Thursday, April 14, 2011

One Day and One Week Photos

Just realised I didn't show you the 'best ofs' of the other parts to the assignment that the 'One Day Photos' belonged to. You'll have to enlarge them. I expanded on one of the things I did in the hour photos in both the day and week-long photos. They both work off the idea of making sound visual. Here they are:

One Day Photo - Economical Superstar by Aural Vampire

One Week Photo - Backseat Drivers from Beyond the Stars Invader Zim episode

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


I've been experimenting with triptography, which is basically a surrealist photographic technique of using the same roll of film three times. I've done two films so far, and have moved on to a third. Here are the best photos of each film I've done so far:

First film

Second film

Sunday, March 13, 2011

First group exhibition

Guess what?? My year at university had an exhibition last night. We were given just under three weeks to create work for it (when you usually plan for months) and we got into groups to produce a piece of performance art per group. The day before our exhibition, one of the head lecturers came to my group and said we couldn't use the gallery for what we were doing... and we couldn't do it in the foyer because that was taken up by the other group's works and so we had to move up onto Parnell Rise (an upper class road in Auckland known for cafes and antique shops... quite beautiful). Well, this proved to be the best thing for our group because I was going between the gallery and Parnell Rise and from 6:00p.m. - 9:30p.m. we had a constant flow of at least 50 people taking part in our piece. After 9:30p.m. that went down to roughly 25 people, then at 10:30p.m. we still had like 10... and I went down to the gallery and each time there were a maximum of 3 people viewing the work there, INCLUDING the lecturer's work, and one was the dean of our university (who doesn't count because she's obliged to go and see it haha. She didn't see ours... Bitch). We ended up getting over 200 people seeing our work, and they got 20 if that. SHAME ON YOUR FACE LECTURERS!

We set up in a park on Parnell Rise, and a couple of us baked like 200 muffins and 300 cookies and 4 big pizzas cut into like 100 pieces and offered people one piece of food if they'd draw us something. We ferried the drawings we had down to the gallery and put them up outside every hour, and we ended up with 50-100 drawings left over to put up because we ran out of room on both sides of the outside window and doors. They put up roughly 300 and we used over a ream of paper, so that's an indication of how many people took part. It was great - we got so many different kinds of people doing it... all the kids loved it and their parents got into it. It was interesting to see how people reacted to being confronted with it, and everyone was very honest... I mean, why steal when they're free anyway and all you have to do to get one is have fun drawing? This one kid... she was like 6 or 7... she drew this picture that said 'Help save Christchurch' on it in red and black (Christchurch/Canterbury colours). It was so cute! I was like how did you even KNOW to do that???

Anyway, not good photos but here are some photos of my first group exhibition:

Our poster for the exhibition. My photo is the top middle one.
Instructions of what to do and some of the muffins that Suhee and her friends made.
Linda laying out the drawings we had between trips to the gallery.
Taken at 8:30p.m. of some of our participants.
At the gallery with all of the pictures (minus 50-100 for lack of space) displayed on the windows.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Retro Much?

We shot polaroids today. It was my first time shooting Polaroids. I was never allowed an I-Zone as a kid.

Best (if you can call it that. Sorry about the scan quality):
We had to get into pairs for this.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

One Hour Photos

I haven't been doing any photos in my spare time as of late, because I'm now back at university as you might have gathered. At the moment, we're meant to do 20 photos (i.e. 20 products of 20 separate photo shoots) that take roughly an hour each to complete... but here's the catch; we have one week to complete it.
Anyway, here's my best of the 13 that I have so far:

Sunday, February 13, 2011

It's Been a While... Again.

I'm still not in the mood to be writing too much. I've had two shoots in the past two days. One went well. The other, went less than perfectly. Here are my best-ofs (one of each model from the first shoot).

Deliah shoot 1
Tamsin shoot 1

Tamsin shoot 2
I'll be having another shoot this coming Saturday, and possibly a couple of gigs but not sure.

Monday, January 17, 2011

It's Been a While...

Sorry for the lag; been a tad depressed lately. I can't really be bothered to write much, so I'll just post my best images from the past two shoots: