Since starting back at college in October, we've been fortunate to have some guest speakers in who have conducted some very interesting workshops. The first workshop was given by Angela from Rural Arts in Thirsk and was a lino print making workshop. This was something I knew about but hadn't yet tried. Taking a small square of linoleum I etched a design with a pencil then using a cutting tool, gouged out grooves. The next workshop was great fun, making plasticine model to cre
This last week I did something I never thought I could or ever would - I cut up my negatives! I was always taught to treat my negatives with reverence, that they were fragile things to be respected and cherished, so why on earth did I hack them up? For experimental purposes of course. It was painful to begin with but after the initial shock had worn off I really went to town. The idea was to layer the cut out object over another negative and stick it down to create a differen
It's not often that you get a photo festival in North Yorkshire so when Photo North popped up on my radar I made a note on my calendar to go along and have a browse. Hosted at the International Conference centre and showing work from a whole host of photographers, I met up with my good friend, Gordon and perused the work on display. Most of it was documentary style photography which, honestly, isn't my preferred genre, however that being said, I was able to appreciate it all.