Thursday, March 31, 2011

Get Thee To A Nunnery!

So, I know this is a little odd, but the title of this post, and the individual pictures, all have nothing to do with each other. I'm not gonna just make something up (like I often do) I was just looking through my pictures and enjoyed these two. The first photo, Water Twice Daily, I made about a year ago and is one of the photo styles I'm most proud of. It's a fake flower sunk in a fish bowl. The bowl even has flat sides so there is minimal light warping. The second photo, The Lion, The Witch, The Wardrobe, And The Lion, was made just a few days ago, when my cat Charlie, interfered with my attempts at making my 100th blog post photo. The title is my absolute favourite line from Shakespeare's Hamlet, and I think I've said it to my sister about ten times in the past 2 days.
Archipelago Photography: islands of thought and image, connected with a name

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Believe it or not readers, it's Archipelago's 100th blog post!
So for the special occasion I made a few '100' themed photos. The first one, with 100 dots on a bunch of domino's, the second with a 100 block Duplo tower, and the final with 100 books out of my bedroom. One thing I learned; 100 books takes up a lot of space! I had to make a vertical panorama with two landscape pictures; something I've never done before. So, a welcome to my new readers (Maggie), a thanks to those who've been reading for a while, and a special tip-of-the-cap to those who are reading their 100th Archipelago post!
Archipelago Photography: insulae de cogitum lumenque, maritus cum nomen.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Photo Workshop

If you are a photographer in London, you should really look into the London Camera Club. Yes, I am the only one there below 40, but, it is a fantastic way to learn new tricks and techniques. When I went to the meeting the other night (we meet thursday nights from 7:30-9:30) I was shown some fantastic new tricks for photography. The coolest being Black Light Photography. What you do, is you get a black (uv) light and shine it on a subject that has been painted with phosforescent paints. it works really well when you put the paint on the back of glass figures, as shown above, because the light reflects through the subject, giving you a different image at every little angle. I cannot wait to try this for myself. Look for that coming up soon, whenever I get the free time. The second image is another one I made at LCC, but this one was just a quick macro work shop.
Archipelago Photography: insulae de cogitum lumenque, maritus cum nomen.

Sunday, March 27, 2011


So, aside from Photography and music, I also knit. Granted, I started this scarf four years ago, and finished it last week, but I think that should still count. Th model in the picture in one Parker Lecasse, who I've known forever, and was more than happy to make her modelling debut.