Friday, 28 September 2012

I'm Back!

Hello All!

This is my first post in a couple of months, something that I am rather ashamed off!  Things have been incredibly busy of late, I've been helping my Grandpa move house, and he very kindly gave me his old Bolex cine camera!  Although I probably won't run any film through it, its just nice to have on my shelf!   I'm surprised at how well it works after not being used for so long!

I have also been on holiday, both with Sarah, which was my last post, and more recently with Mum, Dad and Henry to the south of France, near the Pyrenees.  This was a fantastic holiday, very nice house, great views, and wonderful drives up to the top of the mountains!  The photos from this holiday can be seen on my Flickr.  As I am writing this posts, I am scanning some 5x4 film from France!  Keep a look out for these on my Flickr.

I have also been working on a new project, photographing a woodland that is very near to my house.  A few of these photos can be seen on my Flickr, but I am unsure of what I am going to do with them yet.  I will probably make the series into a book, or post cards, but I have a feeling this is going to be a fairly long project.

I am also looking into re-designing my website, whether this be on the current host-site I am using at the moment, or choosing a different host and starting from scratch.  I will certainly keep you updated with any changes.

And to top it all off, I have now moved back up to Leeds, and started my second year at university!  I definitely feel old now!  I will be given my briefs next week, which is very exciting!  As I have more control over my briefs this year, I am going to focus much more on landscape photography, and hopefully almost exclusively use film, depending on the project/brief.  I really want to improve on my darkroom skills, mainly the printing side of things.

Thats all for now, I have feeling that I wont be doing as many posts this year, due to an increased work load, but when I do get the chance to write a post, I will try and make them worthwhile reading!  and include lots of pics!  Also, keep an eye on my flickr, as I will probably be uploading there more often.