Wednesday, June 17, 2009



For some time I have been frequenting Deptford market in south east London. Each time I go I tend to almost always come back with a selection of things, some interesting, some not so. Perhaps the most intrigueing thing I have picked up was a diary kept by a woman between 1985 and 1989. The majority of her diary entries are centred around her observations of the weather and an almost obsessive documentation of the temperature. Although occasionally something quite interesting happens, for example she takes a trip to Crystal Palace. This is of interest to me because as it was to her, it is now somewhere that is familiar to me. I now have been given an urge to breath life back into her life by photographically re-enacting certain moments from her diary. The whole process has taken almost two months of mental preparation, only following a lot of thought have I been able to visualize the scenes and be happy within myself that it will work visually for me and for the viewer once it is displayed (this is something that I intend to display, and have an interactive element). Everything is now ready to begin, the outfit, model, locations and the cameras. I will be using 4 different cameras on each scene so as to give myself room when it comes to the final selection process and deciding which images to display. I will be using one digital SLR, an Olympus OM1, a sequence camera (A camera that takes four images on one negative and an Olympus trip 35 (also a purchase from Deptford market).

Saturday, June 6, 2009

It's been a while

This is my ongoing project, it is titled "YEAR by YEAR". I have been reinacting scenes from a diary that I bought from Deptford market a couple of months ago.