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 …

Project work and new strategies unfolding from week 2 of my MA in Photography

During week 2 I did extensive research to try to give my work more character and definition. One of a number of strategies I have been exploring was medium format film cameras. I first researched the many different types of medium format camera’s to the very old Reflex cameras to …

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 …

Surfaces and Strategies Week 2: Remediation of Media – Project Research

Remediation is the incorporation or representation of one medium in another. Week 2 activities were about this very topic and how we explore these topics and moreover, how we can find new ways to present our work, so with this perspective in mind, I decided to focus on more on …

Surfaces and Strategies Week 1:Repeat Photography

While still reflecting on my work and direction, week one on my MA Photography course is all about repeat photography. In the first activity of week 1, we were asked to produce our interpretation of Ed Ruscha work, which is described as “Ed Ruscha is an American artist whose oeuvre …

Surfaces and Strategies Week 0: Reflections & Creative Ideas

Having survived Module 2 of 5 of my MA Photography course, it’s now time to reflect on my practice and work so far and begin to take on new ideas and try not to let my project drift into some never-ending cycle of the same work I produced in the last …