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redstuffdan is a 66 year old shy and retiring ex civil servant who lives quietly in the Aquitaine countryside with his beautiful French wife of 47 years.

His art, like his photography, borders on the naïve and was provoked as a complimentary activity to his recovery from illness. Much of the work is experimental and would best be described, by Dan himself, as an expression of a child let loose in the sweetshop of digital photography and acrylic paints.

His current obsessions are the Bordeaux vineyards, local village life, architecture, doors, mirrored images and digital photography as art with a healthy dash of golf, wine and local history in equal parts. I hope you get as much pleasure from his work as I do in producing it.

Welcome to redstuffdan

(All photographs and other images in this blog are © copyright and cannot be reproduced without my written permission and consent – All rights reserved)

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230 thoughts on “About

  1. The Monsoonfamily's Mum

    “… a child let loose in the sweetshop of digital photography and acrylic paints…” isn’t it the best description there is?!

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  2. Doc Kandinsky

    Hi Dan
    sounds like my own story. Illness has one thing good to it which is it makes you think about life (especially your own little life) and usually you find out that what was so important before has all of a sudden become less urgent.
    I hope life is still good to you and your family
    Cheers Uwe

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  3. Hello -I’ve been following your blog with its absolutely exquisite work, for some time now.. .
    I wanted to search for photos in the Tours area but I see that your site doesn’t have the keyword search,. A (cyber) friend of mine, a young lady from Portugal, is an exhange student this term at University there, and she & her roomates explore the area as time permits

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  4. Bonjour Monsieur Strutts,

    Thank you for your kind comments – It is always a pleasant surprise when people ask to share my pictures – It will be interesting to see what you choose.

    Regards

    Dan

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  5. IMRH

    Hi Dan,
    I must have passed by you on our cycle trip down through France on the Velodysse route earlier this year, about riding day 14 or 15 onwards I expect. (We started at Roscoff and rode down the route to Hendaye)
    Thanks for dropping in at my blog, very much liking yours and will follow.

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  6. Hello redstuffdan, Just wanted to stop by and say thanks for all the likes on my blog – looks like we have more than a few things in common including – you may be surprised to know – golf ! I shall follow along to see some more of your perspective on our adoptive France. Kind regards Jane (View from a a French Hillside)

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  7. Hi Dan,

    No worries at all – as I said, there’s no requirement to join in at all – it’s just a way of highlighting other blogs you like!

    Alison x

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  8. Bonsoir Alison,
    Thank you for your kind nomination – unfortunately l wont be able to participate on this occasion – l do hope yo are able to find someone who can – It seems like fun, but a little like a chain letter.

    Regards

    Dan

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  9. Hi Dan,

    I’ve nominated you to take part on the “five photos, five stories” challenge – I hope you don’t mind. Of course there’s absolutely no obligation for you to take part but I thought you might enjoy this challenge. You can see your nomination here: http://wp.me/p3Prsl-xA but it won’t be posted until 28th April at 07:00 GMT. Hoping you will consider joining in.

    Alison x

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  10. Hello Mme Garnier,

    Am l to understand that you want to exhibit some of my work in your wonderful gallery. Could you explain further what exactly you are offering and how much it will cost me.

    Regards

    Dan

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  11. Bonjour Dan,
    Je m’appelle Anastasia Garnier et je suis Assistante Marketing à l’Agora Gallery qui est située dans le célèbre quartier artistique de Chelsea à New York. Puis-je vous envoyer des informations sur notre galerie et les services promotionnels que nous souhaiterions vous offrir?
    Dans l’attente d’avoir de vos nouvelles.
    Bien cordialement.
    Anastasia Garnier
    PR Assistant / Agora Gallery
    http://www.agora-gallery.com/
    anastasia@agora-gallery.com

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  12. What can l say – other than Merci, Merci Beaucoup. I will strive to continue to produce the same quality of work that has inspired you to write these lovely words.

    Regards

    Dan

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