Thursday, 29 September 2016

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Our day at The Imperial war museum and Lowry art gallery.

Great start to 2016-17 in Photography.

After a busy start to the year A1 students have started to settle in well and friendships are being forged producing studio shots in the style of Richard Avedon.

Whilst it's refreshing to see A2 photography students come back with enthusiasm, motivation and a real dedication to succeed this year.

Mentoring began this week (photographs of A2 mentors to follow) and extra support sessions are being attended regularly by A2 and some enthusiastic A1 students.
Keep it up guys! 

Must see exhibition at The Lowry art gallery.

A fantastic exhibition is currently at The Lowry combining art and science.

Project Nimbus is a collaboration between artists, scientists & makers.
Dave Lynch takes art and science to create some exquisite individual pieces. 

Primarily a neuroscientist he takes inspiration from how the brain works. 
Very interested in movement he has taken inspiration from great artists of the past such as Muybridge, who also had a scientific approach to his work.

We especially enjoyed The frozen music collection, using viewers brainwaves to create the piece itself.
The exhibition also explores digital art as a medium. Capturing digital moving image to record the changes in light waves using glass as a magnifier.

And of course we visited The Lowry exhibition highlighting his life and work. 

Although we really did get inspiration from Dave Lynch.
Here are a few photographs of what our brain waves looked like.

The exhibition is at The Lowry all month and Dave Lynch is working in the exhibition space if you have any questions. We really found out what inspired him and his extraordinary work. 

A little trip on a sunny day.

An interesting day was had by all today at The Imperial War museum. We certainly learned a lot, Saw a fantastic video projected on the walls using all gallery archived photographs and sound clips.

We spent time learning about the past and adding more context to our art work.

There was a great little exhibition of photography called War story taken by photographers
Richard Ash and Damon Cleary. 

The photographs are excellently lit with some high key studio lighting and show some real life army solders who served in Afghanistan.

Definitely a must see!

We also looked at some propaganda artwork and graphic posters alongside some war time inspired artwork.

And some limo cut prints on paper inspired by the aftermath of world war 2 by Helmuth Weissemborn.

A glimpse of the past to inspire art work of the future.

Sunday, 18 September 2016

A great week to be a photography student.

This week A1 learned what makes a great photograph and A2 learnt all about independence.

I am impressed with the amount of students doing extra support this week, A1 and A2.
Hard work gets rewards....
Don't forget deadline for research A2 is next week.
I can already predict those students who are aiming for A*'s based on the amount of extra support being attended. 
We are aiming for a record's your chance to make a difference.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

What have you photographed this summer?

What has inspired you this summer?
Do you have a favourite photograph?
Why don't you upload one with your name and the location/person/event you photographed?

Roll on teaching........

So after a long summer break, I hope that you are feeling inspired and ready to create some magic!

After our amazing photography results last year, you all have a lot to live up to but I am confident this year will be fantastic. 

The room is ready, I'm inspired and looking forward to this jam packed year.

Look up at the Stars and not down at your feet. Prepare to push the boundaries, broaden your horizons, make mistakes and expand your skill set.