Thursday, 23 July 2015

Revelations in PhotographyExhibition

I decided to take a little trip to the museum today. I was going to go to the Audrey Hepburn exhibition at The National Portrait gallery. However, i found I need to pre-book a ticket so instead I knew of another exhibition on at the Science Museum; Revelations in Photography.

Now I'm not really into the whole science thing but these photos was mysterious and beautiful. The exhibition was split into 3 different sections. Once Invisible, the new vision and after the future.
The first section Once Invisible explores new forms of vision made available through experimental work through the early days of photography.

Image 1: Andrew Ainslie Common- The Orion Nebula (1883)
Image 2: John and George-The Moon daguerreotype (1851)
My favourite out of this section of the exhibition was the daguerreotype of the Moon photographed by both John Adams Whipple and George Phillips Bond. The selection of photos are beautiful yet eerie due to the shine of the daguerreotype.

The New Vision investigates artists changing use of early scientific photography. I was very much captured by the work of Berenice Abbott. Her elegant pictures lend understandable reality to many complex concepts of physical science. Her photographers taken for a science thing (can't remember what) revisit visual types adding aesthetic refinement and technical innovation inspired by European Avant Garde.
Image 1: Wave Pattern with glass (1972)
Image 2: Light through Prism (1958
Image 3: Multiple exposure of swinging ball (1958)

After the Future focuses on the way in which artists today are looking back both nostalgically and critically. This section of the exhibition I probably enjoyed the most particularly the first photo you see instantly strikes you.
Sarah Pickering-Muzzle Flash (2013)
This photograph by Sarah Pickering was on a very large scale. The photograph is of a revolver being shot to produce the exposure, The image is very beautiful and visual but plays with the conception of beauty by yet showing destruction of what a revolver can do.
The next image again is very visual and has the same concept of the last image. Ori Gersht image again was on a larger scale so you could pick up the little details of the frozen floral arrangements like the few butterflies that can be seen in the destruction. Flowers are a symbol of peace, and yet have become victims of terror in an uneasy beauty of destruction.
Ori Gersht-Blow up No11 (2007)

Even though science isn't my thing I appreciated this exhibition, and enjoy seeing how photography has developed with science and using science. The exhibition is definitely worth a look at. If you want to read more on the exhibition just check out the link.




Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Roller Skates

Recently I have made some new friends the last couple of weeks, and meeting them has set off my creativity again.Along with a few other new hobbies and interests like rolling skating! One of my friends has just taken up rollerblading and it looked so much I thought it would be a good idea to get a set of skates myself so we can go around Hyde Park enjoying the summer sunshine and the park. I wasn't brave enough for blades so skates was a good option to choose. 

These ones are so comfortable and a pretty good price as well, particularly because I can fit into childrens shoes still. They only cost me £35 so not too bad. They did have some more slightly girly ones but I'm not really one for pink. The t-shirt I have on in the picture is actually from the mens section at Uniqlo and just could not resist especially at only £4.90! I picked up a couple of other Disney themed tshirts as well so I might do a mini blog and my new Disney tops. Anyways who can resist the toy story aliens. 




Friday, 17 July 2015

UH OH!

OH NO! I have been neglecting the blog recently and am behind on my photo challenges! Well just to keep people update I am still busy planning some ideas for my own photography. I did do a fun little shoot with my friend around a month ago.

You can check more of this series on my website: 

I have recently had some photos of myself taken as well sporting a pencil skirt for a change and I will say I do look good it in!

Outfit: 
Dolores White Top (Collectif)
Pencil Skirt (Collectif)
Shoes (Agnes and Norman)

I have been out socializing and making some new friends, having picnics in the sunshine on Primrose Hill, building lego robots, enjoying blue cocktails and having some chin chin ice-cream!  And I have been forgetting to blog about it all! My life is now longer resolved around being a barista anymore due to all the fun things I have been doing and can not wait to share with everyone!

 I have been thinking of some ideas for the blog as well. I intentionally wanted to be more personal blog, a diary you could say, but I would like to try and make it more a lifestyle blog. Stuff to do with me and the goings on of my life, as well as some weekly recurrences (hopefully picking up on the photo challenge stuff) and maybe even the odd outfit pictures with a couple other bits and bobs.
The blog at the moment is still currently a working progress.

More is definitely to come soon!
Have fun everyone