Friday, 25 November 2011

I thought that it was about time that I put up a few bonfire pictures- given that I was at the best celebrations in the world it is selfish of me to be keeping them to myself! I spent the night with my friend Alice, mostly inside her kitchen, listening to the roar of the crowds and eating flapjacks. later, we ventured out and climbed up one of Lewes's many steep hills where we got the best view of all of the society's bonfire's and displays. Sitting up there with hundreds of other awe inspired spectators as streams of light whooshed over our heads,I could only think that this must be the best feeling on earth. The energy that takes over the normally quiet town every 5th of November is amazing- although I always think that Lewes does have a sort of offbeat charm anyway. I love it there and always will.

Plus Mr Weasly who lives in Lewes gave me and Al a kiss on the cheek, although he was rather drunk.  And we chatted to a hungover Alisha from Misfits the next morning. Whoever said small towns were boring was wrong! 

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Hey dudes. This is a photo which I took the other day as part of my art project for college, 'The Body'. We've just started branching off into our own ideas under this umbrella- I'm looking at shadows & the body as I was inspired by Sam Taylor-Wood's totally rad photographs and decided to have a go at photographing something similar as a starting point. I think they turned out pretty well as I took them under studio lights which made it a lot easier to get the effect I wanted. The idea of shadows/mirroring has always fascinated me, which I trace from reading Peter Pan and being utterly transfixed at the idea of Peter's shadow having a life of its own and having to be stitched back onto his body when it escaped. So, as well as the aesthetic side I also want to look at the mentality and fantasy aspect which we associate with shadows. My incredibly helpful teacher managed to hit the nail on the head when she suggested I look at Kara Walker and her silhouette art which is clever and a bit creepy!
Expect to see more of the same- I'm going to make a linocut based on this photograph which I shall post photographs of