Ooohhh where do I begin? I know a lot of you will be sick of my college complaints and worries but...Darkroom sucks. It all started on Tuesday, I threw up in the corridor because of stress, but I told the lecturer it was a tummy bug. I am so bad at not going for help...Anyway, for Darkroom we've to mount our photos and this requires using a press. Now there are five classes needing to use that press, 20 to each class with six boards to press, that's about 600 boards (I'm s*** at maths) and there is ONE press. I had two breakdowns. I'm not one to let stress get this far, I like having normal stress as it actually gets me motivated, but this Darkroom crap wasn't stress it was torture. I can't really describe how bad it was but it kept me up for nights, sobbing on the phone with my partner, ugh, it wasn't good. BUT, today I made an arrangement with the lecturer and I've got a mini extension which has totally took the weight off my shoulders and I feel so much better. I HAVE SOME TIME TO INTERNET AGAIN!
Now on to some good bits about college. So far I know that I've passed my still life unit completely, still to hear from image editing and I've passed Applied Techniques. I had a report Applied Techniques, I was working on it the Monday night but never managed to get it finished so I was up Tuesday morning at half five trying to get it done and I did! Before I got sick I handed it in but never got feedback as I had to go home cause if sick stress. I thought the essay was awful, to me it sounded like I was talking to a seven year old in it. Next day I'm feeling 'better' and I'm waiting outside a class and my lecturer for that unit came to me and said 'your essay was perfect and your photos are beautiful' I couldn't believe it. If I could I would of rolled about that floor squealing with happiness. I then got another surprise when the lecturer handed me a voucher to get a free print from the college for the good work!
I super needed this after all the s*** I was going through, I felt so much better after this, it was just the boost I needed.
New block starts Monday and I have a Graded Unit. I'll explain more about that next journal but I thought I'd run a couple of ideas with you to get some opinions before I make my final decisions.
Self Portraiture: Cinema Bizarre - Dysfunctional Family lyrics
Based off of certain lyrics, take self portraits e.g - "I'm a punk, I'm a sinner, I'm a liar. I'm a flirt, made a deal with the devil, I'm my own worst rival, I'm a bit suicidal, white trash, psycho, I'm way past ever coming back.”
A Day in the life of a Teenage Terror
Focusing on the hands mostly in this project: doing hair, having breakfast, walking a dog? Doing homework, killing the gym teacher, putting his body parts in the trash then have a cup of tea.
The Charity Shop Adventure
Just go into ten charity shops, find the object I like, take a photo of it on the self, buy it then do something with it etc.
Freezing Things – Scanography
Like a timelapse image, freeze an object etc flowers then take a series of scans of it melting.
Alice in Wonderland – smashing teacups, Princess and the Pea – dropping a lot of peas of the princesses face, Snow White – poison apple take two, Peter Pan – fairy dust and hands, struggling with this one the most at the moment!
The Selkie Story
Its a ten photo series about a Scottish Folklore Fairytale - www.educationscotland.gov.uk/s…
Yeah the college work never stops! Please drop a comment, I've missed talking to everyone! And like always I'll leave you all with a mini feature, these five photos that have recently made my jaw drop.
|I'm not the best at critiques but I think people should do them a lot more! It's always good to surprise someone|