Exhibition, Rene Magritte 19/01/2018 FMP

Rene Magritte exhibition Visit My Final Major Project for the next 30 weeks will begin with my Final Project Proposal assignment for my MA Photography course. To kick off this first blog I am writing about my visit to an exhibition I attended on the 19th Jan 2018 at the Artistry in Quarry …

Sustainable Prospects: F11 Foto Museum Alexander Rodchenko Photography Exhibition in Happy Valley, Hong Kong

I wanted to look at this exhibition to see the work of Alexander Rodchenko,(Rodchenko, 2017) who was a Russian artist, sculptor, photographer and graphic designer who was renowned for his changing vision and avant-garde or innovative approaches to art. His work included portraits, events, Sports, still life, Industrial buildings, Entertainment, Street …

Sustainable Prospects: Featured work – Female Barbers and research & photo shoot – interview

During week 7, it was time to work on my work in progress portfolio. This was a late posting as I had to translate an interview.  As mentioned in my previous blogs my project for this module will move a little away from the internal barbershops and the quirky visual …

Sustainable Prospects Week 0 Part 2: Reflections and project work

Part of my project strategy in this module is to engage much less in the course content and focus more on my own vision and not get distracted with long drawn-out discussions. This appears to have worked well with other students, and as long I can produce work which satisfies …

Project work & research continued: Barbershop photo shoot 1

Having accumulated some new working strategies from the previous weeks of my MA in photography, I now needed to put this into practice. Before I began this work, I reflected further on the work of other photographers and their working methodologies to see if I could incorporate this into my work. …

Surfaces and Strategies Week 5: Introduction to Curator Roles, Exhibition, Publication & Workshop

As well as the introduction to the weeks ahead on the MA Photography course we were asked if 3 volunteers would like to be part of a team of Curators of the student’s group Exhibition work in progress in August 2017. I was asked to volunteer by a group of …

Surfaces and Strategies Week 4: Stratergies of Freedom – No Camera’s allowed.

Week 4 on my MA is about strategies of freedom, moreover about creating an image without using a camera. As a starter, we were asked to find a photograph that had not been taken by a human.   This picture was taken by a monkey using a photographers camera. The …

Surfaces and Strategies Week 3 part 2: Collaboration or participation

Week 3 final activity was to work in groups to crowdsource and produce a digital or paper zine from personal networks and/or within the university. So I joined a group of 5 to produce our zine book/mini magazine, titled “To Hell With Tea” then we setup a WhatsApp group to start the collaboration …

Surfaces and Strategies Week 3 part 1: Collaboration or participation

Week 3 of my MA course we are asked to provide an example from our own practice or to explain our understanding of the terms collaboration and participation. Collaboration, cooperation, participation all usually have some purpose and usually a shared goal or interest, however, I think these terms are very …

Informing Contexts Week 12: Portfolio review and reflections of work so far

During my study so far I have found it quite difficult to research other photographers in general as there are simply so many and it’s becoming harder to distinguish one from the other at times, while I am interested in photography and the way other photographers work and construct images …