Monday, January 26, 2015

Treading water

Yesterday was quite warm, 35 degrees C. Probably should have gone to the beach, but the girl was back after 2 months in Holland, so we sat around and caught up. I have been to the beach recently though - one time it wasn't so sunny. I borrowed a gopro, here's what i saw... although i didn't see it at the time... because what i didn't realise (but the 16 yr old told me, as he handed it over) was that the go pro doesn't have a viewfinder. der!

Fairlight from tara axford on Vimeo.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

wandering around....

so, is it a bus man's holiday if you find yourself seated in front of your computer? 
oh wait! i did venture O U T (see below) to capture video to try out new imovie editing skills... :)
here's a little wander through our neck of the 'woods'.


Altered images...


Recap. Around the end of October/early November i did an online workshop with Jane Davies, on text and image. I was drawn by Jane's expressive painterly style - so i thought i'd explore working on my collage pieces but perhaps from a more painterly angle. 
I thought i'd share one of my favourite exercises from the course:


the found image on the left, was altered..then collaged into:



these 2 were altered and combined into:


these became:



i liked how altering the images made it easier to combine them visually





It was interesting to see where a handful of images ended up,
and how they take on a new identity!

Jane also has some demos on her site and a youtube channel here





Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Out and about...

Look, i promise not to go overboard with my new obsession, BUT i had to try a little film work while out and about yesterday. Here's what i saw...

out and about from tara axford on Vimeo.


If you're in Sydney the Chuck Close exhibition is definitely worth a look. I was pleasantly surprised at the variety, but more than that is the 'reveal', it is possible to see or get an insight into his process.




So, you can get .... up ... close.

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