Wednesday, 14 September 2011

clay head

early stages of 'clay head'

Sunday, 28 August 2011

swallowtail butterfly - greece

i chased it about and got some good shots

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

ANTS from Greece

i dropped a crisp and soon it was on its way down the path, amazing.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

night scenes from greece

im really please with these night images
especially the one with the plough

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Pattern in tourists

grabbed these shots whilst on my holiday in france

france summer 2011

two wonderful landscapes i saw in france this summer

Thursday, 14 July 2011


At college the creative arts department organised a arts festival which included lots of live music, shows, exhibitions and this- LUTON 11. A one day illustration event involving students from graphics, art A-level and art btec.
The 15 students who were interested got together on a monday morning and with the theme of luton started to design and plan what they were going to illustrate.

there were some excellent stories shared about their experiences of living in this town.

in the end they voted to include;

A page on the language barriers some people might face in luton because of the many langauges spoken here.

A story about a squarrel who ran in front of a student made them jump and then ran into someones letter box.

an illustration based on Luton's famous carnival witht he sub plot of how it allways seems to rain on that day.

and in the inside of the book a map of luton with its key landmarks.

And a clever flowing line of all of the students who were aprt of luton 11 and a question about its city status bid.

i was overwelmed by the amount of ideas the students wanted to include in the book.
but most of all the quality of work was very good from first year students and they knew what they wanted.

in the end they made 17 books one for each student and two for the art department
i will be definatley be organising this again for next years students.

Thursday, 23 June 2011

multiple exposures

testing out the multiple exposure function on our vivitars at college.
produced some interesting results

i went about St Albans on a freezing january day. When i walked up the hill into town i noticed an interesting patterned window cover, like net curtains but made from wood. i could not see into the house. so i stood opposite adjusting my camera controls and setting the focus on the this excellent pattern. which was going to be my first layer of a multiple exposure, when the resident knocked very loudly and violently on the window, shewing me off, making me jump.

Pinhole Camera

my pinhole camera is working again

for these images i have used a small pringles tub and a biscuit tin.
i found that using foil and a small pin the best apperture.

it took me 4 different adjustments to make the pin hole correct.
some exposures were for 40 seconds and some are for 1.5 hours depending on the light.