The Pipeline

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.

University stuff..

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!

 

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The actual end of education..

…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. (:

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But no sushi…

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!

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6 weeks and counting

My final year of university is rapidly coming to a close, and I’m not sure how I feel about it..

I’ve never particularly got on with education, and I definitely don’t see myself doing any further education..Just nooo thank you. But at the same time, I really don’t want to finish and then get a job in the real world. I enjoy my mid afternoon naps too much. (:
Again, after saying that I had a great week at the John Lewis Photography Studio for a weeks work experience and I thoroughly enjoyed my time. The 9-5 thing with an hour travelling time both ways was a struggle to get used too, but happy to say I didn’t mind it where as I thought I would never be able to have that kind of job. Oddly I’m stressing more about the 3 exhibitions that I have coming up than the actual university work. (one solo)
Anyway, I have still been happily shooting away at Stepney City Farm. At the farmers market this Saturday I picked up a loaf of Haloumi Bread from @ebbyskitchen and I have to say its amazing, and I have already eaten all of it…chubby but happy tummy.

Sadly again, I didn’t manage to photograph the new baby goats who have just been born. I will catch them one day!

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Want a free E-Book?

If you’re interested in travel photography, or just interested in photography then this is for you!

Please feel free to click here and download our free E-Book called ‘NO BORDERS’, filled with works from 5 aspiring photographers in their graduation year at the University of East London.
All you need is the free iBook app on your iPad or iPhone or iPad touch, open the download link on whichever device and it goes straight to the app!

It was created for our final year of university, and is part of one of our modules.
Feel free to tell us what you think!

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When a portrait turns out well

It really gets me excited about photography again…

I mean, lately I haven’t had such the enthusiastic approach to photography that I used to. Well I love looking at work, but for my own work I have very little motivation.
But as said in a previous post, I have been visiting a farm in East London. Great little place and I have been enjoying my time there so far. I photographed the farmers market yesterday and I really love some of the results.
Also I’m enjoying photographing recovering ex battery chickens. Talking to one of the workers I found out they have only been at the farm a few weeks but are already showing great signs of healing. It’s wonderful to see.

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Now this is more like it…

And it makes me so much more happier..

About two weeks ago I got to do a really fun shoot for a vintage shop in the Swindon Brunel Centre called Revolva. It was basically like, taking photos only to promote the clothing, so the full on look, from the side and a close up. But anyway, the models were fantastic, and the manager of the shop was as well. It was fun getting to go up on the roof to take these pictures!
Some of my photos are on the ASOS marketplace website which can be found by searching for Revolva.
The pictures below are my edited versions which I will be using for my summer project for when I go back to my second year of my degree.. (shoot me now)

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