Archive for the ‘Personal’ Category

  To me these seem very grainy but they were taken on my Olympus XA at a wide aperture on 400 ASA bulk loaded film so I think I am being a little quick to judge the scanner by the merits of this. I’m very pleased with these images which were processed in my kitchen. I […]

I’ve finally bought a negative scanner and I’m now in the process of trying to get optimum results with it which is harder than it sounds. I will post my first scans shortly!   

In an attempt to view the exciting exhibition Itchy Scratchy which features work by 89 different photographers, we forgot to check out the opening times and arrived on the day that the aptly named “permanent” gallery is shut. It seems that the permanent is not permantently open.  So here is a pointless photograph of how close […]

Today I went to see the work Chameleon by Tina Gonsalves. It was an interractive installation where faces on video screens supposedly register the mood of the viewer and change over time to mirror the emotional state of the viewing public. When we walked in the atmosphere was serene with the screens suspended from above […]

Feeling blue…


Earlier than predicted the hormones have kicked in once again and I’m feeling bluer than the blue cat in the blue cat movie. I’ve worked hard all day today and it seems that I’ve achieved nothing. I am, as ever, thankful for the support I have around me and hope that the things-that-go-bump-in-the-night will bring me […]

Please check out this exhibition concerned with the impossiblity of reproducing the infinite. It features work by local artists Ned McConnell, Danniella Norton, Lorenza Ippolito, Sandra Heathcote, Emelye Perry, Giuseppe Iozzi and Tila Rodreguez-Past. It’s sure to be challenging and full of conceptual work. Well worth a look if you’re round that way. Please click through to it’s all […]

Home developing


I’m just washing 2 black and white films I have developed at home. I find this part the most exciting and am still amazed they come out at all. The last films I developed at home came out really well and so I’m hoping that I haven’t lost my touch. The first film is my […]

For my final year I’ve decided to do away with my traditional workbook method and embrace the future instead. This blog will basically do the job of the A4 daler for all four units of the course and I have cleverly divided it to enable me to post in each category accordingly. I must admit I feel a bit […]