I realised yesterday that I use, or perhaps recycle, everyday objects as places to keep my toileteries. A few examples above are cotton buds living in a espresso cup I found in a charity shop, a glass juice bottle is used as a vase for some freshly picked bluebells, and a vintage perfume bottle keeps my toothbrush. I also use a big jar for cotton wool and a saucer for soap.
I find that these kinds of objects look so much nicer and simplistic than the plastic wrappers and boxes my toiletries come in when I buy them. Now you know.
My Pentax worked! After lots of worrying about whether I was just taking over or under exposed photos (the light meter is broken), I finally finished the film and got them developed along with some disposable cameras.
Photos from the Pentax are the first, fourth and fifth. Photos: me.
Black and white portraiture always seems far more personal. It seems to capture the person more than the location or the clothes. I always remember Ted Grant's quote that 'When you photograph people in colour you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in B&W, you photograph their souls.'
I never win anything. Ever. But on Thursday I got a call from Zara telling me that I'd won a spot on the 'People' section of their website. I was ecstatic (still am, I WON!). To see the chosen image clicky click here.
Cannot wait to receive my prize, it'll come in very handy for the end of university!
These are a few out takes from the photos that Jess took of me for the competition.