The start of the Final Major Project module has made me realise what I'm truly trying to achieve with my work. And it isn't necessarily what I thought it was. I have been sure since the start of this MA that I didn't want realism to be the content of the images I make, even … Continue reading Environmental “beautification”
In my research about the global sand crisis (and other sand-related stories) I came across a news article in the BJP online about a book by photographer, Donald Weber. His book, War Sand, is a "forensic" investigation into D-Day and carries the tagline "The epic of war, told by a grain of sand..." on Weber's … Continue reading War Sand – Donald Weber
As the new module looms, and with the need to stat to determine how, where and when I will show my final work, I feel as though I may need to take a slightly more realistic financial approach to ideas, unless I can begin to secure funding. In my head, I have seen my #HarenaNow … Continue reading Where I’m at…
This year has been a catalyst for me to reimagine my photographic dreams and reconnect with my personal photographic practice. The MA has provided me with opportunity and support, and as I head into the final stages I plan to continue to build on this. Having taken some downtime during the festive break to spend … Continue reading As 2017 draws to a close…
After a few days away visiting family, I finally had the chance to listen to the introduction to the next module - the Final Major Project. I am incredibly excited by this as I have a head full of photographic possibilities, yet I'm looking forward to the organisational elements too to ensure I can achieve … Continue reading I’m so excited…
"Photography deals exquisitely with appearances, but nothing is what it appears to be." Duane Michals. More to come... Reference: Books Johnson, Brooks. 1989. Photography Speaks. New York: Aperture/Chrysler Museum.
As we head towards the end of this module, my thoughts are already turning to what comes next. Looking at my social media to date, it seems that Instagram is proving the most effective for me in regard to connecting and talking with potential collaborators or simply receiving feedback. In the past seven days my … Continue reading What next?
Click on the link below the image to access the work in progress portfolio. Work in Progress December 2017
Below is my oral presentation for the Sustainable Prospects module. Please use this password to view: FalmouthDec2017 Sustainable Prospects Oral Presentation from josie purcell on Vimeo.
The talk given by photographer Felicity McCabe as part of this week's work was quite an interesting one; it reminded me a little of my younger self. McCabe, who was advised by her tutor that "you'll learn more there" following her continued work experience with Nadav Kander during her course, seemed to find it difficult … Continue reading Week 11 – reflection