Childhood, referencing these photos from my childhood
From my second studio attempt. Had to go alone and set up the studio myself within like 15 minutes to put up a tall backdrop, two lights, a reflector, and the camera, then set up a shot digitally until composition was correct, then set the medium format RB67 camera we need to take our assignment photo finals with. Sigh, an arduous chore, and still have yet to learn whether my attempts were successful. Getting tired of lugging a heavy suitcase of studio/medium format camera equipment back and forth up hills all the time. To be honest, digital photography is more of my forte and I don’t feel I should be made to feel any less authentic/or guilty about that. I appreciate film and the processes and results and all that, but I just don’t think it’s for me. I have a hard enough time finding enough time in the weeks and days to have enough time to do film. Nor can I afford it for that matter.
Anyway, got off on a tangent; here is a digital shot from today
A shot from today’s shoot in studio. Didn’t make very good progress. Two hours isn’t enough time to do a studio shoot! Oh despair!
thebadboys asked: do you skype? :p
Not really haha :P
Anonymous asked: Your work reminds me of Bjork who would write a song about only one aspect of an entire fairy tale that she invented. So, nobody really knew what the song was about unless they knew the "backstory" of the fairy tale. And even then the lyrics are fairly esoteric. Good for you for making people look and think. It can be like a layered storyline. If the pictures stand on their own as interesting glimpses then so much the better. If someone knows the story of the picture then it can be fascinating!
Yeah, I wrote a bit about it, this is the plan for the series, minus three other ones I have yet to do:
Thank you, I’m glad to hear your thoughts :) I can post some more of the brainstorming/writing I did behind it if you were curious. It’s about identity and how media and similar or Dionystic influences warp or shape them
Another (even more) shitty scan lol. Impatient to get to the uni scanner :P gold gloves heil yeah!
This is actually my attempt at a portrayal of Greek mythology god Narcissus, and the iconic image of him gazing in adoration into his reflection in the river for eternity.
It’s part of a greater series on my course.
Bloody difficult to get these self-portraits on a Mamiya RB67 medium format camera so I did pretty well managing this much - there’s actually an air cable release in my left hand in the shot which I was squeezing the life out of to make it press the shutter button. I think my eyes are closed here either fully or partially, resulting from the flash
A crappy scan I made of my RB67 medium format photo I got developed today. Framing compositions in that thing is difficult. “Scanned” up with my DSLR camera and the 120mm negative sitting in front of my white laptop screen - the backlight had those lines on it you get from photos of tv screens
Anonymous asked: fancy doing a challenge / dare?
Anonymous asked: I like your eye and know you're just experimenting right now, but keep working. One thing that I would like to comment on ... is your comments. You sometimes say things "I like this for some reason but don't know why" or "I don't know why but this is interesting." Either you DO know what attracts you and just have trouble putting it into words or you should look closer and think about why it does attract you. It could really help you progress and grow and develop your own style to understand it.
Thank you! I think my course should help with that. My work is fairly rough at the moment, for instance at the moment I’ve been grappling with how to use my new extension tubes for macro photography so that’s what the recent pictures of creepy-looking dilapidated tiny figures are about (there is a huge difference with how the camera/lens works to photograph with the tubes on!, I might post a small video I took while focusing to show it)
Anyway I’m pretty amped about my new assignments and interested to see where my studies take me!