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 environment and utilise photographic processes with their own minimal impact.

My final project will encourage those who view it to take the time to reconnect with their natural environment – and in doing so, go more gently as they walk the earth.

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Week Four – Surfaces and Strategies: Strategies of Freedom.

What exactly is non-human photography? Can it really exist, as at some point in the creation of an image there must be the involvement of the human hand, surely? Joanna Zylinska has said that, “The Human agency required to make a decision about what and how to photograph is only one small part of what goes on … Continue reading Week Four – Surfaces and Strategies: Strategies of Freedom.

Week Four – Hands Off

I have loved this week’s challenge in which we were asked to “reconsider your relationship with your apparatus by not using it”. As I normally work in a camera-less fashion, I don’t use ‘apparatus’ other than the light sensitive material and any objects I use within the images I make. Sunlight (UV) is my usual light … Continue reading Week Four – Hands Off

Week Four – Are You Human?

To kick off this week’s discussion relating to strategies of freedom, we were tasked with sharing an example of a photographic image not made directly by a human.  Our choice had to include the following: What is it? What does it show? Where did you find it? How was it made? What was it for? Taking … Continue reading Week Four – Are You Human?

Week Three – Surfaces and Strategies: Strategies of Sharing

Week three proved a funny one for me. The task this week was to form groups and produce a zine. Once the group had been formed it was time to call out for others to respond to the topic photographically, and once images had been uploaded/sent to edit the selection for inclusion in the zine. … Continue reading Week Three – Surfaces and Strategies: Strategies of Sharing

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