18 November 2010

Photography Workshop

Conceptual Photography; Everyday routine
My photography project is based around my daily routine. There is no human presence in my photographs because I want to show the objects I use daily, and the fact that many of the things I rely on each and everyday are relied on by other people too. This includes buses, showers, food & drink, and even a warm bed to sleep and dream in at night.
I was very inspired by some fairytale-like photography so I made my photographs my own by adding an ‘Alice in wonderland’ feel, using tags throughout my day to show how I use and interact with each object.
My work is specific to my personal daily routine but most things should feature in many other peoples too.

One Hundred Tasks

We have a christmas project.. 100 tasks. its going to be very hard work, but its going to be so much fun! heres a taste (no pun intended) of exciting things to come!!

17 November 2010


Photography deadline tomorrow, im excited to make my project work and come to life! here are just a few things ive been doing at college in the past week!
The top picture is Jeremy Kyle 'Loving the ugly people' my final project for my three day print workshop, im happy with it! our theme was love the ugly people and i just think its funny how jeremy kyle tells familys with about four and a half teeth between them that they are beautiful. I also did one on plastic surgery and people that take plastic to the extreme and i titled that one plastic fantastic/pretty ugly :) pictures will be up soon, they are currently drying! peace xo

14 November 2010

Ipswich Marina

just arty things :)

i bought a tracer JR and ive just been going projection crazy! just a snippet of my diary if anyones interested lol!


thingy at the marina

i finally found the long exposure setting on my mums camera haha!


Recently we started a new photography project where we had to create a peice of Conceptual Photgraphy so basicly something with a meaning, well ive done quite a few ideas and my favourite at the moment is one in an alice in wonderland tag style.. strange i know! this artist i saw in a magazine made up all these little cute tags saying things like 'open me' on doors around his house and stuff and im taking the same idea but taking it around for my daily routine, so here are a few tasters of what i have in mind. they are all draft ideas and i wont use any of these in my final peice, ill take some much better ones!

5 November 2010

Response to the Marina Ipswich with limited resources

SO todays friday project: The marina. usually quite fun as we find somewhere to sit as a group and just sit and draw. And passers by seem interested in our drawings. Well.. we made a few and then developed them back in the drawing studio into little collages. i really didnt want to cut mine up but i was brave and eventually did it! i actually like the results so im putting them on my blog :) Its based around 'Bistro on the Quay' as shown below here! we didnt sit in we just sat outside and drew it :D I liked the gate on the window of the second floor and the circular window too so thats why there is lots of grids and circles in my work!

The Sublime

So our friday research drawing project this time round was the create a response to the theme of 'The Sublime'. I decided to go down the unpleasant route as always, and im doing fear, hatred etc and im proably going to develop my ideas into a violence project, maybe a little book of illustraions :/ im not really sure. This was a quick drawing in my book about domestic violence.

2 November 2010

Assessment task: Visual analysis October 2010

Contextual Studies
Assessment task: Visual analysis
Comparing Hans Bellmer La Poupe and Cindy Sherman Untitled Film Still

Cindy Sherman created a number of ‘untitled film stills’ for which there was no actual film. Most of these images were black and white, and featured herself as the model in many classic Hollywood movie situations. She began using mannequins in her work later on, as this piece is from 1993. She used the female mannequin to show and often exaggerate our obsession with self image, which I feel she has done well in this picture.

Both artists have used the female form in their artwork, but strangely enough they have decided not to use an actual person for a model, but to use mannequins. I think this says a lot because it shows how we treat our bodies, as women.. Mannequins are lifeless yet they are made to be shaped and manipulated into whatever people want them to be, they will wear whatever the window dresser in shops decides, they will sit in positions that they are shaped to sit in etc. I think it’s making a link to the way women are portrayed in society that they care too much about what other people think of them.

This is especially shown in Cindy Sherman’s work as the face of the female is heavily made-up and her hair has been styled. The artist has made a point of the object being a doll by leaving the artificial joins of the shoulders, elbows etc visible. The mannequin appears to be wearing no clothes, and there is an empty chamber in her chest revealing another heavily made up dolls face. I feel this represents how much women change the way they portray themselves, and often lock away deep inside who they really are and show something entirely different.

Hans Bellmer’s work shows the same sort of points by deliberately showing the joins of the model, and he has even gone one step further and the woman is not wearing any clothes at all, other than shoes and socks, which personally remind me of the types of small shoes that you found on dolls made over ten years ago. He has also decided not to include a face. This is a running theme throughout a lot of his work, I think it says the same sort of things that Sherman’s work does, as her face is wearing heavy makeup, covering her natural self, and this mannequin has no face at all, showing that we maybe just like showing our bodies off and would rather not show our face at all.
Both artworks contain specific elements of manmade things, for example in Sherman’s work there is a ‘set’ behind her, almost like the dressing for a window, with lights and heavy shadowing, whereas Bellmers work is set in a natural environment, a forest, however a human is present behind a tree in the background, perhaps and onlooker representing the Nazis or the general population, as he actually created these dolls the oppose the fascism of the Nazi party at the time. Bellmer’s work was eventually classed Degenerate by the Nazi party and he had to flee Germany for France.
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