full time exhibition-goer

With any job you have to deal with a lot of paperwork, it’s all a matter of keeping it under control. It might differ slightly for people who frequent exhibitions because there’s always such nice things to take away. It took everything in me not to take one of every ‘In The Making‘ pamphlet although after reading through the ones I did get (Macbook Pro, £2 commemorative coin & S Stock Underground train) I wish I had because they are really interesting! I’m a sucker for exhibition brochures and I have a box (not yet full) of it because I like to take a trip back and remember the exhibitions I’ve seen.

Over the weekend I visited the new shows up at The Photographers Gallery, the Richard Hamilton retrospective at Tate Modern and  the Designs of the Year 2014 & (revisited) Paul Smith shows at the Design Museum. The parts I enjoyed the most were Lorna Simpson and John Deakin at TPG, seeing multiple work I studied at Richard Hamilton (My Marilyn, The Large Glass, Chrysler etc. etc.) and finding more little nuances in the Paul Smith show (first seen on last day of extension, now re-extended forever I assume). The best thing is I can go back to the paid exhibitions again if I need to (usually a second look is very rewarding) because I get in for free thanks to my V&A employment. Working there is rewarding on so many levels.

Enough chatter, here are some snaps I took during my art & design adventure.

Physical memories

Richard Hamilton's Treatment Room

The view from Tate Modern

Design award contender

Karl Lagerfeld drawing in the Paul Smith show

A nice view after a long day walking and looking at things

meet monty

If you think you’ve seen the most beautiful cat in the world before, prepare to have your mind changed. Monty belongs to the family I’m currently living with and it will be so hard to leave him as we’ve formed a good bond. I know just where he loves a tummy scratch and he knows how to open my door to meow at me, true love? I think so.

life’s a beach

So I hear that the 2014 Sculpture by the Sea is on at Cottesloe and because I’m so up to date with my film developing here are photos from last years exhibition!

Photos taken with my Olympus Trip 35 (I think) on Lomography Redscale film.


the lost film

I had completely forgotten about this film I shot with my Holga and I don’t even know when these photos are from so all I can assume is 2013ish. Anyway, I really like how they came out and you can’t tell from the photo shop scans but there is no clear frame edge on any of these shots on the film so one day I hope I can get them scanned right to the edge.

Photos taken with my Holga 120CFN on Lomography Black & White 120 film.


paris with aoife

We were planning to go to Paris for our birthday but come the end of October we didn’t have the resources as international students or the time to go. So January it was! We had a wonderful time although it was really chilly and stayed in a nice Parisian apartment with a cat (we love cats so it is pretty much a requirement for accommodation). I’m lucky to have as many pictures as I do because in a total lapse of judgement I opened the back of my camera before rewinding it. Absolute photographer fail.

Taken with my Olypums Trip 35 on Agfa Vista 200 film.

tour eiffel
paris pigeon
tour eiffel
tour eiffel
versailles in fog

rue cam bon

metro metro

london with aoife

In January my lovely twin-from-another-mother Aoife came over to London after her stint studying in Dublin and so we walked around and did cultural and touristy things because that’s what you do in the middle of winter. We also watched a lot of Sherlock so I count it as a very successful and productive time spent together.

Here’s some photos I took with my Olympus Trip 35 camera on Agfa Vista 200 film.

the westminster walk
no coaches
back of the abbey
peek-a-boo ben
m&m rainbow