For anyone who knows me by now you will have noticed that I love getting creative with almost anything that can produce an image from scanners to pin hole, film to digital. I also love to spend as much time as possible at a beach over the weekend.
One weekend while sitting on a beach watching molly swim and the waves roll in, I was looking a the pebbles and the colours that the water created on them. I have tried many times to bring some home but by the time they are dry the colours have faded so much you wonder why you bothers with them.
Well an idea came to me, this being to put them in water and freeze them then using a flash gun on the other side of the block of Ice to back light the ice and pebbles see if I could record the colours for good.
I am very happy with the result and think these images make for a wonderful Windows or Ipad backdrop, have a go! you could freeze almost anything and as its spring why not flower or leafs etc…
Scanner Art, by Kilkenny photographer and artist : Nigel borrington
Digital photography and digital images can be produced without a camera of any kind (Phones, Scanner and fax Machines) can all be used to produce images of many kinds.
Scanner Art by : Nigel Borrington
Kilkenny photographer and Artist.
On returning after my summer break (September 2011), I have made a decision to do a full review of my current portfolio along with the direction my photography is moving in over the next months. Even in good times I think this is a good thing to do once a year.
I have kept all my portfolio work over the last years and started to do a review at the weekend. One area of my portfolio I have not posted to date is my Art and Craft work. For starters it’s not exclusively photography and as such I have not wanted to muddy the waters.
However I feel that this work is as much a part of my portfolio history as anything, so I am going to show you some of the work that I submitted in order to pass the Level five course that I attended at the Grennan mill – craft and art school, Thomastown, county Kilkenny.
I attended the course full time between 2005 and 2008 and I enjoyed every minute, its without doubt one of the best things I have ever done and I would recommend this course to anyone.
The course involved the following subjects below and the pictures are from my portfolio in these areas.
Batik, Ceramics, Design, Drawing, Painting, Metal craft, Printing, Photography Textile weaving.
Kilkenny art work and design
So there you are that’s my craft and art work, does it relate to the photography I am currently doing? You bet it does!
This course helped me with the design and vision that I hope I can put into my current work and who knows maybe one day I will come back to a more direct application for it, maybe I already have.
Kilkenny art work and photography by Nigel Borrington.