Bookbinding / Print design

Ever since I made my first book during Foundation year, I knew that this medium was going to play a big role in my work. I found it fascinating how you could manipulate the message with

tactile quality of book as an object, size, texture, smell

 
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PE Folder

Professionalism & Employability is an 80-page-long document summarising external activities undertaken by me during the 3rd year at University. I designed it, printed and bound it myself to showcase my bookbinding and design abilities not only through the content, but also through the form it takes.

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It feels like being

Returning home, I do not feel like I belong, yet the familiarity of the foreign place where I had chosen to live does not feel like home either.  

It feels like being is a photography project exploring the themes of home and distorted belonging. It investigates how we continuously adjust to our surroundings and the effects it has on our self-perception. In this project, each image conveys a specific story or emotion, collectively showing the process of searching for answers about one’s own identity and trying to come to terms with its complexities.

 The photo essay was self-published in an edition of 10, with a hand-made soft-cover.

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Insight

Insight looks at the use of narrative within a photograph and how we as an audience will each have a different interpretation of an image. It plays with the obvious meaning of an image and creates thought-provoking contrasts and contradictions through the use of handwritten annotations.

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Love Letters

Love Letters is a book compiling extracts from letters and photographs of a long-distance couple from a period of 3 years. It was created as a gift, to celebrate the couple’s anniversary and to commemorate everything they’ve gone through together.