Tuesday, 30 March 2010

N U M E R O - [ 1 - 7 ]

C . A . P

So this is my C . A . P final images, not the complete set as i will be posting them on flickr shortly, but these two are the images that i loved the most.
So in short, at the start of this project i chose to do fashion but every idea was going wrong and nothing would work. Therefore in the end i chose the wise move of switching genres to portraiture and i have to say its the best move i've ever done! I have never done portraits before so it was a challenge to make sure it all went smoothly and i had to make sure i researched on the genre before hand to see what makes a good portrait image.
After shooting this image i have really taken a liking for portrait photography. I think its going to be a massive switch within my photographic taste and style from now on.
I am really proud of these images as its not like my usual style, which is normally fashion photography.

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Wednesday, 24 March 2010

N U M E R O - [ O N E - S I X ]

G A I A - P r O J E c T

These are the two main images from my Gaia project. the first is defiantly my favorite! With the theory of Gaia being about how the world will change its climate and atmosphere to sustain survival despite the human race being wiped out, i wanted to show the possibility of humanity getting a second chance, so i created a panoramic image that also works as a time line in its own way. On one side you have a bleak black and white image with a leafless tree to represent a dead world and on the other you have a colourful image of a person (my model) growing out of the ground to represent the rebirth.

The second image is a close up of my model. It is the image intended for the front cover of the magazine. I chose this image because it works as a fashion image as well as a feature and the magazine i chose is 'Dazed and Confused' so it fits well.

I feel that these images were a great step for me in my progression in photography as i was using 120 film and a Hasselblad camera on location, which i have never done, as well as creating a panoramic image, which was a real task putting together. In all i had alot of fun with this project.

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Saturday, 13 March 2010

N U M E R O - [ ONE - FIVE ]

P e r s o n a l P r o j e c t s

So since that its just a few months till...S U M M E R ! ! ! I have decided that i would like to still keep busy with my photography. Now i've always said, Every year, that i would do a project during the summer, but i have never really followed through with it. BUT this year it's all going down! I have come up with my own concept and i know exactly what iam going to do.

P R O J e C T - L A S T S u M M E R

My idea is to spend the summer capturing the youth of our generation and how they spend summer. Summer for a young person is a magical time and is something that is cherished dearly when old age hits and to reminisce on this part of our lives is also magical.
So i will shoot people from the ages of 1 8 - 2 2 during my summer adventures.
I will traveling alot during the summer going to Germany and Spain and also to music festivals. All of this will be be moments in which i can capture subjects. Also venturing in my own back garden, going up and down the country will prove to be as fulfilling towards my project.
So let summer begin and every moment counts!!!

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Thursday, 4 March 2010

N U M E R O - F o u r t e e n

L a u r a P a n n a c k

So the other day we had a guest speaker come in to give a talk on her ever growing career and to show us her work. Her name is Laura Pannack. She graduated from Brighton University about two years ago and has won several photographic awards.

When i first heard that she was coming to speak to our year i decided to check her body of work out and to honest, i really didn't like it that much. i felt it was very boring, lifeless and dull.
But ever since she spoke to us, my outlook in photography has changed, my style is changing and iam becoming a completely different photographer.

I realized that with my photography, i wanna be noticed for my work. When i first came to the university, i had it in my head that i wanted to be a fashion photographer and that's all i wanted. But lately i've come to realize how hollow fashion photography is. when people look at a fashion image they always say 'WOW, what a great image, i wonder who the model is?' and i want people to look at an image and say 'WOW, what a great image, i wonder who the photographer is?'
I've come to see that with commercial and fashion photography the artist gets little praise, but with artistic photography such as portrait (which is what ive decided to head towards now) people's heads start to turn and they start to ask who produced the image instead of who's in it.
I've also come to love Laura Pannack's work now. I feel its very artistic and overflows with
emotion, but also it has a strange element to it. Alot of her images leave the viewer questioning what their looking at and i think this leads to the excitement of an image.

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