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Hi Guys.

Hope you're enjoying 2015 so far.

I've got a bit of a favour to ask of you. Do any of you know of anyone on deviantArt, or elsewhere, who is a photographer of the Los Angeles area? Just, like, a resident of the area who just takes consistent, intimate, urban, lovely photographs of the day to day life of Los Angeles and / or the surrounding cities and areas.

For a bit of context, I live in a damned dreary part of the world. Don't get me wrong, it's a beautiful area with mountains, valleys, beaches, forests and castle ruins etc... It's just the weather here on the Clwydian Range is dire. Rainy and windswept and not conductive to upbeat creativity.

Now Los Angeles, particularly, while never having actually visited the place (much to my chagrin) has always been a place that inspired me, creatively. You can see it in my work. That filtered golden light caused by the climate and the pollution. The urban desert by the sea. The juxtaposition of inspiration, aspiration, glamour and urban squaller. I love it.

It something that started as a young kid seeing it on film, highly filtered with shimmering head and hazy skies. And one very particular slide in one of those old slide projectors that you used to hold to your eyes and then up to the light. They were normally red with a spinning paper disk of films and you pressed the lever on the side to move to the next one. Do you remember them? My cousin had one as a kid and I was always fascinated by this one slide of Hollywood looking from the street up to the sign. I wanted to be there. I wished I was there.

In another life I may have moved there. But now, I have ties. My beautiful wife and our baby son due to be born in May. Our families. Maybe one day I will visit, camera in hand. Two weeks busman's holiday. But for the time being I'd love to indulge in other peoples views and experiences of the city and area. If any of you could help out I'd be very very grateful.

All the best

Carl


Some other places you can find my work include the following...

Twitter - twitter.com/CarlPearce666

Facebook - www.facebook.com/pages/Carl-Pe…

My Blog - carlpearce.blogspot.co.uk/

Give me a shout if you check 'um out!

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Images 2 do... I REALLY need to do these.

:iconcool-slayer: >>> Ash from Evil Dead 2 & fav.me/d2ydxaq

:iconvpizarro626: >>> Jubilee & your Muse character.

:iconwonderdookie: >>> fav.me/d2zdj3a


Headshots


:icondunwich7: >>> Your Harry the Horse character

:iconhoytsilva: >>> fav.me/d37yw05

:iconkevmcnamara: >>> fav.me/d2pfa2v

:icondropeye: >>> Hellboy

:iconjamesleestone: >>> fav.me/d2o1iho

:iconlordwormm: >>> fav.me/d2oaw3k

:iconghostpockets: >>> fav.me/d2rseuq

:iconcrazyfoxmachine: >>> fav.me/d4h1uz2
  • Listening to: JBBC Radio 2
  • Reading: Hellboy In Hell
  • Watching: Brooklyn 99 & Back To The Future
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Celery. Or, I should be.
  • Drinking: Tea. And plenty of coffee.
STOP- Hammer Time by CarlPearce
STOP- Hammer Time

Every time you see me that Hammer's just so hype
I'm dope on the floor and I'm magic on the mic
Now why would I ever stop doing this
With others makin' records that just don't hit
I toured around the world from London to the bank
It's Hammer go Hammer
It's a Hammer yo Hammer and the rest go and play

Can't touch this...


Yeah, enough of that. This is a (famous) blacksmith at work. Not telling who it is. The book is still in production.

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Christmas Card 2014 by CarlPearce
Christmas Card 2014
Not overly mad on how it came out, but this is my Christmas card that I sent out in limited numbers (48) this year. I got married this year so it's from me and the wife, both of us featured in the front door of the house. Ceri, looking happy to see anything festive, as usual. And me, not so happy with the festicles. As usual. Which, I suppose is odd, in that this is probably the most traditional Christmas card design I've ever done. Far too much so...

Oh, well. Next year's will feature a baby.
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Hi Guys.

Hope you're enjoying 2015 so far.

I've got a bit of a favour to ask of you. Do any of you know of anyone on deviantArt, or elsewhere, who is a photographer of the Los Angeles area? Just, like, a resident of the area who just takes consistent, intimate, urban, lovely photographs of the day to day life of Los Angeles and / or the surrounding cities and areas.

For a bit of context, I live in a damned dreary part of the world. Don't get me wrong, it's a beautiful area with mountains, valleys, beaches, forests and castle ruins etc... It's just the weather here on the Clwydian Range is dire. Rainy and windswept and not conductive to upbeat creativity.

Now Los Angeles, particularly, while never having actually visited the place (much to my chagrin) has always been a place that inspired me, creatively. You can see it in my work. That filtered golden light caused by the climate and the pollution. The urban desert by the sea. The juxtaposition of inspiration, aspiration, glamour and urban squaller. I love it.

It something that started as a young kid seeing it on film, highly filtered with shimmering head and hazy skies. And one very particular slide in one of those old slide projectors that you used to hold to your eyes and then up to the light. They were normally red with a spinning paper disk of films and you pressed the lever on the side to move to the next one. Do you remember them? My cousin had one as a kid and I was always fascinated by this one slide of Hollywood looking from the street up to the sign. I wanted to be there. I wished I was there.

In another life I may have moved there. But now, I have ties. My beautiful wife and our baby son due to be born in May. Our families. Maybe one day I will visit, camera in hand. Two weeks busman's holiday. But for the time being I'd love to indulge in other peoples views and experiences of the city and area. If any of you could help out I'd be very very grateful.

All the best

Carl


Some other places you can find my work include the following...

Twitter - twitter.com/CarlPearce666

Facebook - www.facebook.com/pages/Carl-Pe…

My Blog - carlpearce.blogspot.co.uk/

Give me a shout if you check 'um out!

..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................



Images 2 do... I REALLY need to do these.

:iconcool-slayer: >>> Ash from Evil Dead 2 & fav.me/d2ydxaq

:iconvpizarro626: >>> Jubilee & your Muse character.

:iconwonderdookie: >>> fav.me/d2zdj3a


Headshots


:icondunwich7: >>> Your Harry the Horse character

:iconhoytsilva: >>> fav.me/d37yw05

:iconkevmcnamara: >>> fav.me/d2pfa2v

:icondropeye: >>> Hellboy

:iconjamesleestone: >>> fav.me/d2o1iho

:iconlordwormm: >>> fav.me/d2oaw3k

:iconghostpockets: >>> fav.me/d2rseuq

:iconcrazyfoxmachine: >>> fav.me/d4h1uz2
  • Listening to: JBBC Radio 2
  • Reading: Hellboy In Hell
  • Watching: Brooklyn 99 & Back To The Future
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Celery. Or, I should be.
  • Drinking: Tea. And plenty of coffee.

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CarlPearce
Carl Pearce
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United Kingdom
Illustrator, Carl Pearce lives in north Wales and he enjoys watching films, reading books and taking long walks along the beach with his camera.

Growing up, Carl could not decide whether to be a Policeman, Fireman or a GHOSTBUSTER. In the end he graduated from the North Wales School of Art and Design as an Illustrator.

His first book, The Boys' Beer Book by Jonny Goodall, was published on his graduation day in 2004.

His picture book, The Night the Lights Went Out by Anna Perera, was shortlisted for the 2008 Dundee City of Discovery Picture Book Award.

His work on Attention, Girls! won first prize for Illustrated Text in the 2010 Washington Book Publishers' book design and effectiveness awards.
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:iconjonathanwyke:
JonathanWyke Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014   General Artist
Thanks for the Watch!
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:iconcarlpearce:
CarlPearce Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Professional
No worries, bud. You've got a lovely gallery.
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:iconnikola3d:
Nikola3D Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the fav. You got some awesome art here! Instant Watch. 
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CarlPearce Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Professional
No worries. Thanks bud.
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:icondjake:
Djake Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey there,
I just thought I'd stop by to welcome you to :iconblackartsociety: .  We're looking forward to seeing more of you!
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:iconcarlpearce:
CarlPearce Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Professional
Thanks. I've got loads of ethnicly diverse character in my folio. I illustrated a few titles for Tamarind books over the past 10 years.
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:icondjake:
Djake Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I noticed!  It's good to see.  Part of the objective of our group is to bring overlooked ethnicity (specifically Afrocentric ethnicity) into the mainstream a little more.  I applaud your effort!
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CarlPearce Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Professional
If I'm honest, it's not a conscious effort. It's just how it comes out.

I come from a very rural area in North Wales. There aren't many varying shades of skin colour around here other than the lads who work in the local Indian Restaurant, for no other reason than how remote we are. However, I'm a huge movie fan. Always have been from a very young age. I'm used to a world of different races through the movies, but being from a smaller area, there has never been any issues over race bias, like there is in cities. I've never seen the point of issues due to how people look or where they're from. If anything I find it more interesting meeting someone who isn't like me.

So I naturally add different races to my stories as a reflection on how I see the world. Publishers saw that and took me on for that reason. I just present the world around me. Well. The movie world around me. If it was the actual world around me it'd be mountains, lakes and rough seas with more sheep than people, ha ha.
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:iconstalliondesigns:
StallionDesigns Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for all the faves,your work is wonderful. :)
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:iconcarlpearce:
CarlPearce Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Professional
As is yours, bud.
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:iconstalliondesigns:
StallionDesigns Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much. :)
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:iconkartinka75:
kartinka75 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
Thanks for the fav!;)
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:iconcarlpearce:
CarlPearce Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Professional
No worries ;-)
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:iconvikbogdanovic:
VikBogdanovic Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Professional
That is one kickass gallery, man. Love your colors in particular. Great stuff.

-V!K 
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:iconcarlpearce:
CarlPearce Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Professional
Cheers, bud. Very nice compliment. Means a lot to me, truly. I really like what you've got going on in your gallery too.
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:iconvikbogdanovic:
VikBogdanovic Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Professional
Thanks, Carl. It's much appreciated.

-V!K
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:icon02turbo:
02turbo Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great gallery and thanks for the fav.
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:iconcarlpearce:
CarlPearce Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Professional
Cheers, bud. No worries. Cracking work.
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:iconstalliondesigns:
StallionDesigns Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Great Gallery. :)

Thanks for the faves. :)
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:iconcarlpearce:
CarlPearce Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Professional
Cheers, bud. You've got some stunningly beautiful hardware in your gallery.
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:iconstalliondesigns:
StallionDesigns Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much,I enjoyed looking at your awesome Art as well. :)
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:iconjamespumita92:
JamesPumita92 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I like your art. Are you an animator?
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:iconcarlpearce:
CarlPearce Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Professional
Cheers. No, I'm an illustrator. I illustrate books for kids and adults.
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:iconjamespumita92:
JamesPumita92 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Ok. Thanks for respond.
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:icontr-b:
TR-B Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thanks for all the favs and the watch! Your work is amazing!!
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