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?
During this module I have been attempting to discern a number of ways in which I will be able to support my practice from a financial viewpoint in the future. I already run my participatory photographic business, ShutterPod - although this is on the back-burner a tad while I complete the MA. But I want … Continue reading Potential contacts
The past few weeks have led me to discover more photographers working in a similar vein to my own practice. One of those is Liz Nicol who I met at the Hestercombe Gardens Garden Leave residency in March. She has been working on the salt marshes of the Venice Lagoon to study the plants that … Continue reading Further inspiration
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
The task for this week was to create a 10 minute video presentation that evaluated my practice in the context of the Informing Contexts Learning Outcomes. Theses are: Critical Contextualisation of Practice: Apply a critical awareness of the diversity of contemporary photographic practice to the development of your own work, and inform your practice through … Continue reading Week Ten – Informing Contexts: Critical Review Film
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
I love living by the sea. I can't imagine not doing so. It is a place of wonder and beauty for me. As part of my ongoing research, I am now looking into the creation of a body of work at my local beach. Living a very popular tourist spot in Cornwall, each year our … Continue reading Ocean View
As part of my research into human environmental impact, I am discovering there is a big appetite in photography for photographers who want to make a statement about the issues humans are creating for our planet. For me, an element of my practice is to see how I can lessen my own photographic impact. This has … Continue reading Litter picking
This week I read a number of articles referring to a quote by Charlotte Cotton, a freelance curator with an impressive career that has included stints at the V&A and ICP. The quotes is: "I think of it as the picture/s that you print up, just to a small working size, to get a look … Continue reading Itchy and Scratchy?