really inspiring to learn how she started off as aspiring photographers/creatives like us, related to her in how she found initial creative inspiration online on Tumblr/Pinterest and spurred more creative projects.
her niche/emphasis on portraiture: personally dont have much experience with it in practice but interesting to hear her take on it and tips/tricks for making it work successfully, can be applied to more urban/environmental photography that I am more inclined to.
vsco app/photoshop editing of photos —> apply to project for moodboard or editing concept photos/final photos of models and space to enchance visuals.
lighting design – extremely inspirational! large variations of lighting that changed according to song and performance/what was happening on stage:
rainbow rows of LED lighting tubes, changing colours in ombre patterns
single light shone behind singer to create sihlouetted glowing effect
strobe lighting adjusting to people and band on stage
helped to tell story of performance, made it increasingly intimate/hyped up with energy depending on how much the light was moving/changing
passenger – told lots of anecdotes and stories behind songs, gave extra insight and depth of relatability as i was familiar with songs but did not know just how much inspiration and weight/emotion was behind them when he was writing them
more research into songs –> themes of everyday love and loss could be inspiration for future projects?
venue refurbished by James Morse Lighting Design (architainment lighting) in 2013
“intelligent colour-changing LED lighting systems to implement this plan. Due to the fixtures’ ability to achieve a high degree of brightness, the firms selected Philips Color Kinetics products to replace the conventional light sources originally lining the theatre entrance.”
“Phase one of the refurbishment Eventim Apollo was overseen by award-winning architects Foster Wilson. Highlights include fixtures and fittings to original designs, restorations of the ornate plasterwork and historically sensitive decoration to match the original paint scheme.”
Having been fascinated with Egyptian history, mythology and culture since primary school when we learned about all the Egyptian gods in class, this exhibition was a delight to behold and satisfied my inner Egyptian soul very much.
Previously, I didn’t even know of the existence of these two sunken Egyptian cities (Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus), nor of the Greek invasion and the merging of Egyptian and Greek culture and mythology. It’s fascinating how even 2000 years ago, beliefs had common ground between them, much like religions today have common belief in a greater power.
It amazed me how perfectly intact some of the relics were even after thousands of years submerged in water, the hieroglyphics were completely readable as if they had been carved yesterday. I also did not know wood could be submerged for so long and not decay, as many of the sculptures had been carved out of large blocks of wood.
Whilst looking for images from the exhibition, I came across concept art for the other famous sunken city Atlantis that I really liked the aesthetic of:
This was the first concert I have ever been to that told a story along with the performance. With dazzling light shows and mesmerising choreographed light saber dance routines, this really felt like being transported to a futuristic world through Empire of the Sun’s psychedelic music.
Started off the day at Borough, need to explore Borough Market more once its fully open in the day! Lots of interesting alleyways and architecture around here.
Southbank itself is always a beauty.
Inside Tate Modern itself, there was a huge moving shadow installation happening, where viewers could lay back and watch the moving panels above as if in a trance. The shadows created were of planks moving up and down, which was fascinating but I wonder if this much trouble and organisation is worth it for the ~art~ factor!
Amazing views from the 10th floor viewing platform of the new Tate Switch House building, makes you feel so small surrounded by the ever-bustling city that looks like a miniature set from so high up.
Onto the actual art:
To round the day off – having fun popping huge bubbles!