbooks are the makings of Mac’s graphic interfaces
- The return of the hovering art director: we asked comic artist Nadine Redlich to peer inside agency life
- Photographer Raymond Rojas captures the “magic” in Disneyland Paris
- Stefan Sagmeister speaks to It's Nice That about The Beauty Project
- Seattle-based illustrator Kelly Bjork depicts languid ladies and neat interiors