24.9.09

fun videos.

sushi camera

japanese supermarket

17.9.09

Fairy tale images are now 98% done, all i need to do is add in a few little details and get them to a photocopiers in town so they can scan and blast the images for my final piece, i wonder if they can save them as files.

Anyway here they are: a weeks worth of pain.






The german fairy tale

FAIRY TALE IDEA FOR GERMAN FAIRY TALE PROJECT Oskar, a German poet from a small village called Bavaria in Germany, finds the most beautiful antique camera at a vintage fair on a sunny sunday afternoon. He takes the most breath taking photographs when he travels the world, these pictures shine like diamonds, the clarity is surreal. When Oskar arrives back in Germany he decided to build a darkroom after watching a documentary about the history of Leica cameras. After a lot of struggling Oskar manages to develop his stunning photographs in the solution he lovingly mixed himself, he clips his processed pictures on the line to dry with some old pegs. After a long bath, a cup of tea and his trusty company with the local evening newspaper, Oskar decided it's time to head to bed and he anticipates the morning. The photographs come to life, and just like smoke the photographs drift through the air and enter Oskar's brain and create the most vivid and exciting dreams, in this dream he falls in love with a beautiful girl named Angelika and they end up getting married in the south of France where they grow old together. A week passes and Oskar is full of optimism and wonders why he's having such magical dreams, he decides to take a long walk into his local town for the traditional weekly market selling delicious bratwurst sausages, fresh fruit and vegetables. After carefully picking the best apples to go with his evening supper of apple schnitzel, Oskar peers over the mound of fruit and discovers that the girl he has been dreaming of is stood right before his eyes. After handing over a few coins Oskar decides to pluck up one's courage and ask Angelika on a date, She looks surprised but accepts the offer. Oskar and Angelika fall deeply in love with one another, and like a lot of people say it was love at first sight. The camera is still in use till this day, but one thing has changed, there are now beautiful photographs of Oskar and Angelika hand in hand and delicately placed on their mantlepiece.

16.37

I'm thinking of buying a new lens for my canon body, i decided to do a little research.
I've heard mad reviews on the 50mm canon lens, yes it may be tacky and cheap and the fact that it's made out of horrible plastic that may crack instantly if you ever drop the thing is a little off putting but seeing as the picture quality is amazing and seems to top some of the more pricey lenses it's definitely one to consider, I've found a few stores online selling them around £75-85 which isn't so bad. The other lens I'm considering in buying is the Tokina 12-24mm f4 lens, retailing at 300+ I'm going to have to save some serious money! but I've seen a few pictures this lens has shot and my god the photos are amazingly sharp.

anyway other than lens talk I'm still wondering where on earth i can get my 110 film developed...


13.9.09

christopher kane for topshop




Expect chaos, cat fighting and store trashing when Christopher Kane officially releases his collection for Topshop on 18th Sept 09. Selected stores will be offering customers the chance to get their hands on a unique garment when the stores open up around the UK in the early hours of the morning, it has been reported that Christopher has created 39 pieces in this collection which is the largest Topshop collaboration yet including shoes, bags, dresses and eyelet embellishment galore. The prices range from £30-£150. I have been told by phone that you will be able to shop this collection online but be warned, it's definitely going to be a sell out within 15 minuets maximum.

I've personally got my eagle eye out on the brilliant crocodile cut off sleeve tee they are bring out, and it's definitely the high street equivalent of the ape dress he showcased in his fall 08 collection.
Christopher later translated the dress into a tee and sold them at selected high brand stores such as Selfridges in the UK and Barneys in the US. The crocodile screen print tee will be retailing for £45 and considering the planet of the ape inspired tee was retailed at £200+ it's a no brainer that it's a high street snatch!

CM - Christopher Kane for Topshop featuring Daul Kim




Can't afford the collection well treat your mobile phone to some christopher kane wallpaper pimping.

This is a Topshop collaboration NOT TO BE MISSED, you'll be hating yourself for years if you do.

website

i decided to set up a little website showcasing my work.
it's a crappy little free hosting site but i'll be sorting out the real one later this year.

still, enjoy! let me know what you think.



12.9.09

fairytale project - the magic camera



FAIRY TALE IDEA.

Edward, an English poet from a small city in the midlands finds the most beautiful antique camera at a vintage fair on a sunny sunday afternoon. He takes the most breath taking photographs when he travels the world, these pictures shine like diamonds, the clarity is surreal. When Edward arrives back in England he decided to build a darkroom after watching a BBC documentary about the history of the pocket ensign camera. After a lot of struggling Edward manages to develop his stunning photographs in the solution he lovingly mixed himself, he clips his processed pictures on the line to dry with some old pegs. After a long bath, a cup of tea and his trusty company with the local evening newspaper, Edward decided it's time to head to bed and he anticipates the the morning. The photographs come to life, and just like smoke the photographs drift through the air and enter Edward's brain and create the most vivid and exciting dreams, in this dream he falls in love with a beautiful girl named Patricia and they end up getting married in the south of France where they grow old together. The camera is still in use till this day, but one thing has changed, there are now beautiful photographs of Edward and Patricia hand in hand and delicately placed on their mantlepiece.

10.9.09

art is my addiction illustration


This is the most current illustration i'm working on titled 'Art is my addiction', it's still work in progress but please let me know what you think and your opinion and suggestions are most welcome.

crit away!


4.9.09

Summer project

My summer projects seem to be going pretty well, ideas are flowing and my style is improving.
Nothing exciting has happened this week, I've found out i'm attending a traditional chinese wedding on tuesday and that my father is taking me to buy a new carpet for my bedroom in loughborough as working on a split wooden floor isn't very practical. Other random things that are happening in my life: I'm thinking of buying 2 baby black moor fish and keep them in a beautiful glass vase with huge seaside rocks on the bottom, a black coffee table that i can place at the end of my double bed and have my plasma and gigantic pebble shaped lamp on, a vintage standing lamp and shade to place in the corner of my room and i'm also currently searching for odd little bits and storage. I wonder if a clothing rail will be expensive...

1.9.09

How i'm feeling today


Photo 428, originally uploaded by ambitiousoutsider.

I'm finally figured out what my 'fairy tale' is going to be and consist of etc but the process wasn't easy as you can tell.

i thought the silly drawing was pretty funny. :)