Friday, 20 August 2010

Here are a couple of images that i have taken this summer that i like. I will add them to my sketchbook although i'm not really sure where I'm going with it all. I think I know why I'm doing this, photographing graves. I was doing it last year and I wasn't ready to think about it. Now I feel like I should be ready but I'm still not ready to talk about it. i don't know if I ever will be, this is my therepy.

But what am i going to do with it? Just keep photographing graves obsessively?

I thought that seeing his grave would cure me, but it didn't. I still can't really talk about it.

Friday, 13 August 2010

What is this????

A NEW instant camera from Polaroid??


Someone decided they made a bad decision?

So now we have Polaroid in competition with The Impossible Project? Hmm very interesting. And then there's the fuji instant camera. To be honest, this new polaroid camera looks a lot like a rip off of the fujifilm one.

I kind of want one, only because polaroids film has a lot better, more stable chemistry than The Impossible project. I don't think i'll be buying one just yet though. I just bought an instant fujifilm back for my Diana F+ so I can't justify more instant film purchases and I also don't trust Polaroid not to discontinue it. It may be too little too late.

It's an interesting development though. Clearly instant film is NOT DEAD!

Thursday, 12 August 2010

A few more sketchbook pages. :)

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

A couple more images from the textures work I was doing at the start of the summer. I would like to continue by doing some texture pieces, however i want to do them on wood or something solid so I haven't got around to it yet. I will by the end of the summer. I want to see where it goes.

I think that paint layers/ poster layers etc are representative of time and that when they are dilapidated it shows time passed. When things are repainted and repainted and peeling it's like layers of time, falling away.
Summer work...

Well I don't think I've done that much really. I've been working a lot, no excuse really.
I have been thinking a lot, which may be a hindrance as well as I help as I keep thinking about whether what I am thinking about is art and second guessing everything I think of doing. Ugh. What is art indeed?

I've also been thinking about death and decay and how death is all around us, animals and people are dying, the once modern structures we built are decaying.

Here are a few pictures from my sketchbook.

Will post more in a bit about what I have been doing and my plans :)