I’ve been at the Photoshop today. Happy Easter!
I’ve been at the Photoshop today. Happy Easter!
Speechless is a story about the communication between a man and his young daughter, who meet for the first time after living in two very different worlds.
Charles Wise is a British management consultant living in New York. He is hugely successful, with a reputation amongst rival firms as a gifted talker and pitcher. His most valuable asset is his power of persuasion. Having brought in billions of dollars worth of business over the past few years, and having talked his way into bed with almost all of the women he has done business with, he is on top of his game, seemingly untouchable.
However, when his estranged wife dies in an accident, he learns that he is to take custody of the daughter he left almost eight years ago, before she was born, and who he was unaware even existed.
Ellen, who was born completely deaf, knows nothing about her father, other than that he lives in New York, makes a lot of money, and will be taking care of her from now on.
She is independent, and her closest friend is an ageing black Labrador, who has been with the family since before she was born.
Unable to rely on his verbal charm, Charles must find a way to connect with Ellen, or risk losing the one permanent and meaningful person in his life.
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”When their obsessive mother is killed by a man known as the ‘Painter’, twin geniuses Penny(Gin) and Paisley(Tonic), peer into the past to discover why, using a homemade time projector. What they discover, will profoundly alter their lives beyond anything they could have imagined.”
Even as children, twin sisters Gin and Tonic showed remarkable prowess in almost every aspect of practical and theoretical science. Their understanding of ‘cause and effect’ meant that nothing was ever quite out of reach, no matter how high a shelf it happened to be on. At school they excelled, consistently amazing their teachers, who often took a back seat to some of the pair’s bolder ideas. Classmates never stood a chance when it came to experimental assignments, and it became apparent early on that evaluating the sisters was little more than a formality.
Undoubtedly brilliant, Gin and Tonic were inseparable. Hardly surprising for a pair of twins so obviously gifted, however, they were held together by something altogether more sinister. Their mother, Joni, who at birth had named the girls Penny and Paisley, was a troubled woman who had become estranged from the pair’s father after developing an obsession with serial killer, Raymond Doppler.
Already concerned about their mother’s state of mind, the tension increases after Doppler escapes from prison and begins a relationship with Joni. Sure enough, not long passes before Doppler cannot contain himself any longer. He kills her and then flees, leaving the sisters, now both approaching twenty-one, to deal with their loss and formulate a plan.
Using their immense scientific knowledge, Gin and Tonic devise a unique method of time travel, which allows them to spring backwards in time, before being catapulted back exactly twenty-four hours later. Intent on intercepting Doppler before he reaches their mother, they inadvertently overshoot on their first attempt, witnessing a previously unknown event involving both their mother and Doppler, that will alter their entire perspective and the actions they take thereafter.
Penny ‘Gin’ Hart
Paisley ‘Tonic’ Hart
The Rosie hospital in Cambridge is expanding! This much-loved women’s health and maternity unit is undergoing some incredibly exciting changes, as the whole biomedical campus around Addenbrooke’s doubles in size to accommodate and provide even better care for patients.
The care available and the work being done at Cambridge’s university hospitals is some of the best in the world, and now you have the chance to be a genuinely important part of it.
Visit the website and find out how you can help the Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust turn the Rosie into something even more special for the UK’s annual 750,000 newborns.
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I can find pretty much no information on the Levi’s Blue line, but I bought a pair a couple of years ago. Anyone know what happened?
I mentioned a while ago that I got the chance to use a really cool camera-mounted microscope whilst shooting this Levi’s project. The depth of field viewable down the scope was so shallow, and each fibre was magnified maybe twenty or thirty times.
It looked amazing, and in between the specks and the natural vignette, I ended up with around a hundred possibilities for the final pieces. Here are just two, each with a little bit of fairly useless information underneath.
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