Friday, January 25, 2008

For Alan


Alan Edwards, curator of This Moment, died on Wednesday. He hadn't posted since mid December and people were beginning to worry. With good reason as it turned out. 'This Moment' was an inspiration. It influenced my photography in a variety of ways as well as just being a lovely place to pop in and marvel at Alan's latest pictures, peruse the various amusing links he always seemed to find, or simply enjoy the quotes and extracts he published in tandem with his photos. I'll miss all of these things. I'll also miss (and have missed for some time now) his little forays over to mine and Clairwil's blogs. He had a gentle, off the wall sense of humour and he was very easy to carry on silly, amusing little riffs with in the comments section.

I'll stop now. Visit his blog, have a rummage through it, I promise you'll find some great stuff in there.



My condolences to his family and close friends. He'll be sorely missed by everyone who came to know him, online or in real life.




5 comments:

Clairwil said...

Good post for a great blogger and as far as I know a fine chap.

When I die I'd like you to speak at my funeral -you seem to have a flair for this sort of thing. I go all aloof and stilted like a member of the royal family.

west coaster said...

That is sad. I liked his avatar, and the cut of his jib.

iLL Man said...

Clairwil - Cheers! I'm not sure how I would go down as a speaker at a funeral. Writing a speech is one thing, delivering it quite another.

I might just hire Stan Boardman to crack some rubbish jokes at my corpse launch. I like the notion of utterly appalling everyone.

Westcoaster - i think you'd have liked Alan. One of the good guys.....

Cocktails said...

You're so right. Just had a look at his blog and it's fantastic - some really lovely stuff on here, very inspirational. Wish I'd discovered it earlier.

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