Thursday, 12 April 2012
Sunday, 8 April 2012
It's been a while since I last posted. I've been busy with my major project, which has been broken down into a few smaller ones. These are sketchbook pages from one of them, in which I am collaborating with Rikki Hewitt on an installation piece titled 'Outsiders'. We'll be making a book to accompany the installation from a mixture I mine and Rikki's work.
Monday, 7 November 2011
I've started to put together some possible ideas for posters. I've tried to make them distorted so its quite difficult to decipher what is happening. If they want to know the full picture they have to access the link which will be at the bottom, to the Syrian Revolution's facebook or twitter page. I've merged photographs I took at the 'British Syrians & Friends in Solidarity with the Syrian Revolution and Amnesty International protest' and photographs from Panorama, with my pinhole experiments.
I think this kind of style reflects the urgency and panic of most of the footage being recorded by the protestors in Syria. It reflects the idea that there's really not that much being reported in the news so our perception of what is really happening is quite fuzzy.
Saturday, 22 October 2011
I was lucky enough to go to the opening night of Rankin and Damien Hirsts' new work: Myths, Monsters and Legends at Rankin's studio in Kentish Town, London. There was some really striking photographs and amazing effects that I'm not quite sure how they were achieved.
I definitely recommend going to see this if you can.
Just a little experiment I did with my digital camera. I wanted to see what would happen giving my digital camera a pinhole lens. The results are ok, but I prefer the previous ones. I like the fact you have no idea how they'll come out. There's something a bit too polished about these.
The other day I created a pinhole camera from an old Russian SLR I found at a market. It was quite easy to convert. It's just a matter of removing all the stuff from inside so you're left with a shell. The results are really interesting, just going round my garden taking exposures of different lengths to see what happens, but I think the whole that I drilled through the lens cap needs to be ever so slightly bigger. I think too big will let too much light in. I'll play around with it and see. I want to see what happens with colour film too, but I think I need to sort out the size of the pin hole first.