The Archive: Natural Forms

Remember how I said that I didn’t really connect photography with art or think that they could overlap? Well, I believed that with such conviction that I didn’t acknowledge that I had made that cross over. So much so, that these pieces of work were in my sketch book for Art. And the idea of […]

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The Archive: Habitation

hab·i·ta·tion (hăb′ĭ-tā′shən) n. A dwelling place. The act of inhabiting or the state of being inhabited. This was actually my first year (As) exam project, the brief being to create a set of images that explored your personal interpretation of the notion of “habitation”. I basically ripped of Tom Hunter’s “Living in Hell & Other Stories” idea, and […]

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The Archive: Contrast

So this was my first set of portraits. Well not if you count photographing a boyfriend’s “band” as portraiture… Anyway, moving on to these actual portraits. This was also my first real attempted at studio lighting. Now, if you’re familiar with my work, you’ll know that I hate (by hate I mean truly detest) using […]

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The Archive: Textures

One of the first projects set by our tutor (Catrin Shackson, who I’ll talk about in a later post) was to photograph textures. We’d all gotten a Hoya Macro filter with our camera kit so of course we had to make use of it. This was still early in the term (September 2005) and I didn’t […]

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The Archive: The Graveyard

Any photographer worth their salt should have at least one set of images from the local graveyard. Like getting excessively drunk on your 18th birthday, it’s a right of passage. This was our first field trip as a class (50meters down the road) and I remember being really anxious about the whole event. I remember […]

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The Archives: Photograms

The very first thing we (the class) learnt to in the darkroom were photograms. For those unfamiliar with the term, a photogram is essentially a shadow print, or silhouette, that’s been created by placing an object on photographic paper and then exposed to light. It was the first time I had ever been in a […]

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