Book binding

Forgot to put this up, this is some book binding I did a a while ago for this project, I like the idea of making my own books its more economical and its a lot nicer, but i dont want to use japanese book binding for my book, i just want to use good ol staples, like a magazine format.

Words of wisdom.

David Bailey offers the following kernels of wisdom for other creatives:

1. Trust your instincts.
2. Lead with an idea, not just a pretty picture.
3. Try not to take it too seriously.
4. Bring a smile to the viewer's face.

Jason evans

He has very varied skills, i really like his work I didnt know that he did the simian mobile disco cover with the spoons. nice pics


Stumbled upon this photographer only 14 years old but she has worked with Dazed and confused worked as an assistant and shes still doing her GCSE's. Her work is really nice, this is how i found out what Layer masking is.

All her photos are digital and shot with a 400d but she uses photoshop to get the vintage effect or a more film like appearance. Very talented girl with a very bight future.

Double exposure tips

Basically this is what I have learned from double exposing with a 35mm camera.

1. UNDEREXPOSE! this is really important, underexpose on the first time you shoot and on the second time. e.g if using 100iso film shoot at 200iso, 200iso use 400 etc.

2. Avoid shooting dark blacks or bright whites.

3. First time shoot darker things avoid flash, shooting at night is good.

4. Second time still underexpose but can use flash avoid shooting bright skies.

5. When the film is finished try and leave a bit of film sticking out so you can shoot over it a second time.


Another change of idea, I have gotten really bored of this project we have to long to do it, and I have lost motivation, I am really looking forward to the live projects from january onwards, Im looking forward to doing something that has a purpose. Anyway I was determined to do photography, now that I learned how to use layer masking, I want to manipulate the photos i have collected and put them together in a book. I want to learn more of photoshop and how i can manipulate images. I have collected images from the my summer although I lost 9gb of them! Also the photos from the double exposure i have been doing. I want to make a visual magazine/book filled with photos. So its developed from a collection of things that no one wanted to, then moved on to double exposure now its a collection of photos and manipulated images.

layer masking.

Learned about all the trickery that I was amazed by. Such as lei wei. Well its all to do with layer masking and good lighting.

Screen prints!

Some screen prints I did of a water melon, wanted to use learn how to use vernon streets equipment. If any one wants one ask me there is only 10 of em though!

Being creative is like taking a dump.

When you want to have a poo you cant force it, its hard. You have to keep on collecting food in order to feel the need to poo, and when you need to go you go. Just like being creative whether you paint, draw or write, if you try to force it out of your head, its going to be difficult, nothing might come out or maybe its not a good enough idea, but if you constantly collect ideas and thoughts eventually you will find the need and want to create.

So is creative block = to constipation of the mind?

Logo Design

Did a logo design for Jay's bro's music video production company Left Eye Blind. Tis nich nich getting used for the main logo but might get used for the childrens devision, had fun doing something that was live for once, going to try and develop some other ideas...

Testing 1 2 3

I double exposed a roll of film with my standard point and shoot yashica 35mm and about 6/36 images double exposed and out of those 6 1 of them was spot on. But thats the difference between digital and film photography the results are not immediate and i think you learn more as you need to be more careful with how you shoot your images. But basically what i learned is that i need to under expose all my photos on the first round so when that second person shoots both images are visible. But i cant control the iso on my point and shoot so i need to use a different camera! I will make a list of do's and don'ts for the people i want to give films to.

scrappy doo.

I have completely changed my idea the collecting of peoples things wasnt going anywhere so i have decided to still go in the the way of photography because i am enjoying that but i have decided to do double exposures, the method where i shoot a roll of film, then give the film to someone else to shoot over. Then the book i am going to make will be a collection of the photos. The collection its self will be a collection of photos where we wont know what the outcome is. Then i will make a book from these pictures.

A little something something.

Another man that collects...

Hew Locke

he compiles all these bits of kitch plastic jewelry, toys, fake flowers and other things, to make sculptures.

I like the way you collect.

Danny Treacy

Saw his exhibition at the Photographers Gallery in London, I was really impressed by the eeriness of the life sized photographs. For this particular exhibition he went in to forests, woods and parks and collected pieces of clothing, materials and objects. Then deconstructed them to make these strange costumes/beings and then took pictures of himself wearing what he had found.

Collecting ideas

I found this bad boy on my trip to New York, I really like the aesthetics, the size, the texture, the colours, and theme. Its a book/magazine about The Nike Dunk and its pretty much completely visual.


After the week in NYC, I went to my second home in Malaysia for 6 weeks. While I was there I went to Phuket and Jakarta. Did lots of things but Ill just show some photos. Oh yeah and I would have 9gb worth of pictures but I upgraded to OSXleopard and forgot to backup! so I lost it all except for a few pictures...

