Friday, 31 December 2010

Week 81: 2010 was...

... a full year. It made me think of idols and morals. Some strong, some deep but most of all I taught myself how to ignore. I have had a problem with hearing what has been said and reacting to it in a way that would seem surprising to most. I've learnt to just take most things "on the chin" I guess.

I've never been into New Year's resolutions, most turn out to be aspirations rather than resolutions. If your resolution is to lose weight in 2011 then good for you, but it's an aspiration not a resolution. It is only a resolution if you complete the aspiration. I for one have decided to just take on board what I have learned from 2010 and to just think about how to utilise it. The next year of blogs will be filled with reviews of films and cinematography as there are some much awaited movies coming out from some promising directors.


The Salvation Army on Portobello Road, 35mm. This is a photograph that makes me smile. I've always had the opinion that photography is not only the study of light, but also the study of relationships.

Song listening to right now: Refuge - Matisyahu

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Week 80: Significance.

Eighty weeks is quite something, but then again so is a thousand. I constantly think about the significance of things. Just trivial things mainly, like if I leave the kettle boiling for that extra ten seconds, how much of a difference would it really make? And does it really make a difference if I put a sprinkle of salt into the pasta I am preparing? It is not whether they will be significant or not, it is the measurement of the difference they would make that interests me. It's constantly rolling through my brain.


This is but one of my many fashion images. It is a 35mm from my androgynous set, that I think shows the significance of the male indent on female fashion. Outfit designed by Claire Jones.

Song listening to right now: Louie, Louie - Toots & the Maytals

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Week 79: Merry Christmas.

Well the subject for this week's post is obvious. I won't say much about my ideas or work as I am not thinking of my ideas or my work. All I can do this week really is to send out all my care and wishes to everyone that reads this blog. I sincerely hope everybody has a fantastic Christmas and New Year. You have all been great to me.

Very short this week.

This is an old picture that shows the warmth of family relationships. There's nothing big and "conceptual" behind it. I just have an attention to detail when it comes to the relationships of certain characters whether they are fictional or imaginary. You may say that imaginary characters are fictional. Not necessarily. You may imagine the correct relationship between the two characters portrayed in a photograph and then therefore it is not quite fiction. If it was a fictional relationship then I guess they would have to be called actors.

Song listening to right now: Glory Days - Bruce Springsteen

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Week 78: Desire?

I'm going to start this post off with a question that you may take as rhetorical if you wish, if you want to tell somebody the answer then go ahead and do it. If you want to tell me, then do not hesitate.

What do you find desirable? A particular man or woman? A copious amount of money? Preferably think of something you do not own. Then let that lead onto a sub question, what is it about that thing that you find desirable? These may sound like two very similar questions, and they are, but they will give two completely different answers if your thoughts are genuine. You can add as many sub questions as you would like, the more you pinpoint your answer the more you pinpoint what your true desire is. As long as you are wholly truthful, then ambition will be born. You are more likely to satisfy yourself if you know what you intend to specifically achieve.

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Shot on a SINAR 5x4, Ilford FP4 film. Desire can be triggered by many things, envy being a very large factor or maybe lust. No matter what drives you to want something it will always be effecting your method of living and no matter how much you fight it, you will always have a method to live by. Try and argue the case, but look deep into your reasoning. Believe me, I tried to fight having a life method but it's just not possible. Okay, so that might sound a bit vague; the term "life method." However, it is always down to the origin of what we desire most.

Song listening to right now: 54-56 Was My Number - Toots & The Maytals

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Week 77: Primate.

This has been an intense collection of days. Every day has been pro active, it is satisfying but it is also a drain on my self esteem. I am too tired to appreciate myself or anything that is a product of my hard work. In a sense this cannot be mended, however it can be analysed and learnt from. If you work hard then you can look back on your striving to come up with an efficient way to balance work and confidence.

I know it may sound silly to be too tired to be self confident, but it's all completely true. Think about it next time you're eyelids won't let you focus in on the ground glass of a Sinar.

Too tired.

This is also from the project I am still working on. It will keep unfold so keep you're eyes peeled whilst you still can.

Song listening to right now: Davidian - Machine Head

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Week 76: Late II.

This has been the second time I have been late in seventy six weeks which I think is actually quite good going, considering the task I have set myself. Both the internet and the dissertation have been the main contributor to the lateness. However, this week has contained a lot of expanding. Expanding on ideas and expanding on my life style. I have changed, and I know it for sure. I have completely changed my view on things that may seem illusive to others. These things are completely crystal clear to myself, but on the other hand I believe I lack the ability to understand things that others are so easily used to. The week that follows will probably be the most stressful I have experienced in a while. I am not ready.


This is part of my new idea, it will evolve, and you shall see it evolve. The images are not nudes for the sake of being nudes. The concept will reveal itself in time.

Song listening to right now: Weather With You - Crowded House