I See…the start of an album

I took this idea from Ali Edwards some time ago (blogged about it too – click the label link) but am finally getting my act together to create. I fuss a lot about the process and in the end it’s terribly simple! Just point, shoot, print, stick in and write. Nothing special at all, except to me. But I do recommend that you start one too!
This is the first photo – it’s of Bran, about 20 months (he’s nine tomorrow!). His favourite character for a few years was Bear, from Jim Henson’s Bear in the Big Blue House. We still have Bear, and the DVDs, jacket and other clothes… I hope this baby is as enamoured!

Altho I am a little unsure why the top of the lemon looks green, I love this shot. Produce from my garden, the mint is perfectly focused – I paid attention to the detail.

Si and Zac. I suspect they were plotting something – probably how to get out of the dishes! – but I love that Zac has his father’s eyes.

I’ll post more as they are created but it is truely simple. One wirebound, interleafed A5 album, a tape runner, corner rounder and a silver pen.

I See… a new album

I found a project I can really get into in the August CK magazine. I usually devour Ali Edwards’ pages (I really like her clean style) and this month is no exception.

And it’s an album I can continue with as a series.

Words and pictures. Some paper or ribbon maybe. No embelishments. No fancy techniques. Clean and simple.

It’s all about what you see in a photograph. One example published was a photo of a cup of cocoa and some marshmallows – and the caption is I See…time spent together (or something like that).

I grabbed a notebook and started to think. One example I came up with was a photo of my kitchen bench, close up on a lemon and some mint. What do I see? I see…produce from my garden. Attention to detail. Concentration on the composition of the photograph (something I have been working on lately).

I’ll scan the article and if anyone wants me to send it to them, please drop me an email or comment.

PS – On Ali’s blog this week she is revisiting an old favourite, A Week In The Life. It’s a fantastic project so get on to it! http://www.aliedwards.typepad.com/ As Ali wrote “This is a creative adventure. It requires little more than a camera and a willingness to pay attention and gather up stuff from your daily life.”

PPS – Scary stuff. Simon hands in his notice today to start contracting work. It’s a bit nerve-wracking to know he doesn’t have a permament contract!