28/05/2012

Insomnia

So I can't get to sleep and it's been happening for a while now and it's really frustrating! so this morning i decided to put this to some use and at 4.45am i decided i would go to fleet ponds to take some pictures. It is such a beautiful time of day and i'm so glad i was awake to see it!

Some images from the venture...














26/05/2012

Charlotte or should I say Minty Demure...

So I did a shoot today, technically yesterday now I spose for the lovely Charlotte and her alter ego Minty Demure the burlesque performer, just starter shots for her Facebook page/website (http://www.facebook.com/MintyDemureOfficial) but good fun all the same and got some really good results which she is happy with :). Haven't done a photo-shoot in so long of an actual human! lol so it was lovely to get back to doing that, especially on such a lovely sunny day, and getting to play around with my metz flash at the same time!

Here, out of the 300 plus taken, are just a few from the day...
















15/05/2012

Some images that didn't make the cut...









aday.org

Today I took part in aday.org which is a pretty exciting project, this website tells you all about it. The text below is from that page. You were allowed to upload 10 images and below are my 10 of my day.


'On this one single day we ask you to pick up your camera and help us photograph daily life. What is close to you? What matters to you? We will connect your images to images from all around the world, creating a unique online experience where photographs will be shared, compared and explored. Your view on life will be preserved to inspire generations to come.' 
























14/05/2012

Grow Your Own

This piece of work was for my self-directed project. I printed each image individually and mounted them all, it was just easier to show them on here putting them as a grid in one file. It took a lot of time shooting as I shot every day for five weeks, let alone growing everything and researching about it all but it was a project I was really passionate about therefore had the will power to do all of the work for it. With this work I made a booklet that had information on what I had learnt from growing my own and shared tips ect for anyone wanting to do it themselves. I had good feedback on my sheet for my review so I'm hoping I get a good mark for it (i will find out end of May/beginning of June) so fingers crossed as I put a lot of effort into this. This work is basically to show the stages of growth, not just the planting stage and the glamorised end product. It's a straight look at how the lettuce, tomato, cucumber, peashoots and parsley grow.

Egg







This was for my first studio project for Uni. I decided I wanted to do something completely different to what I had done in the studio before - that being models and actually in a studio! For this I created my own mini sets and used portable studio lighting that I used at home in my living room to create the above. It was so much fun to do a project that wasn't serious, just a fun narrative of a story of an egg. It took a long time to build the sets as the base was made out of wood panels glued together and then I wallpapered and put flooring in, much like you would for a full size room and i spent a lot of time sourcing furniture at a particular scale and boiling and painting 6 eggs brown! - I did this because i wanted continuity as not every egg looks the same colour/tone wise. These images are prints that have been scanned in.