I’ve been lazy, again.
I really should get my arse into gear and be consistent if i’m ever going to get a good name for myself as a photographer. Currently been too wrapped up in my own personal life and working life to really get anything going with my photography, but the termination of my employment in 2 weeks should mean plenty of time for me to be a lot more photography-active! Well, inbetween job hunting in leeds and sorting out my mountains of uni-related stuff *sigh*
Anyway, so i’ll be planning on uploading some reviews + pictures about recent gigs and escapades, such as the 5 Less Than Jake gigs I went to the other week, Hit The Deck fest, Groezrock, Slam Dunk + other things! I’m also forcing myself to create a website. Flickr is great but I have so much stuff on there now, the stuff i’m really proud of gets lost in all the average and not so good stuff. I need a place I can showcase my good stuff which makes me look professional, im also thinking business cards, maybe? why not. if anyone can give me any help/pointers with the business cards + website stuff i’d appreciate it a lot! Remember i’m an unemployed now, so cheap and cheerful ideas, please!
I’m also writing/contributing stuff to an awesome new local (hull) zine called Crass Nouveau, which has been organised and put together by my lovely friend Jesse Casey, if your interested in independent creativity stemming from the Hull area then follow/like them on…
tumblr ( http://crassnouveau.tumblr.com/ )
+ facebook! http://facebook.com/crassnouveau
its only just the beginning but im expecting good things to come from this, they will be a lot from me + others for the music enthusiasts aswell as lots lots more.
Seen as i’ll be unemployed and have LOTS of spare time and £0, i’m going to be offering my photography services to anyone or any bands that want promo shots doing, obviously because i’m wanting to persue this as a career, I will be charging, i cant give out freebies forever (something every artist must realise at some point) although my prices wont be steep as i know times are hard and im hardly a well sought-after proffessional. But if yourself or anyone you know wants some photography work doing, of ANY kind (i recently just did a set of prom photos for a family friends daughter) get them to drop me a message - email@example.com
So i’m going to try and keep myself busy with that lot untill September where i’ll be FINALLY moving to Leeds, to go to Uni. Although last year i was 99.9% set on never going to Uni, I figured I got the best grades I could get at college, so I must be good, plus just being a working girl has pushed my creativity down to a minimum, not exactly what I was hoping for. I want to be back in the creative zone again, and have the opportunity to learn new things, too! I am also DESPERATE to get out of hull and finding out that my job wasnt going to be secure for much longer + not wanting anything else in hull, all these things pushed me towards Uni. I get to live in Leeds, closer to a lot of my friends, much better opportunities MUCH better bands/venues/ nightlife (obviously important) and 3 years there studying Visual Communication should be enough time to find my feet in leeds and i’ll hopefully make my move out of Hull permanent.
So, in not so-much of a nutshell, thats a quick update on my life + plans so far. Hopefully i’ll be blogging a bit more frequently now, and getting some work out there…
watch out for me!
- Jade x