July 2017 - Animals In this workshop I worked solely on one animal portrait - having unfortunately got lost on my way there and missing the warm up exercises at the start! I had brought a range of photos with me, and decided to have a go at creating a pastel drawing of a red … Continue reading Summer Pastels Workshops
Last weekend I took my sister to Colchester Zoo, having given her my old Samsung GX-1L DSLR camera: what better place to test out a camera?! We spent quite a lot of time photographing various animals and dodging heavy rain showers - thankfully there are plenty of undercover places to shelter! It also gave me … Continue reading Colchester Zoo
I've really enjoyed these workshops, as they've been good fun! I've identified a few of my weaknesses that I would like to work more on, and rediscovered the fun and 'messiness' of pastels! Week 5: Figures Week 6: Portraits Week 7: Animals Workshop: Drawing flowers with unfavoured hand Things I have learned: I enjoy working … Continue reading Pastels for Pleasure (continued)
In April I saw a course called 'Pastels for Pleasure' advertised on Facebook. I initially brushed it to one side, but it kept popping up again... then my housemate helpfully sent me a link to a course that he saw pop up on his News Feed - the same course! Marketing on social media really … Continue reading Pastels for Pleasure
Another visit to Suffolk Owl Sanctuary, this time with my sister and friend, to celebrate her birthday with a Meerkat Experience. This encounter involved getting up very close with a mob of meerkats in their enclosure - some even climbed on top of us! As I joined Alison for the experience, Jon took photos from … Continue reading Meerkat Encounter and Owls
Last year I had my first attempt at photographing wild hares in Norfolk. After a day of driving around the countryside roads with my friend, eventually finding and photographing a few hares frolicking in a field near Hunstanton provided me with a real sense of achievment! Working with my old Samsung DSLR camera, and a … Continue reading Wild Hares in Norfolk
Making the most of the very rare opportunity of a sunny and mild Bank Holiday Monday, I visited Suffolk Owl Sanctuary for the first time this year. As I had already visited the Sanctuary a couple of times last year, I had an idea of what birds they had, and where they flew them. This … Continue reading Suffolk Owl Sanctuary
Last month I started my second module with the Open College of Arts, this one being Drawing 1: Drawing Skills, which I am hoping will allow me to practice and develop a lot of the observation and drawing skills that I've allowed to get rusty over the last few year. Now working towards completing my … Continue reading Sketching for fun
I had the chance to try out my photography skills in a very different setting earlier this month, when a colleague within the university requested my help in taking some photos for an event that was being run during 'Do Something Different Week' in Febuary. 'The Art and Science of Murder' was a murder mystery … Continue reading Impromptu Photoshoot at UEA
On Saturday 21st January 2017 I visited the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich, and had a look around one of their current exhibitions: Masters of Japanese Photography.
I have attached a PDF of the guide that is available on the SCVA’s website: masters-of-japanese-photography-2016-gallery-guide
I noted that the exhibition focussed on three photographers, all who started working properly after the Second World War had ended, and I made notes as I walked around each of the sections of the exhibit.
One of the most striking images of Araki’s on display was the cover image of the Gallery Guide (linked above), Colourscapes, 1991, which was a portrait style shot of a young woman eating watermelon. Following this, the first collection of his I looked at was of a series of flower images, all of which were very bold and colourful. Araki had mostly focussed on the flowers centres…
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