I am fascinated by science in all its forms. I love the sense of adventure and discovery it can conjure, the way it can provide factual evidence or bend to new ideas and details, and the way it is, in my opinion, what the word magic was really meant for. I am not, however, a … Continue reading Science and me
I was incredibly thrilled that Kiran Pereira of SandStories kindly promoted Harena Now via her website and social media. I had emailed Kiran to let her know about my work, and how vital her work has been to my research into the sand crisis. She wrote back to say that she had been meaning to … Continue reading Sand Stories – thank you
I was ready at 6pm, with tea, coffee and rum punch on hand. I had allowed for up to 30 guests. Only 6 came, with a handful of people wandering in from the Otter Surfboards open evening taking place on the same night. In one sense this was a disappointing turnout but it had been … Continue reading Open night at Eco Park.
Harena Now, my MA project, has evolved into being created with a non-fixed lumen process and digital manipulation. I have opted to show five pieces at my first show on June 22. I also wanted the images created to be as large as my budget would allow. On this occasion that is A1 on the … Continue reading Why lumen?
I really thought I had written about Lia Halloran's work before this, particularly her project, Your Body is a Space that Sees. I adore her use of the cyanotype process in these large-scale images (see Figs. 1 and 2) that have been made to showcase the impact women have had in astronomy since the distant … Continue reading Lia Halloran – more inspiration
One of the best things about taking this MA is learning about other artists; thank you Wendy (McMurdo, my module tutor) for introducing me to Noemie Goudal. Goudal's work at first glance, for me, was perhaps not the type of imagery that would make me want to linger. Perhaps that's because the first images I … Continue reading Noemie Goudal and new ideas
To help me to develop my practice following my MA, and to continue with Harena Now (which I think has more longevity), I have applied for the Royal Photographic Society's Environmental Bursary (run in conjunction with The Photographic Angle). This bursary seeks photographic projects that promote environmental awareness, which Harena Now most certainly does. When I … Continue reading Royal Photographic Society Environmental Bursary
I approached Andy Hughes as part of my plans to interview other photographers working in an environmental context. Andy is probably best known for his work (since the 90s) to raise awareness about our use of plastic, and has produced books such as Dominant Wave Theory and Gyre: The Plastic Ocean. I wanted to find … Continue reading Andy Hughes – interview
Thank you, Gina. I had a wonderful chat with Gina Glover about her work and her thoughts on what she feels makes people tick when it comes to environmental photography. I have spoken about Gina's work in a previous post; how it has a timeless appeal and how I felt it reflected some of my … Continue reading Gina Glover – interview
After having discussed with my tutor my plan not to include my cyanotype work in my Harena Now exhibitions, I decided to take another look at artists who have used the process in the past for their nature-related shows. One of these is Michelle Rozic, an Associate Professor of Art, Printmaking Area Coordinator and Visual … Continue reading Michelle Rozic