Welcome

Welcome to my MA in Photography Critical Research Journal.

My reflections will focus on my contextual research, project development and course work as it progresses through five modules.

They are: Positions and Practice; Informing Contexts; Surface and Strategies; Sustainable Prospects and the Final Major Project.

You can find out more in the Modules tab above or Recent Posts below.

The theme of my work will focus on human impact on the natural world, specifically relating to our use of sand. It will utilise alternative photographic processes that have the least impact on the environment.

My final project will encourage those who view it to contemplate the story behind the images, with the aim of inspiring further discovery and positive action.

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Recent Posts

The Strindberg test (ish)

Having been recently introduced to the Celestographs of August Strindberg, I am  now venturing into testing out his technique – sort of. Strindberg, who, during the 1890s, dabbled in making these photograms/chemigrams when he apparently had a creative block in his work as a playwright, created the images at night. This, it is reported, is … Continue reading The Strindberg test (ish)

Getting an idea of size

I have always visualised the lumen prints I make for Harena Now to be seen relatively large scale. The originals are all approx. 10 x 8 inch black and white photo paper, mainly Ilford Multigrade FB Warmtone. My recent house move has curtailed my financial ability to spend large amounts of money on copious amounts … Continue reading Getting an idea of size

Immersive and tactile

In my previous post about installation ideas, I noted that perhaps my plans to place cyanotype covered deckchairs in front of my other Harena Now work may seem a little gimmicky. I don’t want it to be seen as just a quirky means of displaying my work. But in my latest chat with this module’s … Continue reading Immersive and tactile

People persuasion

Following on from my post yesterday, I came across another article that highlights how people can be persuaded to care more for the planet they inhabit. Written by Hayley Bennett for the Guardian in November 2017, it discuss the Social Dominance Theory, initiated by psychologists at the University of California, Los Angeles in the 1990s, and how … Continue reading People persuasion

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