Monday, 31 January 2011
SIDENOTE: Yesterday I mentioned that I would/might start a no edit week and I still might do that. However I think a daily portrait week would rather cool as well (semi-inspired by one portrait a day) Also I have completed a whole month of daily blog posts!!! (Pat on the back for me)
Sunday, 30 January 2011
This along with many others on this blog are a scheduled post. I have noticed that I have been doing them more often and I expect that they will become the norm in the foreseeable future as school, panic and stress roll in. However until then expect these "a day" posts to keep on coming.
I just thought of this idea whilst editing this, which is a little week project where none of my photographs will be edited (well I might do it), a photographic/pretentious way of getting back to "my roots". What do you think yay or nay. Well anyway that is me, don't do drugs and be nice to your mother
Saturday, 29 January 2011
The short tucked in tee thing seems to be happening a lot lately which is tad different to white tee with patterned or coloured shirt with rolled up sleeves and shorts that I was rocking last summer. It is rather amusing the types of "uniforms" we get stuck in, I blame high school and intermediate.
Friday, 28 January 2011
Thursday, 27 January 2011
Wednesday, 26 January 2011
A half flannel and chambray "mens" shirt that I made for my friend Winnie for last, last christmas. In return she made me a knitted wool lilac bow-tie and bought me a Man-Floral 70s Shirt (and yes, word coined... but not likely) which I haven't yet featured together but you can catch the shirt here in collage form and here in normal form
SIDENOTE: There is also a little whale on the yellow flannel pocket long story but it has to do with her being welsh and my poor literary skills
Tuesday, 25 January 2011
Monday, 24 January 2011
My Swandri deerhunter is my new lampshade, okay I lied as the lining would indeed catch fire before long and smouldering acrylic isn't the best thing. However I do like the form it has created and with some synthesis it could turn out to be a really interesting piece of object design.
Sunday, 23 January 2011
Personally I find "slow shutter" isn't used to evoke the right feel instead it is used to showcase and create outlandish abstractions. However it should be used to create a sense of diffusion, as if everything is just falling away. Pradon the pretension. Enjoy
Saturday, 22 January 2011
Friday, 21 January 2011
Thanks to everyone who pops by even if it is just by chance, the fact that people just acknowledge my work is enough. So here is hoping for a great year, awesome people and much more posts to come
21 - Jan - 2011 12:00 pm (NZ time)
Thursday, 20 January 2011
A continuance of a photo essay (I suppose a disjointed one at that) of Whangarei Boys' High School's Music and Drama facilities, formerly the school hall and gym. However even after these alterations there are future plans to develop this into a sports pavilion by the Old Boys' Association. Hopefully I'll be there documenting that transition as well
The previous photo can be found here and just follow the rabbit hole from there
Wednesday, 19 January 2011
Tuesday, 18 January 2011
Monday, 17 January 2011
Sunday, 16 January 2011
Going to fill up my tanks with more summer sun after a great day at the beach. If you are in the southern hemisphere and have dodged the disastrous events of El Nina ( that n should have a squiggly line) then get out and enjoy life for those who have had theirs cut short.
Also on a non-related note did anyone see the piece on that new oil/gas reserve in Russia, that might set back the non-reliance on fossil fuels a tad
Saturday, 15 January 2011
I have this slight fascination about the corners of buildings (I'm not sure if I posted about it before) they evoke a sense of perfection and calm which what I think all architecture should do.
SIDENOTE:This post is not meant to detract from the previous and even though the floods have now started to recede a lot still needs to be done
Friday, 14 January 2011
The news has away that makes us feel so disconnected with the world, we become apathetic to the atrocities that are committed against someone's wife, daughter, husband, son, brother, sister, grandma and grandpa and just think of then as a "story" rather than a person. Yet there are times where the reality of life hits us, it breaks through that barrier of indifference and hits a nerve that evokes compassion. I feel that these floods are one of them. I ask you to do anything you can, spread the word but not in away that will procure a saturation of said event but speak about it from your point of view and bring the world together past geographic boundaries of detachment
The link to donate it here for those who wish to do so, also I must give photo credit to Jonathan Wood who was featured in the Gaurdian's 24 Hours in Pictures
Thursday, 13 January 2011
Don't you just admire the way stationary companies pump out the "Back to School" sales, it is perfect commercialism of something you needed to get anyway. I usually go to the same store every year and buy what the list says this year it is just a sizeable amount of refill and maybe a new folder/binder.
I went through so many types of editing on this one picture. Finally the idea of just drawing on top of it came to me (I know not a great or different idea) the rucksack is actually the one I wear to school and it is about twice the width of my body as it is ex-military (not that hipster *expletive*) which comes in handy when carting around all my books and A3 folders.
This is what I would wear to school if it wasn't an all uniform school, as it has the right amount of slickness and casual comfort to help you last a day in class. Anyway I'm rambling, hope you enjoy and have fun stationary shopping, I'm off to watch an exceptionally bad/good sci-fi show along the line of Eureka. Rambling again.
SIDENOTE: This is an artistic representation (read not at all accurate) of my drama room that is being renovated for the new year
Wednesday, 12 January 2011
Tuesday, 11 January 2011
Monday, 10 January 2011
Sunday, 9 January 2011
Saturday, 8 January 2011
Went to a little shindig last night and have now resolutely determined that party/large social gatherings/sound is not the thing for me. Although you could say life would be rather plain without it but I propose a smallish argument with the picture above. Simplicity can be one of the best things out there and the idea of having to indulge for you to feel "fun" (fill with another appropriate word if you like) if just well, indulgent.
Although I expect some might say that I am being a prude and that is probably right, but hey I'm ranting. All I wanted to say was that life doesn't have to be "rucus" to be rad.
I'm off and I hope in someway that mini rant has some how drawn parallels to clothing/style along with expressing my silliness of the day.
O and check this space for my up in coming art painting board this year, it is going to be interesting and slightly connected to the said feelings above
I hate it when people do this shit as well.
PS: Just realised I have one of the most elaborate pattern clash pictures below, please don't mind my regular hypocrisy
Friday, 7 January 2011
Thursday, 6 January 2011
One of my favourite spreads out there. Also Deathly Hallows out on the 15th of July!!! Anyway to see the whole spread and interview follow the link to Dazed Digital
Photography / Serge Leblon
Styling / Robbie Spencer
Interview / Rosamund Witcher
Hair / Christian Eberhard at Jed Root
Make-up / Lucia Pica at Management+Artists
Photographic Assistants / Charlie Ryan and Ryan O'Tool
Styling Assistant / Elizabeth Fraser-Bell
Make-up Assistant / Roberta Kearsey
Jacket, Scarf and Belt by J.W Anderson / Shirt and Trousers by Duckie Brown / Socks by Etro / Shoes by Trussardi 1911
Wednesday, 5 January 2011
Tuesday, 4 January 2011
Monday, 3 January 2011
Sunday, 2 January 2011
Saturday, 1 January 2011
A little Tiki that I got from my friend Alivia, the pocket square is a piece of leather that I got given from a textiles teacher at my "part school" (as I went to two schools this year one for 2/3rds of my subjects and the other for the rest)
HAPPY NEW YEAR