Photography: Experimental Self Portraits With Screens

I saw this on my computer screen when I had been doing some reading on identity and  researching the way text and image interact. For some reason it jumped out at me. I liked the idea of using a photograph of myself with this label attached: NO NAME. My name has changed several times over the…

Photography: Vortographs

A lot of people visit my blog after searching for ‘vortography’ or ‘vortograph’, and I’ve  been asked over and over how to make one. What is a Vorticism? Vorticism started in 1914 in London and encompassed sculpture, photography, painting, woodcuts and graphic design. The movement, which was a ‘response to French Cubism and Italian Futurism’ (1) was…

Photography: Flash with Natural and Synthetic Materials

This is a series of experiments with on camera, pop-up style flash. On the Fujifilm XT2 a small flash comes supplied with the camera, but it’s not part of the actual camera itself. I wanted to find out what the supplied flash could do, and what the effects of this flash  are on various subjects….