Hello everyone, sorry for my lack of post's recently, I have been busy getting my work done for the end of uni, which is now over! First year of uni done! Anyway, I have a few things to tell you.
I have started a new website, which you can see here. The website will be updated with recent work, and on going projects. I am still tinkering around with it, so it might change a little over the next few weeks. This will hopefully get my work out there a bit more, so I would be grateful if you could show your friends/family!
Also, I have started a couple of new projects now that I have more time off. The first is called Spaces. With this project, I am looking at how ordinary spaces look and change when viewed through the lens, and ultimately, how they look as a photograph. I like the idea that that one photograph is a record of how that particular space looked at that particular time, and it will probably never look like that again. This is an ongoing project, which is already on the new website, so take a look!
The Second project is still in its infancy, I suppose more like a 'foetus' actually...Anyway, I went on a walk with a couple of friends recently, and we wandered up to a strip of woods at the back of a playing field near where I will be living next year. Immediately I was struck at the beauty of this place, I had no idea it was there, and I certainly wouldn't have thought it was in Leeds! We spent a good couple of hours in there, just exploring and taking photos.
After returning home, I realised that I could do some sort of project involving these woods. I don't really have any reason for the project, or even a name, but I know that I am drawn to this place, and I want to take photographs there, and make a record of how it looks at this time. I will keep shooting and I will let you know of the progress.
I have got tonnes of film to develop, so keep your eyes open for more posts coming soon!
Wednesday, 9 May 2012
I came home for the Bank holiday weekend, and amidst the all of the work that I was doing, I managed to get out and about and shoot some photos. I went out in the evening, and the light was perfect. I took my 7D, 35mm, and Bronica with me, and managed to shoot a roll of film for each of the film camera's (which hopefully I'll be developing today) and a few shots digitally.
I am working on a new website which should hopefully be up and running soon. I'll put a link to it on here so you can all see. My deadlines for my last projects are looming, so I probably won't be posting as much, but after my deadlines I'll have more time to shoot and post on here.
Tuesday, 1 May 2012
This evening I went into town to get a shot for one of my briefs. Having got the shots I needed, I made a quick detour into a car park near by. I was struck by how calm these empty spaces seemed, amidst the still busy city. Also, the ambient light was just right, it wasn't completely pitch black, but the street lights had come on, which made for an interesting blend of natural and ambient light, as well as fluorescent light. I had to play around with the colour balance to get the images looking realistic.
I have a lot of work to finish at the moment, but also some days off coming up. Hopefully if the weather is nice I'll be able to take a walk and see if I find anything to shoot. I also have film to develop and scan, so I'll be sharing those with you soon.