Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Monday, 13 December 2010

Saturday, 3 October 2009


Opposite exists as a cafe situated just outside the university of Leeds, selling deicious food and coffee's. It also promotes local artists, musicians and designers and holds exhibitions on certain occasions too.

I have spend a great deal of time in this place during my time at Leeds University. I love coming here at any time of the day, whether it be to grab my morning coffee, to meet a friend for lunch or to do some work. I feel at home here with it's friendly atmosphere buzzing with students at lunch time and the art dotted all over the place. I find it a great place to work too to get my creative juices flowing!

The Body photography

'The body' is a book which celebrates the human form through photography. It promotes some of the worlds most renowned photographers and their different perceptions of the human body.

Pierre Radisic is featured within the book which reveals his abstract, fragmented style of photography creating a kind of fantasy within his imagery. He concentrates on the smooth and curvaceous aspects of the body but also the creases and folds of the skin. In addition he manages to use the subject of his imagery to represent something more than just the body. In one case, he forms constellations out of the black marks that appear on the skin from the negatives, naming them 'heavenly bodies,' in order to convey their beauty and dream like qualities.

I find it fascinating to see how the human body can be portrayed in so many different ways through photography. The book stands out amongst the endless idealistic images of the 'perfect' body that we are bombarded with in fashion magazines and advertisements. It is far more diverse to the same old skinny models we see every day.

Friday, 2 October 2009

William Blake - Sgt. Pepper's

I have always been a fan of William Blake's style. He famously designed the album cover to Sgt. Peppers lonely hearts club band by combining photos with personal heroes of the Beatles. It took months and the help of Jan Haworth to put it together before the photograph could be taken.  

There have been many parodies to this design, including the Simpson's version using all the characters from Springfield.