This module has been challenging and informative. Not only have I pushed myself creatively with a commissioned exhibition, but I have also gain much from a residency, my peers and my tutors. This module has brought my attention to a number of new photographers and practitioners such as Anne Brigman and Kelley Wilder. Brigman's works … Continue reading And finally
Looking back at this module, I have definitely tried to pack as much in as possible. Along with working full-time, my commissioned exhibition and residency at Hestercombe Gardens, I have also stuck to four themes under the umbrella of human impact on the environment. These have related to rural landscapes, litter, lichen and my Nature's … Continue reading Where am I now?
Since Week 10 and the submission of my 10-minute film, I have probably pinballed from one final proposal to another. I have now written my draft critical review of my work, digested feedback and will be sticking with my four photographic endeavours under the umbrella of human impacts. I feel there will with a little … Continue reading Almost there…critical review
I was very fortunate to be invited to take part in a residency at the vibrant Hestercombe Gardens in Somerset from March 27 to 29. Led by Helen Sear, Professor of Falmouth University's Institute of Photography and Tim Martin, Hestercombe's curator, with talks provided by my own MA course leader Jesse Alexander; course leader for MA … Continue reading Garden Leave
This theme has taken me into the realm of nature and mythology. My research has taken down the route of Celtic nature goddesses. I am using them as a means of representation of nature as female. This does not necessarily align with my own views (I'm not so convinced of the idea of nature as … Continue reading Nature’s Goddesses
A fellow student instigated a weekly 'photo brief' for anyone willing to take part a couple of weeks ago. I have created images as part of it for fun; something to take my mind off the serious study and research. As I don't have copious amounts of time to create work that is more akin … Continue reading Just for fun
A little delayed but I have finally got to have a quick peek at some of this week's reading suggestions. My first thought relates to Alan Sekula and how we arrive at the meaning of a photograph. In the chapter On the Invention of Photographic Meaning in Thinking Photography by Victor Burgin1, Sekula comments that … Continue reading Week Seven – Brief reading