One Mans Trash Or Anothers Treasure (My Final Major Project Series)

People accumulate all kinds of weird and wonderful things, if you name it, someone somewhere is bound to collect it.

Some say we collect to form an identity and create an idea of 'self.' Our collections tell us a lot about how a person sees the world and how our outer world is often a reflection of our inner world.

Others say it links towards feeling lost inside a vast Universe, we can control the disposition of our collections like we can control little else. By controlling our environment we can start to feel secure within it.

With as many reasons for collecting as there are ranges of emotions, it is impossible to label or stereotype collectors and their collections.
This series escapes from the mass media, 'the complete set' or 'limited edition.' Instead it focuses on the more odd and quirky collections, the ones we don't initially understand and gives an insight into the fascinating stories behind them.

So this is pretty much the reason I haven't blogged in about 15 million blogging years :) Hope you enjoy!

The [SIM]ple life.

The finals for my self initiated project in which I chose to explore theories on the Universe.
In particular I became fascinated with the idea that we are living in a computer simulated world.
Looking at how someone of higher intelligence outside of this world is essentially playing GOD, controlling every aspect of our lives and the world in which we live in, from the desktop of a computer. These photos focus on the idea of editing the world and its environment, customizing human beings, reasons for encounters of deja vu and finally what happens to us when we die, how we can be downloaded by the simulator to work on other simulated worlds.

A pretty productive evening.

So I've been catching up with my Old Tutor for most of this evening which has been really inspiring...
He has invited me back to TVU to talk to current photography students about my work and my experience so far at university!
Talking to a room full of strangers about myself and my work is a pretty terrifying thought ( I still get butterflies about tutorials) but I'm really looking forward to the experience and feel pretty flattered.

Also, thanks to a thieving manipulative ex tutor stealing my work and using it for another universities open day sideshow, my tutor is putting in a huge complaint (amongst others( about copyright infringement. Exciting huh?
I've decided to update my website a tiny weeny bit.

Self Initiated Project.

Thinking of possibly using the scanner as a camera?

Garden Memories

 Found alot of old photos from Bury street earlier
and began to feel very nostalgic, so thought I'd make
a little collage...