Film Lovers Unite

August 23rd, 2009

Quite excited about this little project.

A friend and I have decided that we are going to set each other photography assignments each month and share the results via a collective website. Sam, who resides in London and myself, in Nottingham will make the most of the digital world to bring our analogue moments in time together. We’ll be using Cargo Collective as the web publishing tool, which is a great CMS designed specifically for the creative communities.

Cargo Collective Cargo Collective
http://cargocollective.com

Film Lovers Unite will be our ode to traditional film, as a fan of lomography, holgas, fisheye, polaroids etc etc. I’ve got a couple of assignments up my sleeve, but I don’t want to give Sam a head start. I best stock up on film, search for the few places that still develop it and customise the website now then!

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What are you waiting for?

July 15th, 2009

If I had to try and make some sense out of it I guess I would have to say that I worry I’m going to be waiting so long I’ll forget what I’m waiting for. Does that make sense? You worry you’ll forget what you’re waiting for and then you worry one day you’ll forget that you are waiting for anything at all. Maybe you’ll get up one day and go to work, and after work you’ll come home and sit down in front of the TV, for instance. Or the radio or whatever. And you turn the volume down because all of a sudden you have the sense that something’s slipped your mind. And you sit there and wonder about it for a while, your interest is piqued, you know there’s something…there’s something, but what is it? And finally, you just shake it off. you turn the volume back up. You figure you must have just left something at work, or forgot to pick something up from the grocery store, or something like that – something trivial. Surely nothing important. So you shake it off. But what it is – what it really is – and this is the part that gets to me when I start thinking about it – what it really is is this is the exact moment in your life that you’ve forgotten you’re waiting for something.

So then, without even knowing it, this is when you’ve lost your hope.

Extract from Well by Matthew McIntosh

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Remember X-Ray?

June 28th, 2009

Just e-mailed this to the editor at xfm.co.uk. I went with an OTT angle with the hope that it may result in a response. Who knows?

What happened to X-Ray?

http://www.xfm.co.uk/article.asp?id=12391&r=r

I was an avid reader of this pocket sized magazine and as you can probably tell I tend to hold on to the past (I mean it has been 6 years!) You’re probably thinking – get over it already, though I do note that no update on this great piece of music literary has been made. As an excellent source for exposing new music I would read the recommended albums of the month and think ‘Yeah! This is my kind of music’ and immediately went out to buy at least one from the list. Ever since then (yes, ever since 2003) I haven’t found anything to fill the void.

So I guess I’m asking, what happened to X-Ray?

All the best,
Gemma

Forgive me, it’s nearly 4pm and I still haven’t eaten yet.

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Finding Installation Art

June 28th, 2009

There have been many occasions where I have turned to the Internet in the search of installation and land art within a reasonable distance that I could travel to on a whim. Now either I am not very good at using search engines, or there are not that many [if any] websites with an extensive catalogue of installation and land art. My main gripe is that catalogues that do exist do not allow you to browse by location. So, you know that saying? If you want something done do it yourself.

This is what I shall do. It will live at www.installationartscene.com, it will be sectioned by location and the emphasis will be on travelling to view these pieces. After all installation and land art is meant to be experienced in real life, and for me personally viewing a photo on a monitor just isn’t the same thing. Obviously not all installations are permanent so there are times when viewing a photo is the most you can experience, but whether past or present, large or small it will feature.

So, this is really a call for content. If you know of any pieces you think should be included in Installation Art Scene send them over!

Installation Art Scene is currently under construction. In the mean time if you know of any installation and land art around the Midlands, UK let me know and I will take a visit.

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Website Rebrand

June 25th, 2009

Rebrand. I have taken a couple of my existing websites and transformed them into one, more portfolio orientated site. Yes, I am a web designer. I dabble in photography, analogue and digital. I enjoy art, especially the installation variety. I like finding narrative based websites. I am inclined to start a blog and not post to it [this will be a thing of the past].

My intention is to comment on the things I find along my way. If you find them interesting too then fantastic [feel free to share/comment too].

Technorati blog claim – utwqznxsy6

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