Wednesday, 27 January 2010

N U M E R O - D I E Z

Well, back from the xmas holidays, with a fresh start and a new project, well two actually. The first is from the 'digital darkroom' assignment. Now we have the choice of an advertising option, which is for Sony, or the option for the book 'The Revenge of Gaia' which i chose.
These new projects are great because they offer alot more creativity compared to the last project.
So thinking about how i can approach the concept of Gaia, iam going to research into it, read some chapters of the book, look into other imagery of Gaia.
The first idea that came to mine was to show the Rebirth of humanity after Gaia and maybe have people growing out of the ground or something....who knows.
The second project is again set out with a number of options, which feature alot of different genres in photography. I have decided to go for 'Classic fashion' as its what i love to do and is the genre i am most accustomed to. Now i feel maybe should step out from my comfort zone, but i feel like i can build up from my past work on fashion by adding themes and story lines to it. Dealing with the idea of Classic fashion also gives me the freedom to explore into past cultures and looks, which is something i feel i could be very passionate about.
Iam really looking forward to seeing what i produce from this project and of course i'll keep you posted.

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Thursday, 21 January 2010

N U M E R O : I X

Can Anybody Be A Photography?

So recently my dad decided to purchase one of digital picture frames. Now this basically a picture frame of normal size 7'' inch, but you can upload as many pictures as you like using a usb memory stick. So with my dad being like he is and also as i expected, he uploaded a whole heap of past family pictures. With currently going home, i got see see some of the images he added, some of which are fresh to my face and one caught my eye. At first i had no idea it was me, until my mum pointed it out. It was an old pic of me as a wee baby with my dad assembling a nice little assortment of props.

Now i dont now about you, but this image really stands out to me. Whether its because it shows a brief insight into British culture, with Britain's youths starting to drink at such an early age these days or the fact that it shows a great sense of humor from my dad.
The way its composed just stands out too, with the way the bottles are layed out and the expression on my face...PRICELESS!
Good Job Dad!!!

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Saturday, 16 January 2010

N U M E R O : E I G H T

So, its just been my Birthday two days ago and my girlfriend got me the coolest present ever!! :D
A classic 1960's Diana Lomography Camera!! This is without a doubt the coolest present ever!!
i have always wanted a Lomo camera ever since i layed eyes on them. For those who dont know what a Lomo camera is, i'll explain. A Lomography camera is a classic medium format camera from the 1960's. it was dismissed by many, but considered a cult classic by others because of its plastic toy like body and weird imperfect images it produced. the images always came out over exposed and over saturated or doubled exposed. I just love this camera for its vintage and artistic vibe it has. Over the summer i feel i am going to crazy with this camera and produce as many images as possible!! ;)

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Wednesday, 6 January 2010

N U M E R O : S e 7 e n


Time for another blog entry, so for this one i wanna basically show my excitement about the news i have just heard. That is this year they are bring back the almighty POLAROID INSTANT CAMERA!! WOOOOOoooo. i was so disheartened to learn two years ago that they had stopped the process of making Polaroid film as i had just purchased a Polaroid camera and was shooting left, right and center. Taking it to festivals, shoots friends and family, basically everything!
Instant Polaroid images are a beautiful thing, there's something very reminiscent about the look of them and the imperfect focus mixed with strange colours only adds to the effect they have.
One of my favorite images of all time is the Polaroid image of my girlfriend when i first went to her home town in Germany. It just brings back great memories :).
But this time around Polaroid is apparently going to reinvent its products. They are still bringing back the original instant film, but they are also making digital versions of Polaroid, where the camera has the classic look but also has a built in printer!!!

But the coolest thing that i heard, was that the handpicked personal artistic director of this relaunch is non other than L a d y G a G a herself! so by going by genius artist vision, i cannot wait to see how this product comes out!!!

New Polaroid models are due to hit the selves Autumn 2010.

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Sunday, 3 January 2010

N U M E R O : V I

R e a d y t o P o P !

For this entry i wanted to talk about this image i found awhile ago on Its an image taken by commercial photographer Michael Plescia.
when i first saw this image i honestly didn't know what to make of it, it was the first time i had seen an image like this. I mean to have a woman in at their most vulnerable state and then to have their picture taken, is something i was very skeptical about. But after looking at it in detail, i came to appreciate just how much beauty this image contains. Pregnancy is a very natural and beautiful thing, especially for a woman and the way this image is constructed, absolutely does it justice. The way the model is posed, just gives off a natural, relaxed and comfortable vibe. The coolest part of the of this image is how you have the contrast of colour to black and white. this image, for me, wouldn't have the same impact if it was in colour, but in black and white with the metaphoric comparison with the pink bubble gum, gives it this amazing and exciting look.
Every time i look at this image it amazes me and there's not too many images that give that impact.

You can check out the image and the artists other work at

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