I just wanted to update everyone that still may be watching me about what's going on. It would seem that apart from faving and watching I haven't been very active here, my last upload was in June last year - which surprised me.
It would seem that working on the*kickplate*project and organising all the exhibitions has taken up way more time than we could ever have anticipated. Since July last year we organised 6 exhibitions in Wales (with the help of you through kickstarter and funding from the arts council of wales) and last week we opened dall'Esterno, our first out of Wales exhibition, in Napoli, Italy.
As part of the project, we've managed to exhibit images by 44 different photographers from a wide variety of countries in 2 different countries, some of them you know from here and some that you may now be more familiar with.
So not bad going!
So here we are now in Napoli working on 2 projects, the first under the stewardship of zosiaq is the exhibition dall'Esterno; a group exhibition of fine-art photographers from countries in eastern Europe, 7 in total - Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Kaliningrad, Russia and Ukraine. The goal of the exhibition is to showcase fine-art from a region that is sadly mostly known for its political unrest, as source of cheap labour and as a bogey man to the fearful and terminally worried. The exhibition is rolling along well and has been featured in 2 news outlets and will be featured in another in the upcoming days.
You can read all about the project and the latest exhibition on our blog, where you will also find links to its facebook and twitter pages.
And to me...
I have my own project here in Napoli, a photo one - where I will be actually taking photos, assuming I remember how.
My project is to spend 2 months photographing the Sri Lankan community in Naples. I would like to capture the daily lives of the Sri Lankan community; at home, as they work and how they interact with their new city – and through a series of reportage photos and portraits show how the Sri Lankan community has managed to thrive in Naples.
As part of the project I would like to build a camera – an 8x10” analogue field camera. The camera will allow me to use Harman Direct Positive Paper (a paper specially made to produce positive images) to create one-off prints that wouldn’t need printing or enlarging like a normal negative. I will also be using the smaller field camera I built to shoot instant images and smaller film negatives.
I've started a kickstarter project to help fund the materials and some expenses for the project, so if you'd like to read the full description of the project, there are more details at the end of the link. I'd also like to ask if you could share and spam all your friends about the project - here, facebok, g+, twitter.. even the local info board in your town square if you have one. The more people we can reach and show the project to, the more chance there is of a successful end.
Thanks in advance for your help, I really appreciate it!!
oh, I'll be tweeting about building the camera as I do, so if you are interested in the process come and follow mine @ name_too_common