Wednesday, 23 September 2015

The Guitars of Colin Edwin from Porcupine Tree

Colin Edwin, Porcupine Tree
Colin Edwin and I share the same birthday 2nd July, although i am three years younger.  It is a great day, the middle day of the year after all.  I have to say he is a top dude!

Colin Edwin is from Australia, though you'd never guess by his accent!  Fans of progressive rock will know he is a musician, a guitarist (fret, fretless and bass i believe).  A member of the British band Porcupine Tree (from Hemel no-less) since 1993. 

He also plays with many other artists from Italy, the Ukraine and various places.  Full details on this link

One of Colin's many projects is with with musician Rob Peck of Random Noise Generator.  My friend and fellow photographer, and musician Alistair Peck is Rob's brother. This is how I met Colin.  Alistair has made a couple of music videos for Colin, more about that later.  One of the projects Colin ask me to help with was to photograph his guitars.  He has a few unusual instruments, including one of goat skin and one made of a composite by a German.

Whilst photographing the guitars, Colin popped in for a visit and we had impromptu photo session. The guitars were hanging by wire so we were able to create the illusion of levitation.
Colin Edwin, Porcupine Tree
Colin Edwin, Porcupine Tree
Colin Edwin, Porcupine Tree


Set up for photographing Colin Edwin's guitars
Set up for photographing Colin Edwin's guitars
Set up for photographing Colin Edwin's guitars
Alistair's photo session with Colin back in 2012.
http://eyefortheordinary.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/colin-edwin-drops-in.html


Alistair Peck created two films for Colin one of which was for the piece by Colin and John Durant, 'Dissemble' by Burnt Belief from their new album Etymology.

All that was mentioned to me was inflatable pink chair and taking it out to sea, and i was in!



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eJ4vg-ZyTI
Goat Skin and three strings,
 Colin Edwin's Guitars
Colin Edwin's Guitars
Colin Edwin's Guitars
Colin Edwin's Guitars
Colin Edwin's Guitars
Made of composite, Colin Edwin's Guitars
Colin Edwin's Guitars
Colin Edwin's Guitars
Colin Edwin's Guitars
Colin's Cello




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