Mock Installation

Over the past few days, my walls have been subject to numerous nail holes and pencil marks (I’m hoping my landlord doesn’t notice) with the intention of setting up a mock installation of the Berwick photo series. I’d never considered ‘exhibiting’ works in my own home before, but was encouraged after reading Exhibiting Photography, which suggests thatContinue reading “Mock Installation”

Photography and Collaboration

Palmer’s Photography and Collaboration (2017) has provided food for thought as deadline day approaches and I look ahead to the future of my practice. This includes my dissertation project, which employs photography as a means of narrative research. Community and Berwick At St. Michael’s & All Angels, Berwick, there was an overwhelming sense of community.Continue reading “Photography and Collaboration”

Presenting Berwick

As submission day approaches, I’ve been giving thought to how I will present my final portfolio of work. Opting for a photo book in my previous project, From The Bottom Up, was a valuable experience, but didn’t allow much time to engage with the process of editing images for print. This time around, I’ve decidedContinue reading “Presenting Berwick”

Understanding Aspect Ratios

In preparation for the submission of my second assignment forAV Professional Practice, responding to a brief photographing St Michaels and All Angels Church, I want to reflect on aspect ratios and how practitioners use these to construct narratives and control how the viewer encounters their images.  Jef Bonifacino’s Western Horizons (2018) I often feel aContinue reading “Understanding Aspect Ratios”

Reflections: Looking Beyond The Bell Jar

Deadline day looms, and I wanted to take some time to reflect on my experience filming The Bell Jar (Book Trailer), both personally and professionally.  For me, filming this trailer was a cathartic experience. As someone experienced in mental illness, I felt that I was in an privileged position to be able to create a piece of workContinue reading “Reflections: Looking Beyond The Bell Jar”

Colour Correction

If there’s one hack I’ve learnt when colour correcting, it is that there is no hack. I’ve been flailing somewhat over the past week to try and get my head around the process of colour correction. As a complete amateur (my experience lies in photography), the process is proving far more involved than I initiallyContinue reading “Colour Correction”

The Bell Jar: Now and Then

This blog post explores the reasons why I chose to produce a book trailer for Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar. Relevance Published in the 1960s and set in 1950s New York, The Bell Jar is Sylvia Plath’s seminal novel. Nearly fifty years on, the book still resonates, reflecting on issues associated with gender, class, and mental illness;Continue reading “The Bell Jar: Now and Then”

Embracing Difference: Ode to Janicza Bravo

Janicza Bravo fascinates me. From the first time I watched Gregory Go Boom (2013), I have been in awe of her work. I recently read that she doesn’t like it when people say that her work is ‘weird’ (Erbland, 2017), perhaps it’s not quite the right word, but I find her embrace and exploration of differenceContinue reading “Embracing Difference: Ode to Janicza Bravo”

The Bell Jar (Book Trailer): Planning

This post outlines the planning processes I carried out in anticipation for filming The Bell Jar (Book Trailer). Storyboarding Prior to filming, I created a storyboard to outline and manage my expectations for the day . I went into the studio with the understanding that this would act as guidance, not gospel. From my experienceContinue reading “The Bell Jar (Book Trailer): Planning”

Olivier Fermariello / Je t’aime moi aussi

Olivier Fermariello’s Je t’aime moi aussi, or I love you too, embodies much of what I hope to capture in my own photographic work this year. By focussing on the naked body, Fermariello has created a series which explores the relationship between disability and sexuality. As members of society who may not be completely independent due toContinue reading “Olivier Fermariello / Je t’aime moi aussi”