I really do seriously love my 50mm lens
So these weren’t in the studio or anything, but I’m pleased with how they look. They are test images for my university project which is going to be heavily influenced by expressionist artists. This really is a test shoot, so there isn’t any rhyme or reason to how I have painted the face of my house mate, or how I photographed him in relation to the reasoning behind the project.
Helloooo, I need some input here please!
So as I have mentioned in a previous post, I have just started at the University of East London. One of my modules requires myself and others to create a book, an exhibition, a public forum, a workshop or whatever else we could possibly think of.
My group has decided on creating a book, with a book launch in London, and possibly a mini exhibition to compliment the event. Our general idea revolves around travel photography, as a lot of us have pictures from all over the globe (Malta, Normandy, Thailand, Rome, Albania…)
As well as using our own personal work, we love the idea of asking for contributors who have photographs from various countries. This blog post is just to gather if anyone out there would be interested in helping out with our University project.
We’d ask that if anyone wants to contribute, we would need to have HIGH quality DSLR images, and if we use images, full credit of the owner will be given.
I mean, I know why I didn’t, but still.. I really freaking should have.
I’m only three weeks into my third year of University, which is now the University of East London. It’s an adjustment, I still feel very homesick and all I want is to go back home and be with my boyfriend. But the big plus side is that I couldn’t be happier so far with the lecturers I now have. A BIG improvement from my previous two years. The lectures so far are amazing compared to the previous sitting in a class doing nothing kind of lectures.. Though I have been left feeling intimidated because I don’t feel like my first two years have prepared me for this.. The university itself is pretty cool, very modern, right on the river…with an airport on the side… but i think i can deal with a couple of planes every now and again.
I’m nearly at 500 hundred followers! So glad people like my blog enough to follow. I hope any work I produce this year can be more interesting and a great improvement on previous projects.
I’m just going to show again a few of my favourite pictures I took last year from different shoots. Particularly this one of the piglet, I just think its so damned cute.
Marsovin Summer Wine Festival in Malta last July offered all of this.
I didn’t expect to go to this before I went to Malta, nor had I heard of it. But it was a very happy discovery. The music was amazing, one of the bands had a didgeridoo (tell me thats spelt right?), I’ve never seen any one play properly before so it was quite an experience. That band was called Tribali.
The other band we listened too, for most of the night called Red Electrick were so full of energy that once I had had enough wine, I was up and about dancing. And we had ALOT of wine.
This wine festival was probably the best night of the holiday, and all for 12 euros!
…I want to go back.
The local whilst in Malta, with the most amazing cocktails
Honestly, Raff the barman and co owner makes the most amazing cocktails. He really knew how to make something special, just tell him what kind of thing you like and he makes a drink to suit your tastes perfectly.
Djangos Jazz Bar is a really cool place, the people are really friendly and quite a few nights a week they have live music. Its really worth a visit if ever anyones in Malta.
Probably about time I add something new on here…
Though, when I say new, I mean from back in July when Ben and I went off to Malta. I absolutely loved it there, however it was so extremely hot I felt like I would pass out most of the time. Our apartment for the week was a few minutes walk away from the Parliamentary Palace, and 10 minutes walk from the beach, a rocky beach, but close enough to mooch down with a hangover and chill out for a while. (:
Sooo just briefly, we visited so many amazing places including St Pauls catacombs, which were utterly fascinating, the Grand Masters Palace, the Palace armoury, the Ghar Dalam caves and the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum.
We also took a trip to Comino’s Blue Lagoon. And it was BEAUTIFUL, just such an incredible shame it was heaving.
Ben in the Catacombs
Ben in the Catacombs
Fragments in St Paul’s Catacombs
Suzie Mercers exhib set up
Some people just are not worth the bother
I’m not very articulate, I can’t talk to people very well and explain things, or talk about my own work. And even building up the confidence to talk to someone who is looking at my work is difficult. But again, after a few ‘liquid confidences’, I went over and talked to someone. And after a while of chatting, and trying to do my best, he goes and says ‘I’ll be honest, I live in East London and i come to alot of these things just for the free booze’. Well great. Time for a few more liquid confidences…
It is mildly depressing looking at all the other amazing student photographers there and realising I’m actually really bad… But, the majority of them are third years and look like they have massive budgets, and we are just second years with zero budjet. Not that thats a really valid excuse…
I didn’t mention in the last post, but we honestly had the worst space possible. We paid nearly 4 grand for this?? Two walls: one short one with two doors in the middle, and the long wall with pillars and shit all over the place. Wow, that’s outstanding.
Barbara and Nikky setting up
Lee, Dom and Suzie having a chat
Jordan Day’s Exhib set up
Alex Vokes exhib set up
Gema Birds exhib set up. (Me, eeee!)
Domanic Hunters exhib set up.
Lee Heavens exhib set up
Barbara Dixons exhib set up
Nicola Cannons exhib set up