Sunday, 30 October 2011

Lomography | Print piece

Lomography is a Magazine, a Shop, and a Community dedicated to analogue photography. It is a fun, and thrilling opportunity to put life back into photography, igniting a new style of artistic experimental photography for everyone. Photographers who use digital cameras generally have a tendency to delete unflattering images and then upload them onto a social network site.  Some may even store them onto their computer and remain there for many years without being viewed again. Lornography results in having the film developed into tangible photographs that you can hold in your hands. Having the film developed means the photographs are not viewed as they are taken and therefore waiting for the results can be more exciting. The photographs can then be put in frames, put on walls or albums so they can be viewed over and over again.

Lomography is not currently reaching out to a broader audience of older people and even some young people. Lomography can be used by all sorts of different people so it doesn’t matter what your age, profession or style is. The slogan of the campaign is ‘How do you use yours?’ asking a direct question to the audience. With this in mind I have created 10, 10 second adverts to reach out to all types of different people with very different skills, backgrounds and hobbies. I have also created a print piece, which highlights the 10 lomography prophecies also including a little introduction to Lomography. The idea of Lornography means that people are able to use the camera to take situations and opportunities that are suited and personal to the user.

I can't put up the adverts but I can show you my print piece. See below!

It's made entirely out of one A3 sheet which folds out and is carefully folded. All photography is my own.

Happy Halloween!

Pumpkin Carving!!

My brother invited me round to his friends house, so we did some lovely pumpkin carving with a few drinks.

Here are our lovely outcomes!

All ready to carve

Mine and Julian's pumpkin.

Ste's pumpkin (show off!)

Maria's pumpkin

Laura's pumpkin

All together with glow sticks! (because we didn't have enough candles!)

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Oliver Typewriter

So for one of my projects, I've decided to create my book on a typewriter on delicate tissue and receipt paper to compliment the story. Here are a few photos that I took (they were on my phone so excuse the poor quality and size). This typewriter is an Oliver. It's beautiful and VERY loud. I feel sorry for everyone who was in the studio for the few days I was typewriting. 

Making tissue paper books with the tissue I'd put through the typewriter. 

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Open Mic - The Jolly Brewer, Lincoln

So I was invited to an open mic session at The Jolly Brewer in Lincoln. Despite the fact that I haven't got up and sung and played my guitar in front of an audience in about 3 years, I decided to give it a go.

I sang 'Pumped up kicks' - Foster the people, acoustic style with my two friends and I sung 'Skinny Love'- Bonny Iver (Ed Sheeran style) Both songs were acoustic.

I had a very lovely free pint after and thoroughly enjoyed it the whole evening. The audience were excellent, warm and inviting. If anyone is ever free on a Wednesday night at about 9pm, I suggest you get yourself down there!!

I will definitely be going again!

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Little hand-made books

For a University project, I have to present some book mock-ups and experimenting. Here are some that I did yesterday.

This book is based on an origami book. Each page folds up into a little square and opens up to a bigger one.

 This is the same concept as the one above but just made with delicate tissue paper. It's very hard to do origami with tissue paper!

A little ink print on the back which I thought I'd try out.

Here's a little book mock-up. It's a very simple book with very simple illustrations. It's intended to look delicate to compliment the theme of the story. The story is about people and their habits of destroying the earth and the world around them.

Here's my tiny little mock-up book just to get the pages right when it's printed.

Friday, 7 October 2011


We just started a project at university on Lomography so my friend and I went out with three cameras, a Canonflex RP, a Fish- eye and a Supersampler. Here are the results! I love them!!