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”

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”

Do Not Forget Me

Now that second year is finished, along with From The Bottom Up, it’s time to start thinking seriously about my photography-based dissertation. As a professional carer, I am constantly inspired by the healthcare sector and am beginning to embrace it as a point of creative innovation; consequentially, my final-year project aims to explore the invisibilityContinue reading “Do Not Forget Me”

Building a presence

I decided to make an Instagram for my photographic work. I can’t believe this didn’t occur to me sooner; I think I got complacent, hanging in an in-between space where my personal Instagram became a melange of the personal and professional. This, of course, isn’t ideal if photography is something I want to pursue. It’sContinue reading “Building a presence”

Reflections: building confidence in practice

The one factor that has been holding me back exponentially during this project is anxiety. I had never intended this to be the case, either. As an inherently private place, I thought I would be safe from having to deal with the feelings when locked within a bathroom stall. This, however, turned out not toContinue reading “Reflections: building confidence in practice”

Reflections: freak weather and fighting anxiety

This post is a reflection on a session I had on Monday 30th April. I’ve felt pretty disheartened about my project over the past week or so. The 50mm lens I had been using just didn’t do the job, and my anxieties about taking photographs in such intimate places had rocketed three-fold. I was strugglingContinue reading “Reflections: freak weather and fighting anxiety”

Reflection series: being female at Brighton Pier (4/4)

The final post of this four-part reflection series focuses on being female in public toilets, specifically at Brighton Pier. I have already discussed my initially disheartening experience in the Brighton Pier female’s toilet in a previous reflection, so I won’t dwell on the epiphanic moment I had whilst staring at the nearby sanitary bin. Instead,Continue reading “Reflection series: being female at Brighton Pier (4/4)”

Reflection series: latrinalia at Royal Pavilion Gardens (3/4)

The third of this four-part reflection series focuses on latrinalia (toilet graffiti) in public toilets, specifically Brighton’s Royal Pavilion Gardens. As one of the few attended public facilities in Brighton & Hove, the toilets at Royal Pavilion Gardens were at the bottom of my list for having latrinalia-covered toilet cubicles. I was rather surprised, then,Continue reading “Reflection series: latrinalia at Royal Pavilion Gardens (3/4)”