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9 March 2013
shifting relationships
Now Playing: elvis costello & the attractions - you'll never be a man
Topic: hospitalfield




Posted by Bronwen Hyde at 22:16 GMT
Updated: 17 March 2013 11:30 BST
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take a seat
Now Playing: tony bennett & k.d. lang - you can't lose a broken heart
Topic: hospitalfield




Posted by Bronwen Hyde at 13:08 GMT
Updated: 9 March 2013 13:16 GMT
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light of day
Now Playing: marvin gaye - i heard it through the grapevine
Topic: hospitalfield


Posted by Bronwen Hyde at 13:01 GMT
Updated: 17 March 2013 11:30 BST
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ealing studios
Now Playing: polly scattergood - bunny club
Topic: london


Posted by Bronwen Hyde at 12:20 GMT
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8 March 2013
please don't touch
Now Playing: polly scattergood - please don't touch
Topic: hospitalfield


Please don't touch
Please don't stop and stare
Yes, I thank you for your kindness
But there's sadness in the air
Please don't touch
'Cause it makes me jitter, and

Although I lost my mind, sir,
I think you lost yours quicker
Please don't touch

- Polly Scattergood

Posted by Bronwen Hyde at 21:27 GMT
Updated: 17 March 2013 11:31 BST
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blue and green should never be seen...
Now Playing: david bowie - fashion
Topic: self-portraiture


...without another colour in between.

...what a load of bollocks...

Posted by Bronwen Hyde at 21:11 GMT
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Now Playing: veruca salt - get back
Topic: self-portraiture

In case you're wondering, I'm catching up on posting some old work.

My hair is much longer at the moment.

Posted by Bronwen Hyde at 21:00 GMT
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it's not easy being green...
Now Playing: young werther - cornish green
Topic: self-portraiture




Posted by Bronwen Hyde at 20:51 GMT
Updated: 8 March 2013 20:51 GMT
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2 March 2013
weaving words into light
Now Playing: pj harvey - you come through
Topic: collaborations

I've been collaborating with Brisbane writer, Simon Groth, on i see a pattern forming since May 2011. Though our posts have been minimal lately, this is still a work in progress, and the concentration of late has been more about how to make this collaboration come to life in a place other than the internet.

A recent collaboration with McKenzie Johnson, an American photographer currently based in China, is much less formal, and taking place as a sort of dialogue, loosely titled 'Alone Together'. We are currently posting the first tentative responses to each other via Flickr, but may take the conversation to a place more consolidated in the future. I will keep you updated on that.

Slightly more recently, myself and Canadian photographer, Sarah Mercer, have taken to collaborating one on one after being involved in the Divine Diptych Project. We both enjoyed that experience, which often took a second place to life for many members of the Divine Sisterhood, so we thought we'd branch out on our own.

The work we are producing for this project is based on themes coming from song or movie titles and quotes, weaving words into light. Some images, like the first, will be diptychs, but that is not a requirement of the project. We're both excited about where this might lead.

Posted by Bronwen Hyde at 19:13 GMT
Updated: 2 March 2013 19:16 GMT
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14 February 2013
the old chapel
Now Playing: victoria williams - my funny valentine
Topic: travels with kyle 2012

I'm generally not one for 'Hallmark' holidays. I can often be heard to 'bah humbug' (or the seasonal equivalent) at Christmas, Easter and Valentine's Day.

Being an atheist, Christmas and Easter don't mean much to me except 8 parts family + 2 parts gifts (Christmas), and 8 parts chocolate + 2 parts hot cross buns (Easter). Similarly, the origins of St Valentine's Day, beyond poetic romanticism, don't capture my heart, as it were.

The fact that I don't 'believe' in St Valentine's Day doesn't mean I'm not a hopeless romantic when I want to be.

This time last year, Kyle and I stayed in a gorgeous little cottage: a converted chapel in Baldersdale, County Durham, I found on the cottages4you website. It has everything going for it apart from an internet connection, though that in itself was probably a good thing most of the time.

Located on a country lane, mostly isolated apart from a few nearby farmhouses that have also been converted into holiday accommodation, it was the perfect location from which to explore not only County Durham, but the Yorkshire Dales and Moors, and York itself; the Lake District; and Scarborough and the northeast coast. Arriving when the snow was still on the ground, it was extremely picturesque.

Totally self-contained, it provided us with the perfect place to return to of an evening after full days of sightseeing, picture-taking, pub lunches (and dinners) and, in some instances, pub quizzes. Being that way inclined, we'd often return from the cold outdoors after a long day to indulge in a game of Monopoly (or three) in the warmth with wine or cider and cheeses, and Guinness and baked goods, respectively.

On St Valentine's Day last year, we explored Rievaulx AbbeyHelmsley Castle (I might have photographed a pigeon carcass, which wasn't particularly romantic to most people's perception!), and Egglestone Abbey at sunset. Our days before and after were filled with picturesque and historic villages, snow, grand homes, abbeys, churches, graveyards, beaches, parsonages, and such like. A veritable feast for our eyes, cameras and imaginations.

This year, unfortunately, we once more spend this time of year apart. Kyle has just moved house to settle in Brisbane until he finishes his degree and readies himself to head over here. Though I spent a month in Australia with him over Christmas and New Year's, I missed sharing the thrill of snow with him again this year, which he experienced for the first time last year.

However, all going to plan, he will be here to enjoy the snow and St Valentine's Day with me next year. If I knew the exact date, you bet I would be counting down the days. 


I love you, Kyle.

Posted by Bronwen Hyde at 00:20 GMT
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