The Books of Charles Dellshau


“In 1969, used furniture dealer Fred Washington bought 12 large discarded notebooks from a garbage collector, where they found a new home in his warehouse under a pile of dusty carpets. In 1969, art history student, Mary Jane Victor, was scouring through his bazaar of castaways when she came upon the mysterious works of a certain Charles Dellschau.”


“He had arrived in the United States at 25 years old from Hamburg in 1853 and documents show he lived in both California and Texas with his family, working as a butcher. After his retirement in 1899, he took to filling his days by filling notebooks with a visual journal of his youth. He called the first three books, Recollections and recounts a secret society of flight enthusiasts which met in California in the mid-19th century called the ‘Sonora Aero Club’.”


There’s more on the story and other incredible images at Messy Nessy, please take a look.

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Springtime & URLs


As of tomorrow my personal website will only be listed under

(It remains a work in progress).

Many thanks and Happy Spring!

“The things that you do should be things that you love and the things that you love should be things that you do.”

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Fantastic Person

Just remembering this genius from Candy Guard.

“Steve Lacy wrote down a list of advice from jazz pianist Thelonious Monk”


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“It’s simple. We need more women in vfx.”


Check out what some people are doing to help in this portrait and video series called Women in Visual Effects.

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Chomsky 5th Dec 2016

Martin Landau on Process

  • If you were to tell me, right now.
  • What’s the most important thing?
  • That? Yeah.
  • OK. That’s good……………Trust.
  • Huh.
  • Talent is one thing. But to trust your talent. It’s a hard thing to do.  To trust your choices.  To use the rehearsals in ways that you’re not watching yourself.
  • Right. Self conscious.
  • Well, more than that.  It’s the director in you. Leave the director outside.  When you break down a script and make choices on a scene or a character, there’s an objective part of you that looks at stuff.  You make a choice that’s conscious.  Then either trust that to your subjectivity or don’t…..Now if you do, let it take you where it will.  If it does what you hope it will, it will end the scene.
  • Ohhh.
  • …as opposed to your deciding to end the scene.
  • Right…I get it.
  • It’s hard to explain.

WTF 779


Milton’s commonplace book.