Raising my Games.

Raising my Games.

So I haven't written for the past couple of weeks; it has been a busy time at University. Two weeks ago, a group of us took a trip to London to visit the ‘This is' exhibition, at the Conningsby Gallery in London's West End. The exhibition was put on by the previous third years at UCS. Having been to the private view it was really good to go and see the work of the students who have recently graduated, in October. It was a time to consider where I may be in the…Read more
Update: 1914: Suffolk and the Western Front Magazine.

Update: 1914: Suffolk and the Western Front Magazine.

Between February and August this year I was involved in a project in collaboration with History students at University Campus Suffolk. I have released the details of this project before to some of you. I was asked by my friend Andrew on the history course to help with the design of the magazine. I was originally just asked to advise on the project, giving him a crash course on Adobe InDesign as this would then allow him to work on the magazine when I was unavailable. We worked together to produce the magazine,…Read more
Processing design and creative thinking.

Processing design and creative thinking.

We have just been given a new brief, and we start the process of designing again. As a process, design is one I'm passionate about, the fact that we are on a journey throughout excites me, but, it can be a funny thing really. The nervous feeling of getting a new brief, and the million questions which go through our minds as we start to decipher how the work could be produced. Quite a lot of the time we can jump to conclusions of what the outcome could be, and often we have…Read more
Similar photo, different time…

Similar photo, different time…

You may remember the photo I took below, from a previous post. I often find that I can get ideas for photographs when I'm on my tour of the local area. It depends on the time of day and whether I have the right camera equipment. The idea for this photo, originally came from a trip down to the waterfront one evening with a few friends to take photographs at night. This is the resulting photograph, from my original idea. ©  2014 Matt Finch. All rights reserved.Read more
Ships Ahoy!

Ships Ahoy!

Yesterday, there were some Dutch tall ships on Ipswich waterfront. I saw them at first on my way home from university, then decided to go and take some photos of them as it turned dark. They were here in Ipswich, as a stop off point during the classics race from Holland. Starting in Rotterdam earlier this week, and leaving from Ipswich to go on the final leg ending in Amsterdam. A total of 24 tall ships were on the waterfront and over 800 people on them on board. As we walked past, the…Read more
In the thick of it:  My Final Year.

In the thick of it: My Final Year.

So we're back for our final year,  two weeks ago we started semester one and we started two modules. One solely based on Portfolio Development and another module called Dissertation and Critical Review across the whole year. For Portfolio Development, we were given a four week brief to express the place we're in, whether it be the literal place we were/are in, the geographical location, the state of mind, the psychological, the spiritual and financial. These headings were thought of in an idea generation session and the aim of the brief is to then graphically communicate…Read more
Don’t let them lay dormant!!!

Don’t let them lay dormant!!!

Photography is something I have enjoyed for the past couple of years, both in study and as a creative practice for personal projects. As I was saying in the post before, I often think about the use of the photographs. Is it really worth taking them in many instances, as they will just sit there on a hard drive and not be seen by anyone.Surely, this is not how I should work, both as a photographer, but also creatively. While taking photographs, I use it as social time usually. A number of my…Read more
It’s not everyday you have to sell a colour…

It’s not everyday you have to sell a colour…

On Friday of last week, Level 4, 5 and 6 Graphic Design and Graphic Illustration students were tasked with selling a colour. We only had four hours to create a campaign/presentation to sell this concept and then we had to present and propose why it was best. Using anything from interpretive dance to photography and illustration to design. Me and my team were given the colour Brown. The fact that the colour doesn't even feature in the rainbow, and often is thought to be very dull and neutral left us with a task on our…Read more

So what’s this all about?

So I have been pondering about writing this blog for a long time and using this as a way of getting my work into the public domain. I have been spurred on by another student Jakob, on the same course as me, in the year below–check out what he has written here. His writing has challenged me and I've generally thought this could be a great way to connect and show some of the projects I am doing, in my study.  This is not the first blog I have uploaded – here it is. I often think…Read more