Apologies for not posting in ages, I’m working on a project that’s proving difficult and it consuming a lot of time. Have some overlaid macro flowers. Pretty colours yo
I figured, now on it’s fifth instalment, 35OT is definitely a ‘thing’. As such, it has earned itself a little header. Isn’t that nice.
Uni. Uni. Uni.
…Uni. I have now had an invite to interview from all five choices and I attended the first of which, Birmingham City, last week.
I spent a great deal of cash and used a great deal of double-sided tape on my first physical portfolio. It was a bitch. The cost of prints, card and the the folder was one issue, then the image selection, shortlisting, finding the right arrangements, creating titles (I don’t really do titles and my improvised attempt wasn’t the best) and worst of all, mounting. I spent around 8 hours in one day with the double-sided. It was horrible. The residue still hasn’t fully come off my fingers. The underside of my nails are still sore from all the times that the sharp corners of the tape-backing sliced their way in. Then, right - I struggle to get a sheet of A4 into a plastic wallet - trying to get a sheet of A2 card, heavy and bending from the prints, into the A2 plastic wallets of the portfolio? No. Just no.
Alas, the portfolio got finished and I got to Birmingham on time. Our portfolios were taken from us (did not approve) and checked whilst myself and the other twenty-odd attended a talk about the course. After said talk, we sat impatiently waiting to be called for our interview. I was second to be called and had my interview with a cool, but mildly intimidating man in a cardigan.
The interview was pretty intense, not that I have much experience. It was fast-paced: question, question, question, ask me a question, question, question, question, ask me a question, question, question, question, ask me another question…
His queries were either obscure and challenging, or blunt and challenging. At its conclusion, we shook hands (twice, awkwardly) and it all seemed friendly enough.
On my exit, feeling uneasy about the experience, a receptionist fangirled over my ‘Drive’ scorpion jacket and that cheered me up.
Anyway, I got an offer a few days later so this is good. Not sure on the conditions yet. Isn’t that nice.
Bonus: The ‘Parkside Building’ - the university’s art campus - is located on Cardigan Street.
Faces and Hands. The result of my application task for Leeds College of Art. The theme was ‘Identity’.
- 360 Panoramic from on top of a water reservoir in Frodsham.
- A comical narrative response to Wang Qinsong’s ‘Night Revels of Lao Li’, showing the story of a relationship.
Rediscovered and reworked these two whilst searching through my libraries. I’m putting together a mini-folio for Falmouth Uni.
Messing with some diffraction gratings in physics. Rainbowlicious.
Fire takes on a beautiful, blood orange shade with Ektar 100 fIlm.
This slice of the 35OT pie is surprisingly moan and rant free. Isn’t that nice.
My UCAS (University) application is sent off. Rad.
I have applied for 5 photography courses (Sorry Physics and English, but you know you’d lost from the start) at the following establishments: Birmingham City Uni, Falmouth Uni, Wolverhampton Uni, Cleveland CoA and Leeds CoA.
Also, this blog and my joint Urbex blog now have their own domain names, as well as a snazzy paid-for theme. hanzak.info and urbexual.info are looking pretty. (.info was on sale, bants)
Isn’t that nice.
20 minutes after my application was sent, Cleveland have already offered me an interview. Rad x2.
Wolverhampton just did the same. Rad x3.
Part of my response to the work of The Bechers. Inverted with curves because white power lines look rad. Livin’ in electric dreams.