Tuesday, 26 October 2010

What we say is what we mean ?

.......well mostly but frequently communication differences often arise unintentionally and this is where the use of photography may have a part to play in teasing out what someone is feeling. Photography can also be used to exaggerate the distances that people put between themselves. I came across an interesting project by artist Alicia Eggert called Red Collar Incorporated which she explored some issues of miscommunication and set up a number of experiments with collaborators involving music and dance. A common example in management courses is for each person to take turns communicating a concept to the next person in a circle and see how this is is communicated to each person in turn and what the original concept ends up as when the last person re-communicates to the originator.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010


Just completed a photoshoot with a South-Wales based burlesque troupe called The Dollie Mixtures. They put a lot of hard work into their dance routines and really stay authentic to the origins of burlesque with a retro feel and I've tried to interpret that retro feel in the photos I've done for them. They have a web site. All their shows raise a lot of money for different charities. The photoshoot I've just done is for a series of images to go into their 2011 Charity Calendar which will be on sale from their web site. Keep checking back. We had a lot of fun with the photos and I'm sure this will come out in the final product. The photo here was taken on Penarth Beach on an especially sunny day.

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Making a list

Had an early night last night, which I needed and managed to get in 12 hours sleep...so I really must have needed it! It was like the sleep of Lethe, named after the Greek god of sleep...the word literally translates to oblivion and forgetfulness. I awoke to the Radio 4 Today programme and he first words I could make out where those of Thought for the Day where the speaker was talking about a list that was made by Kate Greene, a mother of two young boys, who sadly died from cancer. It was a list of 100 items she made for her partner with thoughts she had for him to do with the boys after she was gone. I found it very poignant but a great way to make something positive when everything around must have felt like falling apart. I'm doing a photoshoot this week-end and I've made my own list to try and make everything run as fault free as possible. Kate's list is one that anyone with kids could use to make family life as fulfilled as possible...so I'm glad I heard that thought for the day!