Wednesday, 5 December 2012

35mm Black and White Photography

Excuse the Poor Image quality for my personal scanner isn't very high tech but these are my best Black and White 35mm photographs that I took and produced myself for a College photography brief. I am really rather happy with the outcome of these although the beauty of them is rather ruined by the quality of the scans.

The briefing was to try and revolve our images around the topic of "(De)construct(ion)" which from that I decided to look at Deconstruction in the literal sense and quite conceptually "The deconstruction of society in a stereotypical view". Quite a strong topic idea if I do say so myself.

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Last day of London.

Woke at 12 sharp by loud music from Lewis' mother.

Got to Bromley shopping centre by 2pm.

Lewis went to work at 3pm.

I wandered round until 6pm in covent garden.

Got a train home at 8:30pm.

Not much happened really.

Third day of London

For the third day I spent the majority of it becoming lost in the Camberwell area after getting off the tube at the Elephant and Castle and having to walk for about an hour to reach the Camberwell University campus where my open day was.

Lets just make this clear, I did not like that University, as soon as I got there I was struck with the idea that I didn't like where I was or what I was seeing, not to mention the fact they lied about their student satisfaction percentage.

Afterwards I went for a drink with my good southern friend Lewis at this great bar in Bromley named TP's, brilliant night out even if it did lead to a hour long walk (or so it seemed) down a country road to stay awake for another hour on facetime.

Overall good day and night.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Second day of London

Basically today I am almost had a full free day except for an open day at Kingston, which may I say for Graphic Design. Looks pretty good indeed.

I explored most of the day and managed to go into a count of 3 coffee shops because for most things I was inexplicably early or freezing cold, but I did actually make a slightly productive day from it.
I managed to gain 2 free sketch books, 50 pages of graduate work for inspiration and a typography help sheet (thing). So a good day all round.

Today I didn't really encounter any poverty or depression like I did the first day, mainly because I stayed within the Covent Gardens area.

Overall, quite a lovely day, but still freezing.

First days experience of London

Yesterday I embarked on what is known as the design capital of the UK, including actually being the Capital, London.
The first part of London that really both amazed me and terrified me is the level of poverty interchanged with the amount of deep pocketed business personnel's rushing everywhere whilst scrapping the shame of ignorance to the poor from their £2000 suit jacket.

When I arrived at Euston station I realized I was in the wrong place to catch the tube I needed to reach my Hostel so I had to take a maximum of a 10 minute walk to reach the correct tube station, on this journey I counted 5 homeless people in the brisk winter using nothing but fallen leaves as a Bed and just a thin jumper to insulate themselves. And it sickened me.

Although I am no angel as I did not stop to help I realized that this could very much become a topic for my recently photography brief of (De)construct(ion), making me think I can photograph the construction of society rather than the literal term of construction in buildings.

Off for my second day today and I'm exploring the more well kept areas but I highly doubt this is going to keep me awake from the crippling issues this city, like every other city has.
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