On The Road!

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I am pleased to say I’ve finally passed my driving test! I can now be more mobile with my business and allow Zoe Ann Photography to travel to weddings across the UK rather than staying close to home.

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Durker Roods March Fayre

This past week I exhibited at the Durker Roods Hotel, a lovely venue that I visit often. At this fayre it was lovely to see many familiar faces such as Woo’B’Woo, Attention To Detail, White Rose Cake Design and one of my past brides who has sent up an entertainment company called Vox, and they provided us with excellent live music throughout the day. Here are a couple of images from the fayre:

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Brand new scrapbook!

My example scrapbook for couples to view at wedding fayre’s and at meetings was getting a bit dated with my photography and scrapbook style changing a lot since I made it in 2013, so I decided to have an upgrade and make a brand new one. Here’s a few photos of the new example scrapbook:

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Wedding Fayre at Rendezvous Hotel

This last Sunday I took a trip to North Yorkshire to exhibit at the Rendezvous hotel wedding fayre ran by Diamond Events.

The fayre was ran by the lovely Rebecca who set up a number of fayres to accompany her degree and it was a pleasure to attend and meet many new future brides and grooms. It was also great to meet some new suppliers as I was a bit further a field for this fayre than I usually am! Some of these suppliers were: Love Sweet Love, Auto Test Pilots, Greenwoods, Boo Make n Cake and many more!!

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Shoot 6 – FMP

After finishing shooting with my dad I went out with my mum to explore her childhood memories of places, she took me around huddersfield and we visited her old schools, some of her old family relatives houses and places where she used to play. This shoot wasn’t as successful with voice recordings due to some technical faults but I still managed to get enough.

I have now decided that I am going to incorporate quotes from these recordings in the final photobook by having them alongside some images.

Here are a couple of my favourite images from this shoot:

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Artist Talk: Danny Treacy

Last week we had another informative artist talk from photographer Danny Treacy, he did his first photography degree in Brighton and has gone on to exhibited all across Europe and the US, with his work incorporating elements of sculpture, collecting and anthropology.

For his first project he came across houses that had been abandoned by people who had died and who’s remaining families had not bothered with the house of their passed relatives; they gave Danny the access to the houses. He treated these houses like tombs for the passed occupants and didn’t do anything to alter the surroundings he was in as he wanted the photographs to be a ‘true’ reflection of the space he was in. He told us with his project he found it very frustrating finding subjects to photograph; whether he could find a picture or not was all dependant on the past occupant and what they had left behind.

This project led him onto his project called ‘Them‘ which he did for his MA, this changed the way Danny worked with photography and spaces as what he was previously doing was not satisfying him anymore. He was given keys to an abandoned flat block that was about to be demolished, he started off capturing the spaces as he did before with the houses of the deceased but then discovered a wardrobe full of clothes, he decided he should photograph himself wearing these clothes. He bought a sewing machine and began to stitch together more items of clothing and rags that he found in a factory and photographed these in a studio; he decided he wasn’t bothered for the location background anymore and wanted the photographs to be focused on the clothing. The images he created of the clothing pieces he had found led him to realise this project was about ‘them’ – the members of society more than it was about him even though he was the one wearing the clothing. When this work was exhibited he printed them very large as he wanted them to feel life like; as if the people were present in the room.

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He told us about how he never finishes projects that he creates; he likes to continue to adapt and add to them over time. Danny told us this is a very difficult way of thinking to have when trying to publish work as people, especially photobook publishes like projects to be finished. His work that he has created for personal projects has led him onto commercial fashion photography, even though this has been something that he never had any interest in as he explained he has no care for fashion but has found it to be something very creative stimulating. This is some of his commerical fashion photography for VMAN magazine that I found to be very interesting:

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Overall I found the way Danny spoke about photography and how he creates it very intriguing, please check out more of Danny Treacy’s work from the projects I have spoke about in this post and more on his website.