When i began my Masters course in October 2015 it was with ignorance to all the amazing interesting people that I would form connections outwith the University but as a result of my studies. The next of these fortuitous encounters happened last week through my favourite online auction site eBay.
Recently I have been looking for photography lots that I can use in my Show either as supports for my works or for making pinhole cameras. The lot above I won for 99p plus £3.00 p&p. So much a bargain that I messaged the seller telling him that I was converting the film tins into pinhole cameras and asked him if he would like one as a present. The following conversation struck up...........
Thank you for my item.
I am going to be turning the tins into pinhole cameras as part of an art project.
If you would like me to send one of the tins back as a good will present when I have converted them let me know your address.
Cheers, Oonagh Devoy
Thank you, what a kind offer, I will gratefully accept this offer. I assumed that you must be an artist from your address, this is a happy coincidence because I am currently studying on an MA in Fine Art at Aberystwyth and I also work at the university teaching photography. If you would like I can take some photographs with the pinhole tin and then send you some of the prints that I produce back?
Best Wishes for Christmas and the New Year
I too am a photography lecturer (digital and darkroom)
I am also halfway through my MFA course at Gray's School of Art in Aberdeen!
The pinhole camera is for your playtime
but how do you like the sound
of a small collaboration
that could enhance the output of both of our shows!
Check out my website at oonaghdevoy.com
and use the contact form to get in touch if you are interested.
Have a lovely christmas and new year also my new friend......Oonagh :)
Thank you for the reply, your are right, this is fortuitous. What are the chances of that, finding another photography tutor through ebay (of all things) and someone who is at the same level of study? A small collaboration sounds like an interesting idea; I think we should do something to mark this occurrence. I will go and have a look at your website, and I will continue communications through this.
I am afraid that at this precise moment I do not have a website for you to look at, I am having a web reshuffle (as part of the masters), however I should have more of an online presence again before the end of the Christmas holidays; and I will let you know the moment there is something to look at. However in the meantime I will send you a message and give you some idea of my work through this.
So for now, all the best.
I hope that you have a lovely Christmas and New Year too!! :)