February was a definite 'where did that go?' month...
Quite a lot of my commissions this month were shoots that I can't really share here just yet, so you'll have to take my word for it that I worked with some really lovely people and had some great sessions! I can share the following though:
Contemporary Applied Arts is hosting the first solo exhibition by Matthew Warner: Social Objects. I photographed the private view, which was a really lovely, buzzy evening. You can see all the images here: www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/caasocialobjectspv and find out more about the exhibition here. It's on until 10 March so you might just catch it if you're in Southwark in the next few days!
We had another great Colchester Digital Meetup with talks on What Makes a Website Tick by Michael Letley and SCRUM in Development by Charlie Jennings. I highly recommend coming along to this very friendly, interesting group if you are in the Colchester area and interested in Digital.
Again, project work hasn't made a great deal of progress, but I had another international order for Amass Zine, (which you can read about here), and if you follow me on Instagram you can probably guess what the theme of issue 02 is likely to be...
It's been a really good month for taking photos just for my own enjoyment. I had a particularly appealing tulip, I went on a lovely walk in the sunshine, it snowed (which is always inspiring) and I spent a very pleasant ten minutes photographing the steam from my boiler because the way the light hit it caught my eye while I was working on the computer.
Exhibitions: I went to see the Andreas Gursky exhibition at the newly reopened Hayward Gallery. I particularly enjoyed seeing the huge works like 'Paris, Montparnasse' and 'May Day IV'(I love being nosey). 'Madonna I' made my brain ache trying to work it out, which I think is an excellent thing in an exhibition.
Oh and by the way you can still catch Shutter Hub's BORDERS at the Bridewell Theatre Bar Gallery: 16th April 2018, Mon – Fri, 10am – 6pm (viewed on request at St Bride Foundation reception), 6.30pm – 11pm during theatre performances. Closed Easter Weekend.
In my headphones: A Perfect Circle have released 3 new songs from their upcoming album - I've been listening to these on repeat quite a lot (okay, most of the time) and can't wait for the new album 'Eat the Elephant', which comes out in April.
On my TV: I'm enjoying Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency on Netflix, The End of the F***ing World was brilliant (some gorgeous shots) and Mozart in the Jungle was back with a new series on Amazon Prime, which I really enjoyed and made me feel inspired. Lion was excellent - I cried a lot, but it was a wonderful film. I also really enjoyed The Young Offenders - I'll be honest I probably wouldn't have picked it myself but it was great! They've also now made a series on BBC Three, so we're going to watch that too.
What I’m reading: I haven't been great at 'reading' reading this month - my Stack delivery this month was the brilliantly titled 'Delightfully Unprofessional' issue of hotdog, which is a poetry magazine that publishes female identifying, non-binary and transgender voices. I've loved dipping in and out of it, seeing something new and different each time. Something a bit more unusual that I've been loving is A Path Unknown - "An interactive Twitter "Choose Your Own Adventure" story. Your votes determine the path forward. Written by @rob_sheridan, directed by you." - I'm having so much fun voting on how the story should go, waiting for the updates each day - totally recommend joining in!
Be more focused, more organised: Kinda.
Be a bit better: Read more, see more, learn more is still going fairly well (apart from the lack of reading mentioned above). I've kept up my French practice on Duolingo every day since 2 January which I'm quite amazed by!
Some sort of journal: I’m still working on the log book habit. My visual journal is quite behind at the moment but I knew it'd be a bit like that.
That should do for now, but you can join me on Twitter or Instagram if you'd like to see snippets of my view of the world. I'm trying to share a few Instagram Stories to show what I'm up to on a day-to-day basis. I've also got a newish newsletter you can sign up for below - I'm trying to share useful tips and things in that so let me know if there's anything you'd like me to look at.
Have a great March!