so this is one result from my little walk the other day, making a piece from photographs like this is called a panograph, sounds pretty fancy but it's fairly basic. one of my favourite things about this is the different exposure levels of each photograph, if i thought about it i could have metered each one so they'd all be of the same exposure values but i quite like how it turned out.
Now i'm all for supporting our very own heroes, artists, astronauts, whatever they may be as they represent our country and everything that the UK stands for etc..
but in my opinion (and that is what this is, not some jealousy or attack on the people mentioned in the link) i don't think these posters are any good at all, they may show some sort of semblance to qualities of athletes or visual references to the olympic games but they are just not visually exciting enough for the global multi-sports tournament that is shown in damn near every country in the world!
Why some of the leading, even most creative design agencies or designers and marketing firms for that matter couldn't have been given the opportunity to design some posters for the games is beyond me! it is after all their profession and in reality you see designers works everyday, everywhere and you don't even notice it, but if someone puts a frame around a crudely drawn picture people flock to it, to berate it or to bask in some kind of awe it exudes!
I think that given the fact that it would be a poster to celebrate the global tournament and would in effect show the world what england/uk was made of in terms of showing off it's creativity and sense of occasion that you would give the chance to people who know how to make these sorts of things..i mean you wouldn't ask 'dave from down the pub who did your neighbors front wall' to build the olympic stadium from scratch would you??
In the end are the posters going to be met with as much criticism as the london 2012 logo was from the public? Or will it be a different story considering these are artists and not designers?
As always comments are welcomed, i'd love to hear your opinions on this subject as well!
influenced by the Nero song 'doomsday' i created this type based gif animation. it's my first real foray into making any sort of moving image and i think it worked fairly well! i may try to do this sort of thing more often!
so i've been busy....now i've got 2 jobs and work pretty much 12 hours a day! got myself a little graphic design opportunity with a local company ran by a friend called Cell Drinks.
i am producing some graphics for them which can consist of all retail POS, banners, posters, shelf labels and more, below are two examples of the stuff i've done so far but keep a look out for more when i get some good quality photos of all the stuff i've done!
after being absent from the world of blogging and to be honest creativity for the easter period and all that jazz i have finally got around to doing some thing other than not finishing off my website....
working off of lyrics in songs much like i did before..hope to make some more simple designs like this very soon!
these are the remains of my zenit EM which after years of service to the industry (only one year with me though) sadly broke down completely, despite me trying to take it apart and fix it to no avail. So I had to face the facts and throw the old remains shown here out... sad times
Ever since my old zenit broke i wanted a new russian cam, i just love the style of the things built out of a massive slab of metal they feel like the AK-47'S of the camera world, they work fine until they break spectacularly.
so after some time i finally got a new (old) zenit 3M, however it takes a strange 38mm screw mount lens which i have heard are not that common, or not as common as 42mm anyways. i was going to set about it with a saw and splice it with my old broken zenit so that it could take 42mm lenses but then i got some pics back from the shop and i'm gonna keep it with this beaut of a lens!
so another rare blog post from me with some nice looking photo's (or at least i think they are) for you to look at a bit of low light photography this time around, which is my favourite and kind of my 'thing'
in the last few shots i'm using my off camera flash to give it an eerie spotlight effect, also something that i love in these pics! [legs and bike are courtesy of mr toby colcombe!]
comments and feedback are as always welcomed and encouraged!