Valentine’s Day is on its way…
…so here is a photograph and a little poem suited for this day:
Roses are red
Violets are blue
Love is still fresh
Like the morning dew
So the winter months are coming to an end and I absolutely loved the snowy days. With minus temperatures in January I decided to take the opportunity and go to find the beauty of the snow. Here is my take on Winter Wonderland with one of my photographs among the snow.
The project I have entitled ‘The Ruins Beneath Me’ is coming together. It has now been developed further into a more fashion inspired body of work.
It is the old fashion from different centuries that has inspired me to develop the project further. The photographs still have the same concept and they have been taken at a various abandoned buildings and ruins located in Skipton and Todmorden.
As planned the project will be exhibited at two locations, but one of the locations has been changed.
The first exhibition will now take place at Victoria Gallery, Preston, Lancashire. From 30th November – 5th December.
The second exhibition will take place at the Russian Tea Room, Skipton, Yorkshire. From the 7th December – 7th January.
Hope to see you there.
I’m currently working on a new project which I have entitled ‘The Ruins Beneath Me’ and I am very excited to share it with you.
I will be taking photographs that represent domestic violence and how it affects the lives of those who suffer from it. Photographs will be taken at various abandoned buildings and ruins located in Skipton and Todmorden. Models and close friends will be taking part in the project, to portray the roles of the abused and the suffering.
The project is in collaboration with the Russian Tea Room which is located in Skipton.
The project will then be exhibited at two venues in November and December.
The first exhibition will take place at Guild Hall Shopping Centre, Preston, Lancashire.
The second exhibition will take place at the Russian Tea Room in Skipton, Yorkshire.
The dates and venues for the exhibitions are yet to be confirmed, but will be announced here very shortly.
Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you soon.
We all know that cinema had a recognizable influence on still photography work. Many photographers acknowledged influence of another art on their practice and with the influence of the cinema on photography it will always be the still versus the moving picture. There are always questions asked such as why have cinema and photography been so drawn to each other? The two are linked in many ways. They share some principles such as exposure, composition, lighting and colour. The job of both is story telling with the camera.
Take Gregory Crewdson and his work of art. He’s best known for elaborately staged, surreal scenes. His cinema like photography hovers between fact and fiction. He creates what he calls ‘frozen moments’. Operating on a large scale, he uses a big crew to shoot and then develop the images during post production. All of this activity is to make a single photograph. Every detail of his images is planned and staged, in particularly the lighting. Dealing with the lighting is one of his major tasks. Crewdson’s method is equally filmic, building elaborate sets to take pictures of extraordinary detail and narrative content.
What is it about Crewdson’s image of small town American life? It is a movie scale process that Crewdson has attracted criticism for in the past. As the viewer, what do you see in his photographs and how do you feel when looking at them?
This photograph from a series ‘Beneath the Roses’ is so haunting, with obsessive attention to detail. And unlike film, his photographs capture isolated moments with no past and no future, playing to photography’s narrative strength.
Some of my free time is spent exploring cities and their surroundings and one of my passions is architectural photography.
This photograph is for my current university project called ‘Framing the Project’ and it is for the Photography and the City module. This photograph is one of my personal favourites from the project and will be up on display in Victoria Building in Gallery One which is part of UCLAN in Preston, Lancashire.
In this photograph is the Miller Arcade, Preston.
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This photograph of the prickly flowers have been taken sometime during the hot autumn days. I have always liked nature and going for a walk in the park to find great landscape and macro photo opportunities. This was taken in Avenham Park, Preston, Lancashire.