Folka Degree Show at Free Range. (at The Old Truman Brewery)
8 frames of individually mounted pieces of reprinted rubbish for my London photography degree show.
My hand-bound photo book, containing a series of five walks I carried out, foraging and finding rubbish and waste along my way. You can see one of these walks online at Mad Bears.
Japanese stab bound, with a hardcover made from watercolour paper, green endsheets, tracing paper maps contained within.
So, we got our hands on an old letterpress, and started playing with it.
Turns out, it’s a heck of a lot of work. Still rather fun though.
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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.