Saturday, October 18, 2008

My Life in Film

Photography has been taking all of my free time. I got the first assignment done and now I'm buried in work for our second assignment. The bulk of the assignment is a series of self portraits that show who we are and what's important to us.

I started with my first few photo's in my studio. Being a binder is a large part of who I am and I hadn't had a chance to take any photo's of my birthday present to myself. My lovely finishing press!
The second photo is the beginnings of a book. My jar of tools, a weight, my 3 most used tools on the book block, some thread, 2 curved needles, a block of bee's wax, and my favorite center finding ruler- all on my cutting board.

Hopefully one of these days I'll be able to bind the book in the second photo. I'll be teaching Tuesday at our monthly bookarts meeting. I'll be teaching a small double needle coptic like Rhonda at My Handbound Books posted about last week, which is funny because we planned the meeting two months ago. I've been using her photo's to try to explain to some of our newer members what we are going to be doing. I'm excited about the meeting as it will allow me some time to bind. I've got my first "midterm" Friday as well as the self portrait assignment due so maybe next weekend I'll have some time to spend in the studio without my camera and with my tools in my hand....


Billie said...

Hi Kiley

Your photo's are superb. Wow that press looks amazing (drool. I love seeing pictures of where people create.

Good luck for your midterm

Billie :)

Kiley said...

Thanks Billie.
I shot each image in color, sepia, and black and white and I kept coming back to the sepia. For the press it just seemed natural as there was the warm tones in the wood of the press and the handle of my paper knife.
My work space actually has an obnoxious bright (neon really) yellow cutting mat with bright pink lines on it. In color it looked terrible with the green paper on those covers next to it. The black and white shot just didn't have enough contrast to look good so it ended up in midtone sepia as well.
Phew another long winded response. Now I need some breakfast.