Environmental “beautification”

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”

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As 2017 draws to a close…

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…

Lonny van Ryswyck – her words = my thoughts

Atelier NL is a design studio in Eindhoven. Lonny van Ryswyck is one-half of the duo behind the studio and their project, To See a World in a Grain of Sand. As part of this project they built their own glass oven to create glass from sand samples from around the world considered defect by … Continue reading Lonny van Ryswyck – her words = my thoughts

Gina Glover – environmental art

Through my research via GroundWork gallery, I discovered the work of Gina Glover. Her website description is as follows: Gina trained in Fine Art at Chelsea School of Art and in Photography at the University of Westminster. She co-founded Photo Co-Op in 1979 in Wandsworth, which in 1991 became Photofusion Photography Centre, based in Brixton.¬† … Continue reading Gina Glover – environmental art

Week 6 – oral presentation prep

I have spent sometime putting together the script for my oral presentation assignment this week. My project, Harena Now, is responding to the global sand crisis which is an in-depth topic. I want to ensure that the 10-minute short film I create not only reflects the importance of this environmental issue but also meets the … Continue reading Week 6 – oral presentation prep

Week 5 – reflection (1/2)

The main tasks this week have been to develop networking opportunities. At present, due to day job commitments, I don't often have the opportunity to attend events during week-day working hours so I have concentrated on other means of networking. Although I have a list as long as my arm, I stated that for this … Continue reading Week 5 – reflection (1/2)

Final 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

Why sand?

As a former journalist and someone who has always held an interest in environmental issues, as well living in a coastal area, I feel dumbfounded that I have only recently discovered the importance of sand and the detrimental effect humans are having through their use of it. I feel as though this is an issue … Continue reading Why sand?

Week 12 – getting close.

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.