Last thursday was the very successful private view of our End of Year Show “Hidden Rivers“. Numerous visitors were on hand to admire the varied and interesting array of works presented by the Class of 2014, BTEC National Diploma in Photography, of the Kensington and Chelsea College. The 2014 End of Year Show Photography Prize was won by the talented and creative Gesine Garz, whom I had the honour of modelling for many times during the past year.
For those of you who have not yet visited our exhibition, I present my contribution.
This is a series entitled “The Internal State of Men”, created in 2014, a group of portraits inviting you to identify the internal state of the model.
The title of this picture, inspired by the oeuvre of Sarah Moon, should speak for itself.
I also included some images familiar to the visitors of this blog, “The Dowager” and “The View, Horizontally“. The photo of “Los Espantos de Baldí” was included in the post about the colours of Costa Rica.
The final image I submitted to the Exhibition was one taken during my fashion shoot. It was created using my very own technique of rescuing photos which would otherwise be discarded. I call the photo “In a Different Light”.
If you like what you see and you are within the “neighbourhood”, stop by and visit our show.
One unexpected development of my photography studies has been being asked to pose for the projects of some of my fellow students. So do I consider myself a model now? I would rather say that I am now also a photographic actor, as that combines my two loves, photography and acting. The preceding and following images were taken by my colleague Gesine Garz. Check out her amazing oeuvre!
In early November our Photography class travelled to Paris to attend the 2013 “PARIS PHOTO” exhibition. Four days filled with images of all sorts, inspiration in many forms and one, very compelling assignment: to photograph a series of images inspired by the movie “The Third Man“. This 1949 motion picture, directed by Carol Reed and starring Orson Wells, was the first movie ever shot almost in its entirety on location. “The Third Man” is a classic “film noir” thriller shot in black and white and is famous for its lighting techniques which won Robert Krasker, its cinematographer, an Oscar. Although the film was shot in Vienna we were given the assignment in Paris, as that city as well as London, show similar locations. So for your enjoyment, here is the series I call “Le Troisième Homme”.