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

Ansel Adams

Weel 11 – Final Reflections

I am now at the end of the Informing Contexts module, and I do feel my practice has travelled a significant distance this time. I have gone from seemingly no real grasp of narrative and how to create a portfolio, to a more focused understanding of ‘seeing images’ and having a narrative I can relate […]

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Week 11 – The Future

Throughout this module, I have been struck with how many opportunities and ideas there are when it comes to exhibiting work and what direction my practice could take next. For many years I hid my photographic practice from the world. I was occasionally showing friends and family via social media some of my images. Many, […]

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Week 10 – Reflections

I finally feel that I have a narrative and a story for my WIP and a feeling of finally having a direction for my practice. I now know that to evolve my work I need to focus on not just the metaphoric, but also the detail of place and its impact in the broader scene. […]

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Week 10 – Speaking Photographically

“The photograph as it stands alone presents merely the possibility of meaning.” (Sekula in Burgin, 1982: 91) This week we have looked at Trilogy by Daniel Gustav Cramer, and I have been very much drawn into his work and the ideas behind it. For me, this body of work is very relevant to my practice and […]

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Week 9 – Reflection at Lacock Abbey

Following on from the F2F in Falmouth I felt that I needed more inspiration. So I took a trip to one of the founding homes of photography – Lacock Abbey. After reading all about Henry Fox Talbot and his work in the very infancy of photography, I wanted to walk around the Abbey and try […]

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Week 9 – Reflections

This weeks work was a mix of experimental and research into light and how it compounds the river scene and the possible effects on the observer. I have been drawn to many practitioners that have explored this concept including some on this MA. All have achieved excellent results and also fascinating concepts. When I am […]

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Week 8 – Experimental

The focus this week has been to re-visit one of my most enjoyed photography past times, the ‘half in half out’ process. This is the ability to capture an image showing half underwater and half above. As with underwater images, I have explored this concept in past modules, and as with week seven experimental listing, […]

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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: 77) Growing up I became fascinated by war photography. It fuelled my imagination. As I became older, it showed me the reality […]

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Week 7 – Experimental

This weeks experimentation took me underwater! I have long been inspired by artists such as Tanja Deman and her works on Saltwater and Sunken Garden. I have spoken about her works before in my CRJ, and I have always found them to be an inspiration. Figure 1 I find such images to be tremendously calming and […]

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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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