My first photo assignment on exchange is all to do with clichés. I decided to try and think of what I would think was a cliché if I lived here in Albuquerque. I decided to take photographs of the homes in my neighbourhood because even though I find the architecture here interesting, to someone in Albuquerque, it is normal (and “mundane”, I guess).
"Era" is the artist book I made and presented at our fine art photography book show at the CCA in Glasgow. The Glasgow School of Art library awarded it a "gold prize" and is now going to be featured in the library’s Artist Book Collection.
Some of my glitch gifs work really well, and some don’t. This is an example of one that doesn’t really work. This year, I have learnt just to make and not be scared of failure. Some things just don’t work out the way you want them to, and that’s ok.
I decided to add more photographs to my photo book after my book crit. At the beginning of my book, there are 2 photographs similar to this one, featuring my brother even younger than he is in this photograph and a even smaller cut out of me. I liked the idea of having a sort of progression of time within the book; identifying a narrative. These images also function as a break from the glitched images which feature more within the book.
For the final term of 2nd year, we are making our own artist books, and this is a preview of what I’ve made. It features a body of work that I have made over the past year and a half.
I have sent it off to be printed, and hopefully in two weeks time, I will have a good quality artist book.