Free as a Bird.

On Thursday, I handed in my last project for uni and  now I have five glorious weeks off! I will try to post a few of the things I did at uni in the next few days when  I'm not sleeping/tidying my room (messiest room EVER). These posts may be terribly boring, I'm not sure, but I've had a few requests to post my uni work, so here goes.

First up, I'll post some images I did for a subject called "Fashion Project". Fashion project was a five week course in which we studied each of the four elements (Earth, Air, Fire, Water) through physical exploration in relation to the body/fashion. Some of these aren't the best photos, but I didn't want to show the faces or work of my classmates without permission so I picked images with just me (except for the water one)

For our study of Earth, we brought in Barbie dolls and dressed them using clay. Mine is a sort of dominatrix cave woman Barbie, exploring the evolution of woman in history through Earth as an element.

For Air, we had to dress the human body in bags and baloons, creating an outfit using air and then seeing how it reacted in air. There are images of us jumping off tables, running etc, but as I didn't want to violate anybody's privacy, this is one of me at a standstill, mid airing-up!

Fire was my favorite exploration and we brought in plastic objects and synthetic fabrics to burn. I brought in this toy gun, and I love the way the heat gun manipulated it.

Our exploration of Water had us going to a local pool and taking underwater images of us in clothing. As you can see some of them turned out pretty well!

After exploring the four elements thoroughly in class and in visual diaries for homework, we had to choose a fifth element and create a collection (garment/s, photos, model etc) and video to be handed in with our visual diaries at the end of semester. I chose Caution as my fifth element, and decided to do a series of images expressing the caution which you needed to be aware of when messing with each of the elements. I got my friend A, and my brother D, and a blow up doll named "Just Jugs" and used them in a photo shoot on the elements. These are the final photos I presented along with their captions. (In my final collection they were presented in a concertina layout on black card with the captions in velum, stitched on with white thread.) I probably shouldn't have done photographs as my collection as I've never been a great photographer, but anyway!

You can see the images after the jump!

Play with Earth....

You might get Buried.

Play with Air...

You might Fall.

Play with Water...

You might Drown.

Play with Fire...

You might Burn.

So that's just one of the subjects I did at uni in first semester. I will post more soon!


  1. that subject sounds like so much fun! what are you studying?

    x amie

  2. Yes it was lots of work but a heap of fun :) I'm doing a bachelor of Fashion Design.