Monday

Sketchbook

Juxtapositions.
Sketchbook work...
Planning compositions / intersections for Polaroid double exposures.

© Hilton Vasey 'A narrative of hands

Wednesday

Perfect circle: Exploring book making

Thinking back to the idea of framing and centralisation where I wanted to use drawing within the prints, e.g. drawing a circle etc.

Whilst looking into book-making I imagined using transparent pages with hand-drawn geometryas as overlays... 

The imediatacy of 'Narrative of hands' has enabled me to think more about objects than images. I'm planning on another 2 sessions for 'Narrative of hands' and then I think its time to play with hand-made books.

© Hilton Vasey 'A narrative of hands'

Book making

Lovely book arrival this morning from the London centre for book arts; very comprehensive and detailed.

Researching self-publication and bespoke book making!


Friday

In the studios: A narrative of hands - day 2

Continuation of ‘a narrative of hands’. As before I'm focusing on hands, emphasise on contour and figural distortion.

© Hilton Vasey 'A narrative of hands'

© Hilton Vasey 'A narrative of hands'

© Hilton Vasey 'A narrative of hands'


Monday

In the studios: A narrative of hands - day 1

A narrative of hands is a study of hand gestures for Just Waves in Space.

Influenced heavily by the Vienna Secession / early expressionism movements as well as some obscure occult gestures..

Following a seasonally long absence from the studios; I decided to work solely on hands for a separate project, prior to diving into series 3 of Just Waves in Space.

© Hilton Vasey 'A narrative of hands'

I’ve also taken up researching hand-made bespoke book binding with the intent to publish these seperately…

On this night subzero temperatures froze my film and my Polaroid Specta chewed and half-ejected the films.  A newly established protocol emerged and seemed to work – giving the camera a friendly slap.

Strangely enjoyable. I love analog.

© Hilton Vasey 'A narrative of hands'

© Hilton Vasey 'A narrative of hands'

© Hilton Vasey 'A narrative of hands'



Saturday

In the studios: Lost in my circle

Ritual, repetition and restriction.

I’m now drawing within the work, an act of ritual framing which centralises and intensifies the figure. However I'm not sold on this direction...


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I had high hopes for this 'element' but these shots were out of focus . But experimentation is healthy and I acknowledge wrong turns, who knows if this is somewhere to re-visit at a later date.

For now I've expunged all my film so it off to the stores to locate more Polaroids....afterwards I may move onto series 3 of Waves In Space...or I may re-visit this segment.

© Hilton Vasey 'Just Waves in Space

© Hilton Vasey 'Just Waves in Space



Sunday

In the studios - Detail of a dream part 2

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In the studios - Detail of a dream part 1

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In the studios - More of a glimpse of a dream

“Anything you dream is fiction and anything you accomplish is science” (Ray Bradbury)

Another day (night actually) in the studios resolving the 2nd series of 'Just waves in space' - 'Lost in translation'. I've been using up my old - out of date film stock, the results were unpredictable.
Switching to fresh film and everything is crystal clear once more...

Eventually I may enlarge these (especially this fist one) and embellish with geometry and other drawings....

Every shot a self portrait.

Every shot a glimpse of a dream.

Every shot is a blurred moment an abstraction.

Every shot is partly chaos

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© Hilton Vasey 'Just Waves in Space'
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