Rachael Herman

Tag: Experience

Just a little bike ride…

Here are a few snaps from one of the first instalments of my Spring/Summer stint of bike rides. As you can see I have shamelessly boarded the ‘Hipstamatic’ band-wagon – you know, with the stereotypical faux-medium format appearance; the vignetted edges and deeply contrasted monochromatic colour-scheme – which is a tool used to fool anyone into thinking that you are an achingly hip indie photographer. I completed this look not by the conventional iPhone approach, but instead by using my average Nikon D80 (with 50mm fixed lens) – and then editing them to smithereens on iPhoto, of course. I do hope that you are not too appalled by my desperate attempt to look cool…

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Degree Show

This series of photographs and accompanying text serve as an overview of my third year studio practice, which was a piece based on the notions of journey and experience. Two different locations were used for each shoot: one being unknown and therefore a new ‘journey and experience’; the other a well-trodden route near to my home, a familiar journey. The result was a combination of images and text collating the familiar with the unfamiliar. Influences include journey-centered artist, Hamish Fulton, whom I was in fact fortunate enough to work with during the final year of my BA.