Katie B (S2 / OLSP) has a huge interest in photography. Fortunately for her, she’s also got a great eye for a nice photograph. Her varied subjects and compositions make it a delight to look through her portfolio, below you will see a few examples from that collection.
Above, a beautiful ‘look through’ showing depth while attracting the eye to the centre of the image. Katie took the image in black and white, making the contrasts between light and dark much stronger while avoiding distracting her audience with colour. Below, Katie uses aperture to heighten the depth of field, drawing the viewers attention to the foreground pebbles while blurring into the background lets us know that the pebbles travel on for some distance. We’re shown a small piece of detail on a vast beach of sepia coloured rocks and stone.
Above, a beautifully stark image of the moon, surrounded by black negative space. The moon is slightly out of focus but rather than being a frustration to the viewer, it adds a beautiful halo around it’s outline which is the only element of colour in the whole image; a slight tinge of green. Lastly, below is a gloriously romantic image of what I presume to be cherry blossom. The contrasts in colour between the pink flower and sapphire blue sky adds a sense of dreaminess to the photo. This is only helped by a slight lens flare in the bottom right corner.
The soundtrack from the With/Without short film is available for download or streaming. The track, written and performed by Rosie B and Rachel W is maybe not to everyone’s listening taste, though I think it’s fantastic.
You can now also send me your tracks through Soundcloud and I can feature them if they’re any good. Click on the Soundcloud dropbox at the bottom of the right column.
Chloe with her teacher, Ms Ledingham
Chloe’s Young Brits at Art 2010 win/Saatchi presence continues to attract attention over the web and papers. Below are a few links to various websites featuring her accomplishments.
The Teddy Bear Foundation
The Saatchi Education Room (about halfway down the page)
Chloe L is featured over at the Evening Times website at the minute. It goes into detail about her win, the Young Brits at Art competition, her month long stint at the Saatchi Gallery and her fabulous teacher, Ms Ledingham. I also get a mention.
Go read it
Chloe L was featured in this week’s Big Issue. The article gives an idea of the media attention and excitement that comes during and after the Young Brits at Art Awards. With Chloe being a joint winner, there should be even more attention to follow.
This Artwork of the Week has been a long time coming. I think I overlooked it due to just being too busy and the works being created for YBAA were so good and plentiful that I didn’t get a chance to revisit it. Alison C‘s (S3, Duncanrig) work was such a simple a beautiful idea. The triptych work was based around prejudice and prejudice is formed from not knowing. We lack knowledge due to things being harder to see, hidden, in the dark. So, Alison turned the light on for us. It’s a really clever idea, an idea that the Equality and Human Rights Commission loved too, making it one of their top 100 shortlisted entries for YBAA.
Sorry this took me so long Alison, but it’s such a lovely piece, it was really worth waiting for.
A slideshow of the Top 100 is now on show, you can also view the entries individually over at the commission’s Flickr account. Below are the seven top 100 entries that were connected through myself, by either a workshop or just working with a pupil or set of pupils.