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Looking back on 2013

Posted in commercial, documentary, landscape, Live music, photography, travel with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 1, 2014 by christine redmond

During the last year I lived in three cities across two continents. I went from documenting Aboriginal culture on west coast of Canada to walking on frozen lakes under the Aurora in Canada’s Great White North to moving all the way back home to the Emerald Isle. I shot over 25,000 photos in 2013 and am so thankful to have a record of the year it’s been. Looking forward to another year of exploration and creativity.

 

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In Real Life: Photographic Exhibition

Posted in personal project, photography, portrait photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 8, 2012 by christine redmond

I currently have a solo exhibition in Xchanges Gallery, Victoria BC. The project details can be found on my other blog.

From Victoria to Vancouver

Posted in documentary, landscape with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 3, 2011 by christine redmond

A short but beautiful ferry crossing when the sun is shining:

 

 

 

how to… photo transfer

Posted in commercial, documentary, event photograpy, experimental, personal project with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 3, 2011 by christine redmond

I felt really honoured to have my work included in the Sooke Fine Art Show this year. 375 pieces were selected from approximately 1250 (if I remember correctly). The journey there was beautiful and then the show itself really surprised me. In the middle of the wilderness pretty much is an amazing art show, carefully put together and bustling with viewers. Not only was I lucky enough to have my work included but  I also was given the opportunity to give an artist’s demonstration on my practice (see my space below).

My practice is photography, but specifically photographic transfers with acrylic gel. This is what I demonstrated at the show. And at the request of some viewers please find step by step instructions here.

1.) Print photograph ( I usually do inkjet prints on a glossy inkjet photo paper).

2.) Generously apply a thick layer (at least 1/8th inch thick) of acrylic gel (matte or glossy) on your photograph. I suggest using a palette knife to apply.

3.) Allow to dry naturally (may take a few days). DO NOT USE A HAIRDRYER.

4.) Place photograph (now with a dry layer of acrylic gel on it) in a sink/basin of cold water. Allow to soak for at least two hours.

5.) Peel the paper from the back of photograph.

6.) When the majority of paper has been removed by peeling you can gently scrape or rub the rest off with your finger. This may take some time. How much or little paper you leave is your decision.

7.) When the photograph is dry it can be adhered to a surface of your choice. I usually adhere it to wooden panels using gel to glue the image down and a hardware style super glue to glue the edges. If using wood – I recommend sealing it first (I use Golden’s Gac 700).

8.) Voila – transfer complete. Please see this link  for photographs of the process.

Not Another Landscape

Posted in documentary, experimental, landscape with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 24, 2011 by christine redmond

Yes, I’m afraid so, more landscapes.

 

This time; Thetis Lake – Canada’s first nature sanctuary.

Distracted by Dead Flowers

Posted in experimental, personal project, Portfolio with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 15, 2011 by christine redmond

Today has been one of those days where I simply cannot finish what I start. Every thing I’ve attempted to do I have instantly abandoned in favour of something else. Earlier I had intended to tidy my kitchen but instantly got distracted by a bunch of dead flowers which I felt compelled to photograph through some yellow chiffon:

Moustache memories

Posted in personal project, portrait photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 15, 2011 by christine redmond

It seems to be that time of year again, where changes are in the air and friends are going their seperate ways. This year, to combat the goodbye blues I’m going to photograph my friends before we part . The act of photographing serves as one last fun time together and photograph itself the proof. So instead of getting all choked up, we can share a full photo album of silly shoots.

This (see below) is the first one, photographs of Trevor, before he left for Calgary.