Kingsmill Bread Bag on Dirt Mound with Dead Wood
A continuation of my photographic work with rubbish, using these waste materials as subjects for beautiful still lifes.
The latest work from this project can be viewed at Mad Bears.
I’ve been working on my photographs of found and foraged rubbish, this time using the overall gorgeousness of Kodak Portra film and a medium format Hasselblad to up the quality. Currently debating whether to take a final leap into large format film, or whether that’d actually hinder the ability to shoot readily and frame the subjects easily.
Some of the photographs feature a piece of rubbish that really stands out, a noticeable eyesore, a jarring intervention into the natural environment. But then some have a piece of rubbish that has begun to blend into the environment, where weathering and plants have ‘reclaimed’ the waste, and it’s difficult to spot the actual thing itself. I’m really liking the look of both kinds of photographs I’ve taken.
The work is featured in the latest issue of the Mad Bears art blog that I contribute to, and that’s here:
On This Day
I finished posting up photos for the month of September 2007.
I’ll start another month in November.
It’s been interesting so far. I’m always fascinated by and surprised by the things that change and the things that don’t change in your life.
New work on Mad Bears and Flickr.
A work in progress project using found rubbish to create arrangements of waste objects with similar colours, shapes, textures etc.
Planning on shooting on 120 and 5x4 film and then printing BIG.
Another regular family mealtime at my nan’s.
Uncle, sister, mum, & dad.
The moon was out early.
On this day I was watching The BFG at my nan’s.
There was a dead pigeon in my nan’s garden. And here’s my uncle removing it.
My old cat, Rosa.