Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Showcasing - sometimes it has to be done

So, I thought I would showcase some of my better work from my photography unit today as well as write a blog. I was originally going to show you all my work from another unit called Making Magazines. Hoever, that fell through when the images would not load onto the blog. So anyone wishing to see those will unfortunately have to wait until to turn them into jpgs.

The first, is a set of two portraits which are meant to show the sitters personalities. I think I captured their shyness fairly well in the first.

As we were about to go to New York here, we had a moment where I decided to go for a Statue of Liberty pose. I think it worked quite well, though it did not answer the brief:

My next set of photographs are a little more interesting. They stemmed from a brief about movement, but eventually I got to the stage where I really liked the idea of dressing people up as fairytale characters.

Alice falling down the rabbit hole:

Snow White, scared, running around in the forest:

The Red Queen (Alice in Wonderland):

Snow Queen:

Red Riding Hood walking through the forest, on the way to her grandmother's house:

The Swan Queen, Swan Lake:

Cinderella looking back for her glass slipper:

So, those were my final pictures, but there were some that I left out that really need t obe shown to the masses. All are Alice in Wonderland inspired, mostly with the red queen threatening her in some way:

And there you have it, an exhibition of some of my prouder achievement of this year.I hope you like it and feel free to comment.

No abuse, but constuctive critisism and especialy praise are appreciated.


Feeling the love?

I can't say that I've ever really LOVED Valentine's Day. I find it too in your face, too soppy and too celebratory of something which not everyone has.

I remember the days in secondary school, when everyone was having their first boyfriends, kisses in the corner and the inevitable discos where try hards would act sexy. I had a fair few Valentines days without a boyfriend then, and I felt like the loneliest person in the world.

I think that this Valentine's Day, we should think about the people who are lonely and do our best to make them happy.

It's all well and good to celebrate the love of two people who have been together for a while - and I am very happy to do that while my relationship is so successful - but to reach out to those people who are only reminded of those they could have had or those they have lost is something altogether more special.

Since going to uni, I've felt sorry for my mum. She isn't seeing anyone, and wasn' t when we left. The both of us leaving so suddenly must have been difficult for her to cope with, and she must have felt so alone. So this year I'll be trying to make her happy.

I think that she will really appreciate the simple gesture of kindness, and I hope that when others do the same, it will not go unnoticed.