Sunday, 6 December 2009

Here is a link to an interview i enjoyed. Take a read if you have a moment.

My mind is buzzing and i'm really tired. I am struggling to switch off recently. My problem, i think, is that i spent a year ignoring what i really wanted to do because i was doubting myself. Now, i feel like i am back in the game and i have to play catch up. I really need to get that idea out of my head. I have so much ambition and passion bubbling up inside me. I am just so excited i don't know where to start.

I spent a bit of time in the studio photographing my DISP work (digital imaging and studio practice). When i got my final shot, i got roxy to dress up in a vintage dress i bought and i photographed her in it. I think the style really suits her. I found a great vintage shop in Boscombe, it had some fantastic outfits. I will be revisiting it to get some cool outfits in future.

I am enjoying having access to the studios so i can experiment. Styling has become more important in my images. When i first started taking photographs i didn't always consider clothing. Now, it has become another way to express my creativity.

Here is an example of Finlay Mackay's image that i liked. The concept is very original. I don't quite understand the eye balls, but sometimes it's good to be unable to fathom a message of a photograph out. It gives you the opportunity to make your own assumptions.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

I was doing some research over the weekend and i was advised to look up a Photographer called Finlay Mackay. I loved the humour of his photographs. They are like naughty characters from the books 'a series of unfortunate events'. I was very impressed (Thank you to Adrian for suggesting him). I've stuck a couple of the images in my sketch book, they really inspired my digital imaging work.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

A little introduction...

I've just got back from the beach, my feet are cold and my hair is all stiff from the salty air. It was absolutely beautiful there, the waves were crashing against the sand and the wind almost swept me off my feet. I felt so alive at the edge of the pier with my old camera watching a massive boat out at sea. It makes me feel at ease knowing i had my camera there to capture these moments that might slip from my memory.

I am going to use this blog to explain more about my work. I intend on making it like my online scrap book. My inspiration for photography comes from the world around me, not just images. Hopefully, as it develops it will start to explain more about me as a person and what makes me tick.

I started this blog for one of my units at university. I'm studying Commercial Photography at The Arts University College Bournemouth (It used to be called The Arts Institute... Way cooler). I love it. It's early days, but my mind is constantly buzzing and i feel lucky to be given the freedom to explore my art.

Thanks for reading,

(p.s I became an Auntie today)