Week 5 – reflection (2/2)

Listening to Steve Macleod and Kate O'Neill of Metro Imaging (and the Old Girl's Club) has been very rewarding for me. I am passionate about developing Cornwall's photographic scene in some way, making it accessible to all and it was refreshing to hear these predominantly London-based individuals saying that it is not essential to move … Continue reading Week 5 – reflection (2/2)

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)

Atelier NL – what a discovery

At the start of my MA, I had two distinct ideas for my long-term project work. One related to the interaction and bonds between dogs and humans and the other related to geology and the human impact on the earth in our relatively short time on it. When I learnt about the sand crisis only … Continue reading Atelier NL – what a discovery

New experiments with sand

Today is one of those days where I have felt as though it will be impossible to get everything I want to get done, done. But one of the main things I wanted to try was some new techniques with sand and sea water. The weather is pretty atrocious here today, with grey skies and … Continue reading New experiments with sand

Creativity and how to nurture it.

I wrote the following on my Everyday Thoughts section today: I have so many plans and ideas, what I don't have is plenty of time. My day job can be mentally draining, leaving not much room for creativity after working hours are done. I hate to sound as if I am complaining but I do … Continue reading Creativity and how to nurture it.

Ethereal – extremely delicate and light in a way that seems not to be of this world

It has always been my intention to create work that at first glance will draw people to it through its illusionary content; that it will beguile and bemuse. It is when a person is draw in, the meaning behind the work will be made clear, giving it power beyond its ability to captivate. Much of … Continue reading Ethereal – extremely delicate and light in a way that seems not to be of this world

Great minds – great loss

I feel a tad awkward writing this. I'm writing about a man I did not know, but wish perhaps I had. When I first set up ShutterPod five/six years ago it was always with a view that one day I could convince enough financial backers that Cornwall needed its own dedicated photographic venue, something similar … Continue reading Great minds – great loss

Finding fresh perspectives

There are so many ways to find fresh perspectives for my practice. When time allows, burying my head in books or visiting museums and art venues are great ways to learn new things and gain new insights. But, as time is often short in my often hectic everyday life, I regularly find myself saving links … Continue reading Finding fresh perspectives