Archive for the ‘GC003-Hidden’ Category


Tuesday, January 19th, 2010


Hidden poster 01

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

Poster proposal
For hidden exhibition.


Blue Tinge

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

When I was scanning in some of my negative on the prescan a bluey colour accidetally appeared. I tried replicating the effect on photoshop and got the following image.


Darkroom experiements part001

Saturday, December 5th, 2009
  • 5 second intervals
  • 2.8 aperture
  • 3 contrast filter
  • dr 114 seconds
  • 2.8 aperture
  • 3 contrast filter

dr 8

Experimenting with contrast filters (left)

  • 5 second Intervals
  • 2.8 aperture
  • 5 contrast filter

Experimenting with no contrast filter (right)

  • 5 second Intervals
  • 2.8 aperture
  • NO contrast filter

dr 2

  • 20 seconds
  • 8 aperture
  • 3 contrast filter

dr 9

  • 5 second intervals
  • 8 aperture
  • 3 contrast filter


  • 20 seconds
  • 8 aperture
  • 3 contrast filter

dr 11

Experimenting with water

  • 5 second intervals
  • 2.8 aperture
  • 3 contrast filter

dr 5

test strip (left)

  • 5 second intervals
  • 8 aperture
  • 3 contrast filter

test strip (right)

  • 5 second intervals
  • 8 aperture
  • 4 contrast filter

dr 3

  • 45 seconds
  • 8 aperture
  • 4 contrast filter

dr 10

book layout design 003

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

After research I came up with the following design.

7×7 grid with 10mm gutters
16 margin spacing
font: palatino

One of the reason of choosing palatino is that I wanted to create age to the book. As this book was inspired by finding morris minors I decided to choose palatino because it was created in the same year – 1948 that the morris minor was created too. The greyish blue colour choice is also inpsired by the car.








book layout design reasearch

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

I was advised to re-think my design/font choice so researched into this.

i looked at grids.

book layout design 001

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

I have started to design the inside book layout, I chose courier due to its espionage history.





Book cover ideas

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

I have decided to collate all my images/photographs into a book. I started coming up with ideas for cover designs. The theme of the book is concealed structures (working title) I have tryed to reflect this in the design. The tinted bars represent a darkroom test strip.




Image trial

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

I created this image using a combination of lines – trying to portray structure.


Derelict/forgotten places part04

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009





Derelict/forgotten places part03C

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009






Derelict/forgotten places part03B

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009


Derelict/forgotten places part03A

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009


Derelict/forgotten places part02B

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009


Derelict/forgotten places part02A

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

I took these photos using a 400 ISO black and white film. The weather conditions where very bad so I was unsure on the results.



B & W FILM NEG index sheet 002

Monday, November 30th, 2009

I took these photos around bath, then developed the film in the darkroom.


B & W FILM NEG index sheet 001

Monday, November 30th, 2009

I took these photos around bath, then developed the film in the darkroom.


Gordon Matta-Clark

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Gordon Matta-Clark “is famous for his “building cuts,” a series of works in abandoned buildings in which he variously removed sections of floors, ceilings, and walls.”



Hidden structures

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

I took these photos using a digital camera.







Wednesday, November 25th, 2009








Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

To take pictures of disused/derelict buildings/places and create pieces of work that reveal their hidden history/use.

Bath Gasometers – pipe network (418 bus)
Bath printing press – book printing, letterpress, (number 5 bus)
Co-op society building (number 10 bus)

I will to add to this list as I travel round bath more.
Find out history, use of these buildings, take photos


Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Image created by printing out lots of thin lines of colour, scanning the printed image than zooming into the lines.


Pixel colour


The mayor who brought colour to Albania

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009


Photos by Megan Ruth Jack
The mayor who brought colour to Albania
by Jacky Rowland, BBC correspondent in Tirana

Albania was once the most isolated country in Europe and its capital, Tirana, was blighted by socialist architecture and decaying infrastructure.

After the fall of Communism, there was a free-for-all. New buildings went up in an unchecked manner but no-one bothered to fix the roads, the power cables and the sewage system.

Now, however, Tirana has had a facelift.

The new Mayor, Edi Rama, was first elected into office in 2000 and has cleaned up scruffy avenues and repaired roads and public buildings. But the mayor’s unconventional approach and his strong personality have ruffled more than a few feathers.

Mr Rama is a former artist, basketball player and culture minister.

He is a big man with big ideas, and has made colour his trademark: paintbrush-wielding teams have turned grim concrete facades into a blaze of colour and abstract designs.


“I’m not sure I am a politician,” the mayor told me, standing on a balcony overlooking the main square of Tirana. “I would say that I am still an artist and I’m trying to use politics as an instrument for change.”

Read rest of article here


Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Images created using a digital camera. To create the white cloud effect I created a photogram of ice and layered it over the top.




Derelict/forgotten places part01

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009



I’ve seen this building a lot and have always wanted to take a picture of it, I plan to develop some of these images myself using the darkroom, these are images I took of the building and other hidden places in bristol. I was quite fortunate with the weather as it had been drab all day.


