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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

London

Had lovely time there though it's getting colder and colder.








Monday, November 8, 2010

Hello Kitty Pinhole Camera

Here's my new Hello Kitty pinhole camera I made two weeks ago. :)
And here's how my Kitty sees the world; my room in this case. It's a bit overexposed but I'll try again when I have time. Exposure time for this was one hour. I was surprised how sharp I came out to be in a picture, though it was a long time to stay still.
 
 This is a test shot I took at uni. I taped Kitty to a ceiling and exposured for 1,5 hours. Tapings were loosened during the exposure and as a result the picture came out a bit fuzzy.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Internal Landscape

Today we were shooting in a studio and this is my very first still life image produced in studio conditions. I'm not totally satisfied, so I'll try to develop my idea further and propably redo the shooting next week.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

School Assignments

First unit ended and I passed(!) though I usually suck with dead lines... maybe I've changed. :)

CHARACTER OF THE LAND:
This picture is from Mount Ephraim Garden, a beautiful country estate, about 40 min drive from Rochester. I used large format camera for this.
I would love to see more of the countryside and little villages nearby. <3 



FIRST SIGHT:
Moving to a foreign country and leaving my family and friends behind was a big step for me. I had to start building my life and social network here from the beginning. Wandering around in my new neighborhood and in London made me feel lonelier than ever. There I was, surrounded by people, and still feeling lonely and isolated. It made me wonder where and how relationships begin - not randomly on the streets anyway. But why don't we start conversations with people sitting next to us on a bus or in other similar situations? It's like some non-written social codes would be directing our bahaviour and communion with people we don't know. For my final work, I started taking pictures of people who looked lonely though surrounded by people. When shooting, I narrowed my approach and pointed my focus especially into those situations and activities where we could make contact to others, but for a reason or another we often choose not to. I wanted to show how ridiculous it seems sometimes. Here are two of my three images ('cause I wasn't happy with the third one).

 Smoking - a Social Habit
 Shared Bench


BRIEF ENCOUNTERS:
In this assignment, we worked in groups. Our task was to create a series of images of a ╩╗group╩╝ and we decided to photograph older people with walking disabilities. We met some really lovely people during this and I was surprised how easy it was to ask people to have their photograph taken. :) Here are my photos: