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)

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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

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

Sand stories

The internet is a wonderful means of keeping up-to-date on global issues, and, as this past week the cohort has been looking at social media, it is through its use that I often discover supportive information. I want to start to get under the skin of the sand crisis and the Twitter feed of one … Continue reading Sand stories

To fabric or not to fabric?

In the webinar this week I shared the three latest images I have created. Two are part of my Harena Now series and one was part of my #365cyanotypechallenge.    It was fabulous to get such supportive comments from my tutor and fellow students. My tutor Paul suggested I looked at the fabrics created at … Continue reading To fabric or not to fabric?

Week 2 – Sustainable Prospects

This week we have started to consider our photographic business lives after the MA (or during). Having set up ShutterPod about five years ago, much of the business elements (accounting/business plans etc.) are not new to me but there have been some interesting conversations regarding copyright. After all, the image of the impoverished artist may … Continue reading Week 2 – Sustainable Prospects

Most recent ‘finds’

I've called this blog post "most recent 'finds'" as it's all about the photographers/artists that have caught my attention in recent weeks. Having just had our first webinar for this module, where we chatted about people's experiences of achieving the task set at the end of the last module which was to assist/shadow a photographer … Continue reading Most recent ‘finds’