Yayyy! Looking forward to my next workshop at the Victoria and Albert Museum this weekend and seeing the Paul Strand exhibition this week.
Popped into Claire de Rouen Books last week. They were having a party to celebrate Artist John Stezaker's new publication Crossing Over. The book is a series of reframed-fragments from postcards collected by the artist.
An intimate set of pictures that take your hand through time. They are small views of folk passing by.
Just like in John's other work. It’s surreal in its tone and style but his use of appropriation and collage is neither gimmicky nor crude but beautiful visual storytelling that leaves me daydreaming, curious and content.
His 2d works become multiple dimensions. They make my mind twirl and my eyes sparkle, just as I feel when I look through a kaleidoscope. The fragments and shapes transport me in to a frequency of beauty and reflection.
I now have my own copy of Willy's Belleville Menilimontant
© Willy Ronis Belleville Menilmontant
A glimpse from my first digital contacts. Nothing will ever take away the excitement of your contact sheet appearing in the trays under the safe light and waiting for them to dry before taking a quick sneak peep through the loop. Its a great system and always been very compatible with me. But i have A Lot of scanning, processing, printing and more scanning to do and keen to get more images on my site so i need to get serious and find out what results i can achieve scanning, as well as get back to the darkroom, but its more a work in progress and from the comfort of my own home. Keen to see the results of my scans of my final silver prints v scans straight from the negatives.
12 >12A ©FAYE PARISH
Check out one of my submission's for
THE PHOTOCOPY CLUB
See the post, 4 Nov.
See the post, 4 Nov.
The photocopy club's mission =
'what we are hoping to achieve with this project is to get photography off the Internet and get printed matter back in the hands of the public.'
My mission =
Has always been, 1st and foremost – a passion for paper, pens, pencils, writing, making and sending postcards, shooting film and making prints!
I only read about the photocopy club project night before and had a 1 day for my post to arrive, was excited by the opportunity and hey photocopying is fast, I photocopied pieces of my work which were originally put together with the use of photocopying ;-)
So I was pleased to get copies in the post! Royal Mail still works...next day delivery!!
Running alongside the exhibition at the Jerwood;
Jerwood Encounters: Family Politics, curated by Photoworks
When i was a kid i would do my best to get up and hide out in my favourite tree. As an adult i admire trees wherever i go, but in particular, i think the trees in this city give it a lot of charm.
So elegant in their height and shape - each one unique just like us, enduring all seasons, changing all the time.
Rain or shine, day and night.
They are always there, I'm home.
Beauty is all around
Moi Wer, Ci-Contre
Moi Wer, Ci-Contre © Ann et Jürgen Wilde, Zülpich /Cologne, 2012
My two favourite exhibitions I saw last weekend in Paris.
Moi Wer images at Henri-Cartier Bresson Foundation http://www.henricartierbresson.org/ (above)
Isle Bing at Galerie Karsten Greve (below)
Just could have stayed there all night admiring the prints, these especially!
If i was in Paris tomorrow I would like to take a stroll and check out
George Hendrik Breitner, dutch painter and Photographer.
I have this B&W postcard of one of his images on my desk. It's delightful.
There's no date on the back just says Amsterdam, 4 girls in the street.
His photographs were not discovered until 40 years after he passed away and he is now recognised as one of the most significant early photographers of city life, who thrived on photographing the passersby, capturing the hustle and bustle and spontaneity of the city.
I seem to be particularly interested at the moment in photographers and artists
who have worked in both B&W and colour.
Right up my street!