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 – 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 – 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 – 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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