Photography and activism

Harena Now takes a subtle approach to activism. It is non-documentary and does not depict the 'real'. You will not see a human face or an image of a human/environmental situation. This leads to the question, "How will it initiate an action?", if this is something I want the work to achieve. Firstly, there are … Continue reading Photography and activism

New pieces – new paper

Ilford kindly donated four boxes of expired paper a few years ago. Two are fibre-based and two are resin coated (see Fig. 1). For the majority of Harena Now I have used the Warm Tone Semi-Matt paper as it seems to create the most vivid blues, yellows and purples when auto-toned in Photoshop. I recently … Continue reading New pieces – new paper

The results are in

I spent so much time deliberating my Final Major Project Proposal. Reading and re-reading the guidelines, asking advice from peers and going with my gut all fed into the final outcome. And the results are in. First, I'm content with my grade and looking forward to speaking in more detail to my lecturer, Wendy McMurdo. … Continue reading The results are in

Environmental “beautification”

The start of the Final Major Project module has made me realise what I'm truly trying to achieve with my work. And it isn't necessarily what I thought it was. I have been sure since the start of this MA that I didn't want realism to be the content of the images I make, even … Continue reading Environmental “beautification”