features

September 3rd, 2010

This week, after an internet life of almost three years without any references worth mentioning, I (my internet ego) got featured on two very different websites in two very different ways.

The first was a picture of mine that was asked for this 365 day photo project called WindowProject 2010.  I was proud of the picture, so I was thrilled that somebody else picked it up. There’s a little story with the picture, so check it out!

The second (which was actually earlier) was a ‘designer profile’ about me as a designer of knitted stuff. This was kind of a blast from the past, because when CanaryKnits told me she wanted to write something about my work, I really wasn’t that into knitting anymore, so I didn’t think I would make a good subject. But yeah, I guess I was a designer of knitted stuff at some point, so okay, I have nothing against a little flattery. It made me think about knitting as a way of creating new stuff again, and I remembered how good I used to feel when I was knitting.  Maybe in this new school year knitting will turn up more often.

So thanks for the features Valentina and Teresa!

Hard labour

August 24th, 2010

While my new website is taking shape, I was forced to start organising and categorising my rather eclectic (and small, I must add) body of work. A nasty job, and it made the work I have look totally random and thrown together. Eye-opening, but harsh. So I started working on a booklet with photographs that have some common theme or line, and it went a lot better than the digital curating, allowing some new website ideas to come to life as well.

The booklet is finished, ordered and should arrive this week, and then it’s time to show it to others. My classmates will probably suit that purpose very well, and if anything it will be a nice exercise in articulating criticism for them. For now, here’s a sneak preview of the booklet.

Props-cover

Tentstation

July 25th, 2010

Ideal camping terrain at Melt!

Ideal camping terrain at Melt!

We  are having a great time all over Germany, at festivals, at farms and in the capital. Yesterday at the bar at our camp site we watched a show of two musicians playing the most wonderful vintage 70´s film music, with old super 8 movies playing at a screen behind them. It was awesome. After that we went to a club, and then it was night, going on morning.

Glowing tent

When I first used my lightmeter again after I got it back from repairs I thought it was still broken, but now it seems I was using it wrong, so there are lots of Yashica D shots to be developed when I get back. Yeah.

Behind the scenes

July 8th, 2010

bloemenjansje.com/works

I’m building a new place for all my creative works to go, you can check it out while it’s under construction here. It’s not done, so this is not an official announcement for my new incredibly professional portfolio site, the URL might even still change, it’s just a hint to have a look behind the scenes. Stuff will get updated and completed in the next weeks (?) so keep coming back and you will actually see a work in progress!