Wednesday, 15 December 2010


Now that my negotiated project is done and out the way, my dissertation has my full attention.

"How are the aesthetics of a photograph measured?"

The basic concept of it is, what makes a good photograph?  Does it come down to skill?  Talent?  Experience?  Can anyone take a good photograph?  Is a good photograph one that leaves you questioning?  Or one that leaves you satisfied?  I am interested to see people's thoughts on this.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

£22.89 Express Delivery

So the book is done and handed in and I've now got the worlds most horrendous cold.  I'm really happy with it though, (the book).

Paying that extortionate amount for express delivery was worth it.  Now, time to sleep.  

Friday, 19 November 2010

First roll

Here are some printed images from my first roll of film.  I used Ilford 400 Delta Pro on an Olympus OM30.  Paper - Ilford Multigrade De Luxe Pearl.

Monday, 15 November 2010

Basically, this does my head in

So for my negotiated project I've been creating a visual documentation of a personal narrative.  It is a street photography piece done of 35mm showing my relationship with Birmingham.  Which basically, does my head in.

I am making this a very current project which means it is showing exactly how I feel right now, as I know it is only for now that I don't like where I am.

The pure document is what I am looking at, with works from people like Emerson and the photo secessionists.

Friday, 22 October 2010

Why can't I just...

I think this photograph is amazing!  Jo Gane did a series of wet plate collodion photographs of Birmingham.  So I went to the same site to create something of my own...however I got chucked out and it was shitty weather.  This is what I managed to get:

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Street art without the street

Went to see this exhibition of street art in Coventry.  I liked most of it but it did feel a bit out of place having in a gallery space and not in the street.  It did make me want to do some screen printing, have done any of years.

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Do I need to explain the word, 'negotiated?'

For my latest negotiated project I am looking at creating a documentary street photography piece using 35mm.

My DSLR and I have fallen out.  So I'm using my ol'faithful Olympus.

In short, I'm going to photograph everything I hate.  And believe it or not, there is a lot.  Here's a taster so far:

Snow Hill, Birmingham.  


Wednesday, 21 July 2010


Some inspirational stuff I'm looking at for my new project on street photograph. 
This exhibition celebrates the 10 years of in-public, Nick Turpin's street photography collection.  

Artists include:
Christophe Agou (opposite)
Jesse Marlow
Otto Snoek
Trent Parke
Nils Jorgensen
Adrian Fisk

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

The architectural body

I am now working on an experimental photography project which is titled 'the body.' I've started to look at the body of city and the architectural forms within Birmingham. The idea that a city is man made and that each building has a specific function has led me to think that when a building is abandoned, what is it left to? Why is it left when it is something we created it?
I went to check out these tower blocks in Perry Barr that I heard were to be demolished in the hope I could get some snaps on the inside however I was too late.

Monday, 1 March 2010

Crosby Beach

Was up in Liverpool the other month and had a look at Antony Gormley's 'Another Place.' I didn't take many pictures as it was unbelievably cold and I felt like I was going to die.

My first experiences in life so far

I recently composed a book which documented all the people and places with whom I have share a first time experience. It was a 15 week project resulting in 20 final images.  It includes...

My first funeral

My first holiday

My first time

Friday, 26 February 2010

Berlin on ground level

I documented my stay in Berlin by placing the camera on the floor and photographing the scene.

Between the still and moving image

movingimage from Alice Ho on Vimeo.

First moving image project I worked on was this awareness ad with Fiona Lowe.

Thursday, 25 February 2010


Birmingham City Uni photographers pop over to Wales. Bloody freezing.

Monday, 22 February 2010

Oxford on 35mm film

A first year landscape project using conventional 35mm film. I photographed my home town of Oxford.

Friday, 19 February 2010

Rotton Park Street

Some compositional shots I took last year on my walk to uni.