Saturday 27 June 2009
There are loads of things I want to do over the summer, but lately I’ve noticed I’ve been wasting a lot of time doing nothing worthwhile, so I want to cut all of that out and be super productive!
These are the main things that I thought a few days ago whilst making my list, I’m sure there’s other things but I’m sure these will do for now.
My future fashion designer little sister is helping me (I say helping, I mean most probably making all), make a dinosaur costume. I don’t really have a particular reason for wanting one, I’d just want one!
I recently finished my portfolio website, but there are a few things bothering me about it so I’ll be trying to sort out those things eventually.
I want to purchase a badge maker. Can’t really expand on this anymore?
I was planning on going to Paris later on the summer, however plans have fallen through unfortunately :(
a. I want to try and get some prints of photographs/illustrations done to perhaps sell.
b. I’ve started really appreciating other people’s artwork, so I think I am going to start to purchase some of my favourite prints to frame and display for some visually pleasant viewing. I have my eye on this Fifi Lapin print in particular!
Planning on revamping my wardrobe over time with versatile pieces. I’ve been spending a lot of time on Lookbook.nu for some style inspiration. I could spend all day browsing! I’ve also been recently thinking about saving up to buy a Miu Miu Bow Satchel as I cannot seem to get over how pretty it is!
This is one of my most exciting plans for this year, my Dad and I are going to be putting together a screenprinting station in his workshop/garage! I’m really looking forward to having access to decent screens that don’t have massive tears and holes that have been taped up or have the remainder of someone else’s work that just won’t come off, no matter how many times you clean it. Going to be awesome!
I want to take more photographs again as soon as I get my camera lens back. About a month ago I had a stupid accident which involved my camera flying out of its bag and onto a wooden floor, which resulted in my lens breaking. So I’ve been waiting for my insurance company (thank god I had insurance!), to sort it all out and a few days ago I was told it was on its way to them, so I should be out and about snapping again in a week or so.
I feel like I’ve been neglecting my sketchbooks since university. I’ve just been churning out pages to fulfil unit requirements for class which isn’t the most inspiring sometimes, so I’m planning on fattening up my own stuff which has been collecting dust.
I have a massive pile of old magazines that I just can’t seem to get rid of. I feel like it’d be such a waste? But I don’t actually have any space to store them anymore, so I’m planning of going through them all and cutting out my favourite bits and creating a scrapbook of some sort.
So they are my plans so far. If I ever say I don’t have anything to do during the next 2 months you can give me a good kick.
Friday 19 June 2009
I couldn’t help it, I must be obsessed with fairy tales at the moment because when I saw this Fallen Princesses photo series by Dina Goldstein, I loved it. My favourite out of the whole series has got to be Belle from Beauty and the Beast having cosmetic surgery. You can check out the rest of the series at her website or at her article at JPG Magazine.
Wednesday 17 June 2009
One of the first types of photography I ever worked on were photograms. If you’re not too sure what these are, it’s a process of exposing photo sensitive paper to light with objects on top of it to create the picture.
You can create all sorts of imagery, particularly if you experiment with different objects/materials with different transparencies which I think produces some pretty nice textures at the end.
Tuesday 16 June 2009
Carrying on with the love for fairy tale themes, I came across this Alice and Wonderland editorial shoot by Annie Leibovitz yesterday for Vogue in 2005. The story has always been one of my childhood favourites, so I really like seeing photo interpretations by other people. I wouldn’t expect anything less than super from Annie Leibovitz anyway, she’s fantastic!