Some Icy Pictures to celebrate the recent snow!
Tuesday, 23 November 2010
A bit late with this post but a couple of weeks ago I went to the Shadow Catchers exhibition at the V&A. Of course I had to go to this one since camera-less photography is kind of my thing.
It was amazing to see some of the Susan Derges and Garry Fabian Miller pieces in reality but I was ever so slightly disappointed with the show. I felt the space wasn't really big enough and everything was squeezed in. I also wasn't so sure about each of the four artists being separated into their own room. It was worth the £5 entry, but I'm glad it wasn't any more costly than that!
Sunday, 10 October 2010
I travelled across to Wales last weekend for one of my oldest friend's wedding. An incredible experience, I cannot really put in to words, perhaps the 1000 photographs I took on the trip will at least give some indication to the level of enjoyment, emotion and appreciation that was felt by myself and, as I hope, by others.
The wedding ceremony took place in Swansea, which is a town full of character and we very much enjoyed our stay there, however for myself the location of the reception was one of the highlights of the weekend. We danced the night away at Rhossili Activity Centre, located just a few minutes away from the beautiful Rhossili Bay (pictured, second from top). The setting couldn't have been more perfect and complemented the wedding very well.
Of course this post has, seemingly, little to do with my current artistic practice but the whole trip gave me a great deal of inspiration and drive to start creating more work and to visit more places around the UK and thats never a bad thing!
Wednesday, 18 August 2010
Last week I sarted an internship in the White Cube Archival department which is about a 20 minute walk down the road from the Hoxton Square site. Mostly just filing at the moment but its very interesting to get to find out about so many different artist's exhibtions and works. Hopefully things will pick up a bit soon, in the meantime I need to find a paid job as well as not forget about the fact that I have a degree in photography and enjoy making work!
Wednesday, 21 July 2010
So we moved the Chine show to Brick Lane, London a couple of weeks ago now. The show was on for four full days with the private view opening night on Thursday 8th July. It was a combined exhibition featuring the Photography, Fine Art and Illustration courses from the AUCB and I must say I believe it was a complete success!
All the work I exhibited in this show was different to the work in the Bournemouth show. This was because, as you may well know by now, my work involves working with unfixed photographic paper that is continually changing in colour so a piece can only really be shown exclusively in one exhibition. I had a body of work consisting of five separate prints and these were spread throughout the whole exhibition, mixing with the work of Fine Art and Illustration.
Although the concept of allowing the prints to change and almost be destroyed as they are exhibited is strong I still have a desire to keep the beautiful colour and form of the prints and stop it from changing any further.
Sunday, 27 June 2010
Wednesday, 23 June 2010
Saturday, 12 June 2010
A, perhaps futile, attempt to grow cress on a sheet of fibre based photographic paper...... needless to say it did not work. Nothing for the seeds to anchor their little roots in and the paper dried up too quickly.
The seeds are now stuck to the paper, unable to carry on growing but now a part of something else.....
Friday, 14 May 2010
Last Thursday, the day before my hand-in, I took one more early morning trip to Queens Park with a couple of rolls of paper. The forest looked particularly green on that morning, as the top photo shows. I chose a different spot, good to work in, although I was confronted by a very small but very angry jack russell!
Wednesday, 5 May 2010
Some very tiny work, I think this is the smallest piece I have ever made, its a 2.5x2.5 inch square from a box of old Kodak paper I recently bought on eBay.
On Monday I went for an early morning cycle to Branksome Beach and took an assortment of paper with me. I took two long strips and wove them around the rocks and the sand. I also took some different sheets of old fibre-based paper including these small ones. The change in colour on the small ones happened very fast despite it being a cloudy day, they went from a bright white to a brilliant pink right before my eyes.
Thursday, 29 April 2010
Another trip to Hengistbury Head today, it was raining unfortunately which is not so good when trying to work with a piece of paper that is twice the size of you but I had some help from a lovely friend! I took two sheets out that were about 4 - 5 metres long and a couple of thin strips about the same length. Some really nice colours on the paper today and a good spot to work despite the hundreds of mosquitos!!
Tuesday, 27 April 2010
I had some business cards printed the other day. I used details from three of my prints, each using a different element of nature, rain, sea, and earth. The only problem: forgot to put my email address on! I did put my website on and my email can be found there so its not a complete disaster.
Monday, 26 April 2010
A good person for inspiration for my own work, Daro Montag buries film and leaves it to decompose and be attacked by 'mirco-organisims'. He then digs the film up, allows to dry and makes these beautiful photographs from the 'negative'. The work seems more based around science than my work but I really like his ideas around knowing the earth and soil in the place that you are in.
Sunday, 25 April 2010
Photos from the exhibition yesterday. It was a great day, really sunny so lots of people came down. The work I exhibited was all made was created on the beach at Boscombe so it was really the perfect place to show them. I didn't sell any unfortunately but quite a lot of people asked how they were made etc and seemed interested. I think the framed pieces seem to look the best but the clear pins I used to display the rest also worked really well.
Thursday, 22 April 2010
Spent most of today setting up for the exhibition in Boscombe on Saturday that I am showing work in. Its been a very busy week and hopefully I'll be able to relax a little on Saturday and maybe sell some work! More and better quality photos to come soon.
Monday, 19 April 2010
Arose at 6am this morning and walked with my big rolls of paper to Queens Park again. A remarkable sunrise, absolutely stunning. The black and white paper seemed to do almost the opposite of what it did last time, the background went a slightly pink colour while the marks made by the crushed leaves turned blue. I also tried the same with a large sheet of colour paper, not quite as good as the black and white but some marks appeared.