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I am a second year interactive arts student at Manchester Metropolitan University, and here is what iv been up to, i hope you find some of it interesting.

Monday, 27 February 2012

Film for collaboration with James


This is jean, my granddads wife. I am not sure how impressed she will be with this photo, but i like it. I do enjoy doing these super detailed and unflattering images. Must do more!!

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Thursday, 23 February 2012

Well I tried..

This is me trying to save studio space by attempting to paint on an easel. It was not a success. I can only seem to paint flat on a table.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Underwater Photograph

This is the image i think i am going to paint. It will be quite an odd one to do, but i am going to give it a go. I like how the bubbles distort the face and also it because it will be so intricate to paint but then you can only just make it out as a person. I want to keep it quite faded and misty, using more pastel colours than i am used to. 

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Alyssa Monks - water ladies

I am in love with Alyssa Monks and her paintings, yes they are paintings! she uses water, steam, glass and other things as a sort of filter. I would love to try some of this and i think it will add an extra element to my portrait paintings. And after posing in the bath for my 'moment' project, i am ready to jump back in, as i really feel that this is a good way to go with my paintings, because i have been a bit lost as what to do recently regarding my painting all i know is i like to paint flesh.

Moment exhibition

This is my response to the 'moment' project. It started off with me just wanting to film my self underwater in a sort of meditation, thinking about nothing but the fact that i am under water, (living in the moment) then i realised that water just goes up your nose, so i just went with it and made a sort of drowning video that displays the moment your body reacts to an uncomfortable situation..

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Animation with Beth

Here is a short video i made with my friends beth and lucy over christmas. It is just an experiment and would like to take this technique further as i also wanted to try a human animation, lip sinking using ether a voiceover or using an actual song, like Peter Gabriel’s music video for ‘Sledgehammer.’ This would be great but very complicated and time consuming.

Friday, 20 January 2012

More Portraits..

I have been carrying on with my photographic portraits. Editing them using a mix of hi-pass and the dodge and burn tools, to bring out the tone and texture in the subjects skin, their imperfections and flaws, their shadows and lines. Ultimately creating a very striking image, that was one the one hand very unflattering but also, I felt, was very beautiful.

For some reason I felt that the teenagers, (Harry and Lucy) benefitted from staying in color, whereas Norman was best in black and white, I think mainly because there skin has different qualities - old and young.

Norman is my favorite, which out of the two (smiling or frowning), I don’t know, I think I like them as a set, because they are so similar yet so different, with just a small change in facial expression they each invoke a completely different mood. I hope to enter him into some sort of photographic composition, and I am also playing with the idea of painting him on a very large canvas.

The Camel

This was what we finally made. We decided to make one big ‘mass’, using all off the most successful pieces we had done so far.
I found it ironic and pretty hilarious that we spent eight weeks, truthfully working really hard, and came up with what I thought it was a quite horrific piece of art work, but on the other hand I also thought it was brilliant, because it showed, in this case at least, that art designed by a committee was not a success.