MSP 1: Inspiration

For the past nine months or so I’ve been blogging with an ulterior motive, as part of my degree in Digital Marketing I was required to blog and so I’ve been trying out different styles and attempting to grow my audience. While I have learnt a lot from this it’s time to go back to why I started this blog in the first place, my passion for Photography and for travel.


I always have a project for the summer, usually one that involves at least one blog post a week, and I shall be trying to that again this year, but I also have another idea. Recently I got to experience the magic of darkroom printing and seeing my prints developing in front of my eyes gave me an idea, why not create a project entirely analogue methods and that’s exactly what I’m going to do. From shooting on film and developing it myself, to printing contact sheets and using them to select my final images to print. I’m going to document this entire process on here and in the end, I’m going to print up my project as a zine. For this first post in the series, I’m going to outline my theme for the idea and show some examples of what to expect.

Every summer I go to a series of classic car shows all over Ireland with my dad and last year I took a series of portraits of the people at these shows. They’re some of my favourite shots from last summer and I really want to try this year to take even more. Below are some of my favourites to give you an idea of what I’m going to be working on. Over the next few weeks I’ll be uploading posts on my choice of gear and progress as I go to the various shows, then, once my masters is finished in August I’ll begin the printing, it’s going to be a busy summer!

 

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