Friday, 2 April 2010

Welcome, to a day in the life of Ree.

So for some reason I feel i need to write a bit about me on here. So far it's just been photographs of my work. So here is a summary of my life so far :
Im 18, nearly 19, and i suffer from severe depression and often have panic attacks. I used to be on tablets for my depression but they messed with my heart, so i was taken off of them. I have depression because a few years ago my little brother was put into a kids home, after years of my mother saying that because she was in kids homes she would never put her own kids in one. Anyway, so this happened, and christmas eve they came and took my 14 year old brother away. Family means alot to me, and i cannot forgive my mother for choosing her husband over her son. Anyway, yada yada yada, more depressingness.... so now its 2010. My little brother has turned 16, and i went down to Devon, Cornwall, where he got moved to spend the day with him. My mother has still not seen him, even though his birthday was in february.
So now i go out wiht friends, go to college and have a job, but i still have really bad days when the depression wont let me get out of bed. I am not connected to my family at all. So far this week i think my parents and i have exchanged about 10 words.
So this is where i do my art work, which always has a dark edge to it, i think.

Anyway, so this is where my head is at right now :

" If i died how long would it take for someone to notice?" thats the question in my head, not because i want to die, but because im interested in how long it would take my own parents to realise.

So yeah. Auvoir :)

Friday, 5 February 2010

Another Day Another Begining.

I absolutely adore this lesson! The project was to have 3 pieces of board, which we had to use all of, and create a piece with previous work engaged in it. I chose the Mexican Day Of The Dead ceremony, as i find it to be a beautiful ceremony, full of love and respect for those that have passed on. For the previous work was going to incorporate, i chose my Bambi is Dead piece. I picked my favourite parts from that piece, and figured out the composition of the background piece and the front piece. I wanted all three pieces of board to look like its one art piece, but i didnt want them to be all the same. I am really pleased with my results. I used Ink and pen for these pieces.

Monday, 1 February 2010

I am on a quest!

I am on a quest to find the perfect spot to photograph with models. I want something quite daunting and gothic looking. I found this church on my way home from college one day and thought i would take some snap shots to see what potential it had. I love the stiff spikes, and regal arches..I think this could be a potential winner.

Friday, 29 January 2010

Pinhole Photography - Stage One

So this is the positive photograph from my pinhole camera, which was a Pringles tube. This is the only decent photograph I achieved, from a whole days work! The exposure and time were really hard to figure out, considering hole size, distance from the pinhole to the photographic paper etc. It was quite challenging and the outcome was not too great, but I think I may test it out with some different objects, creating different lighting, and playing with the exposure. Overall I enjoyed it, but it was hard work.