Taking a look back at early work to see if there is a thread running through to present day work has been an interesting part of this week's tasks. The first photo I took, if memory serves me well, was aged about eight with the family Polaroid camera. It was of a wooden hut that … Continue reading Week 4 – reflection
As the first half of my flexible two-year MA in Photography comes to a close with the assignments' deadline today, it provides a good opportunity to recollect where I have come from and where I now plan to go. Full circle would be one way to describe my experience. But I am now much clearer … Continue reading Final reflection
I do feel that this work-in-progress portfolio is much more cohesive than the module two version. In the former portfolio I was representing four different strands of work that spanned iPhone photography to alternative processes. In my latest portfolio I have a clearer focus - not only in topic but in choice of methods used … Continue reading Work-in-progress Portfolio
Please enter the password HarenaNow to access the Oral Presentation for module three, Surfaces and Strategies. Harena Now from josie purcell on Vimeo.
The last two weeks of this module have proved a challenge and enlightening. All four workshops are done; with one specifically asking participants to create work for the exhibition. Having only come to the definitive plan for my ongoing work halfway through this module, I don't feel the workshops or the exhibition resemble exactly how … Continue reading Week 12 – getting close.
Despite acquiring a chest infection two-days before my first adult workshop, I dosed myself up with cough syrup and ibuprofen and headed off. It was a great session, which had been over subscribed. That's nice but at the same time, on this occasion, made it difficult to dedicate time to encouraging participants to make potential … Continue reading Week 11 – workshops a go-go
Having made my dummy publication out of instant film and a safety clip, I knew I wanted to research other means of creating my idea of a glass book (or a book made of sand). The possibilities were there to make a dummy along the lines of the ones below, which use see-through stationery pockets … Continue reading Publication plans
For this week I shared the following with my peers: New work has been made and there is some more to come during the next two weeks as well. The most recent work has focussed on using out-of-date b/w photo paper and burying/semi-submerging under sand and/or beach 'flora'. I have also used cyanotype fabric test … Continue reading Week Ten – Production
This is what I wrote about my plans for week nine: I have written my oral presentation and will be filming/editing Aug 5/6. My four workshops are full and I will be asking participants in both adult (possibly kids) to make at least one cyanotype postcard image that includes some sand to be shown in … Continue reading Week Nine – Production
I have well and truly gone from pillar to post this week. Having run numerous photo-related workshops I felt I needed to create something very different to my comfort zone. But I already have four commissioned cyanotype workshops set up for August so rather than reinvent the wheel, I have decided to combine the work … Continue reading Week Eight: Surface and Strategies – Workshop