I haven’t posted in a long time…but I think its time to get back into it. I have just started my 2nd year of university and this is my first project of the year.
The brief was to create a public service announcement relating to “you are what you eat”. I often hear people saying that anorexia is just one of those “silly diets” for this project I want to show that its more than that and that it is a serious illness. My models hold a brain in their hands to symbolise that anorexia is one of the biggest killer of any mental illness in the UK, photographed next to their small waists to symbolise an eating disorder. I have photographed these images in a dark tone to give more emotion to the images as a mental illness is is something that is not bright and colourful.
I am currently doing my first University Project. The first project we have been given is Relationship. For my first set of photos, I have decided to focus on my relationship with my body.
I have captured these images showing the struggle that society has put on me.
As a woman, it is hard to learn to love your body as society constantly tells you should look like “this”, and once you have become what society wants you to be.. it changes again. but what I have recently learnt is that you shouldn’t care what other people think, your body is beautiful no matter the shape and size. as long as if you’re healthy it doesn’t matter, You don’t need to base your weight goal, on these images
Times have changed
YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!
I am now officially a Photography student at the University of South Wales. I wanted to share the first photography project we where given.
“Penarth: Beyond the postcard”
for my set of images, I photographed the locals pf Penarth
Its my 4th week of my final project in foundation Art. For my Final project I am woking with nature as a subject. and each week I use a different form of Photography
All these Images are taken on my mobile phone. I hate using my mobile to take images as I just don’t feel comfortable using it as I have a High quality camera and I feel more commutable using my canon so I wanted to step outside my comfort zone and use my mobile to take some interesting shots.
In these Images I have used a micrascope capturing Leaves and flower petals. I like the veins I have captured on the petals and leafs. I wanted to focus on something that we never really notice showing the beauty and the details that these plants have and we do not give them the respect they deserve as they are powerful and beautiful.
What is a Cyanotype ?
A Cyanotypes is a photographic printing process and these images are made without a camera. the paper for this process is dipped into chemicals which react to UV light. I placed the flowers on top of paper and then placed them under the UV lamp for 3 minuets. when the paper is removed from underneath the UV lamp the area that has been exposed to light is a grey colour and the area which has not been exposed to light is a yellow colour which is the chemicals that haven’t been exposed to light. what is interesting about Cyanotypes it can be placed under the uv lamp again if you want to add more detail to where you placed the objects so a laced piece of fabric would work really well to add more detail. once your print is ready it is placed into water to wash off the yellow chemical. this the makes the print no longer sensitive to UV light.
and this is the end result
I have now started my final project in foundation art. For my Final project I am woking with nature as a subject. each week I will be working with a different form of photography.
here I have created Cyanotypes. this was my first time on creating Cyanotypes and this is one of my new favourite forms of photography as it is so simple but yet it creates a stunning interesting image just like my love for photograms. what I like about Cyanotypes more is that you don’t need a Dark room and it is much more healthier for the environment, as I can use the Sun light to develop the Cyanotypes. but for these images I used a UV Lamp as it is much more quicker process
What is a Photogram?
A photogram is a photographic image made without a camera. which is created in a photographic dark room. I placed the flowers on top of Light sensitive papper and then shined a light on-to the paper for 4 seconds. the paper is then placed into chemicals to make the image appear and to make it no longer sensitive to light.
and this is the end result
I have now started my final project in foundation art. For my Final project I am woking with nature as a subject.
here I have created Photograms and this is one of my favourite forms of photography as it is so simple but yet it creates a stunning interesting image and I love the developing process.
As my current subject is nature I have worked with flowers. I like the effect the flowers petals have created as the light has leaked through them.
I have captured my self in a rainy landscape to emphasise a bad Dream, as I live in North Wales where the rain never stops, creating a gloomy, moody atmosphere and I wanted to capture how hard it can be to be joyful in such a cold, wet, cloudy, landscape. I am representing defeat with my body language in these images, and the struggle to raise my head, and to not be staring at the muddy ground, I am often told to stop daydreaming. I am just in my own world. Trying to forget about the rain, trying to daydream about the blue sky and green fields and not cold, wet, grey clouds. and this is just a dream, Once I raise my head I can see the rain fading away and that this storm won’t last forever. I can’t admit to defeat doesn’t matter how lonely or lost I feel there is always some sunshine in North Wales. this is just a dream.
I Liked this image I have captured and just wanted to share it. I feel like it shows the true meaning to a Countryside Rebel for the kids who don’t hang around on the streets and who prefer to live the adventurous side that snowdonia has to offer. I captured these two subject walking across a farm gate using it as a slackline.
I have focused the dreaming series on my emotions I like being lonely and I am often told to stop being so Distant or to stop day dreaming. I am just in my own world.
I focused these image on my lonely side. I have captured my self feeling lost and cold like a bad Dream, I have been washed up on beach and don’t know what to do or where to go. wanting to be loved but yet there so far away. all I can do is hope for there return. to pick me up from this gloomy place. This is just a Dream
why a self portrait ?
I have used my Self in these images as it is always challenge finding a model when I need them, I was inspired by photographer Miss Aniela for her self-portrait work as she also struggled to find models to photograph. I fell in love with her work and the way she has photographed her self in different locations and how she multiplies her self
Link to her self portrait work