March 8, 2019

I started the day with a nervous excitement and a little heavy head, Malbec induced from the social last night. I have never so much as touched a 5 x 4 camera never mind used one, fears of dropping it where pretty high. As Jesse and Gary gave a very detailed explanatio...

November 19, 2018

To be sustainable at times I feel you have to dead or famous. I know that is a huge comment to make but in all honesty, at Paris photo the majority of images on display were from old photographs which to fair in a lot of cases weren't even great technical images. I hav...

November 19, 2018

I read Sally Mann book Immediate family, well, I attempted to read it on the Eurostar and quickly put it away when images of children naked, with vaginas and penis on show. I felt very uncomfortable and had to put the book away. Maybe because I have seen first hand the...

November 19, 2018

I was really looking forward to the portfolio review. I decided on this module, part way through to make some radical changes. I had began the module with images of a similar style but not with the same era. I took on board advice in my previous module comments and too...

July 16, 2018

The next steps...

Following the first four weeks of 'strategies', we now shift attention towards 'surfaces' and the three recommended activities:

  • a group exhibition (held in Week 12)

  • a publication (carried out according to your schedule)

  • a workshop (carried...

May 3, 2018

Week twelve began with a guest lecture with Colin Pantall. It was mostly about his book 'All quiet on the home front' He discusses about parenthood and the book is about his daughter and his relationship.

"That sense of morbidity, claustrophobia, and anxiety is at the h...

March 25, 2018

"But context is about more than just status.  Certain modes of presentation force us into a particular encounter with the image.  A book, for example, tends to demand a linear reading of a sequence of images and a viewing experience is generally an intimate encounter b...

March 16, 2018

"Many photographers have indeed been lucky to find themselves in the right place at the right time, to get a celebrated image but decisive, creative choices are made by photographers at all stages of the picture making progress, whether this is in the planning, the exe...

March 11, 2018

This has got to be one the most stressful weeks so far, it has also been a great learning week.

Conduct and record a reflective presentation on your current photographic practice. Your presentation should critically examine the motivations and objectives behind your wor...

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