on location


The deadline for the first draft of the dissertation is looming....9 days to be exact. Just letting that sink in for myself, don't worry. Putting that aside, I feel as though this week has once again been fairly productive, that is in regards to my project.

Shooting finally started this Wednesday in the new daylight studio we now have here at Falmouth. I mainly took this opportunity to experiment with various visual ideas I'm currently having in regards to my concept, along with Louie who also took the time to experiment with his own ideas. We spent a solid 6 hours in their just shooting making the most of the time we had, despite the fact we lost about 10 minutes due to an unexpected fire alarm, but overall, we came away with some decent outcomes. I also got round to having a little road trip with the lovely Anneka all the way up to Newquay for the day in order to do yet another shoot which was very reliant on the natural light and landscapes. We parked right on the tip of Fistral Beach with a Stables just around the corner for good measure. Anneka also got round to shooting some landscapes for her own current project on a 'FUJI G617 PANORAMIC CAMERA' which she recently got her hands on and it's absolutely huuuggge! We shot throughout the day and took the view in as the sun finally started to set which is always the best way to end a top day!

Now, as a result of having such a productive week, I have gone and caught the absolutely glorious freshers flu...or maybe just your regular old cold, who knows? Either way, it's not ideal when you intend to get your head down and make a firm approach to a dissertation where I will most definitely need a clear head. This can only lead into what I imagine will be a very intense week ahead. 

WEEK 34 - 18/10/2017


There has been a real mixed bag of weather this week down in Cornwall. One minute you can have glorious sunshine and the next, the rain will sweep over the hills and absolutely lash it down, so that's held me back from doing much in truth. I've mainly been trying to make a start on the (dare I even say the word) dissertation, but so far, that's gotten nowhere. In fairness, I still feel in holiday mode which I seriously need to shake off if I want to start third year on the right foot.

It's also been rather quiet in the house this week as Anneka has been back home up North for an early birthday with her family, Louie has been the library most of the time and Sophie has been out exploring the coast with her grandparents who have been down to visit with their little dog Ash who's a complete bundle of joy. I ended up going on a little adventure with the four of them to various bays along the west coastline which was a fab day out.

If you had to choose between work and the Cornish coastline, you're gonna pick the Cornish coastline any day, especially if great company is included!

Our first stop was to Watergate Bay which is not far from Newquay, before making a quick visit to Bedruthan Steps were the heavens decided to open for the space of about 2 minutes, making us retreat back to the car. Our final visit was to Holywell Bay where we happened to stumble upon the filming of the fourth season of the BAFTA-winning TV series Poldark. Some potential spoilers for anyone who watches the show, but they were shooting a scene between the lead female, Delemza and her Lover Hugh Armitage....make of that what you will. It was great to see the actors and crew all in action though and the lengths they had gone to keep the area clear with security dotted all along the dunes to stop any modern day looking folks photobombing the 1780's styled scene. 

WEEK 29 - 13/09/2017