Why documenting my 2017 on disposable cameras has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made…

I’ve always loved the raw look of disposable images, and not being able to argue afterwards amongst friends about who looks shit and what not. Back at the start of the year, we went out in London to see Carl Cox on New Years Day and when we got home I realised we didn’t have a single team pic with my pals and I was gutted (sad, I know). So after that I decided that I was going to document my whole 2017 on disposable cameras, I took to amazon and bought 3 to start me off.

Fast forward to mid-March, on a gloomy Sunday afternoon after a long eventful weekend with all of my best pals, we headed of into town to get my first camera developed – taking one last picture on the way (see Jake & Kat ft. a very green bush). We dropped the camera off and got some food, and picked them up an hour later.

I was going to wait until I got home to have a look but I couldn’t resist so we all sat there and looked through the photos (only 2 were too dark yay). It was just the best thing ever, we came across so many photos that we’d forgotten we’d taken, on different evenings that all just blurred into one in my mind over time. You forget how many fun evenings you have and then to have them all shown to you at once was so good.

It may have been because it was a Sunday after a heavy long weekend but, it just made me so happy, made all of us really happy – we then sat at the Boots photo printing machines for an hour whilst Jake & Kat picked out their favourite ones to scan and print out hahaha. The anticipation waiting to go get the pictures printed, and the excitement when opening that envelope was just the best thing I love my pals and my pictures. I’m just so glad I decided to document this year as my third year of university and 2017 so far have been the best years of my life – it’s made me realise I’m so content and the happiest I’ve been in a very long time. ♥

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p.s. here’s a preview of an after movie of Berlin last year I’m working on at the moment (I’ll be back there in 5 weeks lols):

Berlin [07/16]

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.ADPT App – My Final Major Project

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So it’s getting to the end of my time at uni (so many tears about leaving already – the best 3 years of my entire life), which means it’s time for my FMP, and I thought I’d let you all know a little about it.

My course is pretty broad and we basically have total freedom of what we’d like to do for our FMPs, I know people who are creating magazines, culture websites, production companies, books, pr companies – so many different creative projects, and for mine, I’m creating a prototype of an app I’ve designed. Along with this prototype will be a ‘pack’ including how I would launch it if it were to go live.

.ADPT is fuelled by its contributors. It’s a new social, cultural platform targeted at creative millennials. Contributions from it’s users create an inspiring, sharing space filled with news articles, exhibition reviews, photography collections, illustrations, cultural documentaries and more.

I am currently still seeking the contributors for the first prototype of the app, I’m looking for – journalists, artists, photographers, videographers, graphic designers – all kinds of creatives that are looking for their work to be shared. If you are a creative willing to contribute, or think you know of anyone that would be – please email adptapp@gmail.com. There will shortly be a page on the website which will make it super easy to contribute too! If anyone is interested in keeping updated with my progress I’ve popped in some links here where you can follow:

View the website landing page here.
Keep updated on my reflective journal here.
& Keep updated with videos of the app’s progress here.
Instagram: @adptapp
Twitter: @adptapp
Facebook: /adptapp

Above is a video of how the app is progressing so far. I’m really passionate about this project and it’s been the best thing having total freedom to create what I’ve had in my mind. Thankyou for reading my rambling :

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Uni Modelling Snaps

This is just going to be a general chit-chatty sort of post as I’m back home for Christmas now for a few weeks! I got back on the 12th from down Southampton and I’m realising how much I miss being down there. It’s so strange not seeing my flat every day and going to university, doing student things. Also being close to everything! Back home in my little village I’m so isolated from everywhere which sucks. But it’s given me a chance to finish off my last two assignments for this semester which is a huge relief, I’ve also been back working at my local Next store which is nice to see all my friends and get into some stuff that I’m familiar with.

Anyways, this post was just going to be showing you some previews of some modelling I did for a friend of mine for our Styling Fundamentals project. I’ve become much more confident in front of the camera since started the course at Solent and it’s helped me in other ways too!

Modelling for @sophie_bennett 📷

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Modelling for @sophie_bennett 📷

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Talk soon, mwah

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