Wednesday, 24 February 2010

N U M E R O - X 1 1 1

Ok so lately ive been really busy with all sorts of work and planning. i've been working ideas on my C.A.P and my Digital Darkroom projects, but i've also been working on trying to get my images out into the worlds view. So to start my very own visual campaign i have created my own flickr account. So feel free to look at my images and see what ive been up to over the past 3 years. Also if you have a flickr account of your own, add me please and comment as i will return the flavor!

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Thursday, 18 February 2010

N U M E R O - 1 2

Suicide Girls - Photography

About a year ago, i was on holiday in America and i went to a borders book shop in the town i was staying. Every time i go into Boarders i spend WAY too much and this time was no exception. When looking around the store, normally in the art/photographic section, one book caught my eye. I had known previously about the Suicide Girls from the internet and i knew what they where about, so i decided to check the book out. from opening the first page i fell in love with it! Not just because of the gorgeous girls it showcased from all around the world lol , but also because of the photographic styles and because of the alternative modeling. It really is like a 'punk rock Vogue' with the way it consists of mainly nudist shoots, displaying piercings and body art, but the way its produced still contains a sense of class. I think the main reason i enjoyed this book was because it was something i could relate to with myself being covered in tattoos and piercings and this is defiantly something i look forward to be seeing more of.

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Thursday, 11 February 2010

N U M E R O - 1.1

So this week most of the course has gone on a trip to new york, but i chose not to as i had a lack of funds. Sure iam little annoyed, i mean its NEW YORK! But, i felt i could use this opportunity to go into the studio and shoot a few things. Also my girlfriend was over so lucky her i decided to put her in one, shes knows the precautions of being in a relationship with a photographer :P.
Also during this period, i teamed up with another student and good mate of mine, Matt Walden. he and i have been helping each other out with shoots, taking turns in assisting with each over, covering each other backs and making sure everything runs smoothly during shoots.

I am quite happy with the way the shoots turned out and i have some nice images to stick into my portfolio.
The first shoot, which was originally matts shoot, but after he finished i asked if i could take a few shoots. I decided i wanted a little different from his, so i tweaked up the lighting a few stops so that the light was bleaching over the subject. I had never attempted this, so for a first try, it turned out not too bad.
For the second shoot, i had recently purchased a magazine called 'Volt'. Its a huge Fashion magazine that is not stapled together and essentially can be modified into posters...AWESOME!
But for this edition the front cover image really stood out to me. its lighting was very obscure and the image had a very symmetrical feel to it, therefore i had to try it.

I achieved this look by using the the two large rectangular soft boxes each side of my subject.
I do feel however if the studio we had was larger i would have had a better out come, as we are very limited for space and that is why you have these weird triangle shapes in the background.

So everyone's busy in new york, but dammit iam staying busy too! ;)

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