The promised post

The wait is finally over for all the third year graphic design students at UCA (and for all of you blog readers as I now finally have time to blog), well done to everyone for finishing their FMP, I’m sure this next stretch of stress for the final show will definitely be worth it!

One of the first of many subjects that I wanted to share with you all that I promised for my last post (hinted from pop singer Lulu and dead pigs.. but I didn’t think anyone would’ve got that), was my final graphic design piece for my FMP at university which I’m very proud of and is currently available to buy on LULU and soon to be placed in bookartbookshop in Shoreditch for 4 months!
My work looks into the idea of changing personal perception on the theme of home, and photographically exploring separate subjects that fall under associations we all have on the theme placed with my detailed writing on each subject.

I absolutely love some feedback on it as to any areas I could improve on design wise or your personal thoughts on the work, OR if you would like to buy the piece please follow the link below:

Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu.

The next thing I really wanted to blog about were 2 main photographers that I’ve researching in-depth for my project which I posted images of in my last post, Martin Parr and Wolfgang Tillmans.
Martin Parr’s work is really people or objects orientated. He explores collections of objects that fit together, but puts his books together in a way they mould as one, but are still separate with their own hidden story. This is demonstrated by his book entitled ‘British food’:

With his human orientated work, he seems to like to keep an air of mystery to his photographs and treats his subjects a side step away from who they really are. As a viewer you’re not really given the chance to know or get to know fully about the person/place that is being photographed, and in this way leaves key features out of the work for audience interpretation. Parr’s book ‘Benidorm’ focuses heavily on this effect.

Another interesting artist I have been looking at is Wolfgang Tillmans. This artist speaks a very unconventional manner as Parr does, but explores a variety of subjects together, but are taken from angles that are extremely catching to the eye which experiment with shape and movement. The subjects themselves are also of very odd situations or areas of the globe which seem raw, strange or things that are normally focused on. The Wolfgang Tillmans ‘Serpentine Gallery’ book demonstrates these qualities.

Both these artist specialise in a skill area that is very specialist, but the way that the images have been taken, handled, produced and collected, makes their books somethings very different and holding a currency out of the idea of ‘oh.. that’s a nice picture’.
These artist’s are the type of people who empower myself and my dreams, and really give depth of meaning to very well-known subjects, and I hope you can see the sort of angle I was travelling with in my own work when looking at these images.

I will be blogging very soon about the other subject matters on the visual list I created in the last post including; sleeveless shirts sweeping the nation, the strange world of taxidermy, my latest review on Tracey Emin plus a few more additions I hope.. a very strange mix I know but I’m sure It’ll be an exciting read!


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