I’m currently in Margate on a week long artist residency (PRAH Foundation) producing work that is responsive to the local area.
I’ll be focusing on both video and audio outputs and as part of the project I’ve tasked myself with the grand challenge of producing (and publishing!) something each day…
Here’s Tuesday’s effort:
On my first day, I spent a couple of hours walking around the waterfront with my camera and was particularly drawn to the dull tones of the Arlington House tower block. This drab, monolithic structure looms, rather oppressively, over the recently refurbished Dreamland fun park below (hoping to pay that a visit later in the week).
The colours from this scene influenced the overall grading of the piece, producing a rather muted colour profile throughout. I really liked the contrast of the blue sheds that emerge half way through, with the glimpse of the ferris wheel in the distance – neither of which can quite break free from the muted, sombre tones of their surroundings.
I shot this on my Sony A7s, which I haven’t really had much chance to experiment this year. I also wanted to test out a couple M42 lenses that I’d recently picked up on ebay:
- Pentacon 135mm f/2.8
- Carl Zeiss MC Flektogon 35mm f/2.4