Blog 2: Inspiring artists blogs -Photography

Blogging for me as an artist and photographer is a new thing, but so far so good!

Over the last couple of years I have enjoyed following and reading other artists’ blogs. Blogs for me have been a visual, informative way of inspiring myself in my own work, allowing blog viewers to interact in conversation and broaden awareness of new bodies of work via blogging.

Providing my favourite artist blogs was no easy task, trust me!

Kyle lgarashi, is a photographer blogger. His blogs are simple and down to the point of what he is producing. One thing I find rather helpful with his blog is that he provides information on camera, film and even settings. This is very beneficial to know as a photographer. Most of his work is street photography and documentary.

Image taken by Kyle Igarashi

Image taken by Kyle Igarashi

http://photoherephotothere.wordpress.com/2014/03/24/unmonday-pikeplace-vsco/

Second blogger, Jeremy Cowart primarily uses his blogs to promote or inform viewers of his projects. Usually his work is either commercial, art based or just honest playing around photography. This would no doubt open doors for new opportunities in this field of work.

Image taken by Jeremy Cowart

Image taken by Jeremy Cowart

http://jeremycowart.com/2011/09/gungor/

Lauren Rabbit’s blog is a tad out of date, but; Lauren’s way of communicating shows another form of broadcasting, other than the norm usually seen. I find it rather refreshing seeing a blogger use poetry and story telling to entice viewers, working in with her artistic photography style.

Image taken by Lauren Rabbit

Image taken by Lauren Rabbit

http://lauren-rabbit.blogspot.co.nz/

Another example of promoting work using blogging would be Peter Coulson. His blog comprises of two elements; one being images and the other being information on corresponding aspects used to achieve that particular work. This has the potential to be educational and inspiring for studio photographers, who want to achieve similar results in their own work.

Image taken by Peter Coulson

Image taken by Peter Coulson

http://blog.peter-coulson.com.au/2013/11/plastic-nsfw/

Last of all, my absolute favourite: The very talented Shae De Tar. Shae’s blog is full of information based around her new work, things that inspire her, videos, you name it. It gives a real inside view into her life as a photographer and artist, inspiring others and people like me.

Image taken by Shae De Tar

Image taken by Shae De Tar

http://shaedetar.com/blog/

So if you get a chance, have a quick look at the sites above. And please leave a comment if you feel inspired by these sites. Until next time folks!

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Blog 1: Introduction

Hey everyone,

My name is Yvonne Tunnicliffe, aka Eve Photography. I am currently completing my third year in photography at Whitireia Polytechnic, in Porirua and also at our Kapiti base in Raumati Beach.

Since being involved with photography, my life has been revitalised, I  have been given an opportunity to see things differently and creatively. My genres of choice are documentary and fine art portrait photography. For me they balance out my love for reality and dream like imagery.

My audience really depends, as a lot of my work revolves around documentary projects and how I feel towards the subject. The fine art photography is more of a creative outlet rather than a selling aspect. My work is intended to be thought provoking and targeted at people with an open mind.

On a less serious note, my new body of work for the year is all go! I am concentrating on a documentary about the history of north island and its marae’s and the importance of their identity as maori. This is both out of personal interest and gain for knowledge as a native maori myself the lose of my tradition and knowledge.

As a photographer, it is always good to be inspired by artists and photographers. My influence this year would have to be the amazing Ans Westra, NZ’s most well known female documentary photographer. As lucky as I am, with one rather shaky, hesitant phone call I asked the Ans Westra to be my mentor for my Body of work. To my surprise she accepted. So I look forward to having her on board to help and guide me this year.

I know you’re all probably thinking, that’s huge!! Well if you folks know me, you’ll know I like to take on rather large projects that interest me. They are usually the projects that inspire me and are worth the commitment. For me, the ultimate satisfaction with my work is saying “I can do this!” and doing it 100%. So watch this space.

Cheers guys!!

Yvonne

Image taken by Yvonne Tunnicliffe

Image taken by Yvonne Tunnicliffe