Week 8 – reflection

During this week's course work we have looked at the selling of photography. Who buys it and why. And how to price your work competitively. In the past few years, working with ShutterPod, I have predominantly worked on delivering workshops to either individuals, groups or through commissioned events for health-related organisations. For this work, I … Continue reading Week 8 – reflection

Lonny van Ryswyck – her words = my thoughts

Atelier NL is a design studio in Eindhoven. Lonny van Ryswyck is one-half of the duo behind the studio and their project, To See a World in a Grain of Sand. As part of this project they built their own glass oven to create glass from sand samples from around the world considered defect by … Continue reading Lonny van Ryswyck – her words = my thoughts

Mike Perry – Tir/Mor (inspiration)

I have been receiving email info from Ffotogallery in Cardiff for sometime now, but one of its latest exhibitors has particularly stood out. Mike Perry is currently showing his work, Land/Sea or Tir/Mor in Welsh. It is described in the email as: Land/Sea focusses on the coastline and rugged landscapes of West Wales, where Mike … Continue reading Mike Perry – Tir/Mor (inspiration)

Gina Glover – environmental art

Through my research via GroundWork gallery, I discovered the work of Gina Glover. Her website description is as follows: Gina trained in Fine Art at Chelsea School of Art and in Photography at the University of Westminster. She co-founded Photo Co-Op in 1979 in Wandsworth, which in 1991 became Photofusion Photography Centre, based in Brixton.  … Continue reading Gina Glover – environmental art

Week 7 – reflection

The emphasis in this week's course work has been on the commercial aspects of photography. How do you start to 'sell' yourself as a photographer/photo-artist. And can you cross from one to the other? Having started my photographic life in a commercial advertising studio where one day I may be building a room set to … Continue reading Week 7 – reflection

Challenging perception

My attention was brought to an article today (thanks Daral Brennan via Falmouth Flexible Facebook group) about Mariah Robertson, who is part of the J. P. Morgan PhotoPlay: Lucid Objects show at this week's Paris Photo. It describes her as making "making photographs the hard way", i.e. without a camera. Of course, being someone who also makes her … Continue reading Challenging perception

Marketing update

Back in week four we were tasked to put together an outline marketing plan for this module. See here for full article: josiepurcellphotographyma.wordpress.com/2017/10/21/week-4-reflection/. I wrote that I wanted "Harena Now to have gained traction and recognition within a number of topic-relative disciplines" and my objectives to achieve this are: Make connections with two local and … Continue reading Marketing update

Week 6 – oral presentation prep

I have spent sometime putting together the script for my oral presentation assignment this week. My project, Harena Now, is responding to the global sand crisis which is an in-depth topic. I want to ensure that the 10-minute short film I create not only reflects the importance of this environmental issue but also meets the … Continue reading Week 6 – oral presentation prep

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)