University is over, own initiative kicks in…

June 27, 2012 § Leave a comment

So thats it, my university degree is finished (still waiting for results) and now i am on my own in terms of my projects and idea’s, which is kind of nice and refreshing, its nice to wake up and think hey i will do a project on this blah blah and i have as long as i want to do it :D no more deadlines to finish things and no more bloody awful essays or ‘journals’ that they make us do, time to just settle down and make some art, LOVE IT :) so i have already started a new project, working with photo-montage again, and this selection of images is going to be a series of narrative driven images combined with stories and poems, which i then want to build into a coffee table style book, kind of a pick up and then put down book :) heres a few images from the series :)

Words of Encouragement, Image © Arron Hansford 

The Cloud Room, Image © Arron Hansford 

Pipe Dreams, Image © Arron Hansford 

The Mothers Poem, Image © Arron Hansford 


Manchester Day Parade….

June 13, 2012 § Leave a comment

Had an exciting day at the Manchester day parade last Sunday, loads of fantastic groups together creating a massive buzz right through the center of the city, i was there to photograph a friends drumming band (BAM – http://www.bamdrummers.moonfruit.com/) they were great, but i also took the opportunity to photograph the event for myself, and its not dry for photographs there, everywhere you look there is something awesome happening that you need to photograph, here are a few of my images from day :)

Manchester Day Parade, Image © Arron Hansford

Manchester day parade, image © Arron Hansford

Manchester day parade, image © Arron Hansford

Manchester day parade, image © Arron Hansford

Manchester day parade, image © Arron Hansford

Jubilee weekend (pronounced jublee if your posh and want to sound silly)….

June 6, 2012 § Leave a comment

So unless you have been living under a rock for the last month or two you might have noticed that it was in fact the jubilee, and us Brits didn’t disappoint with our celebrations, we got down in style, loads of flags, extremely tacky but extremely British and it was great, i had my camera pretty much with me all weekend, and snapped loads of pics in my own discreet style, Enjoy!

Getting away from the jubilee rabble, image © Arron Hansford

Fly the flag, image © Arron Hansford

Great Britannia, image © Arron Hansford

Don’t forget that some of my work is bring shown the Manchester Metropolitan university degree show, from the 15th to the 19th of June, for more info on this contact me, or check the MMU art and design website :)

Exhibiton of fractured reality….

June 1, 2012 § Leave a comment

June 16th – 20th Manchester Metropolitan university’s all saints campus, 2nd floor studio, Cavendish building.

The work shown will be from the project fractured reality, there will be a private viewing on the 15th of June with free drinks, contact me for more details on that.

MMU degree show…

May 30, 2012 § Leave a comment

Univeristy degree show is coming SOON!! at Manchester Metropolitan University, in erm… Manchester! The work will feature photography from me and my whole year group, like 50 or 60 other artists i think, and also will have work from other departments of Art and Design for you to rub your hungry eyeballs over :) http://degreeshow.mmu.ac.uk/about/ so that’s that done, try and get down on one of the days, the level of work is amazing!!

Also a follow up exhibition will hopefully be coming to Antwerp mansion also in Manchester that will feature my work, but more to come on that one later!

i am also hard at work on a new series of photographs having put the photo-montage work to the side for now, this new work is dealing with our perception of reality and how we engage with it through our lives, i will keep you updated on this work as it builds out :)

Tuesday 3:42pm, Image © Arron Hansford

Wednesday 11:40am, Image © Arron Hansford

Tuesday 4:30pm, image © Arron Hansford

Tuesday 1:05pm, image © Arron Hansford

Monday 3:40pm, image © Arron Hansford

Quick photo’s required for quick times…

May 18, 2012 § Leave a comment

So just a really quick update today guys, as i am incredibly busy these days finishing off all my university work and getting ready for my degree exhibition (details of days when you can see this coming up soon). I recently purchased a Polaroid camera after seeing a book of Polaroids by Andrey Tarkovsky (get this book its beautiful!) The Polaroid camera i got was the Fuji-film instax 210 ( like 60 quid on Ebay or something) and at first i was less than impressed the exposures were shocking and it was a big great bulky black looking thing (definitely looks like a perverts camera) after leaving it in the corner of my room for a while i realized that i still had 30 shots for it left and it costs a lot money (like 15 quid for 20 shots) so i thought “better use it up you know”. I took a walk with it a few mornings ago and POW fell in love with it, i embraced its terrible qualities and i am having a blast with it now, so i suggest if you are thinking of trying some Polaroid work out get one of these camera’s and persevere with it, because it pays off in the end :D here are some pics i have taken so far… Peace!! :)

Fuji-film Instax 210, image © Arron Hansford

Fuji-film Instax 210, image © Arron Hansford

Fuji-film Instax 210, image © Arron Hansford

2 New projects….

April 14, 2012 § Leave a comment

So its been a while since i updated this blog, due to my internet breaking (Annoying). Anyhow because i have not had the internet and it being the number one cause of procrastination lol, i have started 2 new projects, which is probably not advisable this close to my deadline and Final exhibition for university haha! any way the first project is called “Spaces” and i am taking a stab at creating surrealistic images of rooms inspired by books i am reading, the next project is called “Artefacts” where i am actively looking for old used items to photograph then giving them an important museum archival look to put them in a different light, both projects are in th early stages but i will keep you all updated, for now have a look at the first images :)

The ship room © Arron Hansford

The ship room © Arron Hansford

The Cloud room © Arron Hansford

The Cloud Room © Arron Hansford

Gas Mask © Arron Hansford

Gas Mask © Arron Hansford

Head Torch © Arron Hansford

Head Torch © Arron Hansford


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