Photoblog: Iken Cliffs

Photoblog: Iken Cliffs

Over the years I have been to Iken Cliffs many times, for family days out and D of E practice walks . It's situated around 4 miles West of Aldeburgh, Suffolk along the banks of the River Alde. There are a few areas to walk to and from Iken, with Snape Malting's within 30 minutes walking distance. Along the river there is a church called St Botolph, Iken. A small church with a thatched roof dating back to before 1200. Jamie and I decided we would go out for a photography trip as…Read more
The Art of Observation

The Art of Observation

Just a little update, I spoke about some exciting news. Well I can now say that I have a job at a local company. I'm working as a Junior Graphic Designer at Vertas in Ipswich. Anyway here is to the blog post. If you know me well you will know that photography is a big thing within the creative work I do. I have recently upgraded my camera and because of that I've been looking through archive of photographs from the past 4-5 years. I feel it is time to talk about my…Read more
This is the end…

This is the end…

...well of 2015. This year has been great, I started the year still at University studying for my degree in Graphic design, I completed it in June with a 2:1. I wrote a Dissertation all about the technology advertising, I took a major role in helping to raise money for our End of Year show with the Blink Online Auction and I took part in the end of year show exhibition also called Blink which ran for a week in the Waterfront Gallery in Ipswich. I also created my first portfolio website, which you are on…Read more
Five favourites

Five favourites

As a designer and photographer, reflecting over creative conclusions throughout the past year is always good. At this point right at the start of a new year, I thought it may be good to show my favourite five photographs from last year that I have taken. These have been taken on my camera and phone. These are not in any particular order. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Bonus favourite: This was part of a project at university within my second year. We were given the task of creating an exhibition of third years’…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
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
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