Tschock is…



Dated technology, indigo evening skies, crisps, computers that scream to load, bakelite, vintage synths, typography, records and wine, clicking cameras, concrete cities, patterns, effects pedals, motorway lights, beats, deco cinemas, rayguns, personal soundtracks, turning pages, lost places.

I dabble in Editorial Design. Photography. Film. Music. Writing.

I take a lot of photographs of architecture, especially around my home City of Coventry.

I always have a soundtrack on the go…shhh…listen

A note for any robbin robbers…

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Gregarious jackdaws have around them their entire lives a “companion” [“socius”] with whom they undertake all sorts of actions. In its youth, the jackdaw Tschock had [his owner] Lorenz himself as its mother-companion. It followed him all over the place; it called to him when it wanted to be fed. Once it had learned to get its own feed, it chose the maid as its companion and performed the characteristic courtship dance in front of her. Later, it found a young jackdaw which became its adoptive companion and which Tschock fed. Whenever Tschock prepared for a longer flight, it attempted to persuade Lorenz to fly with it in typical jackdaw fashion, by flying straight up just behind his back. When that did not work, it joined flying crows, who then became its flight companions [“socii”].5 Music is my ever changing companion.


7 thoughts on “Tschock is…

  1. Really enjoying the site… born and brought up in Coventry. Strange, the distances between how it looked it the 70s and 80s (worn out), how it was planned to look and feel and how I feel about it now. Thanks.

    1. Great to get some feedback, thanks Davey! Coventry is an amazing place, I feel lucky to have been born here too. There are too many people with bad things to say about the place, but when you look at the history, vision and how it has been neglected over the years it changes your perspective a little.

      All the best.

  2. Hi,
    My name is Seth Marshall and I have recently finished my Fine Art Degree in Falmouth as a mature student. During my time on the course, I became interested in imagery based on urban environments and architecture. I was researching through google and typed in underpass, which resulted in reams of photos, of which one of your images; https://tschock.com/2014/08/17/city-underpass/ was one that I was drawn to. At the time I didn’t know anything about copyright and duly went about choosing six of these images for a series of paintings for one of my semester’s projects.
    Having traced you through that image, I wanted to, firstly, apologies for not asking your permission to use your image to base one of my paintings on as well as to ask you whether you could grant me terms of permission to possibly exhibit the painting with views to also putting it on sale.
    I have looked at your website and Instagram pages and really like the themes you are exploring in relation to these urban environments. If it is your wish to not allow me permission, I will not exhibit or try to sell the painting,

    Yours Sincerely,

    Seth Marshall

    1. Hi Seth,

      Firstly, thank you so much for getting in contact. I appreciate your honesty, and I’m actually quite flattered that you were inspired by one of my photographs. To be honest, the only reason I have the copyright on my images in case a company used them for advertising. A lot of my friends are artists, and we all spark ideas in each other. Would you send me a copy of the painting so I can see how it turned out? If you would let me promote on my website and Instagram that would be ace, and I bet a lot of my followers would be interested in your work 😉 If you have a link you would like me to post as advertising just send through. Of course I’m happy for you to go ahead and exhibit/sell the painting, and if you are able to reference that would be fab.

      When you make it big, just keep me in mind for an original Seth Marshall painting. Let me know how the exhibition goes, and best of luck for the future.


  3. Hi Rhiannon,

    Thanks for replying so promptly!
    And for being so generous with your blessing in using your image. I have included a link to my hastily constructed Wix site;
    (P.S.the link on the thumbnail image of the painting is for your original blog page, click above it for enlargement of painting.)

    Here is another link to work I have on an on-line gallery ( I hope to include the underpass painting to this site soon)

    The painting is a fairly straight forward transcription of your photograph. I liked the overall red saturation of the image and wanted it to contrast with the other paintings in the series, which were also, predominantly one all-over colour. My paintings are fairly conventional in style, I guess!

    Many Thanks again,

    Best Wishes,


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