Microscope

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.

 

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Cyanotypes

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

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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.

Pettels and leaf

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

Pattern

Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass

For this project we where given quotes to make a 3 minuet video piece. The video Piece had to be based on a quote. I had chosen a quote by Anton Chekov

“don’t tell me the moon is shinning; show me the glint of light on broken glass”

I chose this quote as I was instantly inspired and thought this would be a great opportunity to work with low light and bokeh. This video had to be created in an abstract way to create a unique piece. I was also inspired by “blink 182 Always” music video

A Day in the Life of a College Student

I am not to good when it comes to film work. I am studying Foundation Art, for this project we where given the title “a day in the life of a college student” and where told to make a video on this title.

I was inspired by “The Walking Dead” intro. As I wanted to show my college life as if i was living in the Zombie apocalypse

Less Climbing More ART

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I have posted a lot of my climbing photographs. I want to show more of an artistic side to my work.

This is my Dreaming series, where I have created Self portraits. I have used my Self in these images as I am often full of Photo ideas, but it always seems to be a challenge finding a model when I need them, and I did not want my inspiration to run low. I was feeling very artistic and grabbed my Camera and tripod and started shooting these images.

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In these images I have used a nude like body suit to give my self nude look. I have found it a lot better using this outfit as it gives the image a basic look as using another outfit such as a dress or more colourful clothing would be more distracting. I feel like the body suite am wearing gives more shape to my self as a subject

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Yellow in Prague

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Lots of Yellow

Prague was full of amazing Architecture,but this bright yellow building caught my eye as it was next to a grey dull building.

I had a wet and really cold week In Prague, but this yellow building made me feel warm,  like summer was near with the colourful plastic windmills making me feel a lot warmer

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DEAD INSIDE

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DEAD INSIDE was a project I worked on last year for my A-level Art coursework.

The idea behind the project was to hide my subjects face as it creates a creepy atmosphere with a lot of mystery to my images.

I worked with many objects to cover my subjects face. I initially used a gas mask from WWII and I am very fond of the images that I produced. However I then went on to use a ram skull and I imediatley fell in love with the images that I had produced. I loved the gloomy look of these images and this is how I came up with the project DEAD INSIDE. I then created the  ‘Box Heads‘ which I used with the ram skull by merging them together to create my final piece, a short film. (box head film)

 

The Climbing Photographer

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Location Beacon Climbing Centre Caernarfon

Photography has always been a hobby of mine however when it comes to working and taking photographs it can become quite repetitive but I still enjoy it.

Recently I have had an amazing opportunity to work for the Beacon Climbing Center in Caernarfon, as climbing is one of my favourite activities. To combine one of my favourite hobbies with one of my favourite activities is such a great experience for me. Whilst I have been working in the beacon as a photographer it makes me question what will I do after university, and if I will want to work as a photographers assistant or focus more of my work into sports photography as I feel my standard of work in this erea is quite high and  that I enjoy this type of photography, as I love to capture the strength of the climbers and the way they dance on the wall. Making  it look so easy yet it requires so much strength and power to complete the most difficult of moves and this is why I love to photograph this sport as there is so much to capture.

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more images from the previous climbing competition                          http://www.beaconclimbing.com/welsh-climbing-championships-photographs/

The Box Head

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location: kröller-müller gallery, Amsterdam

The box head is one of my current art pieces for my A-level art project.
The box heads resemble anxiety by making them look lonely and as if they are tying to hide who they are.

As the face is hidden it gives an uncomfortable and unsettling feeling to the image

The one behind the photographs

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This is me, Jodie. However I like to spell my name with a double ‘e’ (Jodiee) as I like to hear people say my name with more enthusiasm and excitement and so that my name is more eccentric and makes me more unique.

I am now 20 years old and from the age of 16 I have ran my own business  capturing images; selling greeting cards of landscapes of my local area, North Wales. I also have my own little studio where I do family portraits. As I live in a small village, business is very quiet however when Christmas comes around my Christmas themed portraits are very popular.

I am currently in college styding A-level in Art & Design and would love to go on to study a honners in degree in photography and futher my career in the art industry.