I guess one important thing to remember after finishing a photography degree and all the modules along with it, is that my camera does still exist..
I don’t want to fall into the same habit of the last two summers where I didn’t pick up my camera at all after finishing the last university term of that year. So today I went for a trip to the Slimbridge wildfowl and wetlands trust reserve and photographed some otters and flamingos and some other crazy birds. I hope I’ll get back into photographing people soon, however much I’ve been enjoying photographing animals, it is people I really enjoy to capture.
I FINISHED MY DEGREEEEEEE
AH the freedom! Now, what the hell am I going to do with my life?! Like, seriously.. I don’t even know where to apply for jobs.
So I finished my degree last Friday, and I got a small wacky little job the day after at some place near Liverpool street called ‘The Pipeline’, there was an fundraising event going on in the basement of this place for some Alice themed film. There was some pretty crazy characters performing, but it was good fun.
My graduate showcase at the University of East London with work on show from all the other students on my course will be opening on the 29th of May in the AVA building, feel free to come along and have a look.
And again, I will be doing the Free Range graduate exhibition at the Truman Brewery on Brick Lane this year. My university will be exhibiting between the 12th and the 16th of June. I posted about this a few times last year, where I said I will be the one curled up in the corner.. And I probably will be again. I’m sad I won’t have Paul, the brilliant technician who got me and others through the course in my first two years to help out again. And with the exception of Dom who has been doing the same course as me this year as well as the first two years back in Swindon, there is barely any one I even like that will be around. So it’s gonna have to be a round up all the free drinks before any one arrives tactic…
Here’s hoping my boyfriend finishes his masters degree in time to come for the open evening!
…is coming to an end for me.
So it’s been 5 years of Secondary School and GCSES, 2 years of College and A Levels, 2 years of Foundation Degree and 1 final year to get my full Bachelors Degree at the University of East London. And all of that is going to be over in two weeks. TWO WEEKS. (and hopefully I’ll never go back to education ever again…it’s not for me)
I’m not sure I can cope with the idea of having to be a real grown up after that time. I’m going to have to get a proper 9-5 job. That’s a terrifying prospect. In some ways, I’m looking forward to having a job, I’d like to be able to earn my own money and not having to freak out that I’m buying clothes or nice food with my student loan instead of using it for printing costs blah blah etc.. and I will love being able to get back into some kind of routine again. I think that’s what I’ll miss the most, having a routine… because I definitely won’t have that for a good few weeks.
I am really looking forward to be able to spend some real time with Ben again. I’ve shown the below pictures before, but wanted to show them again. I know one of them is kind of christmassy in the background, but it’s a lovely picture of my Benjamin. (:
It may not be big and flashy, but it is my very own solo scruffy little exhibition. And I’m pretty pleased with it.
I just finished setting up earlier day, so all 12 prints I’ve decided to show are up on the walls. Everyone is welcome to visit, and then mooch around the farm afterwards. Prints on show will be available to buy as well!
So it’s all this week and next (not Mondays)
Rural Arts Gallery, Stepney City Farm, Stepney Green, E1 3DG
10am to 4.30pm.
After setting up I couldn’t resist taking even more pictures.. I FINALLY managed to get some photographs of the baby goats. Yay!
Click here to go to Stepney City Farm’s website.
Here is another photo from last year…
I’ve uploaded quite a few from this shoot in the past, but thought one more can’t hurt right? I was very pleased with this shoot at Lotmead Farm in Swindon, and I definitely fell in love with the Gypsy Moth plane they keep in a hanger there.
Next week, starting the 22nd of April until the 4th of May, I have a solo exhibition at the Rural Arts Gallery in Stepney City Farm featuring some of the photographs I have taken around the farm. Prints on show will be available to buy! It’s quite exciting, my first solo exhibition.. I am also doing the Free Range Graduate show at the Truman Brewery in Brick Lane again in June.
So, any Londoners out there wanna come have a look at my work in person?
Open 10am to 4.30pm Tuesday to Sunday
Stepney City Farm
London E1 3DG
(closest tube station is STEPNEY GREEN)
Stanton House is my favourite Japanese restaurant and does the best sushi I have found yet…
So if you are in Swindon, I would definitely recommend the visit. Stanton House also has these beautiful massive grounds – Stanton Park – which is where I went for a walk around with my boyfriends wonderful parents and jack (the dog) on Sunday. It was a lovely day, and a lovely walk. But I’m still sad about missing the sushi.. But here’s hoping I can go next week!
Usually I am more interested in photographing people than animals or anything else…
But this City Farm project has gotten me more excited about my photographs of chicken more than my photographs of the people. I’m not sure where that change of interest came from, and might not last long after this project is over, or I might stick with photographing animals for a while. Not sure if my images are any good or not.. But I do enjoy farms.. I get all excited, like a small child.