Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Visit my website!

I have just finished making my website wich will be updated regularly with my latest projects. Take a look at it here:
www.danprettejohn.com

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Weightless

Promotional photography for Dickon Stone and 'Curriculum Clubnights'; an up and comming clubnight based in south east London. I just finished this shoot where my aim was to capture an image that defies gravity.


Tuesday, 23 June 2009

COMFORT

This self initiated project explored the nature of comfort by questioning why we wear certain clothes. We took two names from participants at random and photographed them in their own clothes followed by their chosen partners outfit.





Group Project with Rachael Ball-Risk

IN BETWEEN

Living in London and Devon at the same time creates quite a contrast and sometimes makes me question were I really belong. I feel attached to both, yet like I don't belong to either at the same time. I have represented this by creating digital montages that question the viewers perception of reality.

Saturday, 20 June 2009

Fashion

I recently did a photo shoot in Brick Lane as a collaboration with a fashion student and a graphic design student at Kingston University. They were made into a fashion look book to showcase a range of dresses.

Thursday, 11 June 2009

KINGSTON UNIVERSITY DEGREE SHOW 2009

As part of the the Kingston University Degree Show 2009 some of my photographs were published within the fine art catalogue. I was asked to capture some of the most used and most memorable areas of the university, the images were placed in 6 double page spreads and featured at intervals though-out the rest of the catalogue.


Catalogue designed by David Orwell and Timothy Bevis


Fine Art Workshop

Mac Room

Fine Art Studio

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

The Rumours

Portraits for 'The Rumours', a 3-piece vocal group from Brighton.

Saturday, 23 May 2009

SPORT DANCING DOCUMENTARY

This mockumentary is a group response to Malcom Gladwells 'Tipping Point'.
Our aim was to start a sport dancing trend and visualize a tipping point so we created this post-dated documentary that convinces the audience that this dance style is already a worldwide phenomenon.



Group Project with Leena Patel, Claire Percy, Silje Rødvik

LYING TYPE

This is a typographic code based on the most common lying characteristics. It requires users to interact with it on screen to unveil the truth within a text of lies.

SEE AN EXAMPLE: www.lyingtype.com


Original text


Key


Deciphered Code


Group project with Billy Steel

UNPOPULAR WAITING

A typographic exploration into the unpopular act of waiting. After researching the physical and mental affects of waiting I compiled a poem and illustrated it appropriately.

HOUSE



This short moving image is a stop motion animation featuring 24 hours of a ceiling. It is made from a photograph every 5 minutes of a living room.

I have been observing how light is cast upon household ceilings as it changes its state throughout the day and photographing various locations. I have been inspired by the soft beauty of the ceiling and how it is not often used for anything other than lighting.
This piece suggest human activity by the lights turning off and on but it has no further insight as to what is happening within the room. As an installation it was displayed projected onto a vertical wall.

THE unTALENTED

For this group project we created a celebrity who is controlled by the people that surround her, she is a human puppet and becomes a product of the unseen (as are many modern celebrities).




Collaboration with Anna Brooks, Omar Majeed and James Titterton.

Friday, 22 May 2009

THIS CITY

I studied a moving image module that required me to research and make a video of some kind. I took the opportunity to experiment with sound design. Using drums, vocals and found sounds I created a piece about the city and filmed visuals to correspond with it.

video

BUSINESS MEETS PLEASURE

I loaded my camera to explore the diversity of typography to be found amongst the market places in central London (for part of a project). As I arrived at Brixton market I unknowingly loaded a pre-used film into my OM-10 SLR. 
I set about to capture the typographic delights of the city, not realizing I was double exposing pictures taken of my family and friends in Devon. I find their compositions fascinating and some of the co-incidences quite striking.


Indoor Mother


Corn Legs


Cinema Father


Why Jack?