I had my first tutorial and report from Gina, my tutor for SYP. It was a very positive discussion on the presentation and variety of feedback I requested from my network in producing A1. Overall this was a very satisfying conclusion to the first part of SYP and a sense of closure as I have spent much of the summer months consolidating work. Operating a a much slower pace than previously is still a learning curve for me and part of my need to manage my own expectations.Read More
My initial engagement with SYP has been a non-linear process. Due to personal circumstances, which included moving to another country, I stockpiled work for A1 while I was in Liverpool, knowing there would be a lack of opportunity once I moved to KL to engage directly with people. Although I still have access to a network of peers and professionals to connect with back in the UK, I specifically wanted to meet someone new (Sarah Fisher) so I could propose my work without any previous knowledge of my practice. I also wanted to engage in direct talks rather than via email so I found my approach to be proactive, even if I wasn’t fully prepared in my presentation.Read More
I received my feedback for A1 Shadow and Surface from Robert. I have been reluctant to move too far ahead with my ideas for BoW in order to acknowledge the input.
This assignment was executed only with my smartphone, although I have been carrying out further experiments with my camera in the domestic space. The feedback for the use of the smartphone has been very positive from Robert as in my previous module and his encouragement of the risk element in my work was nice to read. It seems to tap into the impulsiveness of street photography without creating a story. Robert expressed a little concern about me being more interested in form over content, and not to dismiss content but to find a balance. Perhaps I should clarify here a little, it is more that I am not interested in narrative and that abstraction is the direction I am pursuing.Read More
Following the introduction with my tutor for BoW, Robert, I felt compelled to reflect on how my interest in Korean photography can coincide with the progress made during my last module Documentary 2. Robert challenged me to reconsider the influence the course may have had on my practice. The regular theme in my work during Documentary 2 was the physicality and self-reflection of lived experience. By extension Robert suggested to spend time looking into phenomenology.Read More
One thing I have been enjoying playing with so far in still life is the difference between projection and illumination. Casting a shadow in one situation and illuminating out of the shadow in another. I have used two subjects: a man made object and a plant. What I find interesting in both of these situations is that shape and form are present in the signifier (what it is). But by way of lighting what is signified can be altered via projection.Read More
In the very early stages of working through the course, I have intermittently enjoyed using my camera at home in a certain way that I never do. My practice is something I almost always do outdoors and even away from my local confines. Ironically as I have stated my professed interest in the Bauhaus, specifically the idea of having a place of experimentation and construction, yet I have traditionally been more of an explorer. So working at home and in controlled environments is a departure for me and a complete change of scale.Read More