An Le is on a roll. After last week’s lucky shamrock, we are getting another set of four (outtakes). Well, strictly speaking the set contains six images, but two of which we already know.
Just to be sure:
I am now reminded of the drip feed of photos by Robert Ascroft that we were treated to in 2013.
2013? *eeek* My cod, I can’t believe it’s seven years ago. From that perspective, it’s high time that we get a new no-purpose shoot. No purpose other than to provide some candy for the eyes. I also feel vaguely reminded of Sarah Dunn, although An Le’s style of photography is very different. But I see the same contrived poses that usually turn me off a photograph, no matter how much I like the subject. Well, maybe that is finally a theme that I could riff on in an *ooof*. Having said that, I am quite enamoured with the third image. It’s such a typical Armitage gesture, gives some nice thumb porn for those who are into that, and delights me because it hides the beard 😂. Jokes aside – it’s the smile, of course, that gets me, and I like the soft waves in the hair and the crinkles around his eye. Well, maybe I have just found the picture that is *ooof*worthy of the lot… 😉
In other news: A big massive thank you to you wonderful fandom friends. My quick and spontaneous face mask sale went down a storm. The initially posted 21 face masks from Saturday were sold out within a couple of hours. I added 6 more which sold out immediately, too. That’s when I ran out of elastic band 😂. The good news is that I have just received in the post my order of new elastic. I cut the rest of my Armitage fabrics yesterday and managed to get 12 more masks out of it. The masks are pre-sewn at this point, so I will finish the masks today for further sales.
Depending on the postage – I am off to the post office after writing this blog – the sale of the face masks will have generated between 270 and 320 Euro for the auction’s postage fund. That is fantastic, and I cannot thank you enough for your support!
Speaking of going to the post office. I have another errand this morning, and it is one that amuses and horrifies me in equal measure. You won’t believe what I have been tasked to do. I am picking up a decommissioned rocket propelled grenade. 😱 😬 🤮 Rest assured that I am “rocket REpelled” myself, and was half ready to decline this request for a favour on the grounds of general principles of being anti-war and pacifist. But the item was bought by one of my favourite friends who just recently did us the favour of letting my son and his band stay in his country farm to record their first EP, so I owe him one. (He lives abroad and can’t pick it up himself.) Needless to say that my friend is not going to make use of this horrific item. On the contrary, he is a historian and political scientist and is thus interested in it for the sake of local history. Anyway, the auction house where the item is currently waiting to be picked up, is in walking distance from my home. I have just researched the weight of the thing
and in the process probably ruined my search history forever *waves at the Irish secret police* – and it apparently weighs less than 10kg. Well, it better, because I have no car at my disposal and will have to carry it home. I am hoping that the auction house has wrapped it up and concealed it. I mean, can you imagine someone walking down the street with a discernible weapon – in this day and age. 😱 I am going to bring a big Ikea bag and a blanket to wrap and conceal that horrible instrument in. So cross your fingers that there will be no incidents. Grrrrrrr.
Off to the post office now to send the masks on their way. Hooray! 😘