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  1. Play time in the studio

    April 14, 2008 by cat

    So last Thursday I developed all of my backlog of film. Most of it was 120 (medium format) black and white, although there was one roll of Ilford HP5+ (developing for someone else).

    I found the roll that I used in the studio on March 3rd (2008). While I was in the studio I had the chance to use a Fuji 6×9 – the only one that my uni has.

    This is Cassie – one of my class mates.

    This is Joe – another of my class mates

  2. Project 365 – 24 Days

    April 11, 2008 by cat

    11th April 2008

    I’ve been in university all day – playing around with the c41 (colour negative development) machine.

  3. Project 365 – Day 20

    April 7, 2008 by cat

    7th April 2008

    Today was the hand-in day for my second term at uni. Tomorrow I have a personal review (with tutor) and a peer review and then on Wednesday I have a presentation.

  4. Photograms – Materials/Process

    March 30, 2008 by cat

    Today and yesterday I’ve been printing. I’ve been doing photograms of my mum’s memento box – the same ones as the baby booties and stuff I took in the studio. I also did some other prints, but they’re for something else and not dry so I can’t scan them just yet!

    The rest are in a gallery. Thought I should share.

  5. Materials and Process

    February 25, 2008 by cat

    For the past few weeks I’ve been lacking in creative juices. This has meant that I’ve done very little work for Uni. So on Saturday I thought “What did I used to do when I couldn’t get work done??” I had a rather useful idea of painting. I haven’t painted anything in a while.

    For my materials and process project I’m looking at the effects of Bi-Polar Disorder on the visual perception. I started with the title “loss of insight” – words chosen at random from a conversation with my mother over my sister’s recent mental health troubles (asking whether it was loss of insight or realisation of needing help).

    So today I present to you my latest painting!

    The image that I used to paint from was one I took at the Imperial War Museum North (in Salford Quays).

    The painting has really got my head into gear. I now need to get some sketchbook work done!

  6. More Books

    January 28, 2008 by cat

    Yesterday I spent the day binding a book. It took about 12 hours – first attempt at a multi section fully bound book.

    I found the fabric at the mill down the road for £2 a metre. I saw it and thought it would make a great book cover. Its a rather stiff cotton print – so well suited to being a book cover.

    The guide book to making this book was rather confusing and I’ll be finding another at the university library to help with the next project (which I start asap – got the brief today).

    If anyone is interested I’ll write up a how-to bookbind in this style. Its simple once you work out what the book is trying to say/describe.

    The gallery

  7. Christmas project

    January 19, 2008 by cat

    For Christmas I was set a project to “capture” moments of meal times over the Christmas period. We were restricted to using only disposable cameras. Instead of leaving it to someone else to process and develop my films/prints I decided to use and abuse the machines at uni. This did, however, have one drawback – the deadline! I was meant to present this to my class on the first Monday back rather than a week later like I thought…

    On the Monday morning I processed the films and took the book I had been making to keep my Polaroids of the family. I was going to keep that to myself, but I needed to present something! I’ve still to finish making that book – the housing is built and the pages are all together, but the stuff I want to write in it hasn’t made its way onto the pages.

    By Wednesday I had colour paper so I could do prints from my films. My friend, Nat, showed me how to start making prints and I managed in 2 hours to produce a contact print and a final print that were colour balanced and ready to be shown to people!!

    I even managed to focus the negative myself!! (I sometimes struggle with it if I do it myself – at home I get Kian to check it for me!!)

    So this next week I’ll be printing up to 6 more prints from this one roll (Christmas Day at my parents’ house).

  8. Old New York

    January 15, 2008 by cat

    So this morning I have come around to getting my photos from New York on-line. The gallery is here.

    This was taken from Brooklyn Bridge on my final day there.

    In the gallery there are photos of my tutors, classmates (first and second years), Philadelphia (day trip to Kyle Cassidy’s house), busy streets, museums, artefacts, light shows and much more.

    I do intend on going back next year with my year group. It was a fantastic trip – even if Kian wasn’t with me! I’ve still to got my film images to get processed (need a new film scanner for that!) and on-line.

  9. Whitby Trip Halloween 2007

    December 19, 2007 by cat

    My class trip to “Whitby” – really we were in Robinhood’s Bay. We stayed at the Old School House. Almost all of my year group went. I ended up putting my back out after a day there – damn those beds! I’m rather glad I went. Even with the bus stopping about 50yards from the brow of the hill when we were leaving!


  10. One Day Project

    November 20, 2007 by cat

    Today I had a one day project at university. Our brief was to take a fork, apple and a digital camera to work with Composition.

    I took my camera (Canon 10D with Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 lens), tripod, flash gun (Vivitar 285VH and sync cable), flash metre, apple, fork, the rest of my lunch and some tissues. With that jolly list I created 12 images, some of them are good, some are bad and some are just plain ugly!

    This image is simply called Fork.

    This is the gallery for the rest of the collection.

    I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. As always I’d love some comments and or critique.