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
Today is one of those days where I have felt as though it will be impossible to get everything I want to get done, done. But one of the main things I wanted to try was some new techniques with sand and sea water. The weather is pretty atrocious here today, with grey skies and … Continue reading New experiments with sand
I wrote the following on my Everyday Thoughts section today: I have so many plans and ideas, what I don't have is plenty of time. My day job can be mentally draining, leaving not much room for creativity after working hours are done. I hate to sound as if I am complaining but I do … Continue reading Creativity and how to nurture it.
Taking a look back at early work to see if there is a thread running through to present day work has been an interesting part of this week's tasks. The first photo I took, if memory serves me well, was aged about eight with the family Polaroid camera. It was of a wooden hut that … Continue reading Week 4 – reflection
Even though I only stumbled across the sand crisis environmental issue earlier this year, I feel a strong connection to it, perhaps due to my coastal location and because I often work at the beach - I feel bound to help raise awareness. And it is because of the words of one writer in particular … Continue reading Shifting sands
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
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?
Although the purpose of this MA, for me, is to transfer into a more photography-based self-employed/employed status, I am also fortunate to have gained various skills throughout my working life in the world of business promotion, marketing etc. At present, I am a communications and marketing manger in my 'day job'. This involves writing press … Continue reading Week 2 – reflection