This Poisoned Isle: Beyond the Post-Military Landscape of the UK

Not much, photographically speaking, happens in St Agnes, a small Cornish coastal town that retains a distinct village feel. If you live here, like me, and have a thirst for imagery that goes beyond a beautiful sunset or a sweeping beach scene, you do tend to have to travel further afield to quench your desire. … Continue reading This Poisoned Isle: Beyond the Post-Military Landscape of the UK

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

Gina Glover – interview

Thank you, Gina. I had a wonderful chat with Gina Glover about her work and her thoughts on what she feels makes people tick when it comes to environmental photography. I have spoken about Gina's work in a previous post; how it has a timeless appeal and how I felt it reflected some of my … Continue reading Gina Glover – interview

First ‘podcast’

I have achieved what I wanted with my interview with geologist Dr. Beth Simons. It has covered many points (although not all) and led to a new discovery for me - cathodoluminescence. This is particularly used in geology and creates fabulous images, which Beth compared my work to. Somehow it feels as though this gives more … Continue reading First ‘podcast’

Fish Factory and Photolab visit

I popped over to Falmouth Uni's Photolab today to collect my test print. I am perfectly happy with my choice of paper for my final show images. I have opted for the Premium Fine Art-Hahnemühle Photo Rag. It gives a beautiful soft texture feel, and kept the whites white while the colours resolved at a good … Continue reading Fish Factory and Photolab visit

People persuasion

Following on from my post yesterday, I came across another article that highlights how people can be persuaded to care more for the planet they inhabit. Written by Hayley Bennett for the Guardian in November 2017, it discuss the Social Dominance Theory, initiated by psychologists at the University of California, Los Angeles in the 1990s, and how … Continue reading People persuasion

More exhibition ideas

As usual, I'm magpie-ing between ideas of how to show my work at a variety of locations. Hopefully after today, I will have a more fixed idea of where I will be showing but at present I have secured time with the Fish Factory in Penryn from Thursday,  July 26 for a week. The cost … Continue reading More exhibition ideas

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”

As 2017 draws to a close…

This year has been a catalyst for me to reimagine my photographic dreams and reconnect with my personal photographic practice. The MA has provided me with opportunity and support, and as I head into the final stages I plan to continue to build on this. Having taken some downtime during the festive break to spend … Continue reading As 2017 draws to a close…