Walking around with an old Leica, with no meter is much more fun than I expected.
Just back from a few amazing days in Orense, Spain.
When I was a kid, this house was alive with family and coming and goings. Full of art and antiques.
Seven. For me this is about the time you want to let your kids know that they have complete control over how they look in photos. They can always feel awkward, shy, uncomfortable, But they can make it look they way they want. Confidence is an illusion.
On another point purely technical and photographic. I have a love/hate relationship with this Sigma 50mm F/1.4 DG HSM EX lens. There are times when I take photos and I hate how horribly out of focus it is. It front focuses by more than my canon 6D can correct for and the results are terrible. That said if I do the right thing and take my time. I can't imagine a better lens for taking portraits. Switch to manual focus, rock back and forward a few centimetres, until the eye highlights are in focus and it's perfect in every way. At F/1.4 there is lots of colour shift but the results are completely pleasing.
The abandoned buildings are more interesting than the view when you are a kid.
Photographs from a walk around Dublin
The thought of going on a road trip with your seven year old kid, where there is just the two of you is amazing. No distractions. Lots of chat and an vain attempt at getting lost on this very small Island. Ended up visiting the folks.
Great thing about working in Ulster University's Belfast School of art is there is aways something interesting going on.
Each group must design and produce a visual presentation based on the lecture series.
The visual presentation can be realized in a number of ways:
- A book
- A film
- A poster, or series of posters
- A wall display
- A t-shirt collection
- A website
- A projection
- A combination of any of the above... Etc.
The content can also be shaped in a variety of ways:
- Covers it all
- Focus on a specific movement
- A specific aspect e.g. type, print publications etc.
- A series of pertinent quotes
- Key designers... Etc.
We would ask you to be creative, innovative and considered in your approach to this task. You must develop a strong rationale for you project and justify you choices regarding format, content, presentation delivery etc.
You should also consider your audience, who is your project for?
- Children: what age? Where? Museum, school, indoors/outdoors? etc.
- Prospective Viscom students: school, HE? Where? Web? Large-scale projection on school building etc.
- Arts Centre/theatre: sculptural, posters, performance?
- The general public: shopping Centre, City Hall, public park etc. flash mob?
Our advice is to spend as much time as you can planning and re-planning your idea. Keep it simple, design it well and take great care in the production.
You will be expected to present weekly updates on your project’s progress and you will be asked to formally pitch your idea to your peers by week 7.