Tuesday, 20 April 2010
I have enjoyed having to think of 6 different small projects to upload. That was really fun because I could focus on several different things at once, rather than just one.
If I had more time then I'm not really sure what I would change because I'm pretty much happy with the images I have produced. I probably could have done more for my contextuals though, and I probably shouldn't have continually spelt 'kind of' like 'kinda' and 'going to' like 'gonna' but I'm typing whatever I say in my head, word for word and this is my blog so I don't care ;)
I must admit, I didn't enjoy having to write up loads of things about my images. When I upload them onto something like Facebook I never write anything and I like the fact that I don't have to write anything.
I've found this site very easy to use. It was hard to use at first but after a few times of using it I found it was really simple. It's also really easy to make things simple and tidy. My sketchbooks are never in order or tidy...
Saturday, 3 April 2010
Nadav Kander - For a lot of the portraits I have done I have always heavily manipulated them and I saw Kanders images and thought to myself 'I'd really like to do something like this'. The only thing that was slightly different was that none of my subjects wore make-up but some of Nadav Kanders subjects did.
Daido Moriyama - Just like Daido Moriyama tries to show another side to his home, I have tried to show another side to my home.
David Hockney - I tried to do the same thing as Hockney does, where he makes his subject appear to have several hands/feet etc. and I also succeeded at doing this :)
Ed Freeman - Ed Freeman enhances ordinary buildings so that they might be appreciated rather than going unnoticed. In my series of 'My Door To Door' I have tried to the same, except I have not manipulated my images in any way. For example, the image of the blue and yellow doors is a really nice image but I'm sure a lot of people have simply walked by them not taking any notice.
Friday, 2 April 2010
Elliot Ewitt - Snaps - 2001 - there was one particular image in this book that I really liked. It was of an old man having a drink at a cafe. Except what made it so different from other images I have so far seen was that this image was part of a series. There were three images and I particularly liked that last one where he had gone and left his cup on the table.
Jeff Dunas - State Of The Blues - 1998 - I especially liked the portraits in this book. When I usually take a portrait image I turn it into black and white. Only once have a done a print in the darkroom and turned it into sepia. Looking through this book has inspired me to try out more sepia portraits.
Fay Goodwin - The Edge Of The Land - 1995
Joe Cornish - First Light - 2006 Richard Strong - Cornwall - 2003 - Looking at these books inspired me to go out and about and take images around Cornwall. I mean, we live in the most beautiful part of England and I wanted to go out and see what I could find.
Mario Testino - Let Me In - 2007 - Click the link on the book list.
Nadav Kander - Beauty's Nothing - 2001 - This book inspired me to take images around my home and was also the starting point for my portraits.
Tom Sulloms - AG:The Interjournals Of Photo Art And Practise - 1998 - There were a few images in this book that I really liked, all from the same series. There were images of a person in an area except the person was a dark out of focus figure.