Friday, 9 December 2011

The Hamelins

If you have read my blog before you will remember that I like to dabble in a little bit of photography now and again, and I have recently been on a photo shoot with an up and coming band in Kent known as The Hamelins. Band photos are one of the worst things to shoot, especially when the band is trying to make a go and getting somewhere, because its so easy to make it look like there trying to hard to be 'cool' or 'different' and to often it looks simply naff. Hopefully these ones don't.

Although this shoot went well, we felt looking back at the photos that we lost a little bit of bands personality and its a little bit too serious for them, and after all I should know there my mates and because of that I wouldn't be a good mate if I didn't do some shameless plugging for them.

So go have a look at there website here
Or like there Facebook page here The Hamelins 


So its my final year at University and the final year of my course, so its time to start making what I will be presenting at the New blades Degree show in June 2012. For one of my final projects i will be making a autopsy model, sounds a bit weird I know, but I love programmes like Silent Witness and Bones and I have always been an ambition of mine to make one of these as props for one of these programmes. I've split this into two sections, I will be making the main body of the autopsy in the New year but I have recently just finished making the the Organs for the autopsy. These were all hand sculpted and are made form PlatSil a type of silicon rubber and are filled with foam to give the texture of real human organs.

Also for this project I needed to create a way to present my organs for the marking process of the project so I created a Poster and TV series advert for a Programme called Autopsy for the BBC, this is not actually being used for the BBC but I needed to show my work could work in context with the industry it has been designed for. 

And heres the video, just be glad that I am not your real surgeon!