Saturday, 23 October 2010

HELLS HALF ACRE / Leake St research extention.

 i was very lucky to visit this! this was an exhibition held by lazarides gallery

-underneath waterloo, beside and underneath leake street !

plus i like the work this gallery displays, always something edgy and street-arty

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Peter Kennard - Photomontage inspiration

instantly recognisable this image i knew it as soon as i looked up the name
love it!
the message is clear and in a very interesting way

Ian said he still used a scalpel
no photoshop trickery!

John Heartfield - Photomontage inspiration

 These images are fantastic.
The biggest feeling i get is of a window into the past, really brings it forward for me seeing these comments on hitler, does give me a real sense of oppression

chatting with ian the photography technitian he gave me some excellent recommendations to look up!

according to him, both these and the next artists ill post about, all wer done the old fashioned way of glue and a scalpel! -and of course patience and experiementation

As im doing some negative scanning, i thought id make a couple posts in my digital scrapbook on what i just learnt and discovered.

same problem
different era
remind you of anyone?
'a face like a smacked arse'

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Self INITIATED-[more] Double Exposures.3 - Slide film

Multiple exposures has been a thing of mine for its third year now and i still cant get enough of it. Every success ive had commercially has been through this.
Ive spent hours practicing and developing techniques in other areas and they have been a success and certainly worth it. but these have been the most popular
and i learn things like this even more at the trash market im still doing [every saturday @ the phoenix pub denmark hill!]

as with all of these images, everyone sees something different to each other, they almost say more about the viewer than the mysterious content in the picture

mysterious feet in the corner

 day time and night time

 tunnel and street view

mau and a giant dragon

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

come to the LOST KNOWLEDGE EXHIBITION // 27.10.2010

Why not come and have a little look?
Ive been lucky enough to submit two images for this exhibition
two of my finest etching prints
proud to be involved alongside such talent and skill

27.10 private view-come have a loOok!

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Hidden London-resear Leake St 8:30 am weekday morning

Never noticed before but the road sign is all in capitals
I think this type id like to work into as some kind of headline or header to my spread.
definately have to manipulate it further. was originally thinking of making a stencil out of it and playing with some street art style type based on this font, making it drippy and splatty, maybe a couple stickers on it.
or at least distoerted like the pasted letters later on..

i noticed lots of people, lots of cars coming and going.
people going to work and people actually working
these people wer doing some photo shoots here

comparing this to the road sign, i think the font might be the same
at least similar
i like the way you can see it looks official, but it curves and just isnt quite 100%, like something beyond
and i think sums th eplace up. people i have spoken to previously have told me its technically illegal to paint here,
the police will turn a blind eye and even encourage you with beutiful, passionate paintings and will infact act when they see people damaging and tagging the nice paintings
very forward thinking and open minded

no idea what mysterious businesses are conducted behind the walls

quite like the sign.
its dirty and has been exposed to use and and the environment
as if the streets like some kind of a tidal mark

coming back to my earlier concept of cropping into a part and 'texture' of the type of thing on offer is a much more apt way of communicating the art colour and variety on offer down here
heres a potential example

things happen here
i have no idea what
its still a normal place at the end of the day
and that makes it even better and accessible to a wide audience

cheeky photoshoot!
quite clever using the light in this way
like that