Long long time...

Since I have posted anything and there is lots to do and say!

So this summer was pretty good, worked for Unilever twice, one in London and the other in the Big Apple! all expenses paid. I did co-creation on both occasions with Lynx or Axe branch of Unilever. It was really good experience most of all because I know now that I don't want do that as a career option, but I wouldnt mind doing it on the odd occasion. But second of all I absolutly love New York.

Fuck Tumblr!

Just tried to use tumblr, but I realised it was shit so I'm back here.

1st year evaluation

By looking back at my first year of being a viscomer, and by looking back at the projects I have done. I have realized that I want to do everything, from illustration to photography and web design to moving image, I have enjoyed all these areas and still want to learn more. I guess I want to be a jack of all trades, I don’t want to pigeon hole my self of course I want to come to the best of my abilities in these areas, but there is nothing stopping me from combining these areas and finding new visual ways of communication.

The first project was reportage which was strictly illustration, my aim for that project was to speed up my drawing, which I think I accomplished, but I don’t think that I have used the skill much or if at all since.

The second project was love hate technology in which I created a website on my loves and hates of the subject. I enjoyed the website making process although I was not completely satisfied with the end result of my site. I found what I learned very useful and motivating to give web design as an option. I also became interested in moving image from using flash to make animated gifs and buttons.

The third project was Student habits, which I just wasn’t feeling till very late in the project. This is where I wanted to use moving image for my project I wanted to do an animation for the love hate project but I didn’t have enough time so I did a stop frame animation for this brief instead. I did enjoy this and was pleased with the results and I gained a real respect for stop frame animation because it takes a lot of work.

And finally for the last project of the year I created a brand and made clothes but I spoke about that down below and don’t want to repeat myself.

More more more...

Yeondoo Jung is his name and this is a bloody good idea.

'Korean photographer Yeondoo Jung's photo are very cool, but wouldn't be half of what they are without children's imaginations and creativity. His Wonderland series of photos is a blatant rip off. Blatant rip offs of kids' drawings. And they are awesome.'

With a little bit of gold...

Things I learned this year.

. Dreamweaver
. Illustrator
. Photoshop
. Flash
. Finalcut
. Quark
. Indesign
. How to make and bind a book.
. How to use photography lighting.
. How to shoot and edit raw images.
. Stop frame animation takes a looong time.
. How to exhibit work.
. That I like doing everything, not a fan of sculpture though.

Things I would like to learn

. More Photoshop
. More Dreamweaver
. More Finalcut
. More Flash and Flash websites
. How to have a sweet as portfolio
. Probably more but I cant think of it right now.

What What in the...

But for my end of year project I wanted to something that i would enjoy doing for 8 weeks and something that was live. Initially when we first got the brief aaages ago I was set on doing an art event/ club night where there would be performance art with the like of some noise bands and maybe a little exhibition then some shape throwing. But after 3 weeks of easter being in London I realised that i couldn't put on a night and and promote it in 4 weeks. (1) I didn't know any noise bands or performance artists (2) I didn't have a venue, and i didn't want a venue I wanted a dirty dingy basement thats was big enough, but i didn't have that. and (3) I didn't know Leeds well enough to accomplish this yet, it is my first year here. But there is always next time.

Anyway I changed my mind and decided to create my own brand of clothing. Why? Because I made my own t-shirts and I made some for friends and then friends of friends liked what I was doing, so why not do it and make some gash while I'm at it.
I've always been interested in fashion mainly street wear and I check highsnobiety and hypebeast on a regular basis to see whats going on in the world. I make one off designs for anything made out of cotton but generally just jumpers and t-shirts. I hand cut them and press them so it takes a few hours per garment. Its generally based around geometric shapes but now that I have learned how to layer I'm gearing towards doing illustrated images.

The hardest part about creating a brand was coming up with the brand name I came up with names but they were already taken but I finally decided on MITZVAH a hebrew word that means commandment or good deed. It doesn't sound as nice as I would like but it looks good as a logo.


Another amazing artist by the name of Li Wei a photographic artist from China. I just don't know how he does it it cant all be photoshop.....

I would really like to try something like this out, mind blowing.

real fake.

I came across the photographer Sean Teegarden with these amazing images that I know are of real objects and people but they look so unreal.

I really want to try an acomplish this effect. It remindes me of this photograph by Billy&Hells
which was in the Photographic Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery.


I was in awe of this photo and wanted to know how it was created because it was hard to know if it was a digital image or not. But the effect is very similar to Teegarden's. Apparently it is created by messing with the red green and blue properties of the image separately. I tried to do this with one of my raw images.

It didn't turn out exactly like I wanted I ended giving it a more vintage effect. Maybe I need more colours and a nice macro lense to capture more detail. I would like to do this for a series of portraits as another project.