“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”

Ansel Adams

Week 10 – Pictures Like Poems

Sonnet: to the River Otter Dear native brook! wild streamlet of the West! How many various-fated years have passed, What happy and what mournful hours, since last I skimmed the smooth thin stone along thy breast, Numbering its light leaps! Yet so deep impressed Sink the sweet scenes of childhood, that mine eyes I never […]

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Week 9 – Reflections

My other main influences for related river photography have been Asako Narahashi, who’s work on ‘Half awake half asleep in the water’. Inspired me to develop concepts around capturing the river rapids as they flow over the camera (see week … on CRJ) Nadav Kander who’s productions of Yangtze, The Long River and The Thames […]

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Week 8 – Reflections

Following on from the F2F last week, I have been developing ideas around narrative and the direction I want my project to go. After speaking with Paul in my 1-1, which I found to be very helpful in furthering my focus, I have decided that the best route for me to take is one that […]

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Week 8 – The Environment and Eye

“Compassion is an unstable emotion. It needs to be translated into action, or it withers. The question is what to do with the feelings that have been aroused, the knowledge that has been communicated. If one feels that there is nothing “we” can do—but who is that “we”?—and nothing “they” can do either—and who are “they”?—then […]

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Week 8: Responses & Responsibilities

“As objects of contemplation, images of the atrocious can answer to several different needs. To steel oneself against weakness. To make oneself more numb. To acknowledge the existence of the incorrigible”  (Sontag, 2005) Growing up I became fascinated by war photography. It fuelled my imagination. As I became older, it showed me the reality of […]

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Week 7: Very far from fine..

This week I attended the Face to Face weekend at Falmouth. It proved to be a very transformational event for me and my practice. The group critique was one of the most productive sessions for my work. I had attended similar the year previous but found it very challenging to put my work on show […]

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Week 6 – Reflexions

This week has been spent getting ready for the Face to Face event in Falmouth. As such I have not had time to focus on this week’s webinars, I shall look to revisit these in due course. The F2F is a weekend I have been very much looking forward to as it will give me […]

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Week 6 – An observation

Within an average week, I look at many different photographs. Some intentionally, others I am exposed too through media, advertising and my work. The range of images varies wildly, but the percentage of those that stick with me is relatively small. For me, the image that carries gravitas are ones that showcase the living or […]

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Week 5 – Reflections

This week I have continued to struggle with the notion of narrative and making my images work as a set that has a structure. In this week’s webinar, I showed some of my river images and the same reaction was received. That being ‘great pictures’ but what are you trying to say. I am still […]

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