Saturday, 27 March 2010
Sunday, 21 March 2010
I took a series of images in my Grandads house, which is filled with momentums and objects that strongly remind me of my Grandmother.
My Grandmother died around 6 - 7 years ago, around 2004, and ever since I have missed her terribly. Each time that I visit the house I say hello to her, as her ashes are in a glass fronted cupboard.
Below is the first draft of my Polytych:
While I was discussing my work with my tutor, we decided that the least strong of my polytych was the image that I placed in the top right hand corner; this photograph contains two photo frames and a small statue of an elderly man. We then decided to replace this image with another that included a side board, a glass bowl, some red flowers and two small statues of a woman and a man. This image fits in with the chosen photographs for my polytych more than the previous image I had chosen, due to the fact that it replicates the image in the opposite corner, which is at the bottom left hand side of the polytych.
Below is the final version of my Polytych:
I miss my Nan very much, she was a very lovely, friendly person.
At the time that we received this brief, my grandad, aged 87 at the time, was in hospital. I was so hopeful that he would soon be back on his feet, and home again for my next visit home from University. Therefore, I decided to use this situation as my inspiration for the theme of Hope.
(named big Alf because his son is also named Alf)
My Grandad has is now doing well and turned 90 years of age in November 2010!
I love you so much Grandad!
Saturday, 20 March 2010
...And then realised I do not have access to monkeys, so I got the next best thing and asked a friend to model for me!
These images with the black background are the photographs I took for the theme of fear. I decided to ask a friend of mine, Stuart, to model for me as I thought it would be a good idea, seeing as he is quite tall and one of his hands can cover his whole face. For my final triptych, I decided to shoot Stuart and try to create a more unsettling, dark atmosphere to the photographs.
Below is the final image that I submitted for my assignment, I wanted to make these image darker but when I did do this they lost a lot of the details and also the relevant facial expressions made by Stu.
To produce a coherent body of practical work that is defined in clear narrative and dyptich, triptych and polytych technique. To produce a word report for each photo story outlining your influences and approach.
Produce Three (3) pieces of work:
The themes are Fear, Hope and Spirituality. The images must link together via a clear narrative. You produce a word report for each photo story that explains your influences and approaches.
I chose to do one image for each of these themes, a polytych for Spirituality, a triptych for Fear, and then the Diptych for Hope.
Friday, 19 March 2010
We have access to one of the Canon 5D Mark II's in University, so I think that has made me want one of my own. Don't get me wrong, I love my own Canon but I would love to own my own 5D, It would make me feel more like a professional photographer! =]
Sunday, 7 March 2010
It took us 3 hours to complete the route, and below are some of my favourite images from the set I took.
^Housing^ *Entitled: Happy Birthday Door'*
^People / Transport^ *Entitled: 'Coming or Going'*
^Amie Cooper : 'I stole a magnet from school'^
^Thomas Roberts-Goulden: 'I just don't trust anyone anymore'^
^Stu Allardes: 'I like to KILL bugs for fun'^
^Alex Bellemey: 'I bully others to mask my own self-loathing'^
^Tori Fairley: 'Even though I'm richer than she is, I still take money off my sister'^
^Douglas Conn: 'I just can't say NO'^
Saturday, 6 March 2010
^Do You Know What It Is?^
For a project surrounding the body in college, I decided to focus upon the naked body and how relationships are shown through the connection of them. Hugging, sex, comfort, and support to me are the most common ways in which bodies relate to each other.
This is what I tried to convey in these images.
^I Don't Know How To Feel^
^Not So Safe^
^I'll Protect You^
^Stay Close To Me^
Dan Gerrard - Vocals
Matty Nevin - Guitar + Backing Vocals
Dan Simons - Bass
Michael Austin - Drums
Mark Lucas - Guitar
In the end the band broke up but I was just happy to be able to get the chance to do some photography work for them.
I realise that it could be rather late in my photographic practice to start a blog, however I wanted to start this blog to try and, as they say, 'get my work out there'.
Within this blog, I will be displaying some of my favourite works from college, and my first and second years of University.
Although I have both a Flickr and DeviantArt account, I feel as though this blog is better due to the fact that here, I can clearly explain the theorical reasons for each project.
...Feel free to comment on anything! =)