Thursday, 29 November 2012

Planet Notion Feature



To follow on with the promotion surrounding Farfetch's commissions, while we were filming I got interviewed by Planet Notion Magazine. It was a great, little informal interview about my collaboration with Farfetch, talking more depth about the visuals behind the design and my thoughts surrounding Christmas as a whole, with reference to my medium Photography.

Here's a little exert from the lovely article, "Here at Notion, we got to visit the studio of Melinda Gibson. Having studied photography at London College of Communication, Melinda focuses on the way we see and look at things- namely within photography. Always working by hand, Melinda cuts out vital sections of photographs to see how this impacts our understanding of the image. 

PN: So what’s this piece about for you?                                                        MG: It’s about Christmas, but not in an obvious shiny and glittery way.

PN: Can you take us through it?                                                                      MG: Sure. I got all the images from old vintage magazines, and this first image, (middle top) is an image that I burnt with a candle, and behind it is from a selection of Christmas children’s toys, and then part of those images have been removed and replaced with a red backing- because it is Christmas after all.
The second image (left B&W) is from a Christmas festivity, in a pub setting with a couple having a drink. I removed their faces and replaced the mans face space with Christmas themed text, and the woman’s with an ink drawing which I traced from a 1950’s magazine of a traditional Christmas plant, which is also used in the man’s jackets.
The third image is of a boy, where I removed the face and hands and replaced them with wintery themed trees…"

See more here: 
http://www.planetnotion.com/2012/11/28/unwrap-christmas-with-farfetch-com/

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Christmas Wrapping Paper Launched Today on Farfetch.com


So today is a very exciting day as my Christmas Wrapping Paper project for Farfetch.com goes live on their site! The paper I created forms the sidebars of the website with an exclusive feature on the project we worked on over the past few months. There is a great little film about my process and me making the work!

The feature includes personal pictures of my family at Christmas inter-mixed with pieces from current and older bodies of work. With texts stating, "Fashions favourite collages..." and "Melinda's work has graced the likes of AnOther Magazine, Harpers Bazaar, Maire Claire, Nowness and FOAM..." the feature is fantastic and being in the mix with other incredible artists like Meadham Kirchhoff, Margot Bowman and Gary Card this is just a wonderful festive project!

Monday, 26 November 2012

Wallpaper* iPad App


On Saturday 24th November saw my new book The Photograph as Contemporary Art featured as a Case Study on the Wallpaper* App. Using photomontage XIV as the main image, the featured stated, 

"The Photograph as Contemporary Art' by Melinda Gibson, has been a project in the making for nearly 2 years. Working with Dutch design studio Kummer & Herrman, she took the iconic book of the same name by Charlotte Cotton as her raw material, to construct around 30 unique photo-montages, which have sparked photographic debate....."

Download the free wallpaper app to read and see more here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/wallpaper*-case-studies/id408888024?mt=8

To order you copy of the book email studio.melindajgibson@gmail.com

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Filming Debut


So today saw my filming debut, with a bright and early start to make use of the sunny morning! The filming was part of additional press and publicity around a commission I completed for a Christmas Campaign for an iterative Fashion company.

We had a great little team, an amazing film crew that were super quick and really produced some incredible imagery, I just can't wait to see the final edited film, I think it's going to be very beautiful and tactile that really explains visually how I work and my rather labour intensive process. 

While this was going on in the studio today, I was also interviewed by both my client but also got interviewed by a lovely lady from a very interesting Online Magazine about the commission, which will run later this month, very exciting times indeed.

I will keep you posted with all news relating to this commission as it gets released very soon indeed.