Dale Chihuly – astounding glass art

I am surprised I was not aware of this artist until now. The glass art pieces he creates, alone and in collaboration with others, are simply stunning. They are everything I am imagining my Harena Now work could be. His website is an inspiration. The pieces he and his teams create from glass are awe-inspiring; … Continue reading Dale Chihuly – astounding glass art

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Pricing plans

I spoke in my previous blog post about the challenge of learning how to best price my work. Although I have had exhibitions this year and attracted local media coverage, I am not recognised as an emerging artist in the wider photographic world. So where this leaves the value of my work is perplexing. I … Continue reading Pricing plans

Harena Now – new angles

I have decided to try a new angle with Harena Now. Although I will still solely be making my work with sand, seawater and UV, I have been considering using sourced images of the people and place effected by the sand crisis. I have also recently been experimenting with double exposure images of the pre … Continue reading Harena Now – new angles

Week 9 – reflection

It has been good to feel as though I have some time to truly reflect on my project work, and make further considerations for the future. What I am learning, more than anything, is that having a full-time job (even one as a communications/marketing manager that affords me good skills for business development) is truly … Continue reading Week 9 – reflection

Quick chat – webinar

I couldn't stay too long at tonight's webinar, but I had the chance to run through my work-in-progress portfolio with my tutor, Krishna. It was reassuring to be told that I am on the right track with a strong set of images. Advice was provided about making sure that when I choose my final set … Continue reading Quick chat – webinar

Non-fixed lumen printing with sand

As part of my Harena Now project work, I have been conducting more sand experiments with out-of-date Ilford black and white photo paper. The paler images shown below are the straight copies of the paper after I decided the 3-hour exposure would suffice, while the stronger colours of the others are created through Photoshop. The … Continue reading Non-fixed lumen printing with sand

Week 8 – reflection

During this week's course work we have looked at the selling of photography. Who buys it and why. And how to price your work competitively. In the past few years, working with ShutterPod, I have predominantly worked on delivering workshops to either individuals, groups or through commissioned events for health-related organisations. For this work, I … Continue reading Week 8 – reflection

Lonny van Ryswyck – her words = my thoughts

Atelier NL is a design studio in Eindhoven. Lonny van Ryswyck is one-half of the duo behind the studio and their project, To See a World in a Grain of Sand. As part of this project they built their own glass oven to create glass from sand samples from around the world considered defect by … Continue reading Lonny van Ryswyck – her words = my thoughts

Mike Perry – Tir/Mor (inspiration)

I have been receiving email info from Ffotogallery in Cardiff for sometime now, but one of its latest exhibitors has particularly stood out. Mike Perry is currently showing his work, Land/Sea or Tir/Mor in Welsh. It is described in the email as: Land/Sea focusses on the coastline and rugged landscapes of West Wales, where Mike … Continue reading Mike Perry – Tir/Mor (inspiration)

Gina Glover – environmental art

Through my research via GroundWork gallery, I discovered the work of Gina Glover. Her website description is as follows: Gina trained in Fine Art at Chelsea School of Art and in Photography at the University of Westminster. She co-founded Photo Co-Op in 1979 in Wandsworth, which in 1991 became Photofusion Photography Centre, based in Brixton.¬† … Continue reading Gina Glover – environmental art