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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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. The F2F is a weekend I have been very much looking forward to, as it will allow me to show my work to lecturers and peers and […]

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Week 6 – An Observation

This week, one of the most striking of these images I have observed has been Israel’s first moon mission spacecraft sending back a selfie of the earth. Figure 1 This image for me summarises some interesting debates within modern photography. Firstly it was taken by a machine, remotely controlled from the earth. Never a more […]

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