  • 400 ISO B&W film
  • Cannon E0S3000N (film camera)


Wednesday, November 25th, 2009




Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

What are maps?
The dictionary definition of a map is, “a representation, usually on a flat surface, as of the features of an area of the earth or a portion of the heavens, showing them in their respective forms, sizes, and relationships according to some convention of representation: a map of Canada.” Therefore maps represent areas, attributes and dimensions is a scale – usually smaller than lifesize. Maps help make understanding clear and lets us see beyond what our eyes are cable of seeing.

Anything can be mapped, and most things are: places, businesses, galaxies, histories, bodies, philosophies, devices and databases.

Maps outline territories from governments, Oil locations, Social scientists use maps to publiscise social problems.

They are seen by the reader as neutral information, however this is not always the case and therefore maps have a power that can persuade the reader without them realising. For example the map of the world is drawn pointing north and not south. This creates a hierarchy of the Earth.


The language of cartography is so ingrained that it has become invisible.

We do not question the orientation of the map of the world. An upside down map looks odd, it also give the southern hemisphere countries dominance over the northern ones.

Why use maps?
William Owen

Maps give their readers the simple and magical ability to see beyond the horizon. The enlightening and revelatory
characteristic of a good map derives from its encompassing vision, contained within a single consistent pictorial model. The map provides a view that slides instantaneously between panorama and detail. A map embodies the work, knowledge and intelligence of others. We obtain a vision of a place that we may never have seen, or divine a previously unseen pattern in things we thought we knew intimately. So, we ‘consult’ a map as we would an adviser in order to locate, identify and decide, or to be enlightened. As a result we suffer, sometimes, a grand illusion of omnipotence by believing that the map contains everything necessary for understanding or controlling a domain. We forget that the mapmaker has an implicit or explicit agenda of his own, not necessarily aligned with ours. Maps are imperfect They have missing layers and gaps within the layers (“London”, said its ‘biographer’ Peter Ackroyd, “is so large, and so diverse, that a thousand different maps or topographies have been drawn up in orderto to describe it”). Paradoxically, much infolillation can be gathered from the gaps left in maps, not least about the mapmaker’s intentions. This is one of the beauties of maps.


Tuesday, November 24th, 2009


I found this image in “A book of curves” by E.H.Lockwood which reminded me of the image below ( a screen shot from stranger than fiction. The book is a mathematical book and shows the relationship between shapes, curves, aesthetics and mathematics.




mapping 3




Pipe network

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Pipe network to be mapped in 3D
By Jonathan Amos, BBC News science reporter

The maze of pipes and cables that snake beneath the UK’s streets are to be mapped in a £2.2m pilot project. An intimate knowledge of this tubular underworld is expected to help reduce the number of holes that need to be dug by utilities, and cut traffic jams.

Nottingham and Leeds researchers will trial new 3D mapping technologies at half a dozen UK locations. It is thought there are enough pipes and cables below ground in Britain to stretch to the Moon and back 10 times. Some were laid more than 200 years ago and accurate information on their precise positions is often non-existent or sketchy at best. There are 30 to 40 incidents each year where workmen are seriously injured because they have accidentally sliced through electricity cables. “When utilities and highways authorities are digging in the street, they often find things they didn’t expect, or don’t find the things they were looking for,” explained Mike Farrimond, director of UK Water Industry Research Ltd, which is managing the mapping project. “If we had detailed 3D maps of what was down there, we’d be much more efficient at finding and fixing leaks, and connecting people to services.”


Schematic showing what lies under a west London street (Leeds) .The schematic diagram above shows the typical level of complexity of pipes and cables that exists under one London street.

In the UK there are: 275,000km of gas pipes; 353,000km of sewer pipes; 396,000km of water pipes; 482,000km of electricity cables.

A third of the pipes in London were laid more than 150 years ago; 20 cable firms have worked in London in the last five years. Camden High Street in London was dug up 144 times in one year; Glasgow’s Great Western Road, 223 times. “You can’t look at an Ordnance Survey map to find out what’s under the ground,” explained Tony Cohn, professor of automated reasoning at Leeds University.

Click on the link to read the rest of article.


Monday, November 23rd, 2009

I was on the bus in town and noticed these big drum like structures – they are not hard to miss! At first I thought they where water towers,but after research and found out that they where gas storage tanks called a gasometer. Gasometers maintain the correct pressure – otherwise housing systems would not work.Store get gas at different pressures, lower pressure system. Comes into house.
In summer = high
In winter = they become low
Without gas meters all gas would go out.


Map showing gas pipe network from gasometers


OBESELETE SYSTEMS, now they have become an obeselete system.

UK gas grid
British energy takeover edf.
Power stations.
Hickley point power station.
Snowdonian north wales dinorrig first hydro-electric.
Hidden energy systems

“>case study of gasometer in austria