Hmm Part 3

a few more images over this weekend

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Night time research part 2

another night driving around coventry, smoking a pack of camels, finding lost dogs, getting wet in the droplet rain, hiding in corners and listening to the ballad of lou the welterweight.

 

Night time research

i went out last night to look for some locations to shoot with my ideas for 150 mc. i found some good places and it was nice to test some exposures and see what effects i could get. here are a few pictures i have selected from the ones i took last night.

 

Little Self-portrait drawings.

i came across an old little sketch i did of myself i did a few years back now and decided to draw another. i thought i would post it as i think it shows how i see myself differently now even though they are quite similar.

This one was drawn sometime in 2008

This one was drawn yesterday.

Simon and Garfunkel’s Photo Mishap

It was brought to my attention that Simon and Garfunkel’s Bridge over troubled water record cover had abit of a mistake on it. My Dad showed me the cover and asked me if i could see what is wrong with it.

 

ok so it just seems as if it’s abit of a weird composition to get old Art Garfunkel to stand directly behind Mr. Paul Simon but other than that i didnt really pick up on anything else. Until you simply make a crop in the right place.

Garfunkel with a massive Moustache thanks to Simon’s dreadful wig. A very bad composition mistake which has seemingly gone practically un-noticed for decades. I thought i would share this as it gave me a good laugh but i also thought it was really relevant when we are being told to really think about the composition of our images.

Ten things…

Summer Project Reflection

As soon as i had read chapter 5 of Charlotte Cotton’s book ‘ the photograph as a contempory art’ i began to determine how i would go about answering the brief of the summer project. Straight away i was struggling with ideas so i began to take images on my Canon 45oD digital camera in an attempt to give myself some direction. I found that i was getting shots and finding compositions i could work with further, but i felt that the images from the Digital camera were coming out too clean and posed and i felt that this didnt really represent me personally, therefore wouldn’t work well in a diary format. I then came across some of Richard Billingham’s work which really gave me some influence and ideas. Billingham’s book titled ‘Ray’s a Laugh’ which documents his family at home really communicated the same things i wanted to communicate and achieve in my project. So after studying Billingham’s work i brought some rolls of cheap 35mm Colour film and with my Canon 500N camera, i documented one average day in which i went visiting my immediate family. In answer to the brief, i chose to look for the objects and marks that have been left by myself and my family rather than just take the obvious photographs.

In conclusion i think that overall i answered the brief well. I think i took it and put my own personal spin on it which i felt like we were encouraged to do. It really challenged me to think abit more outside the box and look to take pictures of whats left over and not what’s there. i feel as if this project has taught me some valuable skills which i can use in the future with future assignments and projects. i think that if i was to make any changes to this project i would have presented this work in a book as it would work well with it being a diary narrative, and this is definatly something i am going to look into in the future when presenting work.

Some examples of the Richard Billingham work i was looking at.

Summer Project