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Curly Wurly 19/4/12

Still getting back into the swing of writing after my unexpected hiatus so I’m not picking someone from my list to write about this week, instead a topic sprung itself into my brain today so I’ll be going with that. I’ve been going through some old ideas over the past few days- you know the …

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An arty London jaunt

I like to think of visits to London as plugging myself in, like a phone that needs recharging, which is very silly. However, the occasional help me write an essay visit does remind me of all the little things I may not have heard about otherwise. If you’re a cheapskate like me have a look …

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Bath Fringe Festival

I love Edinburgh but there are so many other Fringes to explore over summer. Did you know they had Arts Festivals (Fringes) in Brighton, Camden, Buxton, Windsor and Llangolen, North Wales, to name a few? There’s even one in Chelmsford (Essex) called The Altogether Now Festival. Go to your local Art Centre, there’s bound to …

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From a life model's perspective

Whenever I tell people I’m a life model they go a bit funny. Oftentimes they react with surprise, which you would expect, and sometimes they say things like, “Good on you,” or “well done!” It’s very sweet and they’re probably referring to the amount of confidence they think I must have, although I have just …

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Curly Wurly 28/2/12

Carrying on with the short break from photography on curly wurly (remember there’s still the photo blog!) in an attempt to go back to my roots I’ll be looking at artists that initially inspired me all of those years ago and also looking to contemporary artists- designers, illustrators, painters so on and so forth. Does …

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Antoine Buttafoghi – Photo blog 51!

Back in October we covered the Hasselblad Masters competition in which I featured the work of prominent artist Atoine Buttafoghi and after doing so we managed to get in contact with this mysterious figure, which gave me chance to really explore the length and breadth of his work! I have been memorized by Antoines work …

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Photo Blog 50!

Welcome to Photo Blog 50! A very special post for you this week as we bring to you photographs from our focus members :) I asked some of our members to submit an image if they wanted to, any image, and as I’d hoped even some of our writers gave images as well as the …

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The Overlord of the Paintings

I’d be really interested to get everyone’s thoughts on this one: I’ve been thinking about the internet and the explosion of artwork and literature available now. Is it good? Is it bad? Is it in between? Is anyone worried about it or so sick of the subject they’re planning their move to the moon? I’m …

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Folkestone Creative Quarter

When I visited Folkestone last winter I was very surprised. I knew there would be sea, and walks by the sea, and tea by the sea, and maybe a town by the sea, but I had no idea what else was waiting. I’ll be honest; I expected to be so bored I’d end up wandering …

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Improvements

In 1968 Andy Warhol famously stated that: “In the future everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes” it seems looking at today’s society Warhol could see the future. Nowadays countless numbers of people try to get noticed through the internet or through the onslaught of TV talent contests and reality shows that grace our screens …