The Archive: Alice; Not All There

Was it a dream? Was it a hallucination? Whatever it was, Alice wasn’t really there (I’m pretty sure Wonderland isn’t a real place, all the rabbit holes I’ve explored just ended in dirt), so with that main theme in mind, I embarked on a very self indulgent set of prehistoric selfies and amazing in camera […]

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The Archive: Alice; Food

“Even when I have time,” he wrote to Mrs. Mayhew (December 19, 1878), “I always decline luncheons. I have no appetite for a meal at that time, and you’ll perhaps sympathise with my dislike for sitting to watch others eat and drink.”* I really don’t think you have to know much about Lewis Carroll, aka […]

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The Archive: Alice; Tea Party

This is still the biggest project that I set out to do, so the next few (more than few) posts will be all from “The Alice in Wonderland Project”. At the end of our first year we were asked to think about our final year project that would span the whole year, so it had […]

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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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