Tag Archives: Photography
Have you ever wondered what artists do all day?
Since I have considered myself an “artist”, over the last couple of years, it has been a steep learning curve learning about how the art world ticks. Much of how it works has been a complete surprise to me and has sometimes led me to wonder why anyone would want to be an artist. We’veContinue reading “Have you ever wondered what artists do all day?”
Exposure Triangle? Could anything be more confusing?!
I admit I am a very lazy photographer. I often say that I don’t care what settings my camera is on…. I don’t want to be bothered by technicalities… I’m an artist…… So most of my pictures are taken on auto, and they turn out fine, but every now and then I am dissatisfied with aContinue reading “Exposure Triangle? Could anything be more confusing?!”
Time for a cull
A great many artists will tell you that it is essential to have a cull of your work regularly, in order to keep things fresh, but it is a very difficult thing to do. Earlier this year I met artist Mark Anstee who strongly feels that his work is temporary, and consequently, he cullsContinue reading “Time for a cull”
Can mindfulness be communicated through art?
As I come close to the end of my MA Fine Art course, I am preparing to exhibit the pieces I have made in response to the proposal I wrote at the end of 2015.Over the course of 2016 I have read widely about mindfulness and mental illness and it began to influence the workContinue reading “Can mindfulness be communicated through art?”
Portsmouth Guildhall Exhibition – realisation
When I put in a proposal for a solo exhibition at Portsmouth Guildhall, although I was excited about my idea and had thought it out well, I had no comprehension of what would happen if I was selected. Which I was :).Putting together my first solo exhibition, of eighteen monochrome street photographs (half of whichContinue reading “Portsmouth Guildhall Exhibition – realisation”
The Art of Loneliness and Grief
Over the last few months I have collected some of my monochrome photographs and paired them with some short poems to produce a booklet about loneliness, sadness and grief.Poignant and evoking a sense of sadness, the poetry enhances the moving photographs to give a sense of how it is to be lonely and coping withContinue reading “The Art of Loneliness and Grief”
I’ve learnt a huge lesson about social media – and not before time!
I am really enjoying my photography at the moment, and I am receiving some positive feedback. I’ve been invited to enter 3 street photographs into an exhibition for a local art show which was very pleasing. However, it is hard when as an artist you are producing work and there is no-oneContinue reading “I’ve learnt a huge lesson about social media – and not before time!”
Mindfulness – is it harmful? How can it aid creativity?
There seems to be a backlash against mindfulness at the moment, with several articles saying it is harmful and some downright scaremongering about what it is. A religion? A cult? Something dangerous that is going to mess with your head?Personally, mindfulness is a big part of my life and a big reason why I haveContinue reading “Mindfulness – is it harmful? How can it aid creativity?”