Informing Contexts - The End

What a roller coster ride this module has been. From the starting blocks I had a lot of self doubt, a common occurrence with me, but this module has challenged me big time! I still feel I would have benefitted more from the earlier modules if this was in say number two place. I see things very different now in respects of critical thinking and contextualising. So if I had done this earlier I feel I would have maybe got more out of earlier modules. That said, maybe I wasn't ready for it earlier. The tutor and module leader have been a real inspiration and built confidence in me.

The process of editing the work in progress seemed to harder in some ways but I don't feel as hard as maybe some peers who take hundreds of shots on one day, as I have tried to use the module subjects to interact with my images along the way learning as I go. Because my images are constructed they took the time to plan, with model searches, costumes, historical referencing and then thoughts on how I can mix up some anachronisms in them. But it is my way of working and it has been fun. Very similar to Erwin Olaf, whom I was attracted to when we went to Paris photo. The more I see his work the more I feel this is very like my position.

I have felt challenged and now feel ready for my FMP. So heres to the end of Informing Contexts, but I really feel this is just the beginning!

T. S. Eliot, Four Quartets

Section V.

What we call the beginning is often the end And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.

#eliot #informingcontexts #ErwinOlaf

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