"Photography deals exquisitely with appearances, but nothing is what it appears to be." Duane Michals. More to come... Reference: Books Johnson, Brooks. 1989. Photography Speaks. New York: Aperture/Chrysler Museum.
As we head towards the end of this module, my thoughts are already turning to what comes next. Looking at my social media to date, it seems that Instagram is proving the most effective for me in regard to connecting and talking with potential collaborators or simply receiving feedback. In the past seven days my … Continue reading What next?
Click on the link below the image to access the work in progress portfolio. Work in Progress December 2017
Below is my oral presentation for the Sustainable Prospects module. Please use this password to view: FalmouthDec2017 Sustainable Prospects Oral Presentation from josie purcell on Vimeo.
The talk given by photographer Felicity McCabe as part of this week's work was quite an interesting one; it reminded me a little of my younger self. McCabe, who was advised by her tutor that "you'll learn more there" following her continued work experience with Nadav Kander during her course, seemed to find it difficult … Continue reading Week 11 – reflection
In previous posts I have mentioned how tutors have said that my work would lend itself well to possibilities in retail products such as fabrics, tiles and so forth. I have decided that I want to keep my Harena Now work solely as fine art; I feel the message behind it will be lost if … Continue reading Commercial possibilities
I am surprised I was not aware of this artist until now. The glass art pieces he creates, alone and in collaboration with others, are simply stunning. They are everything I am imagining my Harena Now work could be. His website is an inspiration. The pieces he and his teams create from glass are awe-inspiring; … Continue reading Dale Chihuly – astounding glass art
As a cohort of students, we interact quite regularly on WhatsApp. In recent discussions I conversation turned to the cyanotype process. A fellow student commented that cyanotype is "...basic, and super easy to do at home", and, to a point, they are correct. It's relatively safe use for young children (especially if using pre-made cyanotype … Continue reading Cyanotype – “it’s basic, and super easy to do at home”.
I spoke in my previous blog post about the challenge of learning how to best price my work. Although I have had exhibitions this year and attracted local media coverage, I am not recognised as an emerging artist in the wider photographic world. So where this leaves the value of my work is perplexing. I … Continue reading Pricing plans
I've been a tad side-lined this week as halfway through my husband broke his foot so I took a few nights away from my CRJ and project work to focus on him (and do all the chores/dog walking he has been doing to support me with my MA work schedule). But what I have thoroughly … Continue reading Week 10 – reflection