Friday, 21 January 2011

Photography: Skyscapes.

I go through phases of being fascinated by certain subjects, particularly within my photographic work, but if there's one thing that's been a constant it's the sky and I would say 90% of the photographs I'm most proud of are skyscapes. When I got to University all the focus was on trying different techniques and concepts through all these really short projects and it just wasn't me. It hit me that I wasn't interested in the majority of the course content and all I really wanted to do was be pretentious, tinker around with the film cameras and take pictures of the sky. If I could make a successful career out of that it would be my dream job, sadly I think I'm going to have to keep on dreaming but you never know, dreams come true every day!
At one time I only wanted to capture the most aesthetically pleasing images of the sky even if that meant altering them in Photoshop, and although I still love the resulting photographs, there's a huge part of me that now just wants to capture them as they really are, in their own beautifully organic state. There is beauty in everything, even if sometimes it's difficult to see at first.
The surrounding environment impacts upon the sky greatly and I think that's something that you can really see through the lens of a camera. I love the way street lights alter the colour of the sky just as much as I love being out in the middle of the countryside at night time looking up at the darkness & seeing all the twinkling stars above. It's one of those things that makes me feel so small & yet so alive at the same time.
I have piles of memory sticks and folders full of skyscape pictures and I don't think I'm ever going to stop photographing the sky. I can look at an image and remember exactly where I was at the exact moment I pressed the shutter button. That's what photography is all about for me and I wouldn't have it any other way. 
Is there something that really fascinates you? Or is this just the pretentious photographer inside me showing through?
xoxo

19 comments:

  1. beautiful photographs Jennie! When taking photos, eyes always seem to fascinate me, I just love how eyes look when you take an up-close shot, like theres a whole other world right inside! xoxo

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  2. I love skyscrapes. I think these are beautiful. You can tell you're really passionate about them which is perhaps the most endearing thing. Keep it up sweet. I think you could go far (:

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  3. :D I always photograph the sky as well, it's something we'll just never get bored of, is it? It's completely fascinating!
    Love this post :)

    x Christine @ Fanciful Vision

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  4. These photos are absolutely beautiful, you're very talented! xo

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  5. Oh wow, this was really interesting, I really like your perspective. I find myself really appreciating the sky, and really like taking pictures of it, but think people will find them boring, thanks for making me reaise it's quite ok xxxx

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  6. i really really loved reading this, what a beautiful post. i love sky. i love how it is constantly changing, and how it reflects the moods and nature of the world below. anyway! end of pretentiousness. your photography is stunning! x

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  7. I love skyscapes, they're so beautiful and there's something magical about just looking at the sky and letting your imagination run wild (: The last photograph is so so beautiful, I can't stop looking at it! xxx

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  8. these photographs are amazing, you deffinetly have a talent there :) i think it's great that you have a certain interest when it comes to photography, it makes your work more unique and special. xo

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  9. Gosh your work is amazing! The third and last are my faves! i love the night sky!
    You have a real talent girl!

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  10. What absolutely beautiful skyscape photos! They look magical! xx

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  11. about 98% of the photographs i take are the sky as well, i've had a fascination with it my whole life and almost definitely always will. and there's no way i could fit all the reasons why i love it into a normal comment, so i won't, haha.

    i adore the sea, too. that's probably my second favourite to photograph. xx

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  12. oh wow, how beautiful!
    This is just gorgeous
    I love people, like randomers in the street- I love seeing what they wear & how they are acting or interacting with their friends.
    I'd love to jump in & follow some one home, see how they live & what they do
    x

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  13. These are stunning! I think it's hard to go wrong when photographing skies, no matter the weather or time of day.. it's always there looking beautiful & ready to snap a photo of :) xo

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  14. Oh these pictures are beautiful! I love how some of them look like paintings. The sky is beautiful and fascinating and can look so different because of so many things. I wish your dream could come true, Sky Photographer would be a great job title :D

    Sailboat sailing through the sky!

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  15. Wow, I adore these photographs! You've captured some beautiful skyscapes, its amazing how it's always changing and no one photo of the sky will be the same :) Love this post!

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    x

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  16. You took all of these yourself? They're amazing! You have every right to be a pretentious photographer with this talent. :)

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  17. These photos are so beautiful, it's interesting when we take time to slow down and actually appreciate things xx

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  18. This is such a beautiful post! I love these photographs so much. I have loads of photos of the sky - I remember once leaving my phone video camera on and placing it on the table outside for a good 5 minutes and then watching this film back of bright blue sky and clouds drifting by. I wonder if I still have it.

    Gorgeous and inspiring, Jennie!

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