Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Work in progress...LBT

I am currently working on a photographic collage which knits together a scattered composite image with illustrated pattern detail inspired by the shapes within the photograph, using inks, charcoal, graphite, felt tip pens, fine liner and posca.

Photographic Collage with ink and pen detail

Photographic Collage with inks and pen detail

Photographic Collage with inks and pen detail

LBT Sketchbook

Now my Residency is underway at the LBT I have begun to fill my sketchbook with examples of work produced over the year. The sketchbook will present a mixture of photographic work alongside hand drawn images inspired by the photographs. So far I have added images of my montage and composite iphoneography pieces capturing scenes throughout Huddersfield and Todmorden, along with a DSLR montage image of hidden scenes found behind the walls of the Lawrence Batley Theatre. This work is leading up to the production of an animated film based within the LBT which I am due to begin in the New Year...very exciting!!!

Sketchbook Works

Sketchbook Works

Sketchbook Works

And here are those cellotape babies again...!!!

Cellotape Babies on the Balcony

Fire Dancing

I attended a fabulous community event at the weekend in Bradford which involved live music, projections and lots of fire..... fire juggling, fire dancing, lanterns, candles and much more. Here are some long exposure images I took of the fire dancing which was superb!

Fire Dancing in Bradford

Fire Dancing in Bradford

Fire Dancing in Bradford

Fire Dancing in Bradford
Fire Dancing in Bradford

Monday, 14 November 2011

LBT Montage

I have just completed my first montage piece as part of my residency at The Lawrence Batley Theatre. It is a montage of images I captured during my recent tour of the hidden depths of the Theatre. I am using this as a starting point for further montage pieces based around the Theatre, along with a series of pen and ink drawings.
The Tour

Friday, 11 November 2011

From The Balcony - LBT

I have captured some interesting images this week whilst working on the balcony at The Lawrence Batley Theatre. The changing light throughout the day casts some beautiful shadows across the walls and ceilings and it has inspired me to capture it through drawing and iphoneography. Here are a few images from this week...

Monday, 7 November 2011

Exhibiting at The Water Street Gallery

The Smalls Works and "...just in case" exhibitions have now begun at The Water Street Gallery, Todmorden. I thoroughly enjoyed the Private View last week which saw the Gallery full to the brim with visitors. There is an eclectic mix of inspiring work throughout the Gallery - a fantastic exhibition. The exhibition is on until the beginning of January so there is plenty of time to take a visit! Here are a few images I took on the Opening Night to capture my work in exhibition.
Limited Edition Photographic Composite Montage Prints of Todmorden
In And Out Of Todmorden
Limited Edition Photographic Composite Montage Print of Todmorden

Original Ink and Pen Works
Limited Edition Photographic Composite Montage Print of Huddersfield

Art in Arran

I have been very fortunate this year to take a second trip to the beautiful Isle of Arran, Scotland. I spent the week exploring the Island through photography, timelapse filming and sketching. I am currently working on a series of photographic montage prints and original ink works inspired by my trip. I indulged in iPhoneography for much of the week. Here are a few of my favourite images...many more to come!

Seeds and Weeds
Glistening Web

Barnsley Sporting Heroes

I have recently been asked by Paul Slater to work with him on the "Barnsley Sporting Heroes" Project. So far I have documented creative workshops through photography and recorded sound on film shoots. The project is building up to the production of a creative documentary short that will be exhibited in the new " Experience Barnsley" Museum which will open next year. Here are a selection of images....more to come as the project progresses!

Drawing sporting images with an Olympic theme

Drawing sporting images with pen and wash
Large scale drawing on the floor!

Megan Sylvester, Platform Diver, with children from St Helen's Primary School, Hoyland

Ian Sagar, GB Wheelchair Basketball Squad Member at St Helen's Primary School