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Thursday, 27 January 2011

Scopey Scoperson

I have a picture in the Saatchi Gallery website in the SCOPE Showdown that's going on. They have art showdowns regularly and they are very good to enter, but you need lots and lots of votes.

So please please please vote for my Ricky photograph, even if you like the one next to it more!! I know that's a bit of "gamesmanship" but.....well i would like to get through and have a long way to go! :)

Here's the link, you do need to sign up to vote i'm afraid

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Good shout from The Becca!

Got an email from my sister tellling me - "this is the funniest blog i have ever EVER read. i have been LOLing. real life LOLing. brilliant."

So against my normal reaction of lalalalala smile and nod head....i had a look, and you wont believe it but she is spot on!! From what i've seen of this blog so far it's fantastic and lots of fun and great pictures!

If you're reading this go have a look, do it do it.......


Tuesday, 18 January 2011


Another mini project found from back in college (I dont know where they have been otherwise I would have posted them sooner!)

I cant remember what the actual brief for this was but I clearly decided to do an NSPCC advert. I have always thought the nspcc and barnardos adverts are incredible and of course always capture your attention even if you dont notice what they are actually saying straight off.

Here are my nspcc advert's - the idea is there but possibly didnt quite get the advert to hit home like it should. But still look at the bear....poor little bugger!!

All images are Copyright © James Thorne

Friday, 14 January 2011

Counterpoint and the Contrasting Element's in Society Project - way back when

I'm going through all my pictures and portfolio for a number of different reasons. To make sure i'm being as critical as i should be toward the work that is being shown and in my main portfolio/to build small consistent portfolios of images that could work together in exhibition form/so that work is ready as a whole to be sent of and shown to galleries and commitees when the time comes.

Doing this is i came across the images used for my final project at college, a project which stemmed from Counterpoint. Counterpoint is a term often used in music and defined (thanks to Wikipedia!) as - "the relationship between two or more voices that are independent in contour and rhythm and are harmonically interdependent". So basically sounds that are very different but work perfectly well when used together.

I decided to use this on things in society that perhaps shouldnt go together but actually look harmonious and not necessarily unusual when put together. Two of the pictures have already been posted at the very beginning of my blog, but I didnt fully go into and explain the project then.....

"Ghetto Croquet"

"W.I. Coffee Morning"

"Modern Ballet"

"Professional Shoe Shine"

"Vegetarian Butcher"

"Classical Punk"

All images are Copyright © James Thorne