Sunday, 21 February 2010
Tuesday, 16 February 2010
Monday, 15 February 2010
Tuesday, 9 February 2010
This was made by lightly pressing a torn sheet of unexposed paper up against the condensation on my window. The paper was from the batch of old stuff I bought on ebay and this sheet had already been torn by whoever the paper belonged to last. I like the idea that it already has someone elses trace on it, their fingers have touched and torn the paper leaving their marks on it's surface and I am adding my own marks to it now.
Monday, 8 February 2010
I recently bought a load of old photographic paper off of ebay, in one of the packets was a handful of pictures of a woman many of which would be considered pornographic, I am not entirely sure from which time period they come from but they have obviously been forgotten about for a long time. I think this image is really beautiful, it is one of the less risque ones, some of the others are a bit crude though. A strange find!
Friday, 5 February 2010
Today I contacted the Purdy Hicks gallery who represent Susan Derges to see if I can go and talk to her. I find her work pretty inspiring, seems there is a strong connection with nature which is really what I want to show in my own work. These pieces also seems to break that barrier between camera and subject, again a key point to my own work!
Tuesday, 2 February 2010
I tried fixing one of my sheets of paper, didn't go exactly as I had planned! Instead of getting darker or staying the same colour as I had expected the paper became lighter and lighter as the fixer did its work and seemed to end up reverting back to it's original colour when it was first taken from the box. Then as it dried went a more pinky colour with purple tints at the edges.
I now have a battle in my head between fixing and allowing the paper to continue to change.