Thursday, 2 December 2010

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Styling Ideas

Made a moodboard of styling ideas for my Final Major Project at school this year.
The theme is "Witchcraft, Ritual and Feminine Relationships", I'm so excited about it.

Monday, 29 November 2010

Large Format

My first try with a large format Linhoff camera:

So pleased with these.

Styling: Marina Magalhaes
Make Up and Hair: Lucy Kwatchey
Assistant: Kristine Joramo
Model: Lauren at Uno

Daniel D'Silva

A portrait I took
of my boyfriend Dan in the studio on his 25th birthday.

Ghost Photography

While researhing the supernatural themes and witchcraft i remembered these images of ghosts from the Victorian era.
Trick photography like this really interests me.

Double exposures showing ghostly spirit figures.

And images of ectoplasm!

Street Video @theprintspace

My friend just found this video from the launch of our exhibition and magazine. It looks really good, though I wish I'd done the interview before I sampled so much of the complimentary wine...

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Lauren Polaroids

I adore these over exposed Polaroids Lauren, more accidental, beautiful images:

Styling: Marina Magalhaes
Make Up and Hair: Lucy Kwatchey
Assistant: Kristine Joramo

Proecessing Large Format

I love processing!

Processed the large format I shot of Lauren with Kristine in the studio, first time I'd used large format but they have exposed beautifully:
Can't wait to scan these and see how they look.

Rene Gruau & The Line of Beauty

Beautiful images by Dior illustrator Rene Gruau, made me really want to use form and gesture in a more considered way in my own work.

No New Thing Under The Sun

Beautiful inspiring exhibition at the Royal Achademy of Arts.

"No New Thing Under the Sun is an exhibition about time, transience and human vanity; about the apparent futility of existence in the face of death's inevitability"

(Gaspar Becerra)

(Philip Audinet)

(Benjamin Cottam)

(Idris Khan)

(William Hogarth)

(Eadweard Muybridge)

(Dorota Jurczak)


The saddest and most exquisite thing.

Ballets Russes

At the same time as Cameral-less Photography i saw Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballet Russes at the V&A.
So many beautiful costumes and dances.

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Lauren Digital

An image from my shoot on Wednesday of the lovely Lauren Saunders at Uno Models London.

A lovely test with a briliant team:

Styling: Marina Magalhaes
Make Up and Hair: Lucy Kwatchey
Assistant: Kristine Joramo

Snowy the Mouse Man

I found this postcard by Don McCullin on a stall in Broadway Markey the other day.
What a dream.

Friday, 26 November 2010

Camera-less Photography

This exhibition at the V&A is amazing.
It's the most inspiring thing I've seen in a long time.

It's all about photographers who make pictures without using a camera but instead they expose light sensitive materials in various ways to make images. My highlihts were Susan Derges Vessel Series showing the different stages of development of frogspawn into little frogs:

(these images were achieved by putting this jar on top of light sensitive photographic paper and shining a light through it)

And also Floris Neusüss' photograms created by the human body lying down on huge sheets of light sensitive paper. These image speak so much about the process used to create them, the physical action seems just as important as the image left behind. This idea of the process being visible within the image is something I've been thinking about a lot recently with regard to my own work and the photographers who influence me.

I remember really enjoying making photograms with objects in the darkroom when i first started to study photography six years ago, and this exhibition has made me really inspired to do it again.
I found this light sensitive paper you can use to make photograms using bright sunlight:

I can't wait to try it out, just waiting for a very sunny day.