I lived in Blaenau ffestiniog in the summer of 2016 for work. I actually thought the town was quit boring apart from the Zip World site and the Down hill biking centre. it constantly rains in Blaenau ffestiniog, so it always looks quite gloomy there apart from when it snows and all the slate is covered in beautiful white powder.
I now do not live in Blaenau ffestiniog and I had always seen some beautiful images of the mountain and some beautiful walks that are in Blaenau ffestiniog. I went back to visit the town to take some photographs for my next college project and I was taken up into the queries in Tan-y-Grisiau where I found this beautiful landscape and old slate buildings. I did not get to spend much time taking images up there but I cant wait to go back and visit and take some more photographs (maybe in some better weather)
I have now had a bit of practice with film work as my current project in Foundation Art is digital story telling, for this project we where taken to Coed-Y-Brenin. We where told to create a film that lasted 30 seconds and to capture what coed-Y-Brenin.
Coed-Y-Brenin is a popular forest park. It is popular for its mountain bike trails and hiking paths. I wanted to capture how man and the forest have come together.
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
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
I am not to keen on bouldering outdoors as the boulder problems can get a bit tricky. I am not very good when it comes to bouldering I definitely prefer my lead climbing, As my boyfriend is a very good climber he loves having a personal photographer follow him around so I have to take my camera with me when ever we go out for a climb . I love taking photos of climbers and this has to be one of my favourites (I have so many favourites). I love this image for its detail of the chalk flying in the air as the chalky hands slaps the boulder. Unfortunately I lost the coloured version of this image but the black & white effect has added a lot more detail that you couldn’t see with the coloured image
I caught this climber pulling the best gameface, and this has to be one of my favourite shots I have caught whilst shooting climbing competitions. I had photographed many climbers that day but as the day went on the climbs got harder and I was lucky enough to catch this climber in the right moment pulling the best game face I have seen.
Why ? The muscle defenition the power that they have and there love for the sport.
Hylldrem is a very popular spot for climbing and my favourite place to shoot. The moves are hard and you need a lot of enthusiasm and strength for these boulders this us why it’s my favourite spot to shoot.
Graen magazine is a small magazine created to show that north Wales is not a hobbiton or a fairy Glen it’s to show people in North Wales are rock like people, the mountain people to show that Wales is a place for cool people.
I was very lucky to get the chance to work for this magazine where I got my own page in the first issue.
Working for this magazine had been the best bit of my photography career as I have been given VIP passes to festivals to shoot some images but that is not the only cool thing. I have also got to meet some other photographers such as the well known photographer in climbing Ray Wood. I also got to meet a well known suffer Jack Meeks who I interviewed for the magazine.
In my article about my self I wrote. “Jodie Evans is a 19 year old photographer from Harlech. She shoots outdoor sports, Climbing, Surfing, capturing body movements and artistic, sinister looking images. She is strange like that. She uses a Cannon 70D and photoshop CS6 to edit”
If you want to know more about Graen check out the website.
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.