Exhibitions, Arles and Tea
So, things have seemingly been pretty quiet recently.. this would be true had I not been in Arles for the les rencontres d’arles festival for a week, had to put up a degree show, plan my London exhibition all along with having a full time job at a tea shop in central London.
First things first, degree show. I have recently finished my degree in Photography (my results are out on Friday) and as part of my course (and with all art courses) we had an end of year final degree show. My work was based around the exploration of the human form and how sexuality is defined.
Overall the exhibition went very well although it was a pain trying to organise 30 something people and all their work so they were happy with their space, now the next challenge is the London show which is taking place next week at the Rag Factory.
Arles on the other hand was insanely warm, on average about 30c and rather humid. I did stay in my first youth hostel ever however which was a lot of fun. We also managed to have the city nailed in about two days which meant although carrying portfolios and cameras everywhere we didn’t have to worry about maps. The mosquitoes on the other hand were a complete nightmare, even through jungle strength bug spray 3x a day. These photos are by Alex and Pedro. I will add mine when I have a moment to go through them.
one of my favourite photos, thanks to Pedro for this one x
im the one in the black lace.. of course Nica handbags are ace although im really not pro having my photo taken I do kind of like this best moment ever, turning up to your hostel 3-4 hours before it opens after walking from the station for 45 mins in 28c heat
ok if you are still with me this bring me onto tea..
Now, some of you may know that last year I discovered that tea was on of the best drinks on the planet. I have mostly stuck with Jasmine tea and Cinnamon tea throughout this time although there have been hints of trying new flavours with Earl Grey cupcakes and peppermint tea for example. Over time I have thought how amazing tea could potentially be and well this had lead me to getting a job in a tea shop in London. We do however only sell loose leaf tea not serve it.
I have to say this has certainly been one of my best choices to date, I am learning to much and the people i work with are amazing. Not to mention there is something to be said for being able to your rent two weeks after you have finished your degree.
Its funny because someone I know turned around to me at the weekend and said what on earth are you working in a tea shop for you don’t like tea. I thought this was partly rude as they haven’t been in touch in a long time but also people change. Since starting my job I have tried so many different flavours of tea its unreal (on average 6 tastings a day although these are small) and I have begun to learn that there are so many different kinds of tea out there especially ones that I enjoy.
I think I am going to start adding ‘Tea Tuesdays’ to my blog now where I review a different kind of tea every Tuesday and people can share opinions/recommendations on what they enjoy.
Don’t worry photography will still be around but since my degree its taking the back burner a little bit while I have some me time.. or rather me and tea time 😀 haha, ok, that was bad.
Hope all is well with everyone, I promise to keep up with everything a lot more