Pepi's Things

From a Facebook entry I made today:-  A friend posted a painting of St. Sebastian this morning so I had to think back to the 70’s when we embarked on making a Super 8 film on Sebastian. Lots of costume sewing, prop making and some trial arrow shots and then 30 or more actors/friends assembled around a fabulous garden pool with statues, Roman columns and fountains to film the opening Roman Orgy scene in the court of Emperor Diocletian. We intended to do it in Latin, the Roman soldiers wore red g-strings, cloaks and sandals. A year later Derek Jarman brought out his Sebastiane with all the same elements and it opened with Lindsay Kemp dancing at the court scene. I met him a few years later. Christians being raped, stabbed and left face down in the water etc was next on the list. Lots of huge boulders, a stream, long pious looking robes and bruises that day as the bare bottomed Soldiers tried molesting the holy woman Irena. I gave what film we had away and these faded small old photos are all that is left. So much of one’s life gets lost and abandoned. At least we used to try our hand at all sorts of things. There was always more to do then just sit around. The starring Saint was my almost always naked flatmate and he and his girlfriend were both artists. Lots of college projects like covering naked bodies with lollies and other films (Diamond Dogs with lots of Dry Ice, bowls of flame and black plastic)

From a Facebook entry I made today:-  A friend posted a painting of St. Sebastian this morning so I had to think back to the 70’s when we embarked on making a Super 8 film on Sebastian. Lots of costume sewing, prop making and some trial arrow shots and then 30 or more actors/friends assembled around a fabulous garden pool with statues, Roman columns and fountains to film the opening Roman Orgy scene in the court of Emperor Diocletian. We intended to do it in Latin, the Roman soldiers wore red g-strings, cloaks and sandals. A year later Derek Jarman brought out his Sebastiane with all the same elements and it opened with Lindsay Kemp dancing at the court scene. I met him a few years later. Christians being raped, stabbed and left face down in the water etc was next on the list. Lots of huge boulders, a stream, long pious looking robes and bruises that day as the bare bottomed Soldiers tried molesting the holy woman Irena. I gave what film we had away and these faded small old photos are all that is left. So much of one’s life gets lost and abandoned. At least we used to try our hand at all sorts of things. There was always more to do then just sit around. The starring Saint was my almost always naked flatmate and he and his girlfriend were both artists. Lots of college projects like covering naked bodies with lollies and other films (Diamond Dogs with lots of Dry Ice, bowls of flame and black plastic)

On my wall.

On my wall.

Proud of the line of this photo.

Proud of the line of this photo.

My next dog Pepi (named after Pharaoh Pepi II) in his 4th birthday Doctor Who Bow Tie.

My next dog Pepi (named after Pharaoh Pepi II) in his 4th birthday Doctor Who Bow Tie.

My beautiful Lotte (named after Lotte Lenya) with her friend. She has now passed.

My beautiful Lotte (named after Lotte Lenya) with her friend. She has now passed.

I adore the created colours. Started as Black and White photos

I adore the created colours. Started as Black and White photos

My first.

My first.

Way back and on a cold cement floor with a bit of cloth and a brass candelabra.

Way back and on a cold cement floor with a bit of cloth and a brass candelabra.

Out of the primeval waters rose the god Atum, source of all being. Sitting on the primeval mound that rose above the chaotic waters, ‘Atum is all, self-generating and source of everything, he is the sun god and king of all - Ra, he is Atum-Ra. 
A still from one scene of a movie yet to be made.
  • Out of the primeval waters rose the god Atum, source of all being. Sitting on the primeval mound that rose above the chaotic waters, ‘Atum is all, self-generating and source of everything, he is the sun god and king of all - Ra, he is Atum-Ra.
  • A still from one scene of a movie yet to be made.
Madama Butterfly. One of a series with operatic themes I did with a friend. Old photo (probably 20 years) and only surviving quality and file size. I wish I had not had problems with the old floppy discs they were all stored on.

Madama Butterfly. One of a series with operatic themes I did with a friend. Old photo (probably 20 years) and only surviving quality and file size. I wish I had not had problems with the old floppy discs they were all stored on.