Week 7 – FMP Project Feedback

Today I had a one-one meeting with Wendy. I received feedback on my FMP submission, which is something I had been looking forward to. In short, my work has been received well with overall feedback being very positive. The main areas within which to improve are as follows: Project identity – it was felt that […]

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Week 6 – Contemplation

During the last few days, I have been considering at length my FMP direction, in terms of how to describe it to local people. In order to attract potential contributors, I recognise the need to have a concise, engaging and relevant approach. Such an approach means that I have to describe my project – its […]

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Week 5 – Off The Reservation

This week I took a break from the river and worked on some images I had captured in late June of the Summer Solstice at Stone Henge. This was purely an experimental piece that looked at how I could develop my practice in terms of capturing people at events. The research for my FMP focusing […]

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Week 4 – FMP Planning

This week I submitted my main FMP proposal after much consideration. I actually found the whole experience very helpful, in terms of developing my ideas. But also very nerve-racking, as its signing me up to a few months of very challenging work. As an introduction I stated: My Final Major Project (FMP) will focus on […]

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Week 3 – FMP Proposal Prep

This week has all been spent developing my FMP proposal for submission. I am still not clear how the project could work. It is also way outside of my comfort zone, so an added challenge. Primarily because I would include people as an active part of my work, an element I have avoided during my […]

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Week 1 – The Beginning

The opening week to my FMP and I have been excited, yet terrified at the idea. Up until now, my MA has primarily been led by tutorials and research projects. These have been structured and managed within a class environment. The very thought that the next six months will now be spent developing our works […]

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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 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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