Position and Practice – Week 8

Exploring Contexts I've never considered myself a deep thinker in relation to my photographic practice. That's not to say I'm shallow and superficial. Having consider the content from this week's course material, and reflecting on my past work (particularly since starting ShutterPod), it seems more akin to having always subconsciously set my work in context. Hans Ulrich … Continue reading Position and Practice – Week 8

Positions and Practice – Week 7

Strategic Choices - Reflection. I may possibly have fallen in love a little this week with William Eggleston; not so much for his work, although that is to be appreciated, but more for his attitude. In an Independent article by Michael Glover in 2013 where a variety of photographers, critics and fans put questions to … Continue reading Positions and Practice – Week 7

Positions and Practice – Week 7

Peer Commissioned Micro Project An interesting challenge as part of this week's module considering all things 'perchance'. Taking into consideration the discussions and presentation from the week - which I will come back to later this week - we were asked to set a brief for a fellow student. Here it is: Taking inspiration from … Continue reading Positions and Practice – Week 7

Positions and Practice – Week 6 (1/2)

Oral Presentations - reflection (part 2). Following my conversations with my fellow students initially about my presentations, and the subsequent review with my tutor and other students this week, I finally feel as though my proposal is taking shape. It is reassuring to know that I do not have to have something set in stone; that … Continue reading Positions and Practice – Week 6 (1/2)

Positions and Practice – Week 6 (1/2)

Oral Presentations - reflection (part 1). Well, it about an hour or so before my session to showcase my oral presentation for my research proposal begins.  It has been an immensely challenging time just trying to pin my thought processes down and work out what direction I want to go in. A head full of … Continue reading Positions and Practice – Week 6 (1/2)

Positions and Practice – Week 5

Power and responsibilities - reflection Another thought-provoking week. Part of the requirement for this week included writing a personal 'manifesto' that defined my purpose as a photographer: It asked: What are your responsibilities; who are you answerable to; and who should answer to me as an image maker? It isn't something I have given much in-depth consideration to … Continue reading Positions and Practice – Week 5

Positions and Practice – Week 4

Rethinking Photographers It has already been a fascinating week, looking at what 'non-photographers' make of professional photographers today. With imagery everywhere and a glut of photographers, it's not surprising that those who study photography and make some sort of living from it can feel they are losing their identity as professionals. I know that I … Continue reading Positions and Practice – Week 4

Positions and Practice – Week 3

Collaboration - Reflection Working with others, either in workshops or as an artist combined relationship has always been right up my street. I was incredibly excited when I discovered the next project would be based on connecting with my peers on the course and seeing what we could come up with in a short space … Continue reading Positions and Practice – Week 3

Positions and Practice – Week Two

Multiple media and interdisciplinary practice - Reflection I described myself in this week's webinar as being a little "time-poor" this week. Settling into a new routine of balancing a full-time job with the MA and life in general is definitely going to be a challenge. But a little tweaking of the day job hours should … Continue reading Positions and Practice – Week Two

Positions and Practice – Week One

Going Global - Reflection What a whirlwind the first week has been; in a good way. Never having attended university, I was rather nervous about starting out in 'academia' at a later than average age. This first week has however allayed any worries and is already giving me my 'photo mojo' back. I applied for … Continue reading Positions and Practice – Week One