STYLED: the definition of art

fashion, Plus size, Style

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“People say graffiti is ugly, irresponsible and childish… but that’s only if it’s done properly.”
Banksy, Wall and Piece

Location: The MAC gallery / St Anne’s square

 

When I have a day off I love nothing more than going out and exploring. anyone who knows me in real life knows I cannot sit still and I defiantly don’t like to be doing nothing with my time so I decided to drag mum out and head down the the MAC. What I love about the MAC apart from the galleries within it is the location. It is my favorite part of Belfast because I could just spend hours walking around the streets looking at all the graffiti. I love spending any free time I can doing this and sometimes I even go into the MAC itself to see what exhibitions are currently running.

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Something that has always appealed to me having spent the majority of my education focusing on art to some degree whether it was at GSCE or A level, an art foundation course or my Fashion degree is the definition of what we actually class as art.

I spent the day in a gallery and also in the biggest gallery of all, the streets. I have used graffiti in alot of projects so perhaps I do have a biased opinion because I love it so much but it is such a public way to access art, you just have to walk around and you will understand someones opinions, beliefs, loves and hates so directly. If it was up to me I would spend all my time walking, reading and learning how people feel.

50 SHADES OF PINK 

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Details:

Khaki Coat- Tesco

Pink high neck top- Primark

IRON MAIDEN top- Primark Mens

Ripped Boyfriend jeans- ASOS curve ( heavily customised by me!)

Tights- Primark

Black Brogues- Stradivarius

Backpack- Primark

Pom Poms keyrings – Stradivarius

BYTAYLORJAYNE

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Paris Trip // Part One // Overexposure

event, inspirations, Personal, photography, Positivity, Shopping

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The river beside Notre Dame

 

 

I am sure I mentioned at some point that in February just past I was heading to Paris for 3 days with my class to go and see Premier Vision, it was probably the most stressful/ crazy trips I have undertaken and it did take a while to recover, however I just today got my camera developed that I look with me. I bought one of Urban Outfitters fancy disposable cameras that usually cost £15 but I found one in the sale for a fiver back in January. I am not sure whether it was just because it was an old camera but the images did come out as I had hoped however I still really love the images for their somewhat overexposed light streaks and their double exposed images so I thought I would still share them. It puts my off investing in one of the disposables at full price because If I had spent £15 on it and it came out as mine did I would see myself complaining but as it was in the sale I don’t mind as much.

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Le tour de Eiffel

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Part 2

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The Latin quarter

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@ La Louvre

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The shopping centre part of La Louvre

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Palais du Louvre

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Notre Dame

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It defiantly puts me in the mood to do more disposable camera work, I think though the cost of developing each film puts me off so for the minute I just get my fix from looking at the work of my blogging buddy Megan over on VENT// Threads !

I plan on doing a couple of posts on my trip showing you guys the photos that I took, the next step is to use these images as inspiration for my next design project!

Until Next Time…T-J xox

Photography: Playing around with lens

Fashion, Lifestyle, photography, Style

I have owned the Canon 1100d for around 2 years now, I even have a collection of lens ( 3 to be exact) a zoom one, the kit one and an up close a personal one but confession time, I still don’t really know how to use the camera. I am a pro on auto mode but haven’t yet ventured into manual mode. In my fashion art course I did do a bit of film photography and through this I learned a bit about using manual mode but its been some time since then and I haven’t really retained much of this information. I do plan to self teach myself the proper way to use it but I am so busy at the minute I just don’t have the time.

With college being so busy at the minute my stress levels are through the roof as for me nothing is better than taking a couple of hours to myself, usually this involves getting on my bike and taking myself to a local park or the ulster museum. On one such trip last week I decided to take along the camera and the macro lens, I went into the palm house to photograph and because of the heat the camera began to steam up but instead of this being an issue I used it to my advantage to create a series of dreamy, almost underwater looking images. I thought I would share a few with you today, if any of you guys are budding photographers let me know any tips or tricks that you have.

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