Friday, February 28, 2014

Wig-Wam

So I made a tipi the other day. I don't know why I did this, or why I felt the need to do it. I am sure I will figure it out as I go along. I suppose It is a starting point for the new, but short semester. Right now my research seems to be more interesting than my work and I am not really sure were I am right now with it. Maybe Gaston Bachelard's 'The Poetics of Space,' has the answer?
The photos I took with my old analogue did not come out very well at all, but at least you get the idea.

"We bring our lairs with us."




"The house shelters daydreaming, the house protects the dreamer, 
The house allows one to dream in piece." 
-'The Poetics of Space,' Gaston Bachelard




'Transcending our memories of all the houses in which we have found shelter, above and beyond all the houses we have dreamed we lived in, can we isolate an intimate, concrete essence that would be a justification of the uncommon value of all our images of protected intimacy?'
-'The Poetics of Space,' Gaston Bachelard

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Web-site Launch

I have created an official web-site. I cannot emphasize enough the importance for artists to have their own web-site or some sort of standing in the digital world. Whether you are just starting out, or a working professional, having a portfolio web-site will really benefit you and your work. It allows others to find you and share your art, and also it makes it easier when submitting your work.
The link to my site is:

 
 
I am still fiddling around with it. I don't think I will ever be happy with the layout and what's on it. Feedback is more than welcome, and any tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Stop-Motion

I had my first crack at stop-motion today. Twelve drawings quickly strung together in 30 minutes to create a short animation.

video

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Tim Walker

I have always been aware of Tim Walker, but have only recently added him to my contextual. He is a wonderful photographer who is best known for his fashion spreads in Vogue. He uses traditional film photography which is rear nowadays. I assume he uses slide film as his colours are so vibrant and beautiful. Luckily my college library have his book, 'Pictures,' which has brilliant photos and also pages from his sketchbook. It is wonderful to see inside the mind of someone so great.


















Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Natural Fashion

I love these photos of natural fashion from tribal Africa. They are very inspiring. They have been taken by the photographer Hans Silvester.

'Hans Silvester began to take photos at the young age of 12. After graduating from school in his native Germany, he made a series of voyages throughout Europe, Asia, Japan, and America. In 1960 he had published his first book on the sun-drenched Provence region of France, which achieved enormous success. He spent five years photographing the horses of Camargue. Silvester inspired a fashion show with his photos of East Africa's Omo Valley tribe. He may be best known for his colourful photos of cats on the Greek isles. Every trip seemed to end with the creation of a new book. Since the 1980's, Silvester's work became increasingly protective of the environment. Today, he continues to live in Provence and has published numerous photo books, especially on his favourite subject, cats and their habitats.'