By Stacey Anderson Art student at Lakes College
Published at 11:08, Thursday, 26 April 2012
THIS month I have started on a new project and so far it’s going really well. Part of my brief is to explore different avenues of photography so I have started working with different cameras including the camera phone and my iPod.
I have been using them to take a lot of photos with my models Chanelle and Tristan. We ventured into Workington town centre and shot some photographs of them both around there. They all turned out really well and I enjoyed doing them, so I’m going to do some more.
I have also created horror photography for this project – this involved using red paint to create a picture to shock the audience. Hopefully it will when I exhibit my work at the presentation to my tutors.
They are simply of me and my friend Jordan covered in red paint which has made the horror scene look realistic. This project has different elements that need to be covered; I have already done horror and portraits and am looking forward to including other themes.
I think I will theme my next pictures on romance and life using couples.
I was really pleased the other day when my tutor Maggie told me she had got me some liquid light and some sunagraphic paper – these are two techniques that I have been dying to try out.
The sunagraph paper was easy to use: you just place your image or object on and then expose to sunlight and rinse to create the image. The liquid light was not as easy, we had to read the instructions three times and ended up failing the first attempt, but once we got the hang of it the two others that we created were amazing.
As stated in my last blog my artwork was going up in a gallery in Cumbria, which involved a lot of work. I made seven new canvases just for this, they were all set up and priced but unfortunately none of them sold. Never mind – I am sure I will sell them.
I also didn’t pass my essay recently; there are a few things that I need to re-do so I am also working on them at the moment. I am not going to let it set me back though – I will look at the positive and use the experience as a learning curve.
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