Manifesto: For The Many Not The Few (Labour) - 2017.

NEW WORK – MANIFESTO – GENERAL ELECTION 2017

GENERAL ELECTION 2017 MANIFESTO SPEACHES

With the 2017 UK General Election set for a week from today, I present ‘Manifesto’, a visual experiment exploring the visual noise that is the bombardment of imagery and information we receive from both the political parties and the media.

Through the visual cacophony of the 2017 general election, the importance of soundbites, both visual and aural is increasingly evident.

Rummaging through our echo chambers and searching for the truth between the well choreographed consumable episodes with which we are presented, it is easy to be lost in the swarm.

Whilst watching the policy launches for the key parties, I wondered how many people read and how much detail from each manifesto the general public consumed.  These presentations and the accompanying publication are the best insight we have into our prospective leaders intentions but can be easily overshadowed with the ever moving machinery that is electioneering.

These composites are a visual expression of the noise that is the election; created by layering thousands of still frames from each of the manifesto launches of the six main UK parties (by 2015 vote share).

More information about the project and the images can be viewed in the portfolio section here.

Octon experimental shoot - multiple exposure 1 - shot on Mamiya RZ67

TEST SHOOT: OCTONS, A STUDIO & MAMIYA RZ67

TEST SHOTS ON THE MIGHTY MAMIYA RZ67

I have been doing a lot of experimenting recently, just out of curiosity of what things look like when photographed.

Also making the most of a host of new facilities and equipment I have access to in my new job at UWE.

I am currently doing the artwork for an album (more details to come in due course) and have been working on some multiple exposures for the concept.

Having done it digitally, I was curious as to the effect of doing multiple exposures shot on 120 film in a studio setting.  The images were shot on the Mamiya RZ67

Here are the results – only very quickly scanned and edited to give a taste of the idea so forgive the imperfections.