the end is in sight…

May 7, 2008 at 6:20 pm | Posted in me me me | Leave a comment
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with my dissertation handed in today, and only one more essay and two exams to go, my course is coming to an end, and by 3:30pm on the 19th, i’ll be free from it all ! it’s actually a little saddening…but i’ll not be thinking that when september comes and i start my MA. but with lots of projects planned to fill up my summer, i’ll hopefully get back to posting regularly on this space.

until then…

my summer holiday…

April 23, 2008 at 8:33 pm | Posted in holiday, me me me | Leave a comment

has now been booked: guess where im returning to this august…

confession

April 14, 2008 at 11:10 am | Posted in me me me, photography | Leave a comment
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ok, a couple of things:

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firstly, when i went to buy the holga, they didnt have any…so i ended up with this:

…and i love it (apart from the first night’s frustration as i couldn’t load the film, having never used medium format before i’m a complete novice at this). the diana+ can take multiple exposures, panaroma shots and you can buy a flash to add to it. its so light and toy-like, i almost can believe that every time i press the little silver button it’s capturing a picture. i’m still on my first film (ilford xp2 400), so we’ll see what the results turn out like, and this leads me to my next point…

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i’m currently very busy with several things: my history of art dissertation (on victor sloan, as you may have read in a previous post), a separate history of art essay on twentieth century art (the dada movement and marcel duchamp) and an english language essay (due after the dissertation, so i haven’t even thought about it yet). also, with applications for masters and consequential interviews, i havent a lot of time for posting on little whispers or today i….

so i’ve come up with a compromise. to keep things interesting (and whilst i’m waiting for my diana films to be developed) i’ll be posting some old photos from childhood, or further back. i am a sucker for old photographs, and i thought it’d be fun to reveal some, with possibily some of the stories behind them.

so here’s the first one:

this is me standing in my old home’s kitchen, with it’s cork walls and green kitchen cabinets (although thankfully they weren’t included). i must’ve been to the dentist, as the sticker on my jumper is one of those super ted ones that they gave you after you got your teeth checked. my braces have mickey mouse on them…i wonder if i still have them somewhere…

resolution…

April 7, 2008 at 8:53 pm | Posted in me me me, photography | 1 Comment
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to carry my lomo camera everywhere and take pictures of anything eye-catching

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plan to buy a holga

our family portraits…

April 1, 2008 at 6:15 pm | Posted in me me me, photography | Leave a comment
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as a gift for my parents, my brother and i brought them a voucher to use at venture photography studio in belfast, in order for us to get some updated professional family photos…
after having a lively session (including piggy backs, tickling and rugby tackles), we went back today to view the resulting images and order our favourites… they look fantastic and i look forward to them arriving. although it has made me think about how i should be able to get good quality shots of my own family, considering i have a great camera and the snapfish service at jessops is really good.

must try harder…

spring shopping thoughts

March 27, 2008 at 2:09 pm | Posted in me me me, shopping, spring | Leave a comment
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i do love flowers. they get me in the mood for sunny days…and summer items, such as:

monsoon sunglasses, £15.

dress from http://www.oohlalavintage.com, £75

lux pencil skirt, from urban outiftters, £30

necklace from urban outfitters, £14

i love spring

March 19, 2008 at 2:41 pm | Posted in me me me, nature, photography, spring | Leave a comment
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when spring comes around, it gets me in the mood plant bulbs and take polaroids of all the pretty flowers creeping their way out into the world again…

today, i just walked past some daffodils and hyacinths my mum has in a vase in the lounge. the smell of hyacinths is so sweet, strong and overpowering it put me in a very nostaligic mood, the photo below from anniebee at flickr captures it perfectly… and of course feeds my ever-increasing love for polaroids and how they can make anything beautiful…not that these flowers need much help…

a day in the country…

March 18, 2008 at 6:39 pm | Posted in me me me, photography | Leave a comment
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went to visit friends and took my camera to take advantage of their dogs, horse and shed in which my dad and his friend are finishing their boat…

i miss…

March 15, 2008 at 7:27 pm | Posted in me me me, northern irish | 1 Comment
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…portballintrae

photo themes

March 15, 2008 at 6:23 pm | Posted in me me me, photography | Leave a comment
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as previously mentioned, i have been having a hard time taking a creative or inspired daily photo for my photo project.

i have decided to remedy this by setting a theme for perhaps a week, fortnight, or even a month at a time

its time to shake it up.

so, to begin with: ” pink ”

follow the progress:‘today i…’

lack of creativity

March 9, 2008 at 11:56 pm | Posted in me me me, photography | Leave a comment
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having been very busy the past week, my last post was a while ago.

do not fret.

i hand my essay in tomorrow and my new job will settle into normal shifts. i can therefore begin to channel some creativity.

some of you may check my photo blog, today i…
my daily photos have become mundane, stale and uninspiring. this is especially saddening when i see the beautiful and creative photos my flickr contacts post up every day.

i have a resolution – to be more creative with my camera.

below is the first picture i’ve actually been pleased with in a long time…inspired by this and this

day of love…

February 15, 2008 at 9:32 am | Posted in crafts, me me me | Leave a comment
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got a little bit crafty this year for valentines day – thought i’d share…

cupcakes

made k. some cupcakes…loved the buttercream icing.

then also made these for him to open in work, as he’s off coffee for lent…

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