This Week

1 May

This week I took a series of images for my FMP, experimenting with shutter speed and flash.Image


My Personal Blog

17 Apr

Recently I have begun work on a personal blog, the blog is not related to college work however Im sure at some point the images featured on the blog will influence some of my work, the blog features a collection of old black and white photos of various things. I started this blog because i found these types of images interesting and wanted to create a sort of online library for them.

Abstract Art

17 Apr

Abstract art Imageuses a visual language of form, color and line to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world.Western art had been, from the Renaissance up to the middle of the 19th century, underpinned by the logic of perspective and an attempt to reproduce an illusion of visible reality. The arts of cultures other than the European had become accessible and showed alternative ways of describing visual experience to the artist. By the end of the 19th century many artists felt a need to create a new kind of art which would encompass the fundamental changes taking place in technology, science and philosophy. The sources from which individual artists drew their theoretical arguments were diverse, and reflected the social and intellectual preoccupations in all areas of Western culture at that time.

The Colin Gray Experience

17 Apr

Colin Gray is another photographer I find particularly interesting, recently his exhibition came to my city, which I was fortunate enough to see, the exhibition were photographs that Gray had taken of his parents almost documenting them, the story began with an image of Gray’s parents bed sheet and progressed as the couple got older were Colin’s mother dies and continues onwards documenting how his dad is coping.

As I viewed the exhibition I saw people who clearly became emotionally overwhelmed by the images especially life after his mothers passing. I felt that the images must have been strong to provoke such emotion to people that didn’t even know his family or the people involved in the photographs, this was something I had never witnessed before. 


Andy Warhol and Gerhard Richter

17 Apr

Both these artists work with portraiture, but each have their own style, in this post I will look at each of the three.

Andy Warhol is a popart artist known for his work with Campbell Soup, in which he used the same image recurred it, just copying and pasting across the whole canvas, almost as if it was a shop shelf, the piece was to show the power of consumerism by just using the same thing over and over again, he is also known for this portrait of Marilyn Monroe in which he did a similar thing however altered the colour on each image.


Gerhard Richter Image

Gerhard Richter uses alot of black and white, throughout his whole collection, he captures the human form in a distorted way using paints to create a blur across the figures in particularly the faces as if they are fading away, forgotten, In the image to the right its almost as if the woman is being pulled away from her child and wrapped herself around him to so they can stay together. 

It also looks as if the woman is protecting her child from something the look on the woman’s face appears to be of disgust to whoever is looking at her.


Olly Moss

17 Apr

Olly Moss is a graphic designer aged 24, Moss has quite recently become very popular with his simplistic poster designs created for large successful companies such as Nike, Lucasfilm, Apple, Paramount, Levis and more. 

Moss’ early success is product of his unique designs which has seemingly provoked attention to simplistic and minimalistic style of work and is now used often in promotion for a vast range of products. 


Here is an image Moss created for the film Source Code, this is one of my personal favourites by Moss. The image shows Jake Gyllenhaal (the protagonist in the film) walking through a blank landscape, illustrating the isolation he has within the film. At his feet is a clock made of traintracks(the film is set on the train) and the number 8 is the only number visible which is how long he has to complete his reoccuring mission. I also love how his shadow casts the hands of the clock, something really clever.

Landscapes and how they provoke feeling.

17 Apr

Today in CATS we discussed how landscapes provoke feelings for different people.

I thought about the grey bleakness of cities and how claustrophobic they can be. However because of how I have been raised within a city I have grown used to the advantages of living in such a place, easy access to the shops and technology, easily being able to move around and see people, so in that sense it also acts as a prison keeping you within it as moving to the country side I would loose all these things and maybe not able to cope.