A Little Creative Push…

As a teacher of photography, I can sometimes be so focused on nurturing my students creativity that I often forget about stretching my own creative muscles. I have really been making an effort this last week or so by entering some photographic competitions and also spending a day at The Baldessin Press studio in St Andrews (thanks Silvi Glattauer!). I have a few ideas brewing in my mind for a series but feel like I need a little extra encouragement to get going. Luckily I have some amazing people around me that have given me a much needed but gentle prod in the right direction. The wonderful Deb Dorman has created a group meet-up for creatives so that we can support and encourage one another but also be accountable in moving forward.  She has also come up with some monthly challenges, of the creative kind, to help us get those muscles back into shape. I really need to just get shooting again, simple as that!

There are so many opportunities to enter photography competitions at the moment, which is great. I have just been re-editing an old image (below) for one of these comps where the image must provoke, arouse or challenge the viewer. It is a very confronting image that I hope will provoke some conversation around the issues of domestic abuse.

On a creative note…It is amazing how differently I have edited the image this time. Shows I have come a long way in the last few years.

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The Tea Set…

Here are some images from a very recent shoot with the ever so talented and joyful Sue, John and Mary-Lynn, collectively known as The Tea Set. A fabulous, toe-tapping fusion of country AND disco that will leave you with a grin from ear to ear and legs exhausted from dancing all night long under the glitter ball!

Check them out here on Facebook

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VSCO…

I am seriously getting itchy feet, the creative kind! I am almost ready to get started on my next conceptual project, but, until then, I have to make do with playing around with some old images. I have used VSCO on these ones….just for something different.

 

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Ellen B&W3

Some older photos with a different treatment. You can see more at:

https://arrayahloynd.com/series/ellen/

Veneer Project Finished…

Veneer project completed! It has taken months of planning, numerous photo shoots and hours of editing but it is finally done. Now to get some large prints ready for my graduation exhibition in November…..and then a really long rest!

You can see the rest of the images by clicking on the link below.

https://arrayahloynd.com/series/veneer/

“Veneer”…..a project

I have finally begun my graduation project for my photography studies. I have spent countless hours scouring op/thrift shops and market stalls for my props and costumes and now possess a mountain of all things pertaining to domestic bliss circa 1972!

I have created a fictional family with all of their idiosyncrasies, secrets, desires and fears. Over the next few months I hope to bring this family to life within a series of images that reveal the hidden, the unseen, within their lives.

I hope you enjoy this little preview…..my first attempt in what will be a long and exciting journey.

Theresa…a real hot bitch!

Teleesheah Sunrize (aka Theresa), Head Bitch Mistress of The Real Hot Bitches 80s dance troupe. Recruited into the troupe 5 years ago when spotted wearing full body lycra on the tram. Its been lycra love ever since. Her dance motto: if you don’t wake up bruised you didn’t dance hard enough!

https://arrayahloynd.com/editorial/lost-in-lycra/