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New Scene

New Scene

This week I chose two photos, again, seemingly unrelated, but combined to make some new meanings.

The two photos had the following subtexts:

Today is a beautiful day. Just feel really grateful to be alive. #grateful365

Honoka is a Japanese exchange student who has been living with us for five days. She is awesome, and we are happy that she made it home ok from school today in the freezing cold Canadian winds. #grateful365

What I did was cut out a portion of the background and placed part of a landscape scene from University in its place. I think it creates a kind of other-worldy feeling, which is what she must be going through. Also, the symbols that I have placed on the pillar do spell the title of the peace ‘New Scene’, but I chose the dingbats font, which is basically symbol gibberish, to give an essence of what she must be feeling coming to Canada from Japan. The viewer will look at the symbols and think “well, what does that mean?”, which Honoka must also be thinking to herself dozens of times a day just over the language undertanding that we take for granted.

She has a black and white background because she stands out as being different from, but still a part of, the bigger picture.

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Love & Place

Love & Place

I have decided to work with a series of combined photos that focus on the theme of gratitude. Every day I will take a photo of something I’m grateful for, add a quote, and then once a week I will combine two of them and add a title combining the two themes.

This week the two concepts that have been combine are as follows:

My girl. Gives me more joy than I can put into words. #grateful365

I’m grateful for the warmer day today, and the frosted scenery. #grateful365

The title Love & Place comes from the combination of the love I have for my wife, alongside the gratitude I have for the location, thus I have framed ourselves in the scenery, much in the same ways our lives are.

Cereal Box Endevours

Having always appreciated the art of cereal boxes, and having my daughter show an interest, I decided to design my very own cereal. Gareth Bawden’s Media Wheats has everything in it that makes Gareth Bawden great, so obviously it tastes delicious.

 

Some images of my model, Ella Bawden, enjoying a bowl.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Playing the game on the back of the box…