This module has been fun and has opened up an avenue of a new way of presenting my work, using different materials for final output. printing onto handmade cotton rag paper using liquid light was something I had always wanted to try and to see, I feel from looking back at my initial ideas for the project I have achieved my aim, 8-10 darkroom prints using an alternative process.
Since the project stated I have photographed a few more times with the artists, I have been to Hawkwood College to document the last day two local Hip Hop artists were in their residency. I have been on video shoot sets and at DJ workshops learning the ins and outs a lot more attentively whilst also looking for shots to be printed for this module, If I saw a shot that I thought would look good such as the ones at the Honeybourne line with graffiti artists, those images took me, there was so much visual information and it was very clear in my mind as liquid light prints but also finally put into a book. I also went all the way out to Brixton at night to create some video work and take some stills to simply document the event.
I am going to keep experimenting with the liquid light emulsion, I will explore more types of paper and ways of creating a more professional photobook using the original prints. I feel the book I made and handed in was very good and met the standards of a messy scrapbook style, which is easily seen with the fraid edges of the paper and the not to perfect alignment of paper inside the book. The stitching was just freestyle and so was the title which was written with a black pen into the tracing paper. Ultimately I feel a lot of work went into capturing and outputting the images for this module and book, I managed to realise the prints in time to a very satisfactory quality and presented them nicely.
If I were to improve on anything it would be the creation of the book, I would have liked to have a proper hardback cloth bound book which has been a bit more attentively made than the one I did, maybe spend a good month on the design and the making of the book to refine those things that need time.
Overall I am very happy with this work and can not wait to get it back and put it on my shelf or gift it to someone. This is my original liquid light photobook. I will definitely make another to a better quality at some point in the future, I love it.
Enjoy some more new work.