Archive for December, 2007

Rocca’s Studio and Sculptures

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

I went down to the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop to visit Rocca in her new studio and photograph hew new sculptures. I’m seriously jealous of her little cubbyhole with her desk and all her clutter. It’s got a great creative warm buzy feel to it.

Here she is.
Rocca in studio

And two of her sculptures which she is having a big celebration of tonight at the Sculpture Workshop if anyone fancies going – the details are on the flyer at the bottom.

rocca on sulpture

crown sculpture

The show:

Renaissance series

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

Here’s a selection of photos from a series of six (the rest of which you can see on my flickr page if you’d like).

If you wouldn’t mind helping me out, I’d be incredibly interested to hear what you feel these photos communicate to you. They were a response to a competition brief, and if by some miracle they get shortlisted, I promise I’ll tell you what the story is meant to be. Till then, do let me know what you think as it’d be a great way for me to learn how to successfully express an idea visually.




Big thanks go to Ross Kilgour and Tess Mitchell for being my beautiful and imaginative models. They were both superb. Thanks also to Anna Gibson who agreed to be my photographers lackey and press the smoke button and move the lights about on demand.

100 years at the ECA

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

The Edinburgh college of art are celebrating 100 years of their history, and I was asked by the Skinny Mag to go down and take some photos at the press event.

I turned up to find myself among a number of pro photographers from places like Reuteurs and the Herald, and as usual I was the only girl, and the only one under 30. I think something definitely needs to change about the photography industry. I never would have guessed that it was so male dominated when its essentially an arts career. I supose it involves handing machinery though, so maybe that’s what attracts the boys.

I took photos of four artists’ work, but this one stood out as a favourite. I think it looks like a painting (though I may be tooting my horn a little hard there), the artist has a fantastically interesting face and glows beautifully in the light coming through her (equally beautiful) glass droplets that were hanging from the ceiling. The light was terribly low (despite flicking almost every available switch) so the high ISO meant it’s not as clean as I’d have liked. Nonetheless, if anyone knows this girl, I’d like to pass it on to her.

Artist holding glass

A bit of a castle theme…

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

A bit of a castle theme…, originally uploaded by Jebaloo.

…but I do live in Edinburgh so it’s to be expected. Actually, this
is the view from my bedroom window.

Don’t worry, I will be posting some real photos soon. I’ve three [edit, now 4]
photoshoots planned for this week, so eye candy is on its way.