Rebecca Solnit – words of wisdom

I have a to read list that is rather long at present. On that list is Rebecca Solnit's A Field Guide to Getting Lost. It's there not least because I noted a number of other photographer's in an article on the Humble Arts Foundation blog cite it as an influential piece of work, more particularly … Continue reading Rebecca Solnit – words of wisdom

Week 12 – getting close.

The last two weeks of this module have proved a challenge and enlightening. All four workshops are done; with one specifically asking participants to create work for the exhibition. Having only come to the definitive plan for my ongoing work halfway through this module, I don't feel the workshops or the exhibition resemble exactly how … Continue reading Week 12 – getting close.

Women and the blues

I have noticed that most of the photographers that I am drawn to who use alternative processes, particularly cyanotype, in their practice are women. It has been puzzling me why that may be so. I have always tried to avoid statements that allude to certain personality traits being more male or female; and even though … Continue reading Women and the blues

Week Eight: Surface and Strategies – Workshop

I have well and truly gone from pillar to post this week. Having run numerous photo-related workshops I felt I needed to create something very different to my comfort zone. But I already have four commissioned cyanotype workshops set up for August so rather than reinvent the wheel, I have decided to combine the work … Continue reading Week Eight: Surface and Strategies – Workshop

And finally

This module has been challenging and informative. Not only have I pushed myself creatively with a commissioned exhibition, but I have also gain much from a residency, my peers and my tutors. This module has brought my attention to a number of new photographers and practitioners such as Anne Brigman and Kelley Wilder. Brigman's works … Continue reading And finally

Week 11 – Conversations

This week has been fun. Watching Tom Clancy interview Richard Billingham has been informative. Not only in learning more about Billingham's early work, the work of his family , but also how he speaks in a non-jargon, straightforward manner about it. When I look at Billingham's work on his parents through Ray's A Laugh, I … Continue reading Week 11 – Conversations

Informing Contexts – Week 4 (2/2)

Intentions What is it I intend with my work? This is dependent on what aspect of my practice I am relating this question to but, for my MA, the intent of work created is to spark conversations and further understanding of how humans negatively impact on their environment but also how, as a species, we … Continue reading Informing Contexts – Week 4 (2/2)

Project Development – Informing Contexts – Week Four

This week began with a proposal (no not Valentine's related) for an art/environmental science commissioned project. The synergy between¬†my work and this project seems ideal, with it based on a pilot for cutting-edge software that can predict the feeding habits of bees and ultimately assist in our learning about their health, survival and the pollination … Continue reading Project Development – Informing Contexts – Week Four