Saturday, December 31, 2005

happy new year

christmas is over, new year's eve today. anna and i had a pretty good time at christmas.

rob and i went on a quick photoshoot on christmas evening. i took my lomo and pentax and we drove along the coast near my parents' place - a fairly wilderness place on the firth of thames. the area is renowned for birdwatching, so i wanted to take some photos of the 'hides' that birdwatchers use to watch birds from. they are shacks with slit windows that you can stick your camera / binoculars through.

the day was overcast so i should get some nice somber shots. i experimented with using fill-in flash, which will theoretically render the shacks in stark relief agains a dark grey.

in the process, i finished two rolls of film that have been in my camera for a fair while. i always love developing that kind of film because there are always images you have forgotten.

hope to have some images online soon.

on the headphones: 'sunshine (feat. jess chambers)' by rhian sheehan, from the album 'tiny blue biosphere'.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

merry christmas

not too much happening in the art / text world of andrew killick. i'm happy with the way 'epilogue' has gone - i have just a few copies left.

in a couple of weeks i'm going to add a new 'free stuff' section to my website where i will include an mp3 download of an interview i did on rhema.

there is quite a bit of new material on intraspace - my book review blog: including a review of c.s. lewis's sci-fi book 'that hideous strength' (see, even i have tie-ins to the narnia movie).

i'm looking forward to christmas - have some down time, anna and i will visit my folks and i'm planning to take all my cameras with me. hopefully that will result in macro, double-exposure, underwater, vignetted visual madness.

so, merry christmas. have a good one.

on the headphones: what the heck is this? some kind of french folk music.

Saturday, December 03, 2005

nuver blog

that's right kids, i now have another blog. i've called it 'intraspace' and it's somewhere for me to review books, films and music.

not only that but happy punters can buy the stuff i review direct from the blog through a link to amazon! tremendous.

first up is a review of the classic miles davis autobiography...

go there by clicking on the link to the right, or on the word intraspace.

Friday, December 02, 2005

dvd design...

this is a package i did some artwork for. the whole thing was completed this week. it's a dvd/cd set promoting the first single of my mate jamie strange (songwriter).

the dvd contains a music video of the single ('i wonder') shot by roly ebbing and lisa beedham (credits include the rhian sheehan video 'sunshine'). for the video itself, i worked on the concept and then as general dog's body at the shoot.

for the final package, i designed the cover, cd/dvd faces, and dvd menus utilising the target and outline elements designed by renee blair. i also designed the jamie strange logo and the dvd includes some stills photography i did during the video shoot.

so there you go. contact me if you want to get your hands on this dvd plus five track cd package. all for NZ$15.

on the stereo: 'the will to live' by ben harper, from the album 'the will to live'.

Thursday, December 01, 2005


i've made a few tweeks on the website - not exactly ground-breaking, but quality-improving nonetheless.

1. i have registered and it is now an alias for, so you can type in either and be taken to my website. i like the ring of 'safe little world' and it might be a concept that i can develop further.

2. i have fixed the tab order on my contact form (to make kirk happy). you can now use the tab key to move through the form fields logically.

3. i have seen fit to give credit where credit is due and have included an 'antenna' (the software i used to create the site) logo on my about page. the logo links through to the antenna homepage.

4. i have changed it so that all links now open in a new browser window - so that you can always find your way back home to my page, no matter how many of the links you follow, and how far away you stray. that's comforting isn't it?

5. and lastly, by a stunning feat of programming excellence (thanks to the guys at antenna for their firsthand input), you can now not only click the titles of the poems on the poem page to reveal the poems but also click the title again to hide the poem again. hours of interactive fun there!

next up: i'll post the cover of the dvd/cd set that i've just done artwork stuff on for jamie strange - song-writing extraordinaire.