HANNAH GREEN, ADAM TOFIL, XINTIAN HUANG, JACK ORTON, CHARLOT TE C ARSTAIRS, JOE WALKER
ISSUE 01 02
W H AT IS B U M F
W H AT W OU LD YOU DO?...
A RCH ITEC TU R A L G EO M ETRY Alumni: Hannah Green
05 – 06
H O W ’S LI FE I N LO N DO N? Adam Tofil
07 – 0 8
WANDERING Xintian Huang
0 9 - 10
L AG U N A A N D N E W P O R T B E ACH Jack Orton
TA S TE Alumni: Charlotte Carstairs
TH E H A P TIC M US IC M ACH I N E Alumni: Joe Walker
FR E S H E R S 201 5
BY - E LEC TI O NS
W H AT I S BUMF? Mission Statement
This year BUMF has numerous different platforms to feature student’s work.
/ b mf / noun
useless or tedious printed material. “most of his mail was just bumf, bills, and Christmas cards”
Our online website
Our zine publication
Our new project
Please email email@example.com or fill in
BUMF originally started off as a 32 page printed zine
the form on the submission page on our website
consisting of students work from the Arts University
www.bumfmedia.co.uk using the relevant title
for the subject for the email e.g for a gallery entry
The development of BUMF has progressed into a multi-platform brand enabling students numerous opportunities to showcase their work. Our aim is to continuously develop current and future platforms for students, and to create more awareness of the incredible creative abilities at AUB.
W H AT W O U L D Y O U D O W I T H T H I S S PA C E ?
We are hoping to transform this space into our very own student run BUMF:Gallery. If you’d like to get involved, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject ‘BUMF:Gallery’.
A LUMNI: HANNAH GREEN BA (Hons) Textiles
This project was based on geometric shapes found
hand craft techniques and so with this collection I
within architecture from the 1960s onwards, drawing
decided to focus on this but added a contemporary
inspiration from bold shapes and lines, in order to
twist of using modern ‘technical’ fabrics which
not over complicate the collection and place more
wouldn’t usually sit within an interior setting such as,
focus on the techniques and textures themselves.
Plastics and Latex. By doing this I managed to create
The collection was based on the specialisms of
an innovative collection that gives a life back to a
surface manipulation and digital print. As a designer
tradition craft, and is complimented by digital print.
I enjoy the exploration of materials and there qualities and really wanted to show this within my work. I have always been interested in the traditional
More work: www.hrgreendesign.wix.com/hrgreendesign
HOW’S LIFE IN LONDON? Adam Tofil — BA (Hons) Photography Level 5 Tea and biscuits at 12? More like long queues
drugs… It was one side of London and I’m aware
of socially deprived people selling their last
my experiences do not speak about London as a
possessions to pay this months rent and maybe buy
whole…I started shooting on film 6 years ago, it was
a few beers to drown their cynical thoughts.
never anything serious – just taking pictures for the
I grew up in Streatham – it’s in South West London in-between Brixton and Croydon. Predominantly the things I saw and experienced were pretty dark – it was a side of London I got to know, all of us (my friends) would get beaten up, robbed, sometimes stabbed. This was all during the graffiti era in London 1990’s-2007, shoplifting clothes, alcohol and spray paint, bunking trains, eating junk food…
sake of pictures. I read somewhere once that we should photograph the world before it disappears – well, London definitely isn’t the same anymore… The pictures I captured hopefully channel a subtle feeling of melancholia to express what I felt growing up in London. do not speak about London as a whole.. I started shooting on film 6 years ago, it was never anything serious just taking pictures for the sake of pictures, i read somewhere once that we should photograph the world before it disappears,
well London definitely isn’t the same anymore.. The
of melancholia to express what i felt growing up in
pictures i captured hopefully channel a subtle feeling London.
WANDERING Xintian Huang — MA Illustration
I have been concentrating on producing
year, which were related to my interest about ‘the
monochromatic drawings throughout my Master’s
The Master’s Project is about revisiting the old places that people have ever lived in. There is not an exact story among the images, while I let my audiences to imagine what is going on around these scenes. Through the atmospheric and mysterious images, I hope that the viewers can find some clues about their forgotten memories and wander in the past, with a feeling of nostalgia or strangeness. Alongside the project work, I have been doing several personal works with a variety of media, which are inspired by specimen, the universe, natural surroundings and landscape.
L AGUNA & NEWPORT BEACH, SOUTHERN C ALIFORNIA Jack Orton — BA (Hons) Commercial Photography Level 5 The series of images were shot around the area of Laguna and Newport Beach in Southern California. This area is known for its main coastal high street and beaches which attract a huge amount of tourists every year. Despite the natural beauty of these areas I was drawn to the side streets and the wabi-sabi like objects found on the beach side. As William Eggleston famously said, “I am at war with the obvious”, this was something I wanted to bring to these images. Shot on Bronica 6x45 120 Ektar.
More work: jackortonphoto.tumblr.com/tagged/architecture instagram.com/orton365
A LUMNI: CHARLOT TE C A R S TA I R S BA (Hons) Fashion Studies
Taste is an experience actualised through products, illustrations, animation and more. Taste excites and adds humour to your life. Taste products can be purchased from a range starting with fashion and lifestyle accessories. Tasteâ€™s website offers the user an experience of a world in which excitement and creativity is encouraged. Tasteâ€™s brand personality is young, humorous, creative and exciting. With a strong emphasis on aesthetics, Taste aims to always look polished and on trend. Taste wishes to make its consumers laugh and find the fun side to fashion. Taste characters developed out of the imagination of creator Charlie Carstairs, have been inspired by bright colours and freedom of expression. Consumers of any gender are welcomed, using Taste to add humour to their lives, Taste products brighten up an outfit and add a personal flair that makes them stand out. It offers a talking point on their personal style and taste.
More work: www.tasteillustration.com instagram.com/tasteillustration
A LUMNI: JOE WALKER BA (Hons) Architecture
The Haptic Music Machine is a construct representing a physical analysis of instrumentation with the ability to create sound from material elements. The subtle balance of silence and sound, the absent and the being, that defines rhythm, melody and the absoluteness of space. The Haptic Music Machine is the embodiment and distillation of architectural, acoustic and musical research and performance. The machine is dependant on existing musical objects but is unique in its form and sonic output.
More work: www.cargocollective.com/joewalker