After discussing ideas for my year long project with Niki, I developed a concept around my Town Council’s recent project to replace 30 bus shelters. Sounds enthralling, no?
At the end of last year, Alice gave us a task to create an A3 size board containing references, text, quotes and examples of images that we were interested in related to our year-long project.
My year long project so far has been a proper mixed bag, some print destruction, some negative distressing, some architecture, some portraiture so I put three boards together using my computer and PowerPoint along with the graphics table so I could scrawl directly onto the digital page.
Alice gave us a challenge to plan a shoot and carry it out using inspiration from the surrealism lecture on Friday. See what I got up to with my wardrobe door.
This first week back took a turn for the surreal in the Friday lecture on Surreal Narratives using Duane Michals to talk us through the important points.
At the start of my year long project I had the thought to do some…
Sarah x 2 came to talk to us today about their practice and how they are better individual artists when working together. Oh and lots of food discussions too.
The lat Tuesday before Christmas and with some colour printing complete I stood and had an informal chat with Niki that was very enlightening.
What about a nice little bit of Typography on a Friday afternoon then? Lovely stuff. Some of this really appeals to my super picky and pedantic nature..
Research is an important part of my degree course and it’s not something that comes easy to me. See how I get on looking into the work of Alma Haser.
This week is a review week of Semester One and all the work we’ve created up until this point. What do I need to improve upon, what can I do next to try different things? See what Alice and I talked about.
Week 8 Seminar from Alice saw us left with a challenge to reinterpret a photograph…
What happens when you have an “original” idea of something to make. You find out that it’s been done before but that doesn’t stop me having a play with it…
Night & Day in Tokyo and other cities around the world. My work led me to look at work by Liam Wong and Masataka Nakano who are both extraordinary photographers.
A session in the Colour Darkroom to see if I can get some images to weave together..
For this semester an Exhibition Review is required, here is my review of the excellent Chris Killip Retrospective in The Photographers Gallery London.
Our Seminar this week ended with a task to find two photos, one an example of the Studium, and another showing a Punctum, as Barthes calls them in his Camera Lucida text. See which images I picked and why they were selected.
Roland Barthes was a French literary critic and philosopher. Although he wasn’t a photographer he…
Time to do some more printing ready for some chopping up and a tutorial chat about why I love breaking things open…
Seminar today was about Materiality, Purists, Pictorialists and a bit about Academic Integrity and Referencing. Some questions and a couple of challenges to complete.