I have finally had a chance to play with some of the photos I took Lisa. I am really pleased with how this one turned out.
Wednesday, 29 October 2008
I have had this for a while now, just never told anyone - I am fascinated by lamps and the way that they cast their light onto walls, particularly in the morning when the colours are really subtle. I keep finding myself in different places and itching to take photos of the lamps! Well, there will be many more pictures of lamps to come as I can't see this going away anytime soon but for now you can see the start of this obsession in the column to the right and above.
I'm just starting a project to learn all about video editing and recording sound, which is all very exciting and new as at the moment, I know nothing about video editing. We (I am collaborating with another photographer called Jason Skelton) will be combining still images with sound to create a sort of soundscape. We are doing a horror story. Here are some possible stills from the film (can't reveal the whole plot yet!!).
The shot on the left is mine (self timer - tricky!), the shot on the right is Jason's of me, they are both processed by me. We wanted a really gritty and grainy look to the shots to put some scary sounds ontop of. It was very very very funny acting out this shoot - I am, surprisingly(!), not an actor and trying to look scared whilst laughing and being laughed at and photographed is not that easy! Hopefully we'll be recording some scary sounds tomorrow to mix with the shots in the edit.
Monday, 20 October 2008
I had a nice little surprise today when I discovered that my photo 'Grandpa's Chairs' was featured in a polaroid essay on DeviantART. Here is a link to the photo essay:
Have a look, there are some really lovely polaroids in the collection, very proud to be there too.
Thursday, 16 October 2008
I did a shoot with Lisa (a beautiful friend of mine) a couple of days ago which was really fun. She is a dancer which I think makes the whole thing easier because she was somehow more aware of her body, and this sounds weird, but she seemed to know where all her limbs were, more than other people and she knew how to position herself in ways which looked fab on camera and I never had to tell her to point her toes!
The whole thing was great and I am going to play about with the photos, I want to experiment with layers and textures and different backgrounds. I have lots of ideas, but for now here is one of the photos from the shoot, as it is (not quite straight out of camera but almost!)
Thursday, 9 October 2008
I have recently joined a group on flickr all about re-touching called "Points of View - Retouching Issues". Everyone in the group is given the same photo and we all have to retouch it in our own way, however we like. The photo above is my attempt and below is the original image (it is not my photograph it was supplied by a member of the group). I think that this is a relatively new group so I hope that it survives in the big wide world of flickr because I think that it is a super idea! It is really interesting to see how different people approach the same image and come up with completely different outcomes.
ps. its my birthday today, yay!!
Wednesday, 8 October 2008
Woohoo! One of my photos has been selected to appear in the latest edition of mankind mag (which is a magazine by the lady who writes the blog design for mankind). I have known about it for a while but I didnt want to write about in case it didn't happen. Well it did, yay! Click here for a link to the magazine.
This is the photo that made it in:
Cute isn't it? Its on my flickr
Monday, 6 October 2008
I went to Art London on Saturday to have a look at what it was like and it was amazing, there were some fabulous pieces of work that I really really liked, some inspiring pieces and there was also some absolute rubbish! - but then it is all subjective so i'm sure someone will like what I thought was crap. But anyway - my photos were there too in amongst everything! it was so exciting, I wanted to take a photo to put up here but it was all very professional and I didn't want to look an idiot so I resisted, wish I hadn't now but never mind! Unfortunately I didn't sell anything but for my work just to be there was amazing, I was at the same art fair as Damien Hirst's work. Mind blowing!!!
Thursday, 2 October 2008
It was the preview of Art London last night and the official opening today. I'm so nervous! My mum is going today to have a look so i'm waiting patiently by my phone for her to tell me what it is like - CALL ME MUM!!!