it was a sad day yesterday when we closed the doors of this years class show, A Beret Will Be Fine, which ran as part of the PhotoIreland Festival 2011. the gallery walls are bare again but the alien on the lightswitch parties on without us! a huge thanks and well done to everyone who took part in the show, from the organisers and sponsors to the exhibitors and visitors. we got a pretty damn good response from those who came and saw, and at the end of the day i think we conquered! looking forward to future exhibitions in the summer, and to the return of DIT 2nd (/3rd) years in 2012!
Currently invigilating for Unreal City, an exhibition of work by Basil Al-Rawi and Dejan Karin in Moxie Studios. Beautiful mix of narritve driven work in here, so do come on down if you’re around town and get a chance to pop out this direction. It’s only running for another 6 days, and WELL worth a look! I’m only here for the day but the hounds will be hanging around. (Running as part of PhotoIreland Festival 2011, checkitout!)
first saw this work on the photovolume site, and then again through source magazine’s graduate photography online section of their website. really love the playfulness of this work and mcgurk’s own visualization of the imagination. as the artists says herself:
My own image making is about the fantastical, the fantasy, real wonderment, dreams and creating new identities. I am interested in embellishment, dressing up, elaborate costumes and creating a unique moment. I want people to identify and recognise the joy of my images and feel invited to share in that joy. It’s not just about capturing the moment but also about capturing the moments past in the viewers mind and making the viewer ask questions. They are places of surrealism, wonder and vivid imaginations.
after over a months on-again-off-again posting due to college, moving house, new job and no internet, i can safely say that i have the hours in the day to be able to come on here and see what the tumblr world has to offer, and offer a little to it too (at least five days a week)! it’s good to be back.
on another note, i went to see roger waters last month. it was AMAZING. the man really knows how to put on a show. here’s a little snippet. and another, because i love this song.
Tommy Petroni photographed Bon Iver playing AT SUNRISE in FOGGY WEATHER. Yeah cool, so we know life isn’t fair but to top it off the only Irish date sold out in less than an hour.
99% of all concert photography should never be seen by anyone but these shots by Petroni fall in that elusive 1%. Maybe I’m overly attached to the band in question or maybe the setting is such a romanticised ideal of how I’d want to see a band like that, but either way, like most of his shots, these rule.
just found out that bon iver is playing in ireland and that it’s sold out in one reading.
and at the grand canal theatre to top it all off.
that is depressing.
also got to agree about the concert photography comment. i think people get lazy and let the lighting and affects take over, getting in the way of producing anything remotely interesting. leave it to the lights, and it all tends to look the same. this shot is beautiful though. sometimes it pays to turn around look at the crowd from time to time.
found this photographic delight on the ostkreuz photo agency site. hristova’s work is a combination of the banal and the strange, with portraits and landscapes from bulgaria to tokyo among the mix. this photo is from a series called graduation trip, and for me was a little out of place (in the best possible way) to see on a photo agency site. it just seemed too normal, too everyday, which is what i love about it. everyone, to some extent, has photos like these. it’s a welcome change from the photo essays and series so widely published in magazines like national geographic and time magazine which, after a while, all begin to look a little the same.
ever you’re stuck for ideas, or having trouble finding new photographers and new work to get the creative juices flowing, take a look at ostkreuz. ostkreuz is a photo agency founded in 1990 in former east berlin. bringing the work of 19 photographers to the one place, it’s an easy site to navigate and there is some AMAZING work on there.
testing box colours for final year presentation next monday. was told white wasn’t working and to try grey, so here’s slate, storm, and rose grey (from the bottom up). don’t think any of these are working either though. might try a lighter grey, or a pale yellow. think i need something BRIGHTER. any suggestions?