Exhibition layout

This morning i was laying out pictures in frames to see what would work for my exhibition pieces.  I've had trouble with some of my alternative printing but here is a photo is some of my pieces so far....

Today I was in the city and did a quick shoot of a pop up installation in the queen st mall for Jurlique beauty and skincare products. For the next week you can pop by for a bit of a pamper with their beautiful range of beauty products.

Variables

I've spent the day trying  to figure out the times and other variables for doing cyanotypes to be used in my exhibition pieces. So far I'm not having much luck.  This is going to be harder than i thought but I'm still enjoying the process. Here are a couple of today's...

Oxidised

Today I  attempted to make the wood I'm using to frame my exhibition look more like aged wood. I put steel wool and vinegar in a jar a few days ago to create an oxidising agent and I used this today on 2 frames. The idea is that the solution will make the wood look...

Exhibition Prep

With my class exhibition fast approaching I spent some time over the weekend building some framework for my project. Here is its current state of being.... I will update with pics as it progresses.  

My girl

I spent some time at home today trying to figure out some lighting but I couldn't quite get it right with the light available. My daughter however was very patient with me. This is my Girl . This dress is one my mother made for me when I was in Grade ten at school....

Marbles

  It's funny the things you find when you're cleaning around the house. I don't think my kids ever really played with marbles but I believe my husband had a collection of them. Today I picked up a marble and decided to use it to take some photos. The kids were...

Rick Spice

I had a photo shoot today at a retirement village and nursing home  and during the course of the morning I had the pleasure of meeting this gentleman, Rick Spice. A former (supposedly 😉 ) comedian and musician,  his smile and wit brighten up any room or conversation....

Back in the Garden

With spring finally here I have found myself in the garden dealing with a glut of passion fruits and peas, lettuce and kale. Everything green is growing again. Of course you'd think I'd be happy with this, but now I am having to search up new ways to serve and...

Argyrotype

During the course of my advanced diploma in visual arts we have been learning various alternative processing to use with our photos.  Over the last two weeks I have tried my hand at argyrotypes. "Argyrotype is an iron-based silver printing process that produces brown...

Day 53 Tea time

  This picture is in keeping with the memories of my grandma. My Great Grandmother came to Australia from england when she was a teenager. She kept up the habit of having "tea time" and I have fond memories of having morning tea with her on various occasions.

Day 52 Grandad’s forge

Chasing up memories of my grandparents house for my still life project I happened to take this photo in the museum that my grandad ran. My Grandfather trained was a blacksmith. As a child I remember watching him work with metal on the forge out in the museum he ran....

Day 51 Still life

Yeah , I know, This was supposed to be a 50 day challenge, but what the hell! Why not continue while I'm on a roll. Here is a photo from today I was trying to shoot for a still life. I'm still working on lighting.