Friday, 30 January 2009

Someday Soon

my summer is four months away, and although at first glance this might seem like an off topic post, no no, here goes. I will make my summer full of art, like no one has ever seen it before.
I will shoot in raw. Which means I have to get yet another 8, preferably 10 gig memory card, but that's worth it. Connected with that, I will take either my hard drive with me, or get a large memory stick on which I can then put all my images. because that whole cd burning thing last year was bothersome.
I will also keep a journal of all my experiences. So what? some might say now, because I keep journals of everything. But, and that's the great part about it I will make that book myself. Because I learned one way of making a book yourself, and I am googleing it like a crazy person right now and I really like the saddle stitch technique and might just start with a dummy tonight. and then hopefully find that one paper place in london and get some nice paper.
I will actually spend enough time in each place to get a sense of it and take appropriate pictures.
I will apply all the stuff I've learned in England so far. And all the stuff I am yet to learn.
I will, if it fits into the project, ask strangers whether I can take their photo. Because I've done it here, and I feel way more confident in the States anyways.
So basically, it's going to be freaking awesome.

Thursday, 22 January 2009


Things have been going downhill a lot lately. My Christmas project more or less failed, except for that one shot of my grandma which actually did turn out amazingly beautiful. My health is going downhill as well, my nose is all stuck up, I wasn't able to sleep that much since Monday. Therefore the latest project, which is finally fine art stuff, is going downhill as well because I don't have the energy to go out and shoot a bit. Ideas are there, it might just end up very sequential and bernd and hilla becher orientated, but that should be a good things, right?
Still no news from any of the Universities, I'm starting to get impatient. Portfolio review for three hours tomorrow, then I should finally know more. And hopefully be full of enthusiasm again after a motivation talk from Matt. I really need that right now.