Hello! I’ve been a little distant from updating recently because I’m been inundated with bar shifts and all the things that come post handing in for the final time!
The good news is, I’m working on some new project which I’m intending to self publish so fingers crossed, I’ll have at least one of the completed come the end of next month providing everything goes to plan!
Rachel and Sophie Test Shoot_3978 on Flickr.
CNV00010 on Flickr.
Scan 135 on Flickr.
This is an image I took way back in the first year of my degree. It’s really strange looking back at it, because the next four terms that followed this were so different in terms of the work I was producing, but seeing this now, it’s a pleasant reminder that I’ve gone back to my roots and I’m now producing work that is certainly more me.
This post has been featured on Tumblr before under an old URL of mine and it accumulated something like 1,000 notes on it or something ridiculous. I’m not after the note, I just wanted to bring it back to my portfolio.
Deadpan is a theme I feature frequently within my work and until now I just thought I liked the aesthetics of it, but after thinking about it a little deeper, it’s probably a reflection of my own numbness to certain surroundings and events.
For example, whilst shooting the portraits of Tabby and Dan, I had experimented with streamers and confetti. There were balloons, left over from the shoot I did with Amber with the clothing from Lazy Oaf that were half deflated and just this lone person standing amongst all of this debris that you’d normally associate with feeling of joy and celebrations. I looked down in between shooting and announced:
“This looks like the saddest birthday ever.”
Without thinking, I had described and photographed what I had anticipated for my 21st birthday, which is ironic, because I don’t actually have any photographs from my 21st.
I just want to make a point of saying, you guys will never know how much a simple reblog of one of my images means to me. I really appreciate knowing that people like my images enough to share them!
The whole university experience has been a whirlwind one to say the least. That feeling of remaining stationary in time, while absolute chaos charges around you, yet a notion of numbness and lack of progression hits. It is not only after the dust has settled that we can take a step back and see how we have been effected and that in this, we are not alone.