Fish Factory and Photolab visit

I popped over to Falmouth Uni's Photolab today to collect my test print. I am perfectly happy with my choice of paper for my final show images. I have opted for the Premium Fine Art-Hahnemühle Photo Rag. It gives a beautiful soft texture feel, and kept the whites white while the colours resolved at a good … Continue reading Fish Factory and Photolab visit

Sara Davidmann

I was very intrigued by Sara Davidmann's work, Ken. To be destroyed. As an aside, this is in part because it starts with a family situation that is familiar to an idea for a book I one day hope to write. Regardless of that, her work, and how she creates it, including it being exhibited while still … Continue reading Sara Davidmann

Christiane Monarchi

Christiane Monarchi is the person behind the UK and Ireland online magazine, Photomonitor. Hearing her speak (during a Falmouth Flexible online recording) about the reasons behind why she set up the business has been very informative. Being a qualified journalist, after my passion for visual art, I love the written word. I have often considered … Continue reading Christiane Monarchi

The Strindberg test (ish)

Having been recently introduced to the Celestographs of August Strindberg, I am  now venturing into testing out his technique - sort of. Strindberg, who, during the 1890s, dabbled in making these photograms/chemigrams when he apparently had a creative block in his work as a playwright, created the images at night. This, it is reported, is … Continue reading The Strindberg test (ish)

Getting an idea of size

I have always visualised the lumen prints I make for Harena Now to be seen relatively large scale. The originals are all approx. 10 x 8 inch black and white photo paper, mainly Ilford Multigrade FB Warmtone. My recent house move has curtailed my financial ability to spend large amounts of money on copious amounts … Continue reading Getting an idea of size

Immersive and tactile

In my previous post about installation ideas, I noted that perhaps my plans to place cyanotype covered deckchairs in front of my other Harena Now work may seem a little gimmicky. I don't want it to be seen as just a quirky means of displaying my work. But in my latest chat with this module's … Continue reading Immersive and tactile

People persuasion

Following on from my post yesterday, I came across another article that highlights how people can be persuaded to care more for the planet they inhabit. Written by Hayley Bennett for the Guardian in November 2017, it discuss the Social Dominance Theory, initiated by psychologists at the University of California, Los Angeles in the 1990s, and how … Continue reading People persuasion

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” Albert Einstein

I've been thinking more about the point of my work. What am I really trying to do with Harena Now? From the outset it has been to raise awareness of a lesser known environmental issue, the global sand crisis. But is that enough? I have been ruminating more and more on what actually makes someone … Continue reading “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” Albert Einstein

Magnetic pull

A quick search for photographic hanging magnets led me to two options that seem worthy of consideration. The first are via Magnetack. It's a US-based firm and the wall-side magnets would need to be pinned into the wall surfaces. Below are a few examples of this type of magnetic hanger in action: The second via … Continue reading Magnetic pull