Photographer and Visual Artist

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Updates – Work and Real Work

Well I have been neglecting this blog for some time now so I felt I should write about what I have been up to.

Instead of posting all my inspirational material here I have opened a tumblr account which I find very useful for storing a wide range of inspirational material from pictures, videos and quotes. It is also a great networking tool to get some of my personal work seen by others also. You can follow me over at http://davidjamescoxsell.tumblr.com/

I have also been attempting to arrange shoots as I really need to keep creating new work as well as working to earn a living which also enables me to purchase more equipment to continue doing what I do. However everything is just not that easy and getting a team together at little expense turns out to be very tricky. Just really need that winning lottery ticket so I can pay everyone I work with lol. Still I am now in the process of arranging meetings and contacting model agencies to try and bridge the tricky situation where un-reliable models cancel a shoot last minute. One meeting I am hoping will be a very interesting outcome with a new up-coming magazine publication :)

I have also been submitting bites of advice to a newly established site called http://www.gurubites.com. I can see this site doing very well in the very near future and they have already had a great start by promoting the site in colleges and universities. Anyone can submit a Guru Bite so if you yourself have anything to share, then send them an email and get involved.

In the real world of working I have had the pleasure of touring with bands such as My Chemical Romance and Thirty Seconds To Mars. As much as that sounds amazing it can be very frustrating with all the travel and lugging around of the equipment I have to set up. I have also been involved with setting up Drum & Bass/Raves and other events and I may have an exciting opportunity to learn more about the sound and video production side of it all, which I feel may also be beneficial to my personal work.

Well not much else for now but I’m sure I will have some new work to show soon.


Musical Past

I don’t usually write a lot about myself but today I was randomly patrolling the web and was thinking of my past Musical projects. Believe it or not before I met my partner Sam I was into all sorts of Pop and Dance music. When I met Sam she introduced me to Rock/Metal and the almighty band Slipknot. From there on my passion for Metal grew and a few years later I was involved with a couple of bands as lead vocalist. The latest was Blood Red Horizon taking on a flavour of inspiration from bands such as Carcass, Kataklysm and many more (http://www.myspace.com/brhmetaluk)

Unfortunately the bands never got around to gigging, partially due to the fact we never had a full line up and members of the band also had other commitments. I do miss it sometimes as it was a different way of expressing views as a collective group of people as well as individually.

Another project from a completely different genre came about whilst completing a sound and image module at University. I can’t actually play any instruments properly although I have a guitar, bass and a keyboard. I do however use them now and again and strum/play anything that comes into my own head. Using these instruments and midi sounds through the keyboard I constructed some musical sounds that were put together with some moving image pieces which can be seen in the Film section of my main website. I also put them up on myspace if anyone would like to have a listen http://www.myspace.com/djcoxsell.

Two completely different genres and sounds but they do have similarities in a strange way. The dark thoughts that go through my have been transformed into both mellow and heavy genres which I feel reflect upon the way I have dealt with my personal life. Anger, pain, loneliness, freedom and being able to let go are just some of my personal emotional experiences I try to express. Admittedly not always very well, but I always try and find a way that helps me to either avoid or face my thoughts in the best way I can.