Ghost Signage

Ghost Signage

The imprint of the past can been seen all around us when we really want to find it. Design has been a main stay in the advertising world throughout the ages as has using lettering and typography. Today advertising is somewhat ephemeral as campaigns on billboards come and go. In days gone by, the gable ends and clear spaces on buildings were used to advert and sell a shop or a commercial premises. Today we heavily rely on the use of photography to capture the mood for the consumers and to target selling.…Read more
reflect: feb 17

reflect: feb 17

February started with a wonderful cold, I talk about it quickly in my previous reflect post.  I thought I would touch base again with another post reviewing the month. It's been an interesting month, the weather hasn't been great, but hasn't stopped me from going out and getting photos when I've had a free Saturday. I've also designed a bit for church as well. I will show this later on in the post. Also I was able to meet up with some friends from Uni in London. We explored some of the capitals…Read more
reflect: jan 17

reflect: jan 17

I would have liked to get this post up earlier. Recovering from a wonderful head cold and a bit of extra work has been my priority. As January has ended, the chance to reflect is something I would like to do more of. The last six months of 2016 were maybe too crazy, life ran at 100mph. With the hope that I can find more of a balance I thought this would be a good way of  being more thoughtful. Looking back on the month before the next starts is way of taking…Read more
Constable Country

Constable Country

Constable country is so called from the paintings produced by John Constable along the Suffolk and Essex border. The area around Flatford and Dedham has been a source of inspiration for many artists, photographers and creatives throughout past centuries. As a photographer its somewhere I have been before, but also wanted to go for a sunrise or really early morning just after sunrise. The chance to explore the area at this time of day was great.  Without this becoming an art lesson, the area as I said before has been a source of…Read more
The Graphics at Number 3

The Graphics at Number 3

As a designer, looking into the past can often give some inspiration; it also gives a better idea of design. I have already spoken in a previous post about helping to refurb my sister and brother-in-laws house and while dismantling and preparing we came across a number of graphics from history. It was a mixture of old items left in the house and some found under floorboards and in the garage and shed. I completed a post very similar to this when I cleared out the shed last year. Check it out here.…Read more
License to Explore!

License to Explore!

Lower Holbrook - Photoblog I have been to Holbrook before, but never knew there was a little hamlet just down the road from the village. Lower Holbrook is set on the River Stour and boasts a great view of the river. The weather wasn't the best for the trip out there.  Jamie and I were ready to 'just go for it'; the last couple of trips out have been very similar with the outlook for the weather and the light being nothing special. There have been a few that have paid off but…Read more
Missing Letters: Two

Missing Letters: Two

The first in the series for this blog can be found here. I wrote a post a year or so ago all about missing letters. From that point I have carried on collecting examples of missing letters. It gives the idea of degradation, that these letters may go missing and either spell new words or even words that a baby would be proud of. I really like the idea that I don't have to go far to find some very funny examples of them. On the whole this is not really a specific…Read more
Wow! What a year!

Wow! What a year!

For the past few years I have reviewed my previous twelve months. So here's to another quick post about what I have been up to.  This time last year I was preparing to start my job as a Junior Graphic Designer. It's been a year of learning and gaining loads of knowledge and experience about design and designing for printing. I have gained a lot of confidence in my work and have been able to develop my understanding of design and what I enjoy about the process. Along side that I have been…Read more
Early bird catches the worm! – Photoblog – Shingle Street

Early bird catches the worm! – Photoblog – Shingle Street

I've always been an early bird; (it sort of comes with the territory of being a Finch, haha). Waking up and getting going doesn't really daunt me. I know it can be something people don't look forward to but I have found its a bonus that I can happily get up early and go and capture the sunrise, in various places around Suffolk. As I spoke about in my comeback post, I have been too busy recently. But I have found solace in going around the local area; catching the beauty of the…Read more
Photography Calendar 2017

Photography Calendar 2017

I have been photographing stuff for the last 5 years plus and I have considered selling my photographs as prints. Recently I have been asked multiple times whether I sell my work so after a busy couple of months, I have put together a calendar for 2017 of photographs I have taken this year.  The calendar has 13 unique images all from different locations within Suffolk and these are all current 2016 images. I suppose this has been a long time coming; I have both taken all of the photos and designed the…Read more