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I am a slightly blind photographer in Toronto. I like cameras, gin, coffee, and radio.

alex.nursall at gmail dot com
Sweet hell, what am I doing with my life? The answer is doodling unnatural predators, that’s what. BEWARE THE SYRINGE HOG, FOR IT WILL SNEAK INTO YOUR GARAGE AND GIVE YOU TETNUS. 

Sweet hell, what am I doing with my life? The answer is doodling unnatural predators, that’s what. BEWARE THE SYRINGE HOG, FOR IT WILL SNEAK INTO YOUR GARAGE AND GIVE YOU TETNUS. 

WHile my computer was in the shop I spent most of my time working on lettering and working on tattoo design requests for people. This is a traditional swallow-style bird tweaked and made into a blue jay. Of course, my thoughts on blue jar are CAW CAW CAW CAW CAW UGH SHUT UP IT’S 5 AM. Pretty, though. 

WHile my computer was in the shop I spent most of my time working on lettering and working on tattoo design requests for people. This is a traditional swallow-style bird tweaked and made into a blue jay. Of course, my thoughts on blue jar are CAW CAW CAW CAW CAW UGH SHUT UP IT’S 5 AM. Pretty, though. 

So in the past few weeks I’ve packed up all my stuff, moved to England, had my computer break (resulting in a couple of weeks of “JUST FIX THE LOGIC BOARD DAMNIT”), and have been looking for work. Now I’m trying to find work while also trying to find an apartment in Manchester. On the other hand, I did design this awhile back. Hand lettering forever, damnit. This was for a t-shirt for a CIUT 89.5 FM pledge drive. DONATE OR ELSE I WILL FIND YOU AND DRAW ON YOU WITH MY PENS. 

So in the past few weeks I’ve packed up all my stuff, moved to England, had my computer break (resulting in a couple of weeks of “JUST FIX THE LOGIC BOARD DAMNIT”), and have been looking for work. Now I’m trying to find work while also trying to find an apartment in Manchester. On the other hand, I did design this awhile back. Hand lettering forever, damnit. This was for a t-shirt for a CIUT 89.5 FM pledge drive. DONATE OR ELSE I WILL FIND YOU AND DRAW ON YOU WITH MY PENS. 

I like makeup, and not in that “oooh look at that lipstick isn’t that a nice pink” kind of way, I mean in the “I own half of Sephora” kind of way. If you can smear it on your face and neck, I will know how to use it and will be more than willing to smear it all over your face and neck (if you are so willing). So in the vein, I recently invited some people over so that I could both use them as canvases and also as impromptu models (which basically involved a lot of me yelling, “EYE-BANG THE CAMERA OR SOMETHING” which, to be honest, doesn’t really help). These are the results. Want me to make you a pretty pretty makeup thing? SEND ME A MESSAGE, I WILL MAKE YOU UP SOMETHING FIERCE. 

Holy butts, I got married and stuff. 
Normal posting shall now resume. Well, normal-ish, at least for me.
And yes, I did wear green. It was amazing. Green 4ever, whoooooo.

Holy butts, I got married and stuff. 

Normal posting shall now resume. Well, normal-ish, at least for me.

And yes, I did wear green. It was amazing. Green 4ever, whoooooo.

So I haven’t posted in forever, mostly because of NEVER-ENDING WEDDING FEVER, aka: I got married, deal with it.
Above, you can see some of the things that took over all of my time over the last few months. Those bouquets? Weeks of work. WEEKS. FUCK YOU, ORIGAMI FLOWERS. Worth it, though. I’ll post more photos this week. Currently I’m enjoying makeshift homemade chocolate. Mmm… stuff I found in my kitchen on a plate. It’s what’s for dinner!

So I haven’t posted in forever, mostly because of NEVER-ENDING WEDDING FEVER, aka: I got married, deal with it.

Above, you can see some of the things that took over all of my time over the last few months. Those bouquets? Weeks of work. WEEKS. FUCK YOU, ORIGAMI FLOWERS. Worth it, though. I’ll post more photos this week. Currently I’m enjoying makeshift homemade chocolate. Mmm… stuff I found in my kitchen on a plate. It’s what’s for dinner!

spramble:

My wife and I with our best Phil Jones Faces. Plus the original for comparison.

Alex went to extra effort and made her hair match too.

I’ve never reblogged something, but this is worth it.

Quick post: I made chocolate sugar cookies for work yesterday. All of then ended up covered in statements like, “I MISS MY EX,” “WHERE’S MY CHILD SUPPORT,” “LET’S END THIS,” “FACEBOOK STALK ME,” and more. 
I have no idea why anyone lets me do anything.

Quick post: I made chocolate sugar cookies for work yesterday. All of then ended up covered in statements like, “I MISS MY EX,” “WHERE’S MY CHILD SUPPORT,” “LET’S END THIS,” “FACEBOOK STALK ME,” and more. 

I have no idea why anyone lets me do anything.

I know it’s been raining for what feels like forever, but I’ve had it up to here with this lousy Smarch weather. I miss when it was a choice to be damp and shitty rather than just a boring reality. 
Also, I don’t know who this kid is. Sorry, kid.

I know it’s been raining for what feels like forever, but I’ve had it up to here with this lousy Smarch weather. I miss when it was a choice to be damp and shitty rather than just a boring reality. 

Also, I don’t know who this kid is. Sorry, kid.

I did a shoot with Rulers of the Universe recently (great troupe, check them out OR ELSE. I SWEAR TO GOD I WILL FIND YOU, DAMNIT). While the article that featured my photos used a different shot (and also cropped it bizarrely. I swear that there is more to the photo and that I didn’t submit a shot that looks like the guy on the couch is trying to grab that girl’s crotch), this one has to be my favourite. The dog belongs to the guy who lives at the shoot location and was running around mid-shoot. It was in full “OH MY GOD PEOPLE I MUST LICK AND JUMP ON” mode, so I just ended up waiting until the dog ran onto the couch, then yelled, “RINGO!” and caught the only second of it looking at the camera before charging face-first into my torso. Worth it, though.

I did a shoot with Rulers of the Universe recently (great troupe, check them out OR ELSE. I SWEAR TO GOD I WILL FIND YOU, DAMNIT). While the article that featured my photos used a different shot (and also cropped it bizarrely. I swear that there is more to the photo and that I didn’t submit a shot that looks like the guy on the couch is trying to grab that girl’s crotch), this one has to be my favourite. The dog belongs to the guy who lives at the shoot location and was running around mid-shoot. It was in full “OH MY GOD PEOPLE I MUST LICK AND JUMP ON” mode, so I just ended up waiting until the dog ran onto the couch, then yelled, “RINGO!” and caught the only second of it looking at the camera before charging face-first into my torso. Worth it, though.

OH GOD I’M BACK.So for Halloween (AGES AGO) Andy and I went as The Lich and Princess Bubblegum, respectively. In case you’re thinking, “Who are these people? Are you actually pink? How did you make these costumes? What’s the capital of Nunavut?”, well, here are your answers:1) The Lich (http://bit.ly/SltA0l) and Princess Bubblegum (http://bit.ly/PAQxNT) are characters from the show Adventure Time. If you don’t know what that is, you either are the worst at Tumblr or seriously, just Google it. What am I, your e-mom? For those who are familiar with the show, I based my costume on PB’s dress from “Death In Bloom.” 
2) No, I am not normally this pink. I used Ben Nye MagiCake Aqua Paint in CF-135 (it’s a light purple, since her skin is sort of a weird light pinky-purplish colour rather than a straight pink) that I covered myself in, which I then covered and sealed with a light dusting of a hot pink pigment powder mixed with a finishing powder. Andy is coated in about 17 layers of various kinds of makeup. Also, the eyes are not photoshopped. I just used a reflective green eyeshadow on him to get the glow.
3) Alright, I cheated. I basically layered a few pieces of clothing from around the house, then bought some pink fabric that I tucked into my dress for the sleeves/belt. Andy’s costume was made about 3 hours before going out and is held together with horrible stitching, safety pins, and my tortured screams.
4) Iqaluit.

OH GOD I’M BACK.

So for Halloween (AGES AGO) Andy and I went as The Lich and Princess Bubblegum, respectively. In case you’re thinking, “Who are these people? Are you actually pink? How did you make these costumes? What’s the capital of Nunavut?”, well, here are your answers:

1) The Lich (http://bit.ly/SltA0l) and Princess Bubblegum (http://bit.ly/PAQxNT) are characters from the show Adventure Time. If you don’t know what that is, you either are the worst at Tumblr or seriously, just Google it. What am I, your e-mom? For those who are familiar with the show, I based my costume on PB’s dress from “Death In Bloom.” 

2) No, I am not normally this pink. I used Ben Nye MagiCake Aqua Paint in CF-135 (it’s a light purple, since her skin is sort of a weird light pinky-purplish colour rather than a straight pink) that I covered myself in, which I then covered and sealed with a light dusting of a hot pink pigment powder mixed with a finishing powder. Andy is coated in about 17 layers of various kinds of makeup. Also, the eyes are not photoshopped. I just used a reflective green eyeshadow on him to get the glow.

3) Alright, I cheated. I basically layered a few pieces of clothing from around the house, then bought some pink fabric that I tucked into my dress for the sleeves/belt. Andy’s costume was made about 3 hours before going out and is held together with horrible stitching, safety pins, and my tortured screams.

4) Iqaluit.

QuestionWowowow, I love your photography. You have a special gift! It's one thing to be able to see a shot, but to compose it so that, even if it's just a face or a phone or feet in totally normal positions/settings/atmospheres, it still takes on a life of its own... that's awesome. Congratulations! Also, your hair is fabulous. Thank you for being alive. Anwser

Holy schmoly, thanks! I guess this means I should start updating again, huh? NOTE TO SELF: Put up some damn photos.

Also, I just checked out your illustration blog and you’ve got some good stuff up there. Keep it up, it’s looking great :D. I haven’t done figure drawings in ages (well, since graduating university), but I feel like I always ended up sitting in the one spot in the room where the person would be like, “HERE, HERE ARE MY GENITALS, YOU CAN’T HELP BUT DRAW THEM NOW BECAUSE I AM THRUSTING AT YOU.” I hope your experiences are less… awkward, I guess. Is awkward the right word? Whatever. 

This is the most bullshit Tumblr thing I’ve ever done. Stick a fork in me. RIGHT IN THE FACE, I DON’T DESERVE TO LIVE ANYMORE.
These shoes rule, though.

This is the most bullshit Tumblr thing I’ve ever done. Stick a fork in me. RIGHT IN THE FACE, I DON’T DESERVE TO LIVE ANYMORE.

These shoes rule, though.

I normally don’t like posting myself, but whatever. Check out my sweet hair. Thanks, everyone at VS Toronto! You guys rule.

Before you ask, I made the shirt myself, bloodstains and all. Who’s blood? Who cares.

Oh shiiiiii-… I’m back. 

I’m back and with photos of the TFC - LFC game that I went to not too long ago. More photos to come. I’m looking at you, guys I took photos of breakdancing. They’ll be up soon.

Apologies for the mediocre quality of these photos. As you can probably guess, these were not taken from ground level. Instead, I just sat up in the 200s near the loudest, drunkest guy in the stadium (ok, maybe not the loudest OR drunkest, but I was considering bottling him). SPORTS.