Monday, 25 September 2017

A Photo a Day #269

Cooling Down

I often edit my photos to be black and white, but this was actually taken in the B&W mode in high contrast. This was taken in the garden of our rented house, so this isn't something we purchased, but it reminds me of something you could find in The Secret Garden. I liked the contrast between the fence and the light above in the background.

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Nars X Christopher Kane 2017 Chrome Collection: Review and Swatches

Scottish fashion designer, Christopher Kane, has collaborated with Nars for the second time and the two-piece collection caught my eye instantly. In fact, I haven't seen anything quite this exciting from Nars for some time. The collection features a high-shimmer, limited edition eyeshadow palette and holographic lipstick in a very wearable light pink. It arrived today and I've been testing it out, feeling like a kid at Christmas.

Kane's Fashion Week Spring/ Summer 2018 show featured make-up looks focused on nude iridescence. The palette, on first glance, looks so glitzy and fun on the Nars website with its duo-chrome rose/ teal and bright yellow shades jumping out at you; despite being wowed by it, I did wonder whether it was really for me, considering I am no longer a night-clubber and work in a conservative environment. Then I saw the Christopher Kane runway images and saw how these eyeshadows could be worn in a very pared-down way, particularly with the pale pink lipstick which adds an ethereal glow to the lips. Here are my thoughts after testing today:

A Photo a Day #267


Studio Ben Allen, The Clearing, commissioned by the Creative Foundation for Folkestone Triennial 2017-
I wanted to capture people's reaction to this installation; the sense of calm in the room, and the size of the gothic wooden construct, resembling a canopy overhead.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

A Photo a Day #265

Lady with Bag

People milling around looking at art are good subjects for portraits. I'm not sure whether I'm 100% happy with the outcome of my editing, but I had to do something with the background as even with a wide aperture shot, the T shirt logo was detracting from the woman's skirt design.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

A Photo a Day #264

Town Crier

This chap was stood over-looking the beach for quite some time and he didn't seem happy with all of the humans taking over his beach.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

A Photo a Day #263

The Bell that was Banished

Still remaining on the seafront from Folkestone's 2011 Triennial, A K Dolven's 'Out of Tune' installation features a 16th-century tenor bell from Scraptoft Church in Leicestershire, which had been removed for not being able to keep in tune with the others. I converted this photo to black and white because I felt it was quite a solemn piece whilst being very simple. I wanted the image to reflect this as best as possible.