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Trends at the ready, camera steady; shoot! What’s the best way to test out a new camera? Take it on an impromptu shoot around London of course. Recently I’ve been noticing a lot of Graphic influences appearing in AW16 fashion; from shapes and colour to bold typography and graphic details, I’m glad to see Graphic Design having such a big influence on this season’s Fashion trends. You know me; any excuse to hunt down some...

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I’ve had this post saved in my drafts for ages (you can tell because look, it’s the old-style vsco screenshots!) but found myself too caught up in #The100DayProject to finish it. Now that I’ve posted all 100 days and #100DaysofGraphique is done and dusted, I thought it was time to get this one ticked off my never-ending to-do list. One step at a time, hey? You might have seen this kind of post from other...

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Last week I gave you 21 24 amazing Creative Instagrammers that would guarantee endless scrolling & fill your Instafeed with inspiration. This week I’m looking a bit deeper into Instagram: hashtags. #. Hashtag. What is a hashtag? It’s a descriptive word which can be used to group and collect other similar pieces of information. You’ve probably come across Hashtags on Twitter, Facebook and TV – most events/programmes have one. Hashtags are a great way for searching/ directing...

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It feels so long ago now, but the other week I spent 2 days at Offset London ‘festival’. Offset usually takes place in Ireland, and after hearing that it would basically be on my doorstep in London I was determined to get my hands on a ticket. Having already decided that I was going to hand my notice in at this point, I knew I wasn’t going to be able to afford the £200 ticket price...

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So after film 1 being a complete double exposure fail, I’m happy to reveal that film 2 was slightly more successful: But only slightly – 3 out of 50 odd photos isn’t really a great outcome is it? I don’t really understand what went wrong because that first double exposure is pretty clear so I don’t understand how the rest didn’t come out at all. I’m starting to think that maybe it was an error...

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In July last year I posted about a #BloggersFilmSwap organised by fellow blogger Nora of Hello You. I was somehow partnered with my housemate Lucy, and so we began our double exposure experiment together. Despite my enthusiasm I found it really hard to use my film (the same ol’ fear of using analogue film) and so it turned out to be less of a Summer project but more of an ongoing project. With some help...

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The other week I went to 2015’s first D&AD President Lecture by Yuya Furukawa on a whim and, as always, left feeling so inspired and motivated. After posting my thoughts about the talk I was really excited to be invited by D&AD to the next lecture: Ben Tricklebank. On Wednesday I headed to Shoreditch Town Hall after work – a beautiful building, it was jam packed with people eagerly waiting for Ben’s talk. Ben is a,...

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A bit later than planned, sorry! Last weekend I explored a new part of East London: Hackney Wick/Hollywood/Hackney Wick – spot the difference. The streets were buzzing because for 3 days artists and designers were opening their studios, exhibiting work and installations so Lucy, Gabby & I wandered. Hackney WickED is quite spread out and despite having a map (which was useless & so pixelated that we couldn’t read the road names) it was a bit of...

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I was browsing twitter, as you do, when I came across a tweet from Nora of Hello You about a #BloggersFilmSwap. When I read the post I was instantly hooked – what a great idea! However I noticed that at that point only 4 people had signed up so over the next week I spent a little while trying to persuade  more people to get involved. Last Sunday Nora emailed to reveal who I had been partnered...

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On Saturday Lucy, Emma and I popped into the tropical themed London Illustration Fair at Hoxton Arches: There was so much to look at in a small space: From posters and prints of all sizes… … to 3D pieces: The arches were buzzing with collectives including Hero of Switzerland, Handsome Frank, Campaign for Drawing and Brothers of the Stripe who were painting a mural: It kinda reminded me of Pick Me Up, but like a baby...

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On Friday evening I was excited to attend a bloggers preview event at The Royal Academy of Arts with Nadia and Lucy. ‘The Lost Album’ is an exhibition displaying photography by the late Dennis Hopper. Most famous for his work as an actor and director, Hopper was also a keen photographer, capturing candid and iconic moments throughout 18 years. Before seeing the photographs we enjoyed Strawberry Mojitos and Pink Lemonade courtesy of Atelier and made...

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I met a girl in Manchester the other weekend and I just knew that I had to bring her home with me! I’m talking about Diana, my new lomography camera of course! (Haha had you going there, right?) She’s gold and shiny and best of all she was a bargain (cheap date). I bumped into her by accident in Urban Outfitters and noticed that she had a sticker on her that possibly wasn’t meant to...

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I can’t believe it’s been just over 2 weeks since the UK Blog Awards – time has flown! Lovely snapchats from Alice  & Sam, Jess, Lydia and Yuliya! Thank you again to everyone for all the kind words and support – it really means a lot! I’ve received lovely comments, exciting emails and a round of applause at the studio on Monday morning when they found out – I blushed! And if I didn’t already...

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So today I’m sharing something a bit different. Whilst at home last weekend I was lucky enough to be able to go along and help out on a photoshoot with 2 local photographers. With my sister (Sophie) and dog (Tia the Husky) as the models, Darina and Luke as the photographers and a quiet Fenland backdrop, it was great fun. I met Darina through a mutual friend (Lucy) at Uni but didn’t realise she was...

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So this is the 4th and final post in the ‘168 Hours in London’ series. It seems like we got here really quickly – where has the time gone? It’s my last week as an intern at gp studio living in London, so what have I been upto? Well at the weekend I travelled West to Chelsea for posh charity shops and rainbow coloured houses – read the post here: Living for the weekend like...

© Natasha Nuttall | February 2020