Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Sleep Deprivation No.2

It's been some time since i last updated, in fact it's now a totally different decade! Anyway, about a week a go i spent my time re-shooting my sleep deprivation project. I didn't really make many changes to the format of the photographs, the things i changed were the way in which i spent my time when trying to stay awake. This time i made myself as uncomfortable as possible, so that i wouldn't be tempted to fall asleep.

I've still got to sort out the final 4 images i will use for my crit, however i will have to upload them later as i have a week left now to complete 2 more projects. Luckily i have an idea for what i'm going to do for them and i have a fair bit of time so it shouldn't be too difficult.

The first will be an investigation into me experiences coming home for Christmas. Living in a small village i feel a certain sense of isolation when i come back from Falmouth, this is not a bad thing at all, in fact i quite enjoy it. I intend to try to display this by photographing myself on different days from exactly the same vantage point in one of the fields surrounding where i live, in a similar way to one of my favourite photographers David Williams. His series "Stillness & Occurance shows swimmers off the coast of Edinburgh.

I find something quite calming about the way that the size of the figure reacts with the vastness of the area they are standing in. Imitating the way in which Williams goes about taking this series of photographs, i feel that i will be able to show the sense of relaxation and calm i feel when i come home.

The second project was originally intended to challenge what constitutes a portrait photograph. I had the idea to take inspiration from Tracy Emin's 1999 piece of work "My Bed" and to photograph objects/things that suggest the presence of me. However, since reading Charlotte Cotton's"The Photograph as Contemporary Art" i have become more interested in the work of Erwin Wurm and his "One Minute Sculptures". In these works, Wurm photographs himself and others in absurd poses. The idea being to encourage people to become works of art within their daily lives.

I really enjoy the humor that comes out of these photographs. It also gives me the chance to become more adventurous with my work. Anyway, i'll post up some pics as soon as i can. Laters.

Sunday, 13 December 2009

The Average Adult Needs 8 Hours of Sleep Per Day

For my latest project i decided that it would be a "good idea" to explore sleep deprivation. Basically i chose to stay up for 24 hours straight and take photos every hour to see what sort of effect it had on my face. The brief was focused around a mugshot style image, so very clinical, a lot of detail etc. Anyway, i realised at around 5:00 am that i really should have done some research before taking these photos so i'll have to re-shoot... Here's one of the pictures of me after being awake for about 22 hours, it shows roughly what i'm after.

Friday, 20 November 2009

Half Way

Had the mid-brief tutorial yesterday for my Interiors project. We had to have 5 working prints ready for it and although I found myself frantically photographing round the house on Wednesday I still managed to get some good responses for my work. Hope you enjoy.


Here's a few songs i've been listening to recently pretty much non stop:

Foreign Beggars - Backdraft http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFMEX293EdI&feature=player_embedded#

Coldcut - Man in a Garage http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4weaGksdX4&feature=player_embedded#
Glasvegas - It's My Own Cheating Heart That Makes Me Cry http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Q3uSqEKpwM

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Interiors 3

Just a short post to show some of the work I did today. One of the major points at my last tutorial was that the concept for my project was good but the images just weren't finished enough. So today I tried to polish up the final images so that they look good. Hope you like them:

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Interiors Continued

After experimenting with the slides around my house i decided to experiment with pictures of my family. I decided after looking through the sides to try layering the slides over myself. The idea behind this is that my family have all taken part in my upbringing, and as a result make up my own interior.

Friday, 30 October 2009

Interiors - A State of Mind

Started playing around with some ideas for my latest brief today. For this brief we are asked to explore an internal environment of our choice. We are also asked to consider freeing photography from its naturalistic roots and invest our internal space with symbolism, magic, theatre and imagination. Use our space, cell, room, chamber, time capsule as an extension of ourself to explore, experiment and conduct ideas dealing with issues of self, history, memory and time.

I decided to experiment with layering images over the interior of my house. So far i'm finding that it's difficult to get a consistent level of results, but there are some photographs that i feel have been quite successful. Enjoy,

Whispers Project

Now the project is finished i thought i'd share a few of the photos from my final series. This is the first neg i've scanned so far but i'll add some more once i've got the rest...

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Beer Fest!

Went to the Falmouth Beer Festival yesterday and sampled some pretty mind-blowing ciders/ginger beer. Here's a selection of photos taken that afternoon...





Friday, 4 September 2009


Got internet here in Quebec so i'm going to use this as an opportunity to get the blog going again (seeing as it has been a while). SO! We flew out here on Tuesday, and stayed the night in Montreal. I've been finding that i forget i'm in Canada, instead thinking that i am in France. Not purely due to the language but quite a bit of the architecture is very french. Anyway, here's some photos of things i've seen so far...

I'm liking Canada so far, it feels like America with all the bad bits removed... in particular the drinking age...

FINALLY, a picture from the veranda of the house we're staying in. Very nice in my opinion...

Saturday, 1 August 2009


I did intend this blog to be a way to show some of my work. SO! Here are some bottles...

Wholesale bitches!!

Whilst browsing the Costco alcohol section...

And the holy grail for many Foundation Students (HT in particular)...

Purchases may have to be made before returning in September.

To HUG the mountain!

Thursday, 30 July 2009


Finally got to have a skate today. I even used my own home made wax for the first time! Heading off to a pub quiz tonight with some people from work, which should be fun. Anyway, i'll leave you with this photo i took last year in North Cornwall somewhere, i forget where exactly... somewhere near St. Ives maybe. Peaaace.

Jusqu'ici tout va bien…