Photoshop Techniques

As I have  previously blogged I was having difficulty in tackling how to create the 70’s photo lab prints with the rounded corners. After researching One Perfect Photo a software package that includes Photo Frame and downloading numerous versions only to discover that most of these applications require an intel chip and minimum of 2gb … Continue reading

Digital Artworking of images for body of work

What a week. The tablet finally arrived looked like Australia post damaged the box in transit hence the delay but tablet working fine. While setting it up I discovered a problem with my file permissions so ran a optimizer – fuck me whole computer fucking crashed. This  week I was suppose to be starting to … Continue reading

Reclaiming Cool Ice

Reclaiming this clay has not come without its problems. I have a largealisman sieve that was given to me some time ago. The first attempt I had at reclaiming saw the handle from the sieve which was covered in rust fall into the clay as I turned to push through the sieve. So using a … Continue reading

Sex in Advertising

There is an unending amount of this type of advertising both on the net, tv, magazines etc etc The need for speed one will be  a surprise to those of you who dont play video games. Threw the Grand theft auto scene in was just one of many in the game and on you tube. … Continue reading

History of the Butt

Mapplethorpe – A Biography

The following selected text comes from the book titled above by Patricia Morrisroe 1995 Their own sexual relationship, though, was less than satisfactory, and while she loved him, she didn’t feel passionate about him. Mapplethorpe was disheartened whenever anybody failed to appreciate his art, yet he never questioned his talent. The positive feeling he had … Continue reading

selected images and text Richard Prince

Text as appears in Prince, R & Sante, L, 2003 , Richard Prince , Phaidon, London. Some photos are from here and also Prince, R & Bürgi, B, 2002 , Richard Prince: paintings, photographs , Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern-Ruit. Richard Prince (RP) ‘…I grew up in the suburbs…no one wore cool clothes. I had never seen a white levis jacket or a … Continue reading

Sexualization of Girls in Media – Report by the APA | Clean Cut Media

Sexualization of Girls Report by the APAAmerican Psychological Association came out with a report that shows girl as young as 4 and 5 years old are wearing new clothing styles such as push-up bras, thongs, mini skirts and other adult type outfits. Following the onslaught of media images girls see on TV, there is a … Continue reading

Transpose Project

We were asked to transpose our idea into another material – that is if we weren’t making it out of ceramics how could we present it. I thought the icon of the mermaid was fairly similar to that of the pinup model or images that we see in advertising or on the net – I … Continue reading

Sharp tools make all the difference to turning

Had no end of trouble turning these minature plates. The porcelain is so fine that every mark shows. After turning 7 plates over 5hours tediously with a variety of blunt tools I ventured down to the hardware shop and bought an sandpaper adapter for the angle grinder and sharpened them all up. After some more … Continue reading

Google faces pressure from facebook

at the same time, it is in the unusual position of racing to catch up with a rival, as Facebook captures more of the time, information and ad views of Internet users.Of particular concern to Google is the fact that many people now turn to Facebook with search queries, like seeking the best place to … Continue reading

The Model Roberta Mancino Raises Her Profile By Showing Some Skin – NYTimes.com

“I didn’t want to be a model. It was just a way to make money.” Her true passions were dancing she started ballet at 4, then turned to salsa and sports. via The Model Roberta Mancino Raises Her Profile By Showing Some Skin – NYTimes.com.