The beauty and safety of digital (when analog/film photography doesn’t quite go to plan)…

The beauty and safety of digital (when analog/film photography doesn’t quite go to plan)…

It can be a very exciting process, dropping your two rolls of film off to the local photo lab. Then waiting a whole 5 days, enhanced with much mystery and anticipation until picking up the processed film negatives and scanned images to then view.

Recently, I’ve attempted more abstraction photography, this time using as my subject, a stunning orchid. My attempt was using two different film cameras, and naturally distorting the lens at the time of image capture. By the end of the two mini photo shoots that day, one of the cameras didn’t seem to last the distance due to some technical camera issues. However, I thought their would be enough images captured on that particular film (my fingers were crossed).

It all gets interesting, when I go to pick up my negatives and scans, and the photo lab technician explains that both films turned out to be blank negatives. From this I guess I see the beauty in a simple failure, as well as a lesson that maybe valuable enough in itself. My lesson here was there was not enough natural light beaming into my studio for for this photo shoot, and secondly to take a closer look at reviews before purchasing camera products in the future.

Luckily, at the end of both mini photo shoots, I had taken some digital stills with my Olympus Tough digital camera. They are not perfect images by any means, but still quite interesting and close to what I am trying to capture on film. I have a great love for analog/film photography and hope to translate similar types of effects of this work, from digital to film, using an outside studio setup next time. This would mean that I would be one step closer (in my many steps over time) to coming out with a body of work that would have a great uniqueness.

If you want to see a little more abstract photography, just click here

Take it easy there everyone! Cheers, Victoria

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The hidden similarities of my own work, to the artist Uta Barth…

 

Today was a day of discovery. I was going through an old shoe box of old 35mm film negatives of underwater work. I had photographed these around 4 years ago when I was in Year 2, of a Fine Arts degree. In my opinion, these two particular photographs hold a close similarity to the work of Uta Barth, a German/American artist (b.1958). Its interesting how time alters our perception as these two images were dismissed by my artistic eyes at the time they were first sighted. However, I think these two little gems, amongst others I found today, have put more value and presence than one would first initially think. This type of work is something I would love to continue and explore further in the nearing future…

Take care everyone!

Cheers, Victoria

For the love of deadpan photography…

When some free time, ideal over-cast weather conditions, an able body, and a ready-to-shoot camera are all at hand the magic of deadpan photography can created. Unfortunately, today I had 3 out of 4 of those necessities needed and instead I could only dream from my backyard of the photographic possibilities of when I am able.

If there is one love I have out there for a particular type of photography, my award would be given to the one and only, deadpan. It is a style that does not seek out beauty or cries attention, it is in fact a matter-of -fact, detached style, that I most admire. While I am having a brief rest period at the moment, I continue to dream up my great ideas and concepts that I am longing to explore and create in the near future.

My current photography course through The Photography Insitute is in its final stages where soon I will begin to produce a final portfolio and of course, it has to be a sub-genre I am most passionate about. Continue to watch my journey and I will show you the world I capture through the lens of my camera. Stay tuned…

The best of Deadpan Photography of 2013…

Welcome to an exciting new year ahead!! For myself, with a large workload of full-time work, an on-line photography course and my dashing out photographing on weekend overcast days, I have managed to produce a collection of my favourite and unique deadpan images of Christchurch, New Zealand during parts of 2013. I’m now delighted to be showcasing my work here with you all.

There is no real order of sequence, just they felt to fit in this order when first went through and handled an overall selection of these photographic prints. Please enjoy them. And for my own Christchurch viewers, I hope it give you the chance to reflect in what once was and what will be in such a remarkable city we have here, in New Zealand.

I hope you enjoyed this unique selection of recent deadpan photography of Christchurch, New Zealand.

Happy New Year and have a great start to 2014!

My warmest wishes, Victoria