This is just a quick announcement to say I’ll be moving my blog over to my portfolio website. I’ve decided it’ll be better for me to have my portfolio and blog all on one website which will make it even easier for people to find me, my work and my blog. The website is as follows :
Since my last post I’ve had a lot of things happening, I spent a week in Devon, my laptop failed (for the second time), I moved into a new house and I assembled my first piece of Ikea furniture. I had a great time in Devon and tried to capture everything that I did however I’ve narrowed down my photos to a few of my favourites and also excluded a lot of photos where my girlfriends family are the main focus.
I hope you enjoy my photos, I’ll be getting back to design work very soon now that I’m back in Lincoln and can’t steal my Dads camera anymore.
After recently playing around with my watches I really wanted to see what I could do with the camera. I’ve always enjoyed watching slow motion videos, specifically of things that happen in every day life but are so quick that our eyes miss it so I wanted to do something along these lines.
I decided to try and capture water droplets as they fall into a full glass of water. After setting my camera to the quickest shutter speed it can do I ended up taking around 500 pictures with only roughly 30 of them being something other than water rippling. Unfortunately the camera I have could only take about 2 images a second so getting the timing right was very difficult.
Over the past few years I’ve developed a bit of an obsession with watches. I think it’s the mix of great design and their complexity that attracts me, because of this I also love photographing my watches from time to time so while I’m home from University I thought I’d take advantage of my Dads DSLR. In this session I tried to get some up close and detailed photographs while also playing with exposure photography.
I particularly like this exposure shot of the second hand on my Swatch watch, the glow that the lume gives off onto the parts of the watch really give a nice atmosphere to the picture. I made the image black and white as I felt the colour was slightly distracting, as you can see in the next image.
I really like this photo however I am a little disappointed the whole of the face isn’t in focus, I’m guessing this is to do with me being too zoomed in while taking the picture. I guess this kind of thing comes with experience and practice.
I’m still very new to photography and with no education in the area so far everything I’m doing is just experimentation but I really enjoy capturing beautiful images. I’ll definitely have to invest in my own camera soon, my Dad’s going to start noticing his camera is missing too often at some point. I hope you enjoyed my photographs.
After visiting Show Fourteen recently it got me thinking about my own degree show in two years. After the show I decided to set myself an interesting side project of designing the logo for Show Sixteen. I’ll be trying to do side projects like this as much as possible just to keep my mind working until the second year starts.
It was a fairly quick process once I started sketching, I really liked the 1 extending out of the top of the 6 which I hope still easily reads as 16. I also tried to make the 1 stand out with the darker colour so that a viewer sees the 1 straight away and it takes them a second to see the 6 so that it still reads as 16.
Having finished my first year of university I’ve got over 3 months until the second year begins so what better way to spend that time than inspiring myself by visiting the degree show being presented by the third year graphic design students at the University of Lincoln.
It’s also strange to think that in two years I’ll be in this same position presenting my work and going into the working world … what a scary thought. There was quite a lot of inspiring work throughout the show and I’ll be more than happy if this is the kind of work I’m showing in two years time.
Tom Hoofs work really got me thinking, I only realised I’d read it backwards after reading it the second time. It’s always fun to see a piece of design that get’s you thinking.
I’m afraid as a designer I’m guilty of judging a book by it’s cover and I was particularly drawn to these three. I’ve never heard of the novel but I’d be interested in checking it out of I saw these covers.
I finally got around to watching the lego movie and as well as being a great film the special effects were amazing. Although the film was animated the animators went to great lengths to make the lego look realistic and it really paid off, sometimes it was hard to tell if it was animated or actual lego.
I had some spare time so decided to design this simple illustration of Emmet the construction worker, if I find time I’m going to create the whole cast just as a fun self project.