Nowhere Near Here

Here’s something to take away the stress from a long day at work:

Nowhere Near Here from Pahnl on Vimeo.

If life is a catwalk, run like a dog.

‘Nowhere Near Here’ is a stop motion animation that uses a combination of light with stencils and long exposure photography to tell the story of a dog running around the city at night, doing whatever a dog does. The animation was first exhibited at the The Herbert, in Coventry, on the 7th October 2010.

With well over 300 hours in the making, more than 200 stencils involved and too many cold nights spent outside on my knees getting the shots, I am very happy (and relieved) to finally share this with you. Through the course of shooting ‘Nowhere Near Here’, I have dealt with curious drunks, a dog almost peeing on the camera (the irony is not lost on me, haha), the endlessly suspicious police and even someone nearly running off with a tripod.

This is street art, this is life and thank you for watching.

…for those of you that may be interested in prints, a selection of film stills from ‘Nowhere Near Here’ are currently available at

Animation by Pahnl


Amazing piece of work isn’t it? Every time I feel tired or stressed, I always seem to find something that helps eases that. A beautiful photo, or a feel-good movie, or a bearhug and a kiss from my nephews. Or a wonderful work of art, a burst of creativity like this video.

I think that moments of beauty, ample sleep, lots of water and careful eating are better cures for stress-related problems, plus these are also components of the formula for the best acne treatment. 🙂

So surround yourself with pretty things and beautiful people. Haha 🙂