Samantha Humphreys

Art, Photography & Inspiration

Tag: real

#wakeupandsmellthecoffee

The trend of constantly documenting our life online is seeping into and affecting our ‘real’ life. This disturbs me.

wakeupandsmellthecoffee

Selfie

 

 

I have been investigating the trend in our culture today which requires us to be photo ready and the self obsession this brings with it. Perceived realities are getting somewhat confused with the realities we are likely to experience, as society is influenced by and taking inspiration from sources such as celebrity culture and reality television instead of learning to be true to themselves.
My selfie represents a moment of reflection, breath of reality,  a rare half a second of solitude in a society in which we are put under constant pressure to be perfect.

Breath

Not Photo Ready

Today it seems important to be always camera ready…it isn’t.

notphotoready

realityisnotlife

Consumed

A tale of consumerism.

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Three

three

Same in our Uniqueness

A study of how society allows for total absorption of the media and popular culture into our own lives.

notconforming

lostinpop

optout

Famous 4 Fifteen

An exploration of today’s celebrity culture and its influence on youth.

duckface

yellowred

greenred

Honeypot

A short film about habit.

All The Time

All The Time by Samantha Humphreys
I am Very proud that Mark Owen has selected me as a runner up for my recent submission to his design brief on Talenthouse
My piece was inspired by recent projects and my general outlook on life.

For the majority of us, a satisfied life consists of constant deadlines, constraints, rules, boundaries and a general acceptance that life, sometimes isn’t fair. However we choose to live our lives, we must take time to breath and appreciate what we have and focus on the positive. We must teach this to our children.

I was Inspired by a quote I was given on a 21st birthday card, in 1993

” As you walk through the garden of life, don’t forget to stop and smell the roses”

I have since lived by that advice.

 

Eliminating Clutter…..

Monday morning drawing session using magazines and drawing

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