What next?

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?

Dale Chihuly – astounding glass art

I am surprised I was not aware of this artist until now. The glass art pieces he creates, alone and in collaboration with others, are simply stunning. They are everything I am imagining my Harena Now work could be. His website is an inspiration. The pieces he and his teams create from glass are awe-inspiring; … Continue reading Dale Chihuly – astounding glass art

Cyanotype – “it’s basic, and super easy to do at home”.

As a cohort of students, we interact quite regularly on WhatsApp. In recent discussions I conversation turned to the cyanotype process. A fellow student commented that cyanotype is "...basic, and super easy to do at home", and, to a point, they are correct. It's relatively safe use for young children (especially if using pre-made cyanotype … Continue reading Cyanotype – “it’s basic, and super easy to do at home”.

Pricing plans

I spoke in my previous blog post about the challenge of learning how to best price my work. Although I have had exhibitions this year and attracted local media coverage, I am not recognised as an emerging artist in the wider photographic world. So where this leaves the value of my work is perplexing. I … Continue reading Pricing plans

Harena Now – new angles

I have decided to try a new angle with Harena Now. Although I will still solely be making my work with sand, seawater and UV, I have been considering using sourced images of the people and place effected by the sand crisis. I have also recently been experimenting with double exposure images of the pre … Continue reading Harena Now – new angles

Week 9 – reflection

It has been good to feel as though I have some time to truly reflect on my project work, and make further considerations for the future. What I am learning, more than anything, is that having a full-time job (even one as a communications/marketing manager that affords me good skills for business development) is truly … Continue reading Week 9 – reflection

Quick chat – webinar

I couldn't stay too long at tonight's webinar, but I had the chance to run through my work-in-progress portfolio with my tutor, Krishna. It was reassuring to be told that I am on the right track with a strong set of images. Advice was provided about making sure that when I choose my final set … Continue reading Quick chat – webinar

Non-fixed lumen printing with sand

As part of my Harena Now project work, I have been conducting more sand experiments with out-of-date Ilford black and white photo paper. The paler images shown below are the straight copies of the paper after I decided the 3-hour exposure would suffice, while the stronger colours of the others are created through Photoshop. The … Continue reading Non-fixed lumen printing with